Friday, February 27, 2009

I had a great day!

Today Debbie and I took the ferry to VT. After a short Doctors visit we went shopping. It was very windy and rained most of the day. In the back of my mind I kept thinking about that 10 or12 minute ferry ride back to NY. I didn't let it stop me though. Our first stop was to Jo-Anns where I made my first and very expensive purchase of one DMC floss. Price .35 cents. I was most excited to find this floss. The town I live in is not very big. Our Jo-Anns closed a few years ago. We have a Michaels store. (they have been out of this floss for quite awhile). This floss has been holding up a project, now I have no excuse.

Next we went to Yankee Pride Quilt Shop. This shop is lovely. It has new owners and they have a wonderful selection of all types of fabrics. I really didn't need anything special. As I looked around I heard some fabric calling me. I turned and there was Charisma by Chez Moi for Moda. This is what I bought for I don't know what. I guess for my stash. I love it!

I also purchased some background fabrics and another piece of fabric for My Journey of a Quilter quilt by Leanne Beasley that I want to make this year.

After shopping we had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants. Then it was home because of the weather. The ride home was very smooth.
I have been looking for buttons for a stitchery project that I am doing . Debbie found them for me in her button jar. Now I can finish that project.

When I returned home my mail had arrived. In the mail was a piece of fabric from Primitive Gatherings. With the following not enclosed. Thanks goodness some people do these BOM's. I am so far behind on mine. The fabric will be discontinued before I get to it.

In another package was an over dyed floss to do another project. I love to cross stitch. I have only done a small amount of it since I started quilting. This is a project that I would like to start in the near future. I find that cross stitch is much harder on my eyes that it used to be. Maybe I should see the eye doctor. Yes, that it probably a good idea.

Also in the mail today was the second BOM of Autumn House by Anne Sutton from The Fat Quarter Shop. Now I haven't started the first block yet but....... I know ...

This little Easter kit also arrived today. It is stitched on perforated paper. I shouldn't have too many problems with this project other that getting it started and finished before Easter. No problem?!

Now you see why I had a great day. How was yours? I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I will chat again soon.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

What have you been up to??

I have finally finished my first and second Christmas Wish blocks by Gail Pan. These blocks are simple, fast and lovely. The two fabrics in the background are the ones I am going to use for my borders. The green fabric is Jumpin' Jave by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks. The red fabric is A Yuletide Blessing by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan Figtree Quilts for Moda.

I have also finished the first and second blocks of Verandah Views by Cheryl over at Willowberry Designs.I enjoyed stitching these blocks too. I am going to use the green fabric it the background for the sashing and the blue fabric for the borders. Both of these fabrics are by Buggy Barn from the Sherbet collection for Henry Glass.

I am also working on Anne Sutton's A Tisket A Tasket BOM by Bunny Hill Designs. Did I happen to mention that these are all free BOM's. I love them all. I will show pictures of the Bunny Hill BOM soon. I can't decide how I want to do this one yet. So what have you been up too?? I will chat soon.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

I Think Someone Is Pulling My Leg!!! ???

I have been wondering if this is possible. You know that I love his quilt magazine and I talked about it several times here in blogland. This comment was left on my last post.

Mark Lipinski said...
I LOVE that alphabet sampler. What an amazing keepsake from a friend. Cross stitch is the best, but so time consuming. I admire anyone who picks up a needle. I have several started around here myself that need some attention.
February 2, 2009 1:34 AM

What do you think? Is this for real? OMGosh!!!

I will chat as soon as I recover!!!


Sunday, February 1, 2009

More Great Gifts

Here are a few more Christmas gifts that I received. The cross stitch picture below was stitched by my friend Karrie (no blog). Karrie is a recent lurker. She may have been bitten by the blogging bug! She is a scrapper (scrapbooker) and cross stitcher. She stitched the picture below. I don't know who this pattern is by but I love it. It is a sampler for a stitcher. Makes me want to start cross stitching again. She does beautiful work.

This is the first stitchery that Karrie has done. Didn't she do a great job? She will be doing more I am sure.

She used a rubber stamp to decorate the frame with some snowflakes. A very clever idea. I had not seen this done before. I can't wait to try it on one of my projects.

This is another cross stitched gift from another friend. Charlotte lives in Hawaii and doesn't blog either.

Last but certainly not least is a new cell phone holder. It was also given to me by Karrie. She gave it to me to be funny. But I love it! When Karrie grows up she wants to be a Red Hatter. Thanks again Karrie.

I will chat more soon.