Saturday, 27 November 2010

Adios Amigos

Popping by to update the blog and then it's adios, amigos. Friends of ours have won a week at a resort in Mexico and have invited us to go with them. Yipee!! Mexico bound we are in the morning.

Stitching away on a gift that I cannot show you.

I did however receive a note from Rowyn saying she had received the Christmas exchange I sent her.
I stitched for her the Brittercup Kittie from the 2010 JCS Ornament Magazine and included a couple of little extras.

 I have been trying to decide for a while what to do with my Fair and Square blocks and this is what I came up with.  Grant it this is just the top and I have much more work to do. I was so thrilled that I wanted to show it off.

There are a couple of sets that I did not use in the wall hanging. Melissa W.'s set made a lovely pillow. Karen R. stitched me a wonderful nutcracker that will be an ornament.

I have been making a couple quilt blocks too. Every year the ladies quilt group makes blocks that we sew togetherand make into a raffle quilt to raise money for the local mission. This year we are making house blocks.
Here are my two blocks. Of course, one had to be a light house!

Well, off to finish packing. My stitching is coming with me and I will see what I can accomplish.

I read my way through all the blogs - over 650.  I am sorry that I did not comment. I didn't know where to start. You are all so amazing and I love reading all the wonderful things you write and the gorgeous stitching that you do.
I will try to post from Mexico. The hotel is supposed to have internet.  Until then - adios!!!!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Guess Who

Back from the great beyond, here I am. Not really the great beyond but Windsor, Ontario,  Guthrie Center, Iowa, Paxton, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Flagstaff, Arizona and home to Yuma, Arizona. It was a wonderful trip. The weather was gorgeous - sunny and warm the entire trip of 10 days.
And then, the dust!!!!! It took 4 days to unpack and clean out six months worth of dust! We must have had lots of wind in the 6 months we were gone.

All my stash is organized and tucked in corners. You would roll over laughing if you saw how much stash I brought with me for the next 6 months. You would think that I stitched day and night - wait a minute - I do ROFL.

I am still plagued with tendonitis in my elbow and so I have to restrict my stitching time.

I have managed to stitch a couple of exchanges and a set of Fair Squares. None of these have been received yet so photos will have to wait.

I do have a few things to show you. I won Day 13th of the 31 Days of Halloween put on by Missy Ann and Annette. Maybe because it was Day 13 my package made an extended trip - to Canada - after I had left there, back to Annette and then on to me in Arizona. It was a fun package to receive. I think of Annette every time I use her Halloween pencil. The lovely Kylie made me a wonderful book mark. The book - devoured in a matter of hours and now I have to find more of the series.

I received this wonderful little kit as a thank you some time back and stitched it up in the car during my journey. The buttons make this one just so very special. It is a Stitch' Em kit from Hob Nobb Designs.- SP9 - Sunflowers.

I received my Fair Squares from Joan in Friday's mail. Isn't this a gorgeous piece! I love it!
It is Little House Needleworks - Winter Sampler - from the 2009 JCS Ornament magazine. The card that she included is hand done. Beautiful! Thank you Mama Joan!

If you are ever looking for a fun group and a great bunch of people join a round of the Fair and Square Exchange blog. It has been such a treat for me. I have a series of the most beautiful squares and I am in the process of making a wallhanging with them. Each square that I sew together reminds me of the wonderful people that I have met and the friends I have made through this exchange.

I do apologize for being offline for so long. I just seem to have hit a slump. I know my sore elbow is making me cranky. I am stitching on a birthday gift for a friend and I am worried that I will not get it done in time. Okay, enough whining. I am off to read over 650 posts in my Google Reader. Please understand if I do not comment but I am reading one and all!!!

Till next time stitch fans, stitch your heart out!!!!!