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Sunday, May 27, 2007


I didn't get in any stitching time yesterday. When my husband came home from work, he asked me if I would like to go see Johnny Depp in the new Pirates movie. No need to twist my arm there! I have a thing for Johnny Depp!

I had a lovely time but I must say, now that I've seen the 3rd one, the first is definitely my favorite. I don't want to spoil it for anyone so all I'll say is that I thought the ending was totally stupid. I'll leave it at that.

On to stitching, I received some wonderful stash yesterday! My mom, was at Hobby Lobby the other day and bought me some fabrics that she thought might work on my antique Crazy Quilt:

Stash 1

There are several areas on my quilt where the fabric is totally gone leaving me with nothing to clue me in on what was there. In those cases, I'll just have to pick something that I like and that works and use that. These should work nicely.

Several patches are a blue & cream silk stripe fabric and several others are a red & cream stripe silk. Those are in pretty bad shape so I'll be replacing them. You can see in the photo what I'll be using to replace them. I'll most likely "age" the blue stripe with some fabric dye. It's not an exact match, but it's close enough.

More stash arrived in the mail yesterday from Lynne. In the past, I've always felt a bit embarrassed when fellow stitcher's blogged about stash that I've sent to them so I've never really shared photos of gifts here on my blog that I've received. And there have been many wonderful gifts and I truly treasure them.

After thinking about it, I realized that it was my problem and I decided that anyone who takes the time to think of me and to send me gifts deserves a public "thank you" so from now on, I will make a point to share photos of the beautiful things that I receive.

This is what arrived from Lynne in yesterday's mail:

Stash 2

Aren't these beautiful?!!! Lovely fabrics, lace and a very beautiful & delicate dragonfly pin! Thank you so very much Lynne for your kind and very generous gift!

Today, I would like to work some more on my quilt and I really need to get going on Maxine's quilt. I have some ideas for that one that I think will combine what she wants me to do with it along with my need to at least keep it antique looking.

I plan to do a lot of appliqué on it. Lot's of velvet yo-yo's, velvet pansies, meandering vines with couched stems and I have this really cool idea for sunflowers! I want to head over to Cartwrights Sequins & Beads and order some sequins in vintage colors. Browns, golds, dark reds and such. The ones that have the pearly finish on them rather than the bright metallic colors. This should add the sparkle that Maxine asked me for without it being gaudy. Oh, it needs butterflies too!

More tomorrow.....


Susan said...

What great fabrics your mom found! Isn't it nice to have someone who knows your work so well? Lynne's goodies are also wonderful. Love that teal piece!

Pat Winter said...

Pam, I too was a bit shy of revealing gifts from friends because I felt other's would think I was bragging about it and I was superficial and wanted gifts. Then I realized I can't help it if other's think that and those who know me know better. I discovered more bloggers sharing and enjoyed seeing their goodies send with heartfelt wishes that I decided I would do what feels right to me and ever since then I blog my goodies. It is fun to see stash, after all, we are crazy quilters. It is like getting a "fix" right? I enjoyed seeing your new goodies from special friends.

June said...

Hi Pam
Are those silks that your Mom found at Hobby Lobby? Looks like some that are usable for my quilt .I'll have to go and have a look.

Gina E. said...

Looking forward to seeing my laces appear on your blog, Pam!!
We saw the third Pirates movie last week and I thought the whole thing was stupid and far too long, but nevertheless, the special effects were out of this world in more ways than one!!

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