Thursday, March 21, 2013

This was a lot of fun!  I have to thank Madame Sam of Sew We Quilt for adding a hop with stitching!  So many thanks to Debbie of Busy As Can Be and Cyndi of Stitch Stitch Stitch for the great patterns they created and of course to Jane of Jane's Fabrics and Quilts for being our cheerleader!

It was so hard choosing just one pattern that I have plans to complete each one and make a few gifts from them!  The one I choose for the hop reminded me of my home and I tried to add some flowers that I used to have until work being done on my house a few years ago destroyed them...but I told my husband that after this, we are planting them again this Spring!

Here are a few pictures of my house, it is temporarily on a stretched canvas until the other blocks are completed to make a wall-hanging for my Aunt.

This was a lot of fun!  I would definitely participate in another one - they are not scary at all! LOL!
Please visit all the other lovely blogs showcasing their hard work today and for the rest of the blog-hop!
THURSDAY March 21st
Janice@ That Other Blog
Angela@ That Other Blog
FRIDAY March 22nd

Beverly @That Other Blog

Isabel @That Other Blog
Jeanette @That Other Blog

Kristin @That Other Blog
Sharon @That Other Blog
Patricia @That Other Blog

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am going to be in a blog hop!

I finally did it!  I joined a Blog Hop hosted by the wonderful and talented Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and our Cheerleader/Organizer is the equally talented Jane from Jane"s Fabrics and Quilts.  I love both of these ladies' blogs and have enjoyed the many wonderful blog hops that Mdm Samm has hosted,  I decided I had to join  - this one is all stitchery - my favorite!!  I received the patterns tonight and already am planning what I want to do with them!

On a separate note I had just started an embroidery project of vintage girls that I plan to use as quilt blocks for a wall hanging - here is a picture of what is in my hoop right now

Another current craft project are the new techniques I am learning from participating in a year long workshop called LifeBook 13.  Last week we learned a great one using aluminum foil and painted coffee filters...yes straight from the kitchen!  It was a lot of fun, painting and stenciling the filters, gluing them to the foil and finally molding them into petals - I loved it!  Here is my end journal page.  It is definitely something I will do with the Prince again - he loves trying new things and I can see me using it in scrapbooking pages.

And my very best news is my youngest daughter is getting married...and she is having a baby!!!  I crocheted this sweater sans trim right now until we know if I need to add pink lace crochet trim or blue boyish trim....I am so excited!

I will post again this weekend - I have a busy few days coming up and I hope to get more stitching done and catch up on my quilt BOMs so I can post them as well. It will be a way to keep me honest so I get them done!