Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ALERT! ALERT! Golden Streak is in the house....

My lovely 35count golden streak linen from Marsha at Scarlet Letter has arrived! You know what *THAT* means......oh save me now......that means I MUST start another sampler...oh wait...but not just ANY sampler....but the GLORIOUS **ANN MEDD SAMPLER**!!! I shudder just thinking of it! You can see a picture of her on www.scarlet-letter.com -- but be prepared to be mesmerized! Off I go to trim my lovely yard of linen and prepare to begin ANN. More later......

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Just checkin' in!

It's been a crazy week or so....not tooooo much stitching done, but I will share with you my progress on "Fran" as I call her (The Frances Eden sampler).



I'm finished with the first page and have moved on to page 2! HOWEVER...page two has a MAMMOTHLY large house and so a good time to put it down and work on another work-in-progress. I think I may spend some more time with Strawberry Garden by Blackbird Designs. I've put a few stitches in and always love working their designs, so that'll be a nice break!

I'm also itchin' to finish the Kaffe windmill quilt I've got goin' AND I'm ready for some applique...good ol' needleturn applique! I'm planning to do Birdsong by Jan Patek. I've reduced the pattern down a bit though, so it will look loverly hanging on a wall rather than a bed! Here's a pic of the quilt:



I'll be sure and share my progress with you on this one. If you've never tried needleturn applique....I actually quite enjoy it! It's very easy and these primitive patterns are so forgiving! Jan Patek is one of my most favorite designers...I always love her stuff!

Well...looks like we're in for quite the storm tonight! Better go make sure the hatches are battened and flashlights are handy! Until next time......