Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Real Quick Finish

I took a brief break from Kansas City Royals to do this piece. This was a very simple piece and very quick stitch, but it caught my eye so I wanted to do it. No idea what I'm going to do with it at this point. Now back to the Baseball piece which will be done later this week.

Until next time Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Another new start

I laid down The Caretaker to do this piece. The little boy took a turn for the worse and isn't doing well so we were asked to do these pieces as soon as we could. The theme of his quilt is Baseball. It has the logos of the different Baseball Teams. Not being a Baseball fan I have a very good reason for choose Kansas City Royals.....I like their colors!

I have had to restrict my stitching time. I sort of developed Tendernitis and it is painful! I finally got a brace today but still.... I actually was told by the Dr. to not stitch for 3 to 5 days. Do you think I did that! Of course not! I did stop after a couple hours a day because of the pain though. Then Sat I did something to back of my left leg and was barely walking yesterday. Today is better but I am wearing my ankle brace because of my ankle hurting for arthritis. So I was whining a lot yesterday.

Sat. we had a Women's Breakfast at church. The men do so much the women were getting jealous so decided to do a few things together. We had quite a few considering it was planned at the lasst minute.

I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend. Until next time Happy Sstitching!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Week's Progress

Stitching on this has been very slow. Page 16 was so detailed I swear it too 100 of the 400 hours plus I worked on it. But I finally finished it over the weekend so now I have 7 of 25 pages completed, the 8th page is just shy of half done. It's an easier page. Has a lot of confetti stitching but not as much as page 16 did. The elk is more noticeable now but he's still got a long ways to go.

I have had to slow down on stitching as I have tendernitis in my left wrist. I was told not to stitch for 5 days but can't do that. I do plan to buy a brack for it tomorrow I hope.

Does anyone have plans for the long weekend? I really don't at this point. I'm going to a ladies breakfast on Saturday but that's about it.

Well....I hope all you have a Happy and safe weekened. Until next time happy Stitching!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Back to The Caretaker

Thank you for all your comments to That Clown Face. I really appreciated them.

I said I was going back to The Caretaker. I started this piece in fall of 2007 and told my brother at that time he would have it sometime between 2012 and 2020. And to be honest I think I was right. This is progress after 410 hours of stitching and I have almost 7 pages completely done on it. By the way each page is going to count as a project because of it's detail. Actually I could count it as 2 projects towards the 25 challenge. So far I haven't been tempted to buy any patterns, my will power is strong!

Well....until next time Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy Dance That Clown is finished!!!!

I am so happy to have this piece done! After 160 and quite a bit of improvising (I'm not saying where as it didn't change the look) I am Shouting! Did you hear me shout about 8:00 this morning? It will be mailed out to Love Quilts later this week. It is going to an Any Child Circus Theme Quilt. It was due May 1 but it will still be okay as the child hasn't been named yet.

Now I am going back to The Caretaker. Remember that piece? It's my ongoing UFO for my brother. I told him he would get it sometime between 2012 and 2020. Hopefully closer to 2012!

Well-until next time Happy Stitching!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Progress on the Clown Face

I've made some progress this past week on The Clown Face. Hopefully it will be done by middle of next week. Notice I keep pushing back the finish date. I am so glad all that white is almost done.

I have gone to 3 different dinners this past week. Adding to the calories you know!May seems to be that time of year. One was a Missions dinner, the other was Volunteer Appreciation with Love Inc. (Food Pantry) and the other was Leaders Night Out. (Adventure Club Leaders). They were all good, lots of food! Later this month we have a Potluck with our SS Class.

Today is so nice and pretty out. I want to walk my brothers dog but they weren't home when I called. Maybe will later. Tomorrow is suppose to be much colder.
Oh well....

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Addie, Chelsea and That Clown Piece

I have to start my blog this time with Addie saying Hello to everyone. It's hard to get a picture of her smiling and in this one she is. She just turned 1 this past week and you'll see a birthday picture of her later on this blog.
Here is progress on my clown piece. This is progress after 144 hours of stitching. I really hope to get this piece done this week. It's cute but It's a lot more work than I thought it would be and I'm getting anxious to have it done.
Here is baby Chelsea. She is 3 months old now and growing. She was sick for several weeks with a bad cold and infection. She is finally over it and gives her parents lots of smiles. I wish we lived closer to her!

Addie had her first birthday this past week. I couldn't resist grabbing this picture of her. She's looking at her hands like "How did they get so messy." I love this picture of her.