Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Bit Of Catching Up!

I would like to catch you up on a few things from before Christmas, but first I want to show you what I got yesterday. I know that I have told you before that this is my most favorite quilting magazine ever. It is the only one that I read from cover to cover. If you have never read this magazine, you are missing out on a load of laughs. Mark is a HOOT! I was so excited I wasn't able to focus my camera on the book. (Therefore, the picture below.)

These are some give aways that I received before Christmas. The pin cushion is from Mar at Moonbeams in a Jar. I love it and use it all the time. From Melly and Me there is a pattern for their new purse, Toffee Apple. Love it! There is a book and a pattern from Kerry at Cottage on the Hill. The book Blackberry Jam and Cream, doesn't it sound delish? There are some recipes and some patterns inside. Also from Kerry is a pattern for a sewing machine mat. It has little pockets on the front to keep scissors, seam ripper and such right at your finger tips. There is a pin cushion on the side. I think that this is a very clever idea. I can't wait to make it. Last but not least there is a charm pack from Vickie At Mid Ohio Knitter. I have one other gift that is not in the picture (I will post it.) It is a group of stitcheries from Karen at Cotten Spice. She designed under a different pattern company( which I can't remember right now, but I will.) There were several patterns that were duplicates. I will post them soon and If anyone would like one I will send it to them. More about that later. Thank you again everyone.

I do have a finish here! This is the second block of Primitive Garden BOM from Primitive Gatherings. I love this quilt and I can' wait to finish it. I was very disappointed when I found out that only the wool version was available. Now I am thanking my stars! There are so many small pieces. I don't know if I ever would have finished it.

Now I am on to block three. ( below) I am going to try to get it cut out and ironed on this afternoon. I am off to try and get this done and I also have a Christmas gift to finish (from last year). It needs a bit more stitchery and then made into a pillow.

I will be back to chat soon.



Screen Door said...

Great Job on the Primitive Garden pieces-- Keep it up...Usually after a I complete a piece, I'm burn out...but These are so inspiring it makes me press onward...

Linda said...

What a great haul of giveaways you have there. Your prim block looks terrific.

Julia said...

I love your little purse pattern. I am really into making purses and bags right now.

Solstitches said...

So nice to see you posting on your blog again Pat :) You have been missed!
Congratulations on a beautiful finish - I love it.
What a fabulous array of goodies you have there. I hope you enjoy each and every one.

Angie said...

What a fun post! When we finally get back home, I hope to start posting about things that I'm accomplishing! : )

kcamou said...

Beautiful block, you did a great job!
You've also been tagged, see my blog.;)

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

oo! You finished the same block I did! Yay! On my web pic, you cant even see my stems as I used a lighter floss. I am also working on the birds on a wire block. It has been fun to do so far. I am enjoying this quilt! Have fun with it!

Lissa Jane said...

I am going to have to find out more about that quilt magazine! the ones I sub to are getting a tad stale lately!
I do hope your sister is doing OK..

Quilty huggers


Christine said...

Hi Pat, Thanks for visiting my blog. The crow pattern is from Big Fork Cotton Company. They have a web site. I just love their crow patterns and plan on doing all of them.

I enjoyed looking at your blog. You have made so many lovely things. WOW!

Hope everything gets better for your dear sister.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

You PG bom is looking good! ahem mine well I am well let's say way way way behind LOL, mine is wool applique also the wools are gorgeous aren't they, but then so are the block background cottons :O)