Thursday, February 23, 2017

W is for....... (54)

Just a little reminder that I posted "V" on Valentine's Day, so I'm jumping to "W" today.

Spent the day yesterday painting our living room and it was exhausting!!! All I did was the taping and "cutting in" with a brush; hubby did all the rolling...and I was still pooped. But a good nights sleep and I'm feeling good as new....well maybe not that new but still able to carry on. And carry on I the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton Roads. The show starts today and I am hoping it will be less crowded since it's a weekday--we shall see. I'm looking forward to browsing the vendors and checking out some finished quilts--a quiet day to myself. Will let you know if I find anything wonderful!

I did get another part of the Beekeeper's Cottage Etui stitched, the measuring tape cover. Isn't it pretty? 

 I had to share this photo of my grand daughter. To celebrate their 100th day of school, they were asked to dress as a 100 year old person. Here is her version, a mini-me of my Mom. My Mom loaned her the wig and cane, so quite authentic!!! :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

U is for......... (53)

Looking back, this series really was a lot of fun with fairly immediate gratification. The kits were truly all inclusive, including the tuck-a way pillows. It was just a monthly matter to stitch, add embellishment, trim, slide into pillow and sew on the four corner buttons......easy-peasy! Today I'm sharing my favorite of the bunch!

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 I completed stitching the roof pieces for the Beekeper's Cottage etui....a little bit of Zen stitching. Once you got the blackwork pattern down, it was so nice to not have to keep referring to a chart.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

T is for (52) and a little finish

I'm strolling on down to the end of this Shepherd's Bush Fold series.....only 6 more to go! Then, I'll restart posting  other projects from over the years. Isn't that turkey adorable--wouldn't want to eat him/her. And there's a sweet little teapot too!

T is for..........
I completed the stitching on a little piece from Hands on Design, Winter Thyme. I stitched it on two mystery linens and substituted fiber colors with ones I had on hand. That's always easy to do when there isn't a lot of fiber usage. I think I have the Autumn one in this series and will have to check if spring and summer are available. I'll be making this into a small vertical pillow, hopefully have a fabric in my stash to fit the bill.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Stitch Stroll S is for...... (51)

I would love to be saying that today's little pillow is indicative of our current weather, but sadly, that is not the case. With temps in the 60's and 70's this past week, it is difficult to believe it is February!!! As Anna sings to Elsa in Frozen...."Would you like to build a snowman"? Yes, I think I would!

S is for.......
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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Q is for........ (49) and R is for...... (50)

Sorry I missed yesterday but we had an early start to take my parents home to Baltimore and a commitment in the afternoon. It was a long day and we made the trip up and back in one day. But after an energizing walk this morning in Pocahontas State Park, I'm ready to get moving and combining two posts today. 

Up first is Q is for.......

Q is for......

I had a short foray into quilting back in the late 1980's. There was a lady in Bethlehem, PA that taught quilting at her house. My first class was a pillow, all hand pieced and quilted.

My next, and final class, was a Star of Bethlehem quilt (quite appropriate as I was living in Bethlehem at the time). This is a 42" square and, again, hand pieced and quilted.

I am always so tempted by quilting, but have fought the urge for years. I have too much stitching to accomplish and, even though I do have a nice stash of fat quarters, I don't want to start "collecting" fabric. I get most of my quilt enjoyment from a friend's blog, The Polka Dot Chicken. Carol makes crazy, wild, jubilant quilts that always put a smile on my face.

Now on to R is for.....

R is for......

We had a nice day on Friday with my parents in Deltaville, VA. They had an oyster museum which was very nice; they even gave us goodie bags with tee shirts! We followed that with lunch at The Table ( a great little find) where hubby had an oyster po-boy. Me, I stuck with egg salad...not a fan of oysters!

 Enjoy your Sunday and holiday tomorrow.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

P is for............. (48)

Today's stroll piece brings to mind my favorite time of the year....autumn.......

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and my favorite colors....fall greens, oranges, golds and scarlets. In that vein, here is a new purchase I made at IKEA this week. I had seen these on a few posts on FB and thought it could come in handy. Not sure where I'm going to use it, but I loved this color and the versatility of the cart. 

I also wanted to share a gift we received on Valentine's Day from our realtor. I thought this was a great marketing idea and a win-win for me since I love houses...and sweets. She personally dropped off this papier mache "house" filled with heart shaped cookies. It's the little things that can mean so much!!!  Now, to get the creative juices flowing and figure out something to do with the house. Any ideas????

 We're off with the parents today to an oyster museum on the bay; I think the town is called Deltaville.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

O is for........... (47)

O is for.....Once Upon a Time. 

Sorry, that's all for today folks!
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