Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have been diligently stitching on Shores. Every block finished is another step to it being done, so it is a good motivation. I finished the lighthouse block last week, yay!! The house block was started last week too, and the most of this house got stitched while watching A&E Pride and Prejudice. I will finish the other half of the movie tonight, and stitch some more on it. I love that movie...
Old McMary's hasn't had a WIP photo lately. It has been worked on when I can at breaks at work. I really like this one a lot, though it has been slow going.
Monday, January 19, 2009
On Saturday Charissa and two of my other friends came over, and we went on a mini shop hop to our favorite quilt shops in the area. We were all looking for different projects, and all came home with something fun. I fell in love with the mini-quilts that one shop had hanging up, using Jo Morton fabrics. I got some ¼ yard cuts and a few patterns to try out. Look at the horse fabric! I love it :) After shopping all day, and eating, we went and saw a movie. I recommend Bedtime Stories, it was so funny! Then Charissa and I stayed up late… too late really and made this bag. For our next church quilt class we wanted to make bags and I needed to have this bag up for display on Sunday… we just managed to finish it in time. The pattern was a pain, and was missing a lot of instructions, (or we were both so tired) that we had a hard time getting it finished. We kept reading and re-reading the pattern. I am pretty much re-writing the pattern for the class we are making it in. Anyway, it turned out cute, and so all was well in the end!
I have a new project all kitted up and ready to stitch. This is from a 2007 Gift of Stitching magazine. I'll dig out the date for you it anybody is interested in it. It's a tin finish, which I haven't done before, so I think it'll be fun to try.
AND one last thing, I got the Four Seasons framed!!! Isn’t it awesome? It’s so huge, but I love it.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
And I've also been making steady progress on the American Pie quilt. I love it so far! I have all of the blocks done (finally) and have laid it out this morning to see what it'll look like...
Monday, January 05, 2009
So, I am in total shock still. On Wednesday I received a package from a friend. I’ve known her for a few years now & we met over on Livejournal. She was stitching the Mirabilia mermaids at the same time I was so we connected and have become friends since then. Well, we decided to send each other Christmas presents this year. I made her the red and white project bag, and she sent me this…
I opened the box to find this beautiful sampler. It is by Hillside Samplings, and she stitched it so perfectly. It even has our family’s initials on it! I am in love with it. I started crying when I saw it, it was so sweet of her to make this for me, I will treasure this forever! sorry my pictures aren’t great, it’s so dark when I get home at night!)
What a wonderful friend I have, I am so blessed to have such good friends in my life.
Here are my goals and whatnot for January, a bit late :P
Finish Gazebo Quilt *yes*
Also: Started Gina, Queen of the Sea, made 3 stockings
Stitch one block on Shores of Hawk Run
Stitch one block on Snapperville
Work on border for Bent Creek Snappers
Add borders to Cherie’s quilt
Make 3 Abby’s Treasure Box bags
Work on Gina, Queen of the Sea
Make baby blanket for Stephanie