Friday, September 17, 2010

A busy week for me!

What a busy week it's been for me! On Monday & Tuesday I finally got around to putting one of the charity quilts together. Carein had sent me some cute little diaper pin alphabet blocks months ago and with the move I just didn't have time to get things together the way I had intended. I figured I better get on the ball and start doing some things before I fall so far behind I can't catch up. Here is the first project of the week.......
The picture just doesn't do it justice. The little blocks are absolutely adorable! The 'white' part of the edge has little bitty pastel alphabet letters scattered all over it.
Next is a little train for another charity quilt that will have a "toy box" theme. I've got 10 more of these little blocks to do so it will be a bit before you get to see that one.
Yesterday I started cutting the fabric for this next piece. I got it all cut and the red part sewed on thinking I'd finish the rest today. Woke up this morning and got the blue border on, sandwiched it together, sewed it all up and realized I had it inside out! I could not for the life of me find a darned seam ripper anywhere! Three hours later after using my teeny gingher embroidery scissors, it was ripped apart and ready to re-sew. This is the final product......

It will also be going to charity. I hope the child that recieves it enjoys the cute animals and finds some comfort in it.
After all the darned irritation over the quilt fiasco, I finally got the mail. I recieved a wonderful much needed RAK from Carein! She sent a few candies with a little note explaining the meaning behind each piece she chose. It was a wonderful surprise this afternoon after all the tears over the quilt. Thank you so much Carein for brightening my day!

That's it for this week. I'm hoping next week I can stay on this kick and get more done. Hugs to all my stitchy friends, you all make my heart sing! :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's been a long time.....

Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I've been here, I've been a slacker! I'm not going to go into much personal stuff right now but thought I would show off a few recent finishes. This first one is a little pin for an exchange. I don't believe my partner reads my blog so it should be safe to go ahead and post it here. It's done on 14ct plastic canvas, not so sure I like stitching on that stuff but I thought it turned out cute.
This next piece is for one of the charity quilts. It's for the "girly" themed one and I'm hoping it'll be cute with the rest of the blocks everyone is doing. It was an easy and quick stitch to do. The chart is a Lizzie Kate and it's done on 14 ct aida.
The final piece for today is the letter "O". We are doing all the letters of the Margaret Sherry Alphabet and they will be turned into a charity quilt. I've got one more letter to do for this one and I'm waiting for 3 more to arrive in the mail and then these will be ready to piece together.

I know this isn't much of an update but I've got so much personal "stuff" going on in my life right now I just can't think clearly enough to want to put it on here. Hope you all understand. Hugs to all my stitching friends, you all mean the world to me.