Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Some of This and A Little of That

Well, how are you doing today?  I hope you have a peaceful day and that you do something to feel good about yourself.

Rained - heavy last night and today the sun is shining and there is a stiff Spring breeze.  I know more storms are coming, yet it is nice to putts around the house doing housework and listening to the breeze in the trees and the birds singing.  Yes, Spring has sprung here.

You can follow the link above and check it out if you are interested.  Yes, it does feature  hand embroidery.  I am looking forward to seeing her design because I love her creativity amongst the chaos of raising her little ones.

Another of my favourite designers is Tracy Souza - Plumcute Designs. 

She also is creative while raising her little ones.  You have to check out her site, she is a bright designer who will knock your socks off.  She too is a young mother who is inspiring to the rest of us (over the hill mother's) and who are loving watching and seeing what they do.  You go girls!!!  

Tracy (Plumcute Designs) came by Bearpaws and Hollyhocks to enjoy the Gathering of Quilters that Lindy had last Sunday, March 28th.  She had a gift for me and I am still rocked over with her thoughtful generousity.  Floss to embroider with - my most beloved floss, of all time, from Gentle Arts in Ohio and some Valdoni.  While I have not used Valdoni in any of my embroidery work, it does look very nice.  The Gentle Art's floss is to die for.  The picture does not do the floss justice, and while you can not tell, there are around 80 - 90 skeins there.  You know something, what goes around comes around and I plan on sharing "some" of it with my students.  :o)  

Another bit of something to share - drum roll - I finished the top of the Schnibbles pattern, Sunday Best.  Wee bit late (like a month) yet it is done 

My post on March 2nd, where I was sharing with you what I had woken up to the morning after starting my piecing on Sunday Best.  Never had that happen before - have you?
Anywho, I have moved the pieces all over the house several times and groaned when some would slip and fall.  You see in my maiden voyage with Schnibbles, I wanted to make mine, oh, I don't know what I had in mind, perfect in the way I thought the blocks should harmonize together, and was sharing with my buddy Kim, the mess I had gotten myself into trying to keep everything together, have you ever been there or done that, well probably not, yet, she heard my whining and ever so cleverly suggested a few simple things.  She said it would probably take a couple of hours.... well, NOT!.  It took me longer, but it was done in no time really and I am happy with the results.  Ignorance was not bliss.  Easy is bliss.  Thanks Kim!

Mary at Quilt Hollow is a long arm quilter and specializes in Schnibbles, among other things.  She loves Schnibbles like I love Gentle Arts Embroidery Floss.... We have followed each others blog and it dawned on me that she could be the one to send my Schnibbles to.  So I asked, and she said, "Yes!"  Nice, eh!  Check out her site for yesterday and see what I am talking about.  ALSO, she is having a GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Well, #2 son and I are off to find the workshop for the Easter Bunny.    Thank you for stopping by!


Orcsmom said...

So many things to stitch, so little time! You have been very busy! I had a wonderful time Friday at your Time for Tea. I am looking forward to next month! Hugs!


Laurie said...

This was a wonderful post to read! I wish I lived closer to you - I would love to come and visit and have a tea with you!

PunkiePie said...

Your Schnibbles is very pretty. I can't wait to see it all quilted. We've had very heavy rains that last 2 days and a LOT of flooding. Nothing at my house but many towns are under water and have declared states of emergency. Not a good thing. Hopefully it comes to an end soon.

Jan said...

Awwwww, what a lovely Schnibbles Gran; and congratulations on finishing up that beauty :) Tks so much for all the good info too! I've bookmarked several new Blogs :) The new floss is gorgeous! Happy Easter my dear :)