Friday, August 13, 2010


How can that be and it's almost half gone. I have such mixed feelings about this month. It has been very HOT and we have had some really bad thunderstorms, high winds, and rain. The days are getting shorter. I know that our summer is sliding away. Soon the Fall season will be upon us. I love the cooler days but I know what is right around the corner after pumpkins, cider, doughnuts, hay rides, and beautiful Fall colors. Oh well I will have more time to sew and stitch.

I have been keeping out of trouble adding to my stash. Below is the pattern Hedgerow Birds by BBD. Loose Feathers pattern #40. The last in the Loose Feathers pattern line. It is a project bag stitched on 20 ct Straw fabric over two threads by Weeks Dye Works. The fabric looks very old almost like burlap but it is very soft to touch.

The pattern calls to work with three strands of floss. I started stitching the border using two strands to see how it looked. I liked it so I am going to stitch my bag using two strands of over dyed floss. The fabrics on the right side of the picture are in contention for the lining. Does anyone know who the fabric in the middle is by? I love this one and thought that this piece was by BBD. I have been unable to find it anywhere. I know it is an older line. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to line it with BBD fabric.

Some Christmas stitching here. Just a sneak peek as a little teaser.

I started Willow House by BBD last summer. It is now finished and even framed. The framed picture will be posted soon.

Simple Joys by LHN is below. I have been stitching on it for about a week. It is a smaller project than the others that I have been working on. It has worked up fast and I love the color combination in this project.

This little Quilt is from the book Remembering Adelia by Kathleen Tracy. I am going to use buttons for the center of the flowers after it is quilted. I love the Orange Peel quilt in this book too. Kathleen has a blog. For some heavy inspiration and some drooling check it out.

Finch Song by Shepherd's Bush is below. I started working on this project in the Spring. I love the soft muted colors of the silk floss included in this kit. Someday I am going to visit Shepherd's Bush. It is very near the top of my" Bucket List".

Below is my Garden Angel. I think that it is by La D Da. I don't have my pattern right near me. Two of my friends have this stitched. I have tried to beg, borrow, and steal theirs to no avail. Sooooo I am stitching my own. I have liked this piece for some time. I have already stitched 2010 on it so I have to finish it this year.

I also joined a BOM My Garden by Lynette Anderson. The shop that I signed up at did not offer a fabric for this BOM. I am still undecided which fabric I will use.

I have a bit of work cut out for me as you can see. Now if I could stay home and work on them I should have some finished projects soon. It is very difficult for me to refuse a road trip, a chat on the phone, or a glass of wine though. I have a quiet weekend planned. I hope you find time to do Your Thing this weekend. Be safe.
Hugs and Stitches,


Stina said...

Oh Pat.. I am jumping high just to see a post by you.. You are most welcome!!
ANd what a blogpost!!!!! LOVE LOVE just everything.. that bag is so so adorable... but cant help in those fabrics.. sorry... lots and lots of wonderful stitcheries going on.. you have been busy!! :o)
Love the little peek... strawberries.. always a treat..:o)
And the quilt you started on.. it is just wonderful.. love that book too.. so many wonderful things in it to make... Now you just dont wait until september to post..:o))) Wants to see more..:o))

Kaaren said...

Guess what arrived in the mail just this week? The fabric and floss for the Hedgerows design! I received the pattern as a gift from my friend whose name is Pat, I believe. *wink* I'm happy to hear that you're stitching it with two strands of floss rather than the recommended three because that's what I will do as well. Isn't the fabric neat? I love the vintage/repro buttons that you're going to be using.

I can see why you haven't posted in a while. You've been very busy! Just yesterday I started to "think" about my Christmas gifts. Now I just have to get started.

Bring on Fall! I'm soooooo tired of this oppressive heat we've been having all summer.

Julia said...

You've been very busy Pat and I love everything you're working on. And I love, love that Hedgerow Birds pattern - I'm a BBD fan, but don't think I've seen this one before - must go look it up!! I can help with the fabric. It is part of the BBD 'Harvest Home' range, which I absolutely love, so of course that would be my choice for the lining of your gorgeous project bag!!

Happy stitching:0)

Lorraine said...

Nice to see your post this morning are a busy girl working on beautiful them all!!!

Judy S. said...

So glad to see someone else working on several projects at once! And what beautiful ones they are. I can't even begin to decide which is my favorite! Nice buttons....they'll look great on your piece.

julieQ said...

What gorgeous sticheries you have been working on! I am so glad to see you is just too hot to do anything outside, we might as well drool over your applique block instead! I think the buttons will be the perfect touch...

Solstitches said...

Wow Pat! You have been such a busy bee with all of your cross stitch projects.
I love each and every one of them with the BD bag and the SB piece as joint favourites.
Your little quilt is adorable also and the buttons will look so nice on the flowers.
I have that book and need to look at it again.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Love that berry....can't wait to see the rest.

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Thimbleanna said...

Yay! You're back! And Wow -- your sampler work is just beautiful. It makes me want to drag out all my old sampler kits. Too many projects ... NOT enough time!