Monday, February 22, 2010

A Typical Tuesday!

This is what my typical Tuesday is like. It is my favorite day of the week. After a shower and dressing (very casually.... sometimes ....most times pajamas) it starts like this. Usually it is coffee and a muffin but last week it was hot chocolate from McDonald's. It is the best made with whole milk. Yummy! I haven't had that in quite some time. On to the rest of the day. If you follow my blog, the quilt below will look familiar. I received it from Stina last year for Easter. It is beautiful and I love it. So do my friends. I had the pattern before I received the quilt. I didn't have to make it thanks to Stina. Thanks again my friend!! Anyway my friends stitched the blocks and ordered the fabric that Stina used in my quilt. Last Tuesday we worked on their quilts on our stitching day.

We started after our hot chocolate and muffin.

The girls sewed away.

Progress was made before lunch.

Then we had lunch. Every week lunch is different. Last week it was snacks and they were great.

After lunch it was back at it again.

They sewed while I cut and ironed and.....

....we got really really thirsty.

That drink really pulled us through gave us strength to finish up two quilts.

Here's the first one and

the second. Both of these quilts are off being quilted.

We even had time to finish two other unfinished projects.

This is a FFF ( First Friday Freebie ) given to us by Kaaren.

I'd like you to meet Stanley. He is a pattern by Primitive Stitches. He is my new favorite snowman.

I am off to bed now because tomorrow is Tuesday and I am going to do it all over again. I wish that you could all come with me. We would have so much fun!
Hugs and Stitches,

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,