Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I wanted to mention that there is another chart giveaway contest going on right now at the "Stitch Pink" blog. It is for the new Lizzie Kate chart "Peace Love and a Cure" along with a lovely piece of fabric. This is a great blog to visit and is full of wonderful ideas and ways to increase awareness. Please visit if you haven't already.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I've managed to get a little bit of stitching done over the past week or so. The bunny block was for the monthly STO block exchange. It is a design by Mosey 'n Me. I added the border and changed the bunny's color a bit. I'm also working on a scissor fob for an exchange with the Prairie Schooler group, but I'll post a picture of that one once it's been received.
"Quaker Christmas" is coming along as well. I am hoping to get the first page finished this month.
The kitties are a Diane Graebner design..."Ready to Pounce"...that was stitched for a round robin. I fell in love with these designs when I first saw them, but I have to say that the patterns are not very user-friendly! They are very hard to read and I ended up using the color model more that the pattern itself. I like how it turned out though. Two of the participants are using the same patterns for this robin, so we'll get to stitch them twice!
The top photo is a pinkeep that I stitched for a friend that is battling breast cancer. I love the design by Mary Kathryn and was pleased with the way it turned out. It was my first pinkeep finish. I know now that it has been received and my friend has come through the surgery and is ready for the next phase of treatment. She has a wonderful attitude and is truly an inspiration.
It seems like forever since I've posted here....I have been fighting this cold/flu bug for going on three weeks now and I've had enough already! The worst part now is that it really tires me out so I can't do all the stuff I really want to do. I had to go back to work after the first week and that was probably too soon which is also probably why this is still hanging around. I felt so lousy I couldn't read or stitch...it even hurt to watch tv! What good is being home all day if you can't indulge in your favorite pasttimes?
I did develop a guilty pleasure though...watching "Project Runway"... that show is addictive...they had an all-day marathon the day before the finale so I just TIVO'd the whole thing and watched it all.
I also was lucky enough to receive 2 exchanges in the mail...this beautiful bookmark from Renee and a friendship block from Sherry. These were both exchanges through the STO group.