Mar 29, 2010

checking in

A little more stitching done---Nancy Halvorsen April calendar quilt block, slightly resized. I messed up and marked the flowers. These look fine but it is not what the designer suggested. I was supposed to have done fused 3 dimensional ones in three colors and use a yellow bead at center. Oh well---it is too late once the stuff is marked on the cloth. Borders are still needed as well as a running stitch border near the verse which will serve as a quilting line once I get it sandwiched. The original pattern calls for making small pillows from the blocks but I want quilt-lets similar to the appliqued version.

I had a lovely surprise on Saturday when my pal Aline stopped by with her embroidery floss to share with me. She had a container of stuff already rolled on floss bobbins and another container separated out by color groupings---"take what you want", she said. I was able to compare the numbers on my document and just took the ones I didn't have to supplement those. I had a list of about 6 colors I needed for a project and that fell to half, LOL.

I spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday afternoon rolling floss. Then I decided that all the boxes needed to be in numerical order rather than the color groupings method that I had always used. No reason NOT to change your way of thinking, right? I figure it will be a lot easy to pull what I need for these monthly blocks I am doing. The cross stitch projects stayed in their own box, all the calendar blocks in another and the freckles stuff in a 3rd but the rest is now organized to my satisfaction. Can I keep it that way? Probably, LOL.

So today, I will mark the first Freckles snowman block for April. Norma and I will be working on these together as a BOM. I may also put the borders on the March and April calendar blocks. The February one is still hanging but I put out the rest of the Easter/spring decorations yesterday afternoon.

At some point I will need to start cleaning up the house as DJ got a phone call from the golfing buddy. He and his wife will be here sometime Thursday evening for a round of golf on Friday and leave right after that. They are either on the way down to Florida or on their way back to IL so just a brief stay. With this much advance notice I can concentrate on one (or two?) room(s) each day rather than work my butt off on Wednesday/Thursday morning trying to get it all done in time.

Beef stew is in the crockpot for supper. I made a batch of Pearson House Hummingbird muffins this morning too. DJ is outside doing some weeding now that the temps are up a bit. I have a couple errands to run after lunch but plenty of time to reach today's goals, I'm thinking.

Hope that you have a good day in whatever YOU chose to do------


  1. all the stiteries you have been making are sooo cute :) good work!

  2. What a wonderful sharing friend to share her floss! I am enjoying watching your stitcheries coming to life.


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