Monday, November 2, 2009


Where have I been the last few weeks? Right here in this pile of Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkin's.

Why? You might ask.

Because I am depressed!

I loved this magazine and it is no more! Maybe I should say I heart Mark Lipinski's Quilters Home. I have no idea if the magazine will continue without him or not. I do know that if it does continue it will never be the same, cupcakes! :(

On to other things. I did have two cross stitch projects framed. I had a very difficult time trying to get a photo of " Home" by Shepherd's Bush. I couldn't get a photo of it on the wall because of the glare from the background. You could see everything in the room in the glass and you couldn't see the cross stitch.

I even had "Boo" by Shepherd's Bush finished in time for Halloween. Both of these projects came as kits. They were quick and easy to stitch.

I received money for my birthday in May. I purchased a Kindle with the money. By the way, I love it ! I saw a Kindle Cover or" Bookkeeper" on Moda Bake Shop. I have one almost finished. I need to do the applique and then I will show a photo. It was fun to use my decorative stitches for the first time. The directions were great and easy to follow. Below is the pattern and the fabric I used. The pattern is by Kim Walus. Go over and visit Kim. She is a very clever lady.

I love the primitive look. I follow Lynda Hall's blog. Recently she had a post about Mockingbirds. I commented on that post and Lynda decided to give everyone that commented a copy of her new pattern Mocking Birds. Lucky me. This pattern is now in my to do pile. Go over and visit Lynda. You will enjoy her blog.

Below are a few more patterns that I was lucky enough to win from the Fat Quarter Shop. Several of them have been added to my pile also. My pile is almost as tall as I am now!

In the last few weeks I have also been to a quilt show, a Craft Fair and of course some quilt shops. I will be back soon with some photos. My next post will be about some very exciting plans that I have for next week. ; ) ; ) ; )




Dandelion Quilts said...

Well, on girlfriend. Peanut Butter and chocolate...we console ourselves in a similar fashion, for sure. It sounds like Mark is onto a better thing...I don't thing it will be the last you hear from him. Congrats on that nifty win.

blushing rose said...

Wanna share my See's? We'll see what happens next .....
TTFN ~Marydon

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Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- with all those patterns, you don't have time to be depressed! You have your work cut out for you. Love your pretty cross stitcheries!!!

Carol said...

What wonderful cross it. You have a great pile of patterns there...have tons of fun.

A Quilter Awakens said...

You have too much fun stuff to play with to be depressed. Just keep reading Quilter's Home. Don't you just love his sense of humor? Karmen

A Quilter Awakens said...

Wait a minute, I guess I am reading too fast. What did I miss? It is no more? WHAT?

Kaaren said...

Love those stitchery projects!

You won't be depressed for long Pat. How many more sleeps now??? I'm sooooo envious!

Stina said...

Dont scare me like this.. I got the hickups... when I saw the depressed word... I just clicked and read as quick as I could.. and Ahhh... it was good news.. for me ( that you was ok) and bad news also... for you...
So is he quitting??? HUH???
Oh my gosh Pat.. you have been a lucky lady...just lovely patterns... congratulations..:o)
And ohhh... I think I know your exciting news... and Im so envy!!!! ( If it is what I think it is!!! ) ;o)

Comfort Cove Designs said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm peanut butter and chocolate together is such a GREAT combination when depressed. I hope you feel better soon! I have never seen or heard of that magazine around my neck of the woods. By your comments, you are going to miss this very much.

I haven't cross stitched in AGES!!!! I really need to get back to it again, but when is the big question!! LOL I have way too many projects on the go right now, but that's what makes us quilters right!

Quiltingly Yours

Carrie P. said...

Well, at least you are back even though you are depressed. Hopeully the candy will help.
Lots of fun stuff you showed on your blog should really make you not depressed. lol

Solstitches said...

I love how your cross stitch projects turned out Pat. You have chosen the perfect frames for them. I especially love the black one.
Sorry your favourite mag has disappeared. I hate when that happens.