Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Finish #12

Five finishes in January That is a record for me. I think my next two pieces will go fairly quickly too. But not sure.

I did this piece for the daughter of a friend of mine. She asked me to do a flower for her daughter's room. The girl is severely handicapped so she wanted bright colors. Now I've barely started a barn piece for a Ranch Theme quilt at Love Quilts. Now that will be an interesting quilt to see all done up.

There isn't much happening right now so until next time Happy Stitching!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Needle is Smoking!

Four finishes in January and I might even finish the Swamp Rose Mallow by the end of the month. That would be an all time high for me 5 finishes in one month. That rate I will make it through the 50 challenge. Which I changed to 25. If I make it through 25 in a reasonable time then I will try for 50. My credit card would really appreciate that! I am trying so hard to reduce it. So far I'm doing great on the one card, not so great on the other one.

I loved doing this piece. It was a nice break from the flower. It was easy and went quickly. I did it as a Lizzie Kate SAL at Every Stitch Counts.

We had a lot of snow fall this past week. Now tonight they are calling for thunderstorms south of us. This week will be a warm up by the looks of it. I hope the rest of the winter stays this mild.

Well...I have to go get ready for church. Until next time...Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Another new start

I laid the Swamp Rose Mallow down to start this Lizzie Kate piece I am doing as a Stitch Along at Every Stitch Counts. (A Yahoo Group I belong to.) It's taking a little longer than I expected but the hardest part of it is done now so the rest should be smooth stitching.

Until next time.....Happy Stitching

Monday, January 16, 2012

Progress on Rose

I made quite a bit of progress the last few days on the Swamp Rose Mallow, so I thought I would post it.

My sister and brother came to town for a few hours on Sat. We went to a steak house and I don't like steak at all but everything else was delicious. We had a nice visit. For some reason they didn't want to stay at our parents house. Something about 2 little grandchildren they have about 45 minutes away from here, so they went to stay with their daughter and son in law and spoil the grandkids some more. Addie is adorable and Nolan is just starting to crawl now so he's getting more fun for them too.

However weather conditions were not the best. On the news they said our county got 16 inches of snow between Sat, and Sun. morning. It must have fallen closer to the Lake and north of here as while we got a lot we did not get 16 inches. Everything looks beautiful outside, even the snow on the trees. Because of the weather we didn't have too many in church yesterday. But we have a lot of Senior Citizens and it was icy and risky for them to go out in. Today is calm but more snow is expected tomorrow. is January and this is Michigan. We knew the no snow would not last long.

Well, until next time Happy Stitching!
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Swamp Rose Mallow

Hello! Everyone getting a lot of stitching time in? I am. We finally got hit by winter weather, I'm staying inside today. We didn't get hit as bad as areas north and south. We usually get the milder ends of the storms but we still had about 3 inches fall since yesterday. So that's not bad. The ground is very nicely covered and it is pretty out there.
I decided to start stitching this flower I found in an old book. I still say there are a lot of good patterns in those older books. And with my resolve to make it through 50 patterns without buying a pattern, use the books I have well so far this is no. 11 so far so good. But it's usually when I get to 22 or 23 I usually blow the challenge. This time I am not going to. Remember that okay? Remind me if I blog that I want to buy a book.

Anyway a long time friend of mine has a severely handicapped daughter and she asked me to do a flower for her to put on her room. She really wanted bright geens, pink, purple. So I found this bright pink piece in Wildflowers Galore by Canterbury Designs. I hope she will like it.

Tomorrow my sister and brother-in-law are coming in to town for the day. They were going to come today but the weather isn't going to allow it. Not so bad here, but getting from their place to here would be a problem for them.

Well, until next time....Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Flamingo is finished

This was such a fun and quick piece to do. I loved doing him. It will go to a little boy at Love Quilts who chose Sea Life as theme of his quilt. Now I think I will kit up the barn or will I do a Wild Animal or will I do flowers or a Lizzie Kate piece or the Sewing Maching? Decisions decisions I'll know this afternoon, guess you'll know when I update next.

Today is my dad's birthday so I better call him and say Happy Birthday. He is 83 today but you would never know it. He's still very active.

They say winter will come in a couple of days. Good for Lake Michigan, I was starting to think we would soon be able to walk over to Wisconsin or Illinois if we didn't start getting some snow.

Well until next time Happy Stitching!

Saturday, January 07, 2012

A New Start

Hi again. I started this piece yesterday and have worked on it less than 10 hours and is already almost half done. I love doing this Flamingo and it's moving quick. Refreshing after the Puppy. This piece will go to a child at Love Quilts who chose Sea Life as theme of quilt. Also I rescanned the Cocker Spaniel and this one turned out much better.

Until next time Happy Stitching

Friday, January 06, 2012

Cocker Spaniel finished

I finally finished this guy today. I used my better scanner but boy did it scan darker colors than what it is. Not sure what is with that. Maybe both my scanners are dying on me. Now to kit up the Flamingo.

This has been a very mild winter so far. We are about 30 inches of snow behind average. But winter is not over the rest may collect big time or next year we will pay. So I'm enjoying this while I can.

Not much has happened since I last wrote so until next time Happy Stitching.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

January House

Hello! How was everyone's New Year. Mine was very quiet. I didn't want to go anywhere just stayed home and watched the Nsw York ball drop then went to bed. I did go to my parents New Year's Day and had lunch with them and my nephew Andrew. Andrew was staying with them for a few days. He's 16 now, the youngest of my nieces and nephews. Boy that makes me feel old have the youngest be 16 and the oldest is 36 now. Time flies so fast.

I took a brief break from the Cocker Spaniel to do this piece as a Stitch Along at ESC. One of our members is designing 12 houses, we'll do one a month. This is the first of the twelve. Only I think my scanner is dying, it didn't scan too well. I do have another scanner though so next month I'll use that one. These houses are fun to do. I'll go back to the Puppy tomorrow and probably finish him up Sat. I don't have much more left on him to do.

This has been a quiet week after being so busy last week. Seems nice so I'm doing a lot of stitching.

Well...until next time Happy Stitching!