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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Thank you!!!

Hello everyone! First, I just have to say "thank you" to my readers who take the time to leave such lovely compliments for me on the projects I've done. I can't begin to tell you how happy I feel when I hear that you find inspiration from my stitching. It means so much to me! Thank you very much everyone!

I completed the stitching on my little "Good Luck Robin" design yesterday:

Shamrock Block

I just love St. Patrick's Day so I'll be keeping this little one for myself. I'll sew it into a doorknocker during the week sometime.

When I finished up that little project, I started on this one:

Pansy Block

Again, Kim stitched up the little pansy for me which is one of my "gift" designs:

Motif Pansy

If you would like to stitch this for one of your projects, click on the image to go to my Flickr site where you can download the large version.

Today will be another stitching day so I'll finish up on the pansy doorknocker and then perhaps work up a Comfort Cat Doll.

I have several larger projects on my list too but haven't decided on which one to do next. Allie asked me about manipulating Waste Canvas in order work the borders from my book around curves. I hadn't really thought about it until Allie suggested it. I have no clue how she does that wonderful curved piecing technique of hers. I asked her if she would consider piecing a block for me so I can give it a shot and she very kindly took the time to do so.

I have a good idea on how to manipulate the Waste Canvas and I think it'll work perfectly! That will be one of my next projects so I'll be posting a photo of the pieced block that Allie did for me in the very near future. As soon as I'm sure of what I'm doing, I'll offer that as a tutorial here.

I also am feeling the need to have a new purse. A Spring purse actually and I have one pieced already. I'll share that one soon too. It'll be a bit different than anything I've done before. I just have something really cool to sew onto it!

You may remember my January Blizzard purse. I have to tell you, I only used that one for about a week into January. With all the storms we've had this year and way more snow than we usually get, I just couldn't stand looking at it so I put it away. I've been using my Blackwork Peacock purse but pretty soon, I can start switching them around again. It just doesn't quite feel right to carry a purse with a bunch of flowers on it when there's 2 feet of snow on the ground!

Anyway, be sure to stay tuned for these upcoming projects. I'm sure you'll find them quite interesting and maybe get some more ideas for your projects!

Also, next Saturday is the first of March. Yah!!!!!!! Sharon will be announcing the concept and color palette for the Take It Further challenge which I have to tell you, I am so much enjoying! I haven't put my Apollo 13 block away yet. It's sitting on my Hoosier cabinet where I can see it each time I walk by. I never would have thought of such an interesting theme had it not been for Sharon's challenge. Needless to say, I'm quite excited to hear about the next concept.

We're planning on our Eagle weekend for next Saturday. We couldn't go last week due to weather conditions but so far, it looks like next weekend will be quite good for driving to Peoria, Illinois. The Bald Eagles hang out on the Illinois river during the Winter months. We'll spend the weekend with my in-laws, visit a few antique malls and see those gorgeous eagles! If our photos come out as well as they did last year, I'll share them here.

Last but not least for today, I wanted to share this with you:

Postcard From Jo in NZ

I received this beautiful fabric CQ postcard all the way from Jo in New Zealand! What a thrill it is to receive something from so far away! It arrived safely in perfect condition and I have it sitting here on my desk. Jo's stitching is perfect, isn't it? Jo, I know you're having computer issues but if you happen to be online somewhere, thank you so much!!!!

Well, that's my ramblings for today! Have a great weekend everyone. I know we're going out for breakfast in the morning but I'll try to post a photo of my finished little pansy block before we leave.


Susan said...

Love your St. Paddy's design! Of course, green is a sure thing for my taste. =) The pansy block is really great, too, thanks for the XS chart. I love Jo's postcard. She is another one whose work is just delightful.

Jo in NZ said...

You are so welcome Pam. That one has one of my favourite seam treatments on it (bottom left). Glad it arrived in perfect's always a worry.

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