Thursday, August 28, 2008

Shepherd's Bush Exchange

I joined the Shepherd's Bush exchange on the SBEBB, I mailed my package to my partner Suzanne last Friday, and I hear it got there safely, yay! I am glad :) She says she likes it too, which makes me doubly glad LOL!

I stitched Scatter Sunshine, and finished it into a pillow. It was so springy and bright, I loved how it turned out. I am glad you like it Suzanne :)

I'm still working on my sister's Christmas gift, which is over half way done now. I'll post pics of it soon. Also, I got two quilts back from the quilter, they look so good... and I'll be binding them in the next week or so, then I'll finally have two big quilts finished yay!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Jessie decorated my backpack when we went hiking, she's pretty good! :)

Jennifer gave me this very cool award.

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

Jennifer is so sweet, thanks for nominating me :D I have not been very good and posting regularly this month, I promise to get better for all of you soon. I have several blogs I’d like to share, there are a few more than 7! Many are well known in this community, but they really have been big inspiration to me, not only the crafting part, but the friendship part, so thank you for taking time out of your lives to share with me.

Marie of Creative Thread: Marie was the second person I did an exchange with through blogland, and we’ve done several since then. She is the best finisher in the world (in my opinion) and is very sweet.

Staci of Snippets and Stash: Staci is always busy making new, pretty things, and I love her old linens and pillowcases she is showing us, they are so pretty. It makes me want to overhaul my bedroom!

Karen of Simply Stitching: Karen is being awesome and stitching her WIP basket down to zero, and using her stash. I want to do this, and I am having no self control. I hope I can be like Karen someday, LOL! She also stitches things that I love, and so I find lots of inspiration here.

Debby of Stitchwizard: Debby is always stitching everything I want to do someday, and she is quick too! I’ve been enjoying her progress on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow, it’s all her fault that I am going to start this one soon. Plus she’s working on my NRR right now, and doing a fabulous job.

Anne Ida of Quiltoholic: Anne Ida makes the most beautiful quilts, and you see, she makes quilts with the colors I love, and so everything I see of hers I automatically want to make, but she makes these big complicated quilts that I may, someday… try to do.

Carolyn of Just one more Stitch: Carolyn has a great blog, she writes long entries, which I love :D Content is always nice, and has great photographs there too.

Vonna of The Twisted Stitcher: Vonna is so fun! She is a great friend, and I bug her quite often for various reasons. I am so glad I’ve been able to get to know her, (as I know many of you have). She is very good at finishing things, and always has a new way of doing it. Her kids are super cute too :D

Katrina of The Needle's Promise: Katrina was so fun to go out shopping with, she can be my shopping buddy anytime! Her stitching is beautiful, and she’s a sweetheart.

If you haven’t visited these blogs, I recommend them when you’ve got time to add more to your reader :D I’d nominate more, but I have too many more to list :D

I’ve been stitching like CRAZY, but can’t show one single thing :( I have 4 things I am stitching for exchanges right now, and have 2 of them done now, and two more started. I hope I can get them done in time. I gave my friend Andrea her baby quilt, and she asked if she could hang it on the wall because it matched the baby’s room so well LOL! So, sorry no crafty photos at the moment, and I’ll try to work on something that I can actually share with you all :D

I am loving the Olympics! I hope you get a chance to watch them. Jessie says she wants to be an Olympic diver because she’s good at The Cannonball! :D
The Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, CO (from our vacation, on a hike we did)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sunflower House Finish! and lots of other stuff.

We are back from vacation, we took a trip to West Virginia and Colorado, and are now back home, talk about cross country :) On our trip I finished Blackbird Design: Sunflower House. I love it!!

and a close up...

I changed out several colors to use what I had in my stash... I didn't realize I had so much threads LOL! So I had to use them up. The yellow of the house was threads that Leena sent me from a birthday exchange last year, it looked so pretty :) Thanks Leena!

Also, I finished Cindy's NRR before I left, just didn't get photos of it up, so here it is. It's a freebie chart by Barbara Ana. It turned out nice and I think matches well with her neighborhood. Only one house left! I'll be mailing this to Von in a few weeks.
And I have a progress picture of Old McMary's. I haven't put up a picture since the end of April. I finally got that big barn and roof all filled in, it is huge I tell you. I am glad that part is done, the rest should go fairly quickly, if I can find the time to work on it :D
I have started a Christmas gift for my sister, and will have to start the SBEBB Fall House Exchange too, I can't wait to get that one started. While I was in Colorado, I was lucky to be able to meet up with Katrina, who is absolutely AWESOME. She picked me up and we drove to FanciMats in Littleton, CO, and then went to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, and then to a quilt shop in Colorado Springs. We had a great time together! Thanks again for everything Katrina. She was so sweet and made me this beautiful fob, complete with matching scissors. What more could a girl want??
I am glad to be home after 12 days away, that was sure a long trip. Now I have to get my act together and start getting school supplies and whatnot. It just never ends *sigh*