Monday, April 21, 2014

Littlehouse Needlework Winter Sheep Finish


It's Monday!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend.  I did, but I sure do feel like an old relic today:(




Anyway, just for inspiration, I found this on line.  It brought a small smile:)


 Here is my weekend haul.  A UFO ornament finished.

Littlehouse Needlework, Winter Sheep

I threw around a few more X's to add more snow, brown organza ribbon for hangar and bow.  I'll appreciate the extra snow when it is time to decorate the Christmas tree.  I really do like the simple finish.


 Kind regards,

Jackie.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BBD, Farm House finish and Triangle QAL progress

A busy week, but still a "Happy Thursday:)."

I've been pecking at UFO, Blackbird Designs, Anniversaries of the Heart, Farm House in between appointments and any spare moment available.  This block took forever and so "FINALLY," it is finished.


I worked on my quilt for the Triangle QAL @The Sassy Quilter when I could this week.  The blocks are all sewn in rows, but still need to sew 5 more rows on to the quilt and then the top will be completed.


It is going to be an adorable quilt and I have really enjoyed putting this top together.

Hope everyone have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Kind regards,
Jackie:)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Stitching finish

Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo!  Country Cottage Needleworks, Carrot Cake stitching finished.

28ct my hand dyed spring yellow linen with recommended threads
Beads and a carrot button added for embellishment.  Sooo cute!

Enjoy your weekend,

Kindest regards,
Jackie:)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Triangle QAL progress

Alrighty!!!  Good Thursday!  I have been running my rear off the last two days.  It was Parent Teacher Conference and early release for the children.   To make a long story short, both of my girls are doing very well in school…"the work we do at home is not in vein."  Tee hee!  

Okay, so what else is going on?  Soups's on!  Yes, bean soup!  Not my kind of spring palette, but I find if I don't have something readily prepared/available to eat, I perish into things I should not be eating; and since I am part pig, that could be anything I lay my hands on such as chips, cookies, cake, pie, donuts, you name it, but only in small portions.  LOL.  Anywho…I titled the scale this morning for a weight check and it tells me, I have lost two blessed pounds. Hummm, I'll take it!   Ahhhh, TMI, but this is my journal too:)!   Don't rain on my parade:).

Alright, I shall move along.  On the stitching and quilting front, my time has been hampered and challenged to get much of anything done.  My DH was also painting the trim on the house, so I became a ladder holder, could you mail this package for me, and honey, would you bring me something to drink also.  Yikes!  "People!"  I only have four hands!!!  I have got to get these folks off the mommy drug.

Here we go!  My last post on the Triangle QAL, the cutting of the triangles completed.  The next step, layout the quilt, couple the triangles.  Well…I screwed the pooch on this one.  I thought the entire top had to be sewn into rows and the entire quilt top needed to be complete by today.  Lucky me…only the triangles needed to be sewn together by today.  Well, I suppose I can hold my fire a bit on this.  


I have five rows sewn together and the pic above is my progress.  I had a layout, but, by the time I took the triangles to the sewing machine, sewed and pressed, the layout somehow went out the door.  LOL.  So the layout I am using is "Just Go For It," and I think it's going just fine.

That does it for me here and I am going to see what I will bandwagon on next.

In the meantime, gonna go Breathe.

Breathe!
Kind regards,

Jackie:)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A few framed finishes

Good day!!!  Just look at these beauties.  Do they not ring sunshine:)?  I surely believe so.



What have I been working on???  CCN Carrot cake (UFO).  I am aiming for a spring finish on it and I hope to be finished with the stitching soon.


After dropping my girls off at school this morning, I rushed out to pick up my frames for these finishes and then hit the treadmill…  Tadahhhh!!!  Love them!!!

This was my first finish for this year...

Stitcher's Verse
Waiting and waiting for a frame is LHN, Garden Fresh finished a couple years ago.
Littlehouse Needleworks, Garden Fresh
and finally, finally…got the inner strength to get this piece framed for my little angel.


This does it for me here again until next time.

Kind regards,
Jackie:)