Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bet you thought I was lost

Where does the time go? It has been such a crazy busy year. Anyway, I am still stitching away on Beatrix Potter, we were to try and be done by the end of the year, don't think I am going to make it. Oh well, I am enjoying being part of the sal and that is what matters to me.
I also joined the sal for My Lady's Quaker ( and this is how much I have done so far. The lady is so cute and some of the stitchers have her finished already.

I am a quilter as well as a stitcher, and love doing both. This little quilt is what I am working on right now. It is a Jo Morton design and part of her club series. My friend Janice and I co-host this club at the local quilt store. Everyone makes their own fabric choices (Jo Morton fabric that is) for this and each one looks so different. There are still several borders to add to this but it will still be fairly small when done, finishing at 44 square inches. The last border that I just added (those little half-square triangles) finish at one inch each, but I really enjoy making these small quilts.

So many of you have blogs that I love to visit (and sometimes spend hours doing that) that I can only hope that you will enjoy your visit to mine.

Thanks for stopping by,

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

I won, I won, I can't believe it!!

I am so excited, I won the contest by Blackbird Designs, they drew my number! I am so thrilled and grateful that I will be receiving gifts that come from France. My father was born in a town in France called Wallers, Nord in 1907. I realize that Nord is north but I have not been able to find this town on a map of France, maybe the name has changed over the years. Anyway it will be wonderful to have vintage items that come from my father's birthplace, I am thrilled.
Congratulations to all the other winners as well.

I was stitching on my Beatrix Potter (pictured above) and watching American Idol results show when Jan from Only One Ewe Needleworks emailed to congratulate me on my big win (thanks Jan, that was sweet of you). I let out a whoop and jumped out of my chair (I think I sent the remote flying and just about knocked over the cross stitch stand, not one of my more graceful moments) to go and check the BBD blog and sure enough I had won a windfall. Thanks again to Alma and Barb for a wonderful and very fun contest.

Take care and happy stitching

Monday, April 27, 2009

Blackbird Designs Contest

Well, I just finished stitching this and sending a picture into Alma of Blackbird Designs. They were having a contest using a chart that had this little sampler. If you did not know about it, you can find it on their website, but the contest deadline is for today. I stitched mine on 28 count mushroom lugana, one over one. I used DMC color 823, 312, and 3755. I am going to make it into a needle folder because it is such a cute little size. As usual, I was down to the wire to get it finished and sent in, but it was fun.
Now I better go and stitch on my Beatrix Potter sal, I have not done very much for the month and I have to post my progress by Thursday. I usually get more done when I am working with a deadline.
Until next time, happy stitching,
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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hello Again

It was not my intention to start a blog and then never get back to it, but sometimes things happen that are not in our control and we just have to ride it out.
At the beginning of December my elderly mother (91) was hospitalized for something quite minor but she went downhill over the course of almost 7 weeks and sadly passed away near the end of January. We know that we will eventually lose our parents but it was still difficult.
I am trying to feel normal again and get back to my stitching and quilting, I know that is what my Mom would have wanted me to do.
Since I am still learning how to do all this blogging stuff I thought I would start by showing you one of my WIP. It is the free pattern from Papillon from 2008 and I am only at the end of part 3. They gave out one part a month for the whole year but I did not find it or start it until June, maybe someday I will get it done. It took me quite a while to decide on my colors and I had some help from my stitching friends but I am really happy with what I finally chose. It is amazing to go on the Papillon website and look at the photo gallery and see all the different color choices that people from all over the world made when they stitched this pattern.
I have several more WIPs that I will post pictures of someday but right now I have not figured out how to put up more than one picture per post and anyway it will be more interesting if I just show my WIPs one at a time.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching
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