Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Fun

The boys' new toy, courtesy of their Grandmas.  It is already getting used A LOT.

By the way, it's a lot harder, and more tiring than I remember....a few jumps, and my legs felt like jello!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Quilt Along Block Done

Good grief...what I had to do today to get just a few minutes to do this block.

Kids home for the summer = no time to one's self.

I have to say, I LOVE this quilt already.  My pics don't show the colors very well, but it's really going to look nice when it's all done.  Bring on the next block!!

I've also put this on Clover and Violet's Stash Project , because I'm using all fabrics from my stash!  I did cheat a little, and buy some pretty new perle cotton for the embroidery, though.

Clover and Violet stitch and quilt along

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lots O' Stitchin'

I'm on a bit of an embroidery kick this week.  It started with me practicing stitches for the Clover and Violet Stitch and Quilt Along.  Today, got my tracing of the design done,

And started stitching....

But earlier in the week I started this part for fun, part as a gift...

And yesterday, I finished this up as a teacher gift for someone who likes ladybugs.  This tutorial from Polka and Bloom was helpful in making the hoop frame. 

I seem to be adding and adding to that WIP/UFO stack, and not actually getting anything done!  Need to work on that! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Quilt Along Progress

Clover and Violet Stitch and Quilt Along

My fabrics are cut, and pretty perle cotton purchased.  As I am trying my darndest to use what I have on hand, I'm using some leftover backing fabric for the 'white' embroidery blocks.  I have light purple and aqua.  I like it.  Can't wait to start stitching!

I catched a chicken!

"I love her so much"!!!

Poor Honey.  Such a good sport.