Monday, April 26, 2010

A Dolphin & PIF winner.......

I had a very busy weekend stitching away my time. I was able to finish 4 magnets for an exchange, No pics yet, gotta send them off to my partners first, and another quilt square for my zoo theme quilt. An adorable little dolphin......

I've only got 5 more little animals to stitch up and then I'll have them ready to make into a quilt! I'm making progress! Yay!

Now for the winner of the PIF...yes I know I'm a day late. My son did the drawing of the name and Tara was the winner!! Congrats Tara! I will have this off in the mail to you this week!

I know this is a quick update but at least it's progress! LOL Hope all my stitchy friends are enjoying the Spring! Hugs to all!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a Finish, a RAK, a PIF.... and Snow??

Here we are in the middle of April and this is what I woke up to this morning......Snow? What happened to Spring?

The last few days have been a bit icky at my house. We have ALL ended up with a nasty stomache virus/flu. The one bright spot to all the ickyness was I recieved a lovely surprise from Carla for my birthday. She sent me 3 Just Nan charts complete with embellishment packs and she even supplied the fabric for 2 of them!! I am just thrilled!! I love Just Nan and am a firm believer that you can never have enough. Thank you so much Carla!

About a week or so ago I was looking through some of my "wip" bags and stumbled across this little teacher piece. I had started it last year thinking I'd give it to my sons teacher, somehow it got put away and never taken out again. The good news is, my youngest son has her this year so I took it back out and finished it up into this little pillow. Not too bad, eh?
Now for the PIF part....the above piece is a Heart in Hand chart called "teachers"....I have an extra star button and the chart is in like new condition. I would like to PIF the chart and button so if you're interested in recieving this chart please leave a message here with your email address so I can let you know if you win. If you mention this PIF on your blog I'll put your name in twice for the drawing, just let me know you mentioned it. I'll have one of my sons draw a name on Sunday (4-25-10) and I'll announce the winner here (and email you of course)
Until next time, keep those needles smokin'! Hugs to all!

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Few Special Frogs...

I am happy to say....the froggie quilt is finally finished!! This quilt will soon be winging it's way to a very special little boy named Joshua who is fighting cancer. Drum roll please.........

I'd like to say a very big and special THANK YOU to each and everyone who put time and effort into this project. All of you ladies deserve a big pat on the back for helping to make this happen. Ok, now off to see what more trouble I can get into..hee hee! Hugs everyone!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A little stitching and a Wonderful Birthday

I can't believe another year has passed by and I'm another year older. I still feel like a 20 year old inside, just a little smarter then I was back then. I had bypassed doing any birthday clubs this year since our financial situation is so "iffy" right now, but darn it my stitchy friends still made sure I had a wonderful birthday. This is a picture of the cards and floss I have recieved over the past few weeks. Thank you to Geneva, Christine, Annette, Crystal, Anita & Laura! This was quite the nice surprise!

Yesterday in the mail I recieved this wonderful package from my dear friend Ethel. Carries Threads are one of my favorites and this 28 ct evenweave came at just the right time because I had just used up my last little piece of this color! Thank you Ethel!
Next we have a surprise from Jennifer.....I love Just Nan charts and she picked the perfect one for me. This is something I would have chosen for she knew me so well, I have no idea, but I absolutely love it! I have a feeling this will be stitched up VERY soon. Thank you Jennifer!

I spent most of the day thinking that my hubby forgot my birthday. The darn man did that on purpose just to see if I'd yell at him! What an absolute turd! He came home from work last night with a dozen orange roses and a Carrot Cake (my fave) This picture doesn't show the true color...they really are orange! Just a little lighter than the fruit...but a bright bold orange...and they smell fabulous! I really wish I could figure out better lighting so you could all see the true color of them. I've never seen this color of a rose and it is just amazing.

On to Stitchy news......I do have a bit more done on my Lizzie Kate words but forgot to take a pic before I put it away. I'll show the progress in the next blog update. While I was digging through one of my "wip" bags recently I found this piece that I started last year for my sons teacher. I have no clue why it never got finished, but I had completely forgotten about it. My younger son has her this year so I have brought it back out and will be working on it this week until it is finished. I'll be turning it into a pillow for her classroom reading corner. She is an amazing teacher and I really wish there were more teachers like her. She has gone over and above for both my boys and has made sure they don't fall between the cracks with their disabilities. She truly is an angel.

Next is a very special project that my quilt group has been working on. We have been making little frog blocks for a young boy with terminal cancer. I have finally recieved all the blocks and spent yesterday cutting them up and getting the fabric ready to start piecing together. I thought I'd show a little teaser of what the fabric looks like together....

I really think this quilt will look amazing when it's done. The girls have done a wonderful job on all the blocks, I just hope the quilt does them justice. I should have a finished quilt in the next blog update so you can all see what it turns out like.
I know, not alot of stitchy progress to show, but I've had my nose stuck in a few books lately and haven't been stitching much. Hope to have lots of finishes and a quilt to show in the next update. Hope everyone is having a wonderful Spring. Hugs!