Tuesday, October 6, 2009

A little better but not quite there yet

Greetings all ! Hope today's post finds you all doing well. I'm a little better today but still need to get in gear.Yesterday was spent mostly sleeping. I didn't intend for it to be that way but I just couldn't stay awake. I was up a few different times to get some water ,take medicine, check emails and such .I started dozing off at the computer at one point. I plan on hopefully to get some finishing done on my exchange pieces today. I didn't take a stitch at all yesterday! That hasn't happened to me in eons I don't think. Hubby got some of his done though. He's working on Salem Inn from Plum Pudding Needleart. he is stitching on 28 count cream evenweave. You can't tell much difference in the pic between the black and the WDW molasses , but you can in person. Here is his progress.

I've spoken to you about my dad before and how he comes across such wonderful finds for all of us at garage sales, estate sales, and fleamarkets. He'd be a good shopping buddy for you Edgar. Anyway, he ran across these and brought them to me. I love checker/ chess boards so that one is a future stitch for me. I'm not big on bell pulls but I love samplers and the bell pull in the other magazine has really caught my eye. I don't know if you can see it well .I tried taking a close up of it but the image keep turning when being uploaded so I don't have a good shot of it. These are older magazines and I don't even know if they are still in print. Anyone have any idea?

Here is a shot of one of the flannel quilts that I have made. I made one similar for my dad several years back for Christmas . I titled his 'A Walk in the Woods' because of all the different woodsy fabrics it had. When I made mine ( below) I added some lighter fabrics to make it a little more suitable for a female. I titled it 'A Walk in the Woods II'.It's a lap quilt and my son uses it sometimes when he's cold ,but the way the boy is growing he's gonna need that other one finished pretty quick!

Here is the best close up I could get of the handquilting. Hopefull you can see some of it.I did stippling across the entire quilt. I know this isn't a great picture. Kind of embarrassed for Edgar to see this one as he always has such great pictures on his blog.

Yesterday the house was filled with a wonderful aroma that lasted nearly the whole day. Hubby was making deer jerkey. This plate was full yesterday, this morning this was all that was left. I had a couple of pieces and the guys ate the rest! I just love this set of dishes. They were from Pier 1 .My sister gave them to us as a wedding gift many years ago. Sad to say that I'm lucky if I have a full 4 place setting after the ones that have gotten broken over the years.We started out with an 8 place setting.

That's it for today dear blogging buddies. Thank you all for your wonderful comments .They're so appreciated! Peg- I'll keep your framing fella in mind, thanks.

'Til next time,

Happy Stitching,



  1. Glad you are slowly feeling better! I love that quilt- it would look great with my living room furniture! lol What neat magazines your dad found! I like the sampler on the one.

  2. Hopefully you'll be back to normal soon...love your dad's stitching, and your quilting. Cool magazines.

  3. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I hope it goes on each and every day!
    Oh, I wish I could find goodies like that. Maybe I should see if I can convince my dad to start yard saling for me - NOT! lol.


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