Friday, December 29, 2006

Farm Animal Charity Square Finished

This is my recent charity square finish. It will be used in a farm theme quilt for the Quilts 4 Older Children group. Loved stitching this Margaret Sherry design from her 2004 Country Friends calendar.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Flower Theme Squares

Here are my completed flower theme squares for a quilt going to a lady in a UK nursing home. The squares are in the process of being mailed to the lady who will quilt them. This is all being done through the online group - OECS.

Christmas 2006

This has been such a wonderful Christmas this year with many surprise blessings. I received a wonderful box of goodies from 3 online friends (I won't give their names in case they would prefer to remain anonymous to the general public). They sent me cross stitch floss, lots of aida, many stitching magazines and as if that weren't already enough - they stitched a large lap quilt for me. I was in awe and tears when I opened it. It is simply beautiful and I am enjoying it while I stitch during this chilly time of year (yes, it does get chilly down here in south Texas). I think you can all agree that the quilt is simply awesome!!!!!
I had planned on having a quiet Christmas Eve alone, but when I went to church in the morning, I was invited for a late afternoon dinner at the home of some friends. After dinner, I attended candlelight service at church. The day turned out to be full of warmth and sharing.
I truly have so much to be grateful for and look forward to the upcoming year with anticipation of much charity stitching for which I have planned to stitch. My goal is to stitch a minimum of 50 squares during the year. That shouldn't be too much to expect, since I was able to stitch 45 this year in addition to a completing a large wedding gift for my son & DIL and the America sampler for myself. And I didn't begin doing the charity stitching until in March.
The charity stitching has filled me with such joy to know that what I am doing is going to help bring smiles to someone who is going through a very difficult time in their life. I've been given this talent of being able to stitch, so I feel it's only right that I use it to share with others.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Sports Quilt

Here's the finished sports theme quilt for which I cross stitched all 9 of the squares. Kim did the quilting and she did such a beautiful job. This lap quilt is for a gentleman in a nursing home in England. It's in the mail now and hopefully, he will receive it for Christmas. I hope he loves it as much as I loved stitching it. Yes, he did receive it in time for Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

A Rose On Her Toes

I just finished this Precious Moments square (A Rose On Her Toes) for Quilts 4 Kids. It will be for a quilt for a baby in Australia who has Spina Bifida. When I see the pictures and read the stories of these children, my heart just aches for them and their families. I only wish I could stitch faster to complete more squares for more ill children.

Friday, December 01, 2006

My "W" List

Saw this on Meari's Musings blog, and told her I wanted to play too! She assigned me the letter 'W'.

Here's the 'blurb' and my list: Comment to this message and I will assign you a letter of the alphabet. Then go to your blog and post a list of 10 words that begin with this letter and what they mean to you.

1. Wisdom - comes with age and life experience (or at least one hopes so).

2. Why? - one of my favorite questions and has been all my life. Tends to annoy people a great deal, but I just want to know the reasons for things.

3. Who, What, When, Where, Why - the questions a journalist must cover when writing a story.

4. Waste Knot - a starting knot used in cross stitch that later gets cut off.

5. White Christmas - something I don't see now that I've moved to Texas, although we did have a few inches a couple years ago on Christmas Eve. I was even able to build a small snowman. It was such fun and really nice that it was all melted within a couple of days.

6. Wonderful - makes me think of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" - one of my favs.

7. Wash & Wear - the only kind of clothes they make, right? :D

8. Whoop-te-do - an old phrase I just thought of that is a sarcastic remark to someone who says something I couldn't care less about. I think of this everytime my rude neighbor says most anything. I prefer to not hear him talk or even not to see him. I like to avoid ugly spirited people such as him.

9. Whiny - the type of people who really irritate me.

10. Wishful - How I feel when browsing all the cross stitch catalogs. :-)

2006 Stitching Slideshow - Too cool

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There's Magic In My Needle

Here's my recent finish, "There's Magic In My Needle" and it's a project just for me. Yep, I stitched something just for myself. Have to do that every once in awhile. I stitched it along with my online friend, Greg and really enjoyed this project. Actually, I completed it a couple weeks ago, but just got around to washing & ironing it and then sewing on the needle.