Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wow! It's been awhile...But there is progress!!!

I have just been sorta in an "anti-computer" mood lately. My hubby and I went on a marriage retreat put on by our church this past week, and I went totally without internet for about 3 days, and it felt soooooo good that I have sorta been staring at my computer with disdain ever since I got home!

Which is great for stitchy progress!!! I am almost finished with "Sunshine", the last lamb panel for Alyssa's Quilt. I am out of the blue I need to finish filling in the sky, but I ordered it from Herrschners this past week and it should be here in about 2-3 weeks! I should have ordered it a long time ago, but I kept hoping my craft store would get it in, but oh well! It's on it's way now. I have been just working on filling in the white in all the clouds until my floss shows up. But I still have plenty of other things to do for the quilt itself (piecing) until it does get here, so there will still be progress just quilty progress not stitchy progress! Like the strips that will make up the border all need to be put together, and one of the borders is made up of 2x2 inch squares of alternating fabbies, I have LOTS of piecing to do! So, still have lots to do to keep me busy until my floss shows up! I think I may have bit off more than I can chew, seeing as this is really the first quilt I have ever made, but I want it to be something special for my lil' angel! Not just a couple squares of fabric thrown together. So, we shall see how it all comes out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Power of a Nap

Oh man!! HOW did it get to be Friday already?! This week has FLOWN by, and everyday I mean to blog, then never do!!! Grrr....So, decided today was it!!! I need to share my first bit of progress for my WIP challenge. I've kinda been working on a few from my list of 15 but haven't shared anything yet, don't know why, lazy I guess! Ooops. Tired, actually. I have been taking LONG naps everyday this week, plus I have been having to go to the doctor twice a week for a "Non-stress test" for the baby. UGH, and I have to do this twice a week thing until she's born! Grrrr....Whatever.

So here are progress photos of The Power of a Nap. The first is how it looked when I brought it out into the light again and the second is how it looks now, it doesn't look like much progress but I worked on it a few hours.

You can hardly see it, but I added some light blue half stitches to the blanket, and then the dogs nose and some grey on his belly. This one is a small one, so it should be easy to finish soon, as long as I keep working on it. Which lately I have mostly been working on "Sunshine", so I can get that blanket finished before the baby gets here.
Well, off to get something done before I have to go to the doctors appointment. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Friday, January 07, 2011


Well, I find it weird, that this is one of my most worked on progress pieces right now and for some reason I never put it on my Up for a challenge list...Oh well, I may have to change that. Here is my progress on Lamb #5.
I have been trying to work on it a little everyday, I actually ran out of the light colored blue of the sky, so need to get some more, but I keep pressing on with the HUGE sun, and working in the clouds, so there is still progress happening! i REALLY want to finish this one by the end of the month so that I can use most of next month to put the Quilt together, and have it done by the time my lil' Lyssa-Bear arrives in March. I have been having trouble getting comfy when I try ot sit for long periods of time to stitch or read though, so I have not been stitching AS much as I would like, but IF I can get this done before February then I'll be happy!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

A Finish...last years but still a finish!

Here is the last of the Alphabet series I worked on all during the year in 2010. I DID finish this in December, but am just now getting around to posting a photo!!! The picture looks a bit more washed out than it really is, the red color is coming out a lot more orange-y than it really is! Hmmm...

And! I just found out I was nominated by Emily at Emmie's Ramblings for the stylish blogger award! Wow! Thank you so much, Emily!!

So, now I have to pick 5 things that people don't know about me and then nominate 5 more people.

1. I have had 16 plastic surgeries
2. I'm adopted
3. I have an adopted Brother
4. My adopted brother who is 2 years older than I, and I share the same b-day
5. my second toe is longer than my big toe.

And now I have to nominate 5 people...

Meredith(Merry Stitching)
Kathy (Kathy's stitching and other comments)
Joy (Sorrow to Joy)
Lynn (Kearnel's Korner)

If I nominated you and you have already done this, don't worry about doing it again! But I do enjoy your blogs, I enjoy MANY blogs, but just wanted to throw a shout out to these ladies!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I have been perusing blogs, (not commenting much, but just quietly lurking...=)) And I am seeing so many "Finishing up 2010 and goals for 2011" posts!!! It is wonderful to see in one fell swoop all the lovely pieces all my blogging friends have churned out in 2010!!! I am not organized enough to do on eof those posts, but I do have my finishes for the year on my sidebar. For the most part I finished all 12 monthly checkered blocks, and all the alphabet blocks, and three out of 5 lambs that will be going into my daughters quilt this year. So, mostly SMALL finishes for me this year, but they were part of a larger whole, so I think I did pretty well overall. I finished all I set out to do, and that is what counts. All in all I got 36 finishes done for the year and read 83 books! So, did really well!!

For next year, I have my WIP's posted a few posts down if you wanna check them out, but I'm not counting on finishing much, what with a new born on the way, but I am not throwing the idea out the window in frustration yet! I guess my biggest goal is to finish "Howling at the Moon", and "Snow Valley Express" if the other ones don't get done, eh oh well, but I would like to at least get these two done or very close to a finish for 2011. I am hoping to take a framing class that is offered here that way maybe some of my finishes can grace the walls, as apposed to be sitting in a drawer. =) Oh yeah, I would also like to finish Patchwork Teddies, and Tree Branch (winnie, tigger and piglet in tree) that way I can put them up in Alyssa's room, and of course I want to finish the lamb quilt I have been working on for her too. And maybe get a start on putting the alphabet quilt together as well. Who knows....Anyway, I'm off to get some stitching in, and enjoy the holiday weekend, I realize i still need to share my last alphabet block with you all, so will do that soon, as well, as progress on the last lamb in the lamb series, and progress on The Tree Limb. So much to share!!!

Oh yes, and I aspire to be amuch better blogger this year as well!!! I would like to have at least 155 posts this year, that is just under 3 psots per week!!! We shall see how well I do with that!

HAPPY 2011!!!!! I Hope your year is full of stitches and love and good things!!!