Saturday, February 13, 2010

What I've Been Up To

This crazy weather here in the East has me in a funk. Most people that live in upstate New York enjoy winter. I don't enjoy the cold but I do enjoy the snow. No snow this year though. We had some snow before Christmas and a few flurries since. It's gone and has been for a few weeks. All of the winter storms have gone just to the south of us and off the East coast. Now I don't want to be buried in it but I would like some snow to cover all of our dead grass. I am blaming my funk on the weather so come on snow or come on Spring! I have made some wool table runners. They are from a Whimsical 's book. I stitched some pincushions. It is a pattern from Shepherd's Bush. The kit came with a beautiful blue ric rac. I was unable to find any that even came close to what was in the kit.

I have enjoyed making journal covers. They fit over a composition notebook. It is a Stacy Nash pattern.
I love this pillow. It is from a Whimsical book also. It is wool applique on cotton fabric. I have two more started. One is even for me!! The other one I am not sure what I will do with it.

This pillow was fun to make also. It is wool applique on cotton again. I made this pillow for a friend who is very persnickety. (love her though) It took longer to pick the fabrics than it did to make the pillow. I was with her when she picked the fabrics. If I remember correctly there is fabric from at least four shops and a quilt show in that pillow! I am very happy with the way it turned out. So is my friend. She doesn't have a blog, but I know she will read this. Hmmm!

Below are pictures of gifts that I have received. This one came from Hawaii. I love birds and bird houses.

I love this one. I begged, pleaded, embarrassed, cried, kicked, screamed and threatened a friend to make this one for me. Finally wore her down. This is an old pattern that I have had for several years. I just never stitched it. I am not a fan of back stitching and there is a ton of it in this picture. Debbie did a great job. If you click on the picture you can see the detail.

I have it hanging over a knob rack in my kitchen. I think that they compliment each other.

A friend has this hanging in her kitchen and I have commented on it several times. Sooo now I have one too!

This now hangs in my entry way. It was from Karrie (no blog). It will look much nicer after this room is painted. I think I have out grown my pink stage.

This last picture will greet you as you enter my front door. It was stitched by another no blog friend. The frame is from Michaels and I love it!!

I changed the embellishments to charms that I had on hand and couldn't remember what I had purchased them for. Again a bird and a birdhouse. Sheep are among my favorite things too! I have a couple of other small projects that I will show you soon. I hope that everyone has a great Valentines Day tomorrow. Find lots of time to smell the roses, eat lots of chocolate and stitch the day away.
Hugs and Stitches,


Judy S. said...

Looks to me like you've been really busy. Nice work! I'm pretty sure I have that samw welcome sign in my stash...need to find it as I love yours.

Anonymous said...

I love the seasonal birds!! Actually all is very pretty but for whatever reason by heart just skipped a beat seeing those tall legged birdies.
I know exactly what your saying about the snow all though you have really been dumped on. We got another two or three inches last night but thankfully today it is melting off and fast!

Stina said...

So this is what you have been up too ...been awful quiet around your blog lately...:o9 go dto see a post.. and with lots and lots of wonderful things...
Love the pillows too... I love LOng hearts..:o)
Happy Valentine´s Day to you..and Big hug!!
btw...Debbie did a wonderful X-stitch for you!!!

Kaaren said...

You HAVE been busy, my friend...and your friends have been busy too!

What wonderful eye candy. I love the frames that the stitcheries are in, especially the curved one.

I don't know what it is with this winter but I'm like you...give us snow or give us spring.

Thanks for sharing, Pat. I ;ove everything!

paulette said...

Wow!! LOVE them all!!

Karen said...

You have been a very busy gal! I like Whimsicals patterns and have wanted to do the angel but haven't gotten around to it. I enjoyed seeing all the projects on your post today.

Carol said...

What incredible show and tell today...glad to see you back. Thank you for sharing it with us. Oh those long legged birds are just wonderful.

Maggey and Jim said...

Those are all awesome stitcheries. What beautiful hand work..

Dandelion Quilts said...

Look at all of these darling projects. You've been very busy.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- you're one busy stitcher! I think I have that persnickity pillow pattern in a kit -- I like your version SO much better! It's so light and happy feeling!

I'm SO with you on the snow -- we've been so ripped off this year while people south of us are having all the fun -- boohoo!!!

julieQ said...

Gosh, each project is cuter than the next! Love the long pillow, I would love to make one for our bed.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOW you've been busy over here. I love your jounal cover and the pincushion. Of course everything is wonderful!!!