Thursday, August 29, 2013

January challenge - a few more finishes

Hello dear friends, once again, it has been a long time since I wrote anything.  I have been busy finishing a few things, I had some company and I took a quilting course.  Hmmm, as you know from the previous post I came home from Massachusetts with an itch to start quilting/sewing again.  I found some beautiful teacup fabric for my kitchen curtains and some gorgeous dolphin fabric. 
I took a quilting course to make a bread and butter table runner - I have some beautiful Christmas fabrics that I wanted to use.  Well to make a long story short, my square did not turn out the way that I wanted because I used the wrong fabric for a certain part, the block/square still looks nice but it doesn't have the "oomph" that I was looking for.  Good thing I have lots of fabic. lol  I will take some pictures and update this posting for you.
So I finished some ornaments for my upcoming craft fair and I think they look pretty nice.

So my friends, that's it for now.  Must get back to stitching, I am more than ready for a day of sipping tea and stitching away.  I am currently working on the Mill Hill beaded kit "Believe".  Hugs to all and remember that you are loved.  Louise

Friday, August 9, 2013

Visit to Massachusetts

Hello everyone, I apologize for not posting in a while but I was off visiting 2 wonderful ladies in Massachusetts. I first met Roberta and Peggy at a retreat in February and they invited me down for the garage sale at Sudberry House.  They have a sale the first 3 Saturdays in August, so of  course I just had to go down and visit and shop!!  I stayed with Roberta and her husband and their 3 cats and Peggy was there as well.  We had a wonderful time, they took me to 3 different cross stitch stores (one that was 2 hours away!!) and 3 or was it 4 different quilt stores.  Oh dear me, that was dangerous and they really had to twist my arm to go shopping at these stores!! Let me just say that I spent a few pennies and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  I used to sew quite a lot years ago and I even did a bit of quilting but nothing like Roberta, she has gorgeous quilts and quilted pieces everywhere in her home - simply stunning.  So of course, all these goodies brought back the itch to sew!  I bought some lovely fabrics and a few kits to get me started.  Don't worry, I will take pictures of the finished goodies.
I hitched a ride with Janice and Dave and since I wasn't driving I was able to do some stitching.  I started the little red piece and did the middle of the design and then added a few fans at the edges and turned it into a humbug.  It is really cute. 
And of course I talked about Jaxon and FOP and Roberta was very generous and opened up her Christmas ornaments box and donated quite a few.  Check them out, these ladies are finishers extraordinaire!