Saturday, March 23, 2013

Well, well, well - two posts in March!!

Can you believe it?  Another post in March - and after I claimed to be a "once a month kinda gal".  But I have things to post and would love your thoughts on two quilts! 

First - update on Strawberry Hill Sampler by With Thy Needle & Thread.  I stitched with  my friends on Tuesday - and what a great, relaxing day that was.  Pam hosted, her granddaughter was there giving some love.  She's just starting to walk and so much fun to watch; such a happy girl. Lunch was awesome veggie lasagna and salad with luscious cupcakes for dessert.  Good to catch up on what everyone was stitching/quilting and what they've been doing lately.  I worked on this:

This above the huswife.  My box top is stitched.  I made quite a bit of progress over the last week.

 Remember this (above)?  I received this from Mary at Christmas...

 I bought this pincushion at the Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild auction last week to go with it.  Isn't she sweet!  I thought it was a good fit and the auction is a fund raiser for the guild.

I also won the bid on this wreath.  The bird is felted, the fabric from Blackbird Designs.  It's appearance is so soft and the colors are really well put together.  Not sure where it will hang, but I like it and won that bid too.

Okay, now for your thoughts...

This is my Jo Morton "Little Women's Club 12" called Four Corners (I think - it's upstairs and I am not)...I , once again, cut double of the tiny squares shown in my previous posts.  So I had enough to make two.  I thought red and green so I can use them at Christmas...the first picture (above) is laid out without mixing the red and green.

Here is a close-up of the green:
 Close-up of the red:
Then I mixed them up - red and green in each quilt.  Quilt one close-up:
 Another view of the mixed up, quilt two close-up:
 Here's both of the mixed up:
I plan on doing a border on each - red on one, green on the other.  What do you think - all red/green or mixed up a bit?

Besides that, I spent most of this week going to bed kinda early.  Wednesday I started feeling like crap - the cold that is going around struck.  Today I spent the day with a very red, sore nose and a watering eye - yes, only one.  I did quilt some today...the rest of the day spent doing laundry and a being bit lazy. 

Our grocery had rump roasts on sale.  We don't have beef that often, living with a deer hunter, so I picked up a nice size one Friday night.  Threw it in the oven today with some carrots and onions, mashed up some potatoes and cracked open a jar of gravy (I hate making it).  Dinner was delicious.  I don't eat cooked carrots, so I had salad. 

Plan on stitching a bit tonight if I can keep the weepy eye dry and have another pretty lazy day on tap for tomorrow - only making up a pan of chicken enchiladas for Monday's dinner. 

If I don't get back here by next week (after all, that would be three posts in a month - yikes), hope your Easter or Passover is celebrated with those you care for and things that make you happy!!

Sherry :o)


  1. Sherry, I think both of your "mixed up" quilts are great. Since you have two I'll send you my address to take one off your hands :D

    I'm getting ready to start Blueberry Muffins.

  2. Lovely stitching! I am so partial to red, I really like the red/green! Don't get me wrong...the mixed up ones are great too! But i'm sure drawn to the red one! Beautiful!

  3. I love your strawberry Hill progress -- so pretty! Love your auction wins too! The quilts -- wow, that's a toughie. I like them both ways. lol! Aren't I helpful? Well, if you want two quilts that are more different, then keep the reds and greens separate. if you want two quilts that are pretty much the same except for the borders, mix them up. How's that? lol! I will like them either way! Hope you are feeling better soon. One weepy eye -- so strange!

  4. I love Everything you posted- gorgeous WIP!

  5. Everything looks great Sherry! I don't know which way I like the quilts better! I'd probably be messing with them for a week before I decided on something!! Hope that you're feeling better soon! We've managed to avoid most everything lately but my daughter is starting in on something, plugged up, glands swollen, so I guess we didn't make it through the winter unscathed!

  6. I hope you're feeling better now.

    Your Strawberry Hill is looking lovely, great progress. I'm afraid I'm no help with the quilts, I like all the combinations


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