Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Stitch Pink

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

Some stitching projects

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.

Back to blogging

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 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.