Monday, July 29, 2013

Too Long Between Posts!

It has been too long since I visited with you and showed you what I have been up to.
Good news!  The weather has been wonderful here!  Sunny, 70's and low 80's everyday.  The only thing is I need to be faithful in watering my garden.
I finished my Diane Clements Autumn Jewels class this weekend.  This is what I finished in class-
It was my first experience with Montenegrin stitch and braid stitch. Thank goodness Diane had them charted out in the instruction booklet!
This is Diane's completed model-

The inside of Diane's model box with the smalls-

I still have 5 more classes before the end of the year-
1. Terry Dryden's Tropical Jazz in September
2. Sherri Jones of Patrick's Woods-Button Lover's Brag Book in November
3. Catherine Theron-Hidden Magnolia (all in September)
4. Catherine Theron-Peaceable Kingdom 
5. Catherine Theron-No Place Like Home book
Here is my latest finish-

Blackbird Designs Flowers for Sarah needlecase
(inside the Thank You, Sarah Tobias book)
30 ct belfast linen-cream color
Called for threads
I folded up the linen to make the pockets and pinned them so you could get the idea of what it will look like when actually finish-finished.

Remember this one?  It is Birds of a Feather Birth Sampler.  I just got it back from DD#2. It only needs the baby's blanket and the name/date added to the roof to be finished.  DD#3 and her hubby are keeping the baby's name a secret.  So I've been calling her Bubba (hoping to aggravate DD#3 and get her to correct me with the real name, but no luck, she thinks its funny :) Oh, yes, due date is Sept 6.

Here is my progress on Margaret Bendig's All American frameweight.  It was the June program for my local EGA chapter. 

My neighbor had a barn sale. I saw it after dropping off grandson at VBS last week.  Look what I picked up for $1 each!  I thought it was a good haul :)

Another new start-you probably recognize Part One of the LHN mystery.

Two more finishes in the Red Brolly free Le Jardin quilt. One is American daisy and the other is English daisies.The link here is to the latest block in the series.
One question-I just found a little stain on the fabric of the Poppy block. If you click on the pic you will be able to see it on the right margin. Do you think I should re-stitch this block? 

Here is something else I have been doing-pickles and green beans.  51 quarts of green beans from my garden (and I gave away 16 half-full grocery bags of beans that we just couldn't eat).  And 4 pints of kosher dill stackers and 5 pints of bread and butter pickles.

Whew!  I'm exhausted!


Margaret said...

I love everything you are working on! So beautiful! And canning -- that's something I've always wished I knew how to do. Cool!

Monica said...

You sure HAVE been busy! What are you going to do with the oil cans. Very lovely stitching!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i would try an oyxgen based stain remover first on that stain, just keep resoaking in fresh solution until it comes out - the Autumn Jewels piece is gorgeous -many beautiful pieces here - wouldnt mind some of those pickles :)

Barb said...

Wow! You have really been busy! I love all the stitching! As far as the little stain. I would wait awhile to see if it bothered me. For me , it would get better or worse. Then I would know what I would have to do.

cucki said...

Wow I love all your projects and stitching..
So sweet ❤
Big hugs x

Donna said...

I'm exhausted just reading this. Totally jealous of your upcoming class list. And I love the Diane Clements piece.

Marilyn said...

All great projects, and some nice classes that you are taking.
Mmmmmmmmmm, green beans. :)

Anonymous said...

wow, you were busy!
love all the stitching, can't wait to start my own Song of the Season! :)
the seeing pickles made me terribly hungry, I could eat all those jars of yours you know! I'm MAD about pickled
lots of hugs and happy xxx,

Chris said...

Wow! What a great update. That class piece is really beautiful. Your upcoming classes sound wonderful too. All your other projects are fabulous too :) I really can't see the stain on the quilt square. Wow, you canning looks awesome too.Now I want to go stitch :)

Mii Stitch said...

Great projects & lovely updates :)

Sherry said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love all your stitches! Everything will be lovely. That is so funny about calling the baby Bubba to get the name!

Vickie said...

Well I understand your exhaustion! Such fabulous pieces you are stitching.

Vicky L said...

Wow! Busy, busy, busy! All your stitching is beautiful. All that canning looks great.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Lovely stitchings.:) Nice to hear from you.:)

Brigitte said...

That little box with the smalls inside is just gorgeous. And it's certainly a fun stitch. Wow, so many classes that you will be attending. I'm sure you are looking forward to them.
Great stitching!

Beth in IL said...

Love the smalls. I understand why you are tired. Jealous of all your jars of green beans. The bunnies keep eating ours. I think I have picked a handful.

Giovanna said...

What a beautiful class piece - congratulations.

Catherine said...

Wonderful projects!! And your canned goods look yummy!

Patience d'Ange said...

Wow ! All is abolutly beautiful, 1000 bravos.
Have a nice day

Annette-California said...

Fabulous projects you are stitching and they are all Beautiful - WOW!
BBD is gorgeous, congrats on finishing her:) You are amazing to have jarred all you have harvested. Your jars look so pretty...YUM!
I didn't notice the stain until you pointed it out. No don't restitch it but try some club soda to get it out or Tide to go Joe. First I would test on another piece of same fabric. Good Luck - love Annette