Friday, July 16, 2010

Good Grief!!!!

I haven't blogged forever. I've been reading blogs and not commenting much. I'll blame it all on the loss of my stitching mojo. I did stich, but not as much as I usually do and do have some finishes to share with you.
Earlier in the winter I finished Blue Ribbon Designs Proud and True. I mad some changes to the house and fretted over the over-one part and finally got out my q-snaps and survived it.

Then I finished My Quaker Lady. I used NPI silks for the first time on this and loved working with them.

Blackbird Designs Bluebird pincushion was a small fun finish. I put blue rick rack along the edges.
Spring found me busy with grandchildren and activities at their school. I hauled my sewing machine to the twin's 6th grade classroom one day and joined other grandmas and moms in making caftans for their international day. The kids had cut out the fabric themselves as part of their math class so the sewing was somewhat of a challenge. I went to a Grandparents Day at one school, a spring concert at another, a piano recital and to my oldest grandson's 8th grade graduation.

A couple of weeks ago I drove to south western Indiana to visit with my friend Jan. Spending a few days stitching with a friend was a great way to get my stitching mojo back. We talked, laughed, shopped, and stitched. And I brought home too much stash that I bought at her webshop. I stitched BBD's Bird in Hand as a little thank you for her.

We are heading Sunday to our place on the lake near Petoskey, Michigan for a month. I hope it is cooler there than here because we have no AC up there.

Jan is having two wonderful give aways. One on personal her personal blog and one on her design blog
Deb is having a great giveaway too!

Until next time, happy stitching!


Anonymous said...

Glad to see your projects, Kathy! Have a grand time at your cabin! Hope you get in lots of stitching and reading! Are those bags packed?


Brigitte said...

You have some very lovely finishes here. Congratulations!
I hope your stay at the cabin will be wonderfully relaxing.

Jan said...

Kath, everything is just gorgeous!!! Loved having you come for a visit and I want to thank you for making and giving me such a gorgeous special gift! I will treasure it!! Come anytime, and please don't feel you have to make me something!

Have a great and safe trip up north...will miss you, just be sure and keep that cellphone charged!:)