Monday, March 31, 2014

Welcome Little One!

Another Blessing To Our Family!
Welcome Matthew James!
Born Saturday, March 29th after 39 hours of labor!
3:05 pm
8 lbs. 10 oz.
21 inches
Congratulations DD#2 and SIL!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Crabapple Hill Spring Retreat

I am back from the spring Crabapple Hill Retreat!
This was the 2nd retreat at Crabapple Hill that I have attended. 
My first retreat was Fall 2012.
Meg Hawkey is a wonderful hostess.
It was a relaxed time of stitching and crafts with lots of laughing and chit chat.
Here are some photos so you can see.

Here is the Crabapple Hill studio.

Here is inside. 

More inside.
Isn't this wall of quilts lovely?

Here is my table full of friendly stitchers/quilters. We were happy to meet Jennifer and Ailene from Jennifer's Quilt Shop in Michigan.  There were ladies from Oregon, Washington, Canada, Utah, and Idaho also.

Here is the box that greeted me with my nametag and cream velvet heart pincushion.

Inside the box was the weekend stitching project.  I love it!

Here is a 2nd project-a wool needle roll that I am happy to say I finished.

Here is the 3rd project a stitching fairy in a jar-there are two examples below.  Mine is finished!

If that was not enough, we still had time to complete a scissor fob.  The example is laying on the white rectangle.  The charms had pieces of antique lace in them. My finished scissor fob is pictured above on the photo of our weekend heart project.

Here is Sunday brunch.  All the meals were delicious!

Lots of show and tell-here are some new quilts by Crabapple Hill.  This one is Shiny & Brite.

This quilt is Gingerbread Houses.

This one is Snowmen A-Z

I didn't forget the photos of my new stash :)

Thank you, Meg, for a wonderful weekend. 
Looking forward to returning for the Summer retreat in June.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Stitchy Update

Finish #1-Plum Street Samplers
Betsy's House
Started this one the evening of the Olympic closing ceremonies (which I didn't watch). Made a boo-boo on Betsy's dress and I can't decide whether to leave it or fix it.

Finish #2-Barbara Jackson
Tea Time Basket
I love, love the way this one turned out.  There are still 4 smalls that I need to stitch.

Finish #3- Red Home Quilt blocks
Natalie Bird
Making progress.  Slow but sure.

Jardin Prive
Carre d'Abeilles
Stitched in 2012, Finished in 2014. 
That's embarrassing to admit.
I still have some oldies but goodies that need finish-finishing.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

We Have A Winner!

Congratulations to Kathy H!
She is the winner of my 4th Blogoversary Giveaway!

I have already contacted Kathy by email.
Thank you to all the kind people who entered and left wonderful, encouraging comments.
And even though the first two months of 2014 are already past (can you believe it?) it is shaping up to be a great year of stitching!

(I still can't figure out why I am getting waves in my photos.  Any ideas out there?)