Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Finish #15


This was a quick stitch. I did it for a Charlotte's Kids quilt at Love Quilts. The theme was Inspirational Words. It's one I had my eyes on for a long time and was just waiting for the opportunity to do it. Like I said a few posts ago I am redoing the 10-25-50 challenge and chose to do 50. Why when I never made it to 25 in several attempts? Mostly because I'm more motivated. I have over 1,000 books and have done pieces from less then 300 of them, I need to stitch from what I have. Plus I really need to get my Credit Card balance down. That's a big motivator and so far this year I have been really good. I think I bought 7 books all to do pieces for Love Quilts, and that was early this year.

The weekend was fantastic! We had a great time together. Friday we decorated the church for the Open House, then later we went to my nieces house outside of Grand Rapids. The 4 little ones were as cute as ever. The older 3 had a great time playing on Addie's slide and Addie and Johnny enjoyed the pool too.

Saturday was our parents 60th Anniversary Open House. We had a very good turnout. We were surprised by how many relatives came in from out of town, not just our immediate family. Nick, Addie and Johnny, had a great time at the church trying to climb all the steps run up and down the wheel chair ramp etc. Sadly all together too soon the weekend was over and everyone had to return to their homes. It was so good to see Kenn, Denise, Caleb again, and so good to see Michelle and baby Nick. Nick will be a year old in a couple of weeks and just starting to walk really good. Nick, Johnny, and Addie all seem to have a good time together.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!

9 comments:

Debra said...

nice finish.
Grand Rapids Michigan?

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Great finish!
Congratulations on number 15!

Cythia Harris ~ said...

Very nice finishes! Love the pig!

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish. I enjoyed doing PLC. Good luck with your challenge.

Beth said...

I really like this one!! It will be perfect for the quilt.

Okay, I know I am a dummy, but could you explain the challenge? It sounds like you want to finish up 50 things before you buy anything more. But what it the 10-25 in front of the 50?

Inquiring minds want to know??

Sue said...

Beautiful finish Barb!!!

Barb said...

Thank you for all the comments I appreciate them. Debra, yes Grand Rapids, Michigan. Beth there are actually 3 challenges, you can do 10 projects before buying patterns, 25 projects or 50. I chose to go with the 50.

Shari said...

very nice finish & it sounds like you had a wonderful weekend & did a lot of catching up. THe older I get, the more important that kind of thing is to me!

Mylene said...

I love this piece. Congrats on the finish.