Friday, August 31, 2007

Irish Chain Quilt Block

I just finished this Irish Chain Quilt Block square. It is going to be made into a quilt of various quilt block designs for wocs. This pattern is from the book "Quilts In A Day #1" by Canterbury Designs. I've now begun stitching another square for this quilt - the Double Wedding Ring design.

Must admit I haven't been getting much stitching done lately. I got into an "organizing" mood and finished wrapping all my DMC floss onto plastic bobbins - even all my duplicate colors. It's so much easier to see what colors I have when I only have one place to look. I now have 7 1/2 plastic containers of floss, so I shouldn't need any colors for sometime to come. Now that I've said that, I'll end up running short of some color. :D

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Finally - it's finished!

Yippee!!! I got the Forever Friends 'Basket of Roses' Teddy completed today. This is for Q4OC and will be donated to Cole's Quilts in Australia. I am so happy to have this one finished. The backstitching was a nightmare - to put it mildly. I really don't understand why designers have the backstitching going inside the aida squares rather than utilizing the holes. It sure makes for tedious stitching that is not any fun. I didn't follow the chart exactly when backstitching and I think the end result is just as nice. I sure don't have any desire to do anymore Forever Friends in the near future, though. :D

Thursday, August 09, 2007

My grandgirl - Katie

Since I don't have any new stitching pics to post, I'll post a pic of my 3 year old grandgirl. I'll be going to visit her in September and am quite excited. It's been over a year since I've seen her and she has grown up so much since then. This picture is of her flower girl dress at her uncle's wedding last month (July).