Thursday, May 31, 2007

Cuddle Cushion

This is my finished Biscuit Dog from the Popcorn pattern series. It is for Cuddle Cushions in Australia (a Yahoo group) and will be made into a pillow for a child in the hospital. This group plans to have 200 pillows completed by October 1st in order to give every child in their hospital a pillow. Biscuit just looks so cute and huggable. I'm sure the pillow will give many hugs to the child who receives him.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Birthday Card

This is the birthday card I made for my daughter-in-law's birthday on June 6th. She loves purses, so thought this was a perfect choice for her. The cross stitch pattern is from the March 2007 issue of the UK Cross Stitcher magazine. I used the multicolor light effects DMC thread to give the design some sparkle. Following the finished picture in the magazine, I made the card from paper stock.

3 more charity squares finished

Here's my recent 3 finishes for WOCS. They are the cook and tea party bears from the book 101 Bears with Personality. The 3rd one is the blackwork love square which is a free chart from stitchinspiration. I did some changing on the blackwork square because I got so tired of making mistakes and having to frog (rip it, rip it, rip it) that I just decided to not stitch inside the 4 boxes. It turned out okay afterall.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Love One Another

This is the square I stitched for the Virginia Tech memory quilt to be given to the university for display. I did this "Love One Another" square in the school colors (DMC #815 maroon and #608 orange). The picture doesn't show the colors as they truly are. This is a Stitchy Kitty 2001 design by Michelle Lutzen as a tribute to the Beatle, George Harrison, who left these words as his final message for his fans and the world. It would be so nice if everyone in the world could follow these words!!! Peace & Love to ya'll!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Owl & The Pussycat

This is my square for the nursery rhyme theme quilt for CSFC. It is the 1871 bedtime story "The Owl & The Pussycat" by Edward Lear. Here's a link to the story:
In short, the story is about an owl and pussycat that went to sea in a pea-green boat (taking along some honey and money). The owl played a small guitar and sang to the pussycat. They decided to marry but had to sail for a year and a day to a place where a piggy with a ring at the end of his nose lived. They bought the ring from the pig and were married the next day by the turkey who lived on the hill. They dined and then went hand in hand to the edge of the sand and danced by the light of the moon.
It is such a fun story and is a must read for all the rhyming in it. The link above has the story, information about the author, and vocabulary meanings of some of the words in the story. Hope you enjoy reading it. I really enjoyed stitching the square.