Monday, February 21, 2011

"STITCHING FOOL TODAY"!!!!

I was on a "stitchin" mission today and did not even know it!!!!
First thing after breakfast--
I always hand quilt a little--or alot---
and you all know I am working hard on my ABC quilt--

I have been waiting for some cosmos thread to come in to do a blanket stitch around the last two rows of the alphabet--
so in the mean time I did have some rows done 
and so I have been doing the hand quilting on them--
I came to this one row of homespun blocks and decided they where "too" plain in the centers and I really wanted to do something "neat" in those centers--
so here goes-----
there is 5 blocks in this row--
so in the center one I did this heart--
Then in the other 4 I did--
a cat with a bow around her neck--
See--then I did some more hand quilting on the pointed fabric pieces going around the block!!!

Then after a quick bus trip just before lunch to Wal mart for chips, chocolate and bread!!!!!  and coming home and having lunch it was off to the sewing room--
when I came out--
this block was all done--
We had gotten March's black and white block already--so it is done!!!
Then I traced off two blocks to stitch for this years bom--
(what--you thought you heard "Di" say she wasn't really going to do any this year???)
Welllllll--luckily I am "woman" and woman can change her mind!!!!

The first one is from the Raspberry Rabbit--
This was January's block--I just kept picturing it with some beads--
so I finally had to give in and try it--
I like the way it came out--and ---
this will not be a quilt or wall hanging--
this will go on the front of a tote or something and will probably be a gift for a give away---sooooo!!!!

The second one I did was the first letter for the Home Sweet Home quilt--
I love sayings like that--and I did try to stay blind and deaf to the calling of this quilt--
but---
I remembered I had this jelly roll and I decided I really had to make this quilt soooo-
I could use up this jelly roll--
Ok so far--but as I was stitching this first letter--
I remembered another set of charm packs I had and wondered if I would like them instead--
and while I was looking for this set of charm packs--
in the my charm pack drawer--
I found this set also--
Now what to do---what to do??????
Which set do you like?????

Hey this sounds like a plan to me--
see ya tomorrow!!!



9 comments:

  1. My goodness you got a lot done today! I'm glad you managed to fit chocolate into your day.

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  2. Your quilt is gorgeous! :o)
    I am in the process of hand quilting and really enjoy the process! :o)
    Have a great week.
    Sincerely, Trish

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  3. My goodness, Di, no grass grows under YOUR feet! lol So many pretty projects too.

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  4. Geez girlie! You keep busy! I like the top choice best for the quilt, I think brown and green say country sampler better. You have a drawer just for charm packs?! Hmmm...I wonder which drawer I can empty to do that. How nice it would be to open a drawer and see charm packs!

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  5. Geez girlie! You keep busy! I like the top choice best for the quilt, I think brown and green say country sampler better. You have a drawer just for charm packs?! Hmmm...I wonder which drawer I can empty to do that. How nice it would be to open a drawer and see charm packs!

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  6. I love it Di! The beads are beautiful on it! Good for you my busy little bee! Love everything you are working on, especially the ABC quilt!
    xx, shell

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  7. Well, you certainly do get stuff done! The abc quilt is lovely.
    Which charm pack did miss Gracie pick? I like the warm colours in pack 3, but it depends on where you are going to have it.
    Off to the gym! But will try to get some sewing done when I get home :)

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  8. Wow! I am impressed on how much you were able to do! I love your ABC quilt... and now I have to go look back to see if there are more pictures of it that I missed! It is gorgeous!

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  9. A very productive day, I like your ABC quilt and the use of plaids! I haven't used plaids yet, will have to keep a look out! Nice quilting on those blocks!

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