I have been stitching some - I finished With Thy Needle & Thread Strawberry Hill - now it's in the finish-finish pile....which is quite large. Once I buckled down a bit, this went really quick. It was a fun stitch too - on much larger count than I do most of the time, probably part of the reason it went so fast. I used the called for fabric and fibers. Box top on bottome left, pin cushion on top left - leaving the huswife on the right. Kinda became addicted to a new show (more on that at the end of this post) while finishing up this beauty. Isn't is sweet?
I did make it to my LNS a couple weeks ago - my husband and I went out for Mexican - and it happens to be in the same parking lot...I also went with my bff the week before. I didn't do too much damage...one kit each visit and a few fibers. The other chart in the back is for the sampler guild (the one with the house and cool willow tree) - it's the challenge project that starts in June. La-D-Da's Stitchers Roll Kit and JBW French Alphabet.
Grateful Hearts by Shepherd's Bush. Another of those finished with ribbons and beads. You know, like the three other ones (I think. Maybe even four) in the finish-finish pile. Something do work on when I don't mind switching threads a bunch.
I have been stitching and quilting in any free time I can squeak out. Unfortunately work, laundry and other chores keep getting in the way. I have a day to spend with my close friends this next Tuesday. I will stitch that day - or maybe sew the binding on a batik quilt I picked up today - all quilted up nice and pretty by the long-arm quilter. Then in a couple weeks, I go on an all sew at Memories Manor (where I was for the weekend retreat this past winter). Not sure what will be under the needle that day.
I did finish the two quilts for Jo Morton Club 12 - I decided to do one red, the other green - no mixing. I have one ready to try my hand at quilting on my own as I screwed it up already in the squares/piecing. May as well try to learn on a messed up quilt...The other I dropped off to be quilted today when picking up the batik. Once they are all bound (sewing binding is not my fav things) I will post pics.
Spent a bunch of time this past month catching up on all three seasons of Downton Abbey only to learn season four wasn't ready to air. How addicting is that show?! I also am glad Deadliest Catch is back, although I still miss Captain Phil. My husband watched starting with season one and I got to "know" all the guys and love to watch...And a gal has to watch something while stitching/sewing...or listen to something at least.
Well it's off to toss more clothes in the dryer, hang up some wet items and toss more in the washer. Dang dirty clothes! Then to check out the Better Homes and Gardens "Quilt Sampler" spring edition. I love looking at the stores they feature and the quilts - to die for....oh boy, I can hear the niggling voice in my head reminding the swooning voice that we have tons of items to do in the sewing room - don't need more! LOL
Take care - thanks for reading and hanging with me in long posts, infrequent posts! I have been keeping up on everyone and comment when I get the chance - I love visiting each of you and hope you enjoy visiting with me, so to speak!
Stitch happy :0) do things that make you smile.