Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Catching my breath!

Wow, what a week! I think I'm caught up! I have been fighting this cold turned into a sinus infection and I think I'm winning! lol DH allowed me to sleep in on Monday, taking care of getting our little girl ready for the bus. What a difference it made! I'm feeling much better!

Today, I took care of some much needed things that I have been neglecting. I did take the time to write a few letters to friends I have made on blog land. I also took the opportunity to visit my post office a few time! lol What a beautiful Autumn day!

On the hand embroidery front, I have finished my Autumn's Harvest Pumpkin stitchery pattern. I finally wrapped my brain around the Fly Stitch, thanks to May Britt who was a wealth of information! She provided me with a video link of the stitch!

I noticed that it's a tad off on the lower right side. I'm looking at the pattern and I guess it's supposed to be that way. Strange! I will be turning this into a small rectangular accent pillow. I just need to figure out how I shall make the pillow envelop. It would be nice to make it as a slip cover. Maybe I'll get ambitious and make a stitchery design for every season! ;o) - lol

On the quilting front, this is a new pattern that I am working on, Sherbert Delight by Perkins Dry Goods! I first saw it on a blog a while back and just had to have it! I asked my LQS, Loose Threads, if they could get a copy for me, which they did.

Lora, one of the owners who has become a good friend, will be displaying this quilt in the shop. Of course, now I'm all nervous about my piecing! lol

I decided to make the lap size, which I find to be more of a small twin than a lap size. I'm using 1930's reproduction fabrics. I thought the colours would work well with the patterns.

The Yuletide quilt is still in the process of being pieced. I feel that I must prioritize this new quilt since it will be used in the shop.

Tah, dah! All my blocks are done. It's a matter of piecing the top together.

I will admit, I was a tad anal about my piecing. I don't know why I get that way. I should just be enjoying the process! Oh well, what can I say, c'est moi!

The rest of the week should be a bit more mellow! I'm hoping to play a bit of catch-up on blog land!

Thank you for stopping by!

17 comments:

May Britt said...

I'm glad I could help you. It turned out so beautiful. Love it!!
And your new project.....wow.....georgius.

Yvonne said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better....your pumpkin is gorgeous. Your quilt will be wonderful....enjoy the process. :)

Jeanne said...

Your pumpkin turned out so cute! How nice that May was able to send a link to help with the fly stitch. Glad to hear you are on the mend and feeling a bit better.

Nicole said...

Glad you are feeling better! Your stitchery is so beautiful. What fun to have help learning a new stitch. I used that Perkins pattern to make a quilt this past spring. I used the Sandy Gervais Celebrate Spring fabric and the quilt turned out so pretty. You will love yours when you finish it.

swooze said...

I love it. You know....when you are done with the pattern you could pass it along to me since you asked what I wanted for the Early Bird pattern.

Hugs!

Guðrún said...

Carole this quilt will be just beautiful, and your pumpkin is great.

Rose Marie said...

The scallop edging sure gives this pattern a different look and with all the blocks done we'll be seeing the top soon (hint,hint). Great pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Wow, those are some sharp points! Very nice. I try to be anal, but I get tired and frustrated and hurry a bit and then get mad that I get sloppy! Remind me again why I think quilting is relaxing? Ha! Oh, but I do love it. ~A :-)

Anne Heidi said...

Your stitchery looks sooo cute, great job!

Dawn said...

Your pumpkin is WONDERFUL! I really love it! What a special piece taht is going to be for you!

Libby said...

I think the pillow slipcover is a great idea . . . I've been toying with the same for applique pieces that won't end up as wall hangings.
So glad you are on the mend . . . it stinks to be under the weather.

Pam said...

Your pumpkin turned out lovely. I don't see where it is off.

Love the new pattern!! I love love 30's fabrics as well. Good to hear you are feeling better:))

Angela said...

GORGEOUS stitchery!! Love it.

Sweet P said...

Your pumpkins is adorable. A perfect autumn project. I like your Christmas block too.

Nan said...

I am so pleased to hear you're feeling better! Your embroidery is beautiful - I hope we get to see the finished pillow.
Your piecing is perfect from what I can see. I know it takes the fun away from a project, but is it ever gorgeous!!

Shelina said...

I hope you are feeling better now. The stitchery is great as is the block. So nice that you have all the blocks done - they look like they would take a while to get all the points sharp.

sharon said...

Way to go with the stitchery. It's wonderful. I love that pattern you are going to make. I've had that for quite awhile but never made it. Can't wait to see yours. Sorry you've been sick but hope your feeling better.
And a big old HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YA!!!!!!

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