Friday, March 29, 2013

Stitch Me Up…day 8

Well this is the last day of our hop! It was fun to do and I really look forward to doing another one in the future! Thanks to Mdm Samm and to Jane Remus for organizing it!!!

Sharon @That Other Blog

Patricia @That Other Blog

Blessings From Our Nest

Liberty Threads

Caribou Crossing Chronicles of Quilts, the Weather and other Fun Stuff

Quilting, sewing Granny

Creatin' in the Sticks

Melinda Quilts Etc

Ga's House

Dachsies with Moxie

Hill Valley Quilter

Quilt n Queen

Madame Samm

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stitch Me Up day 7…ME!

So today is the day for my big reveal. I have to tell you this project ended up being so much harder than it should have.
I have been so sick the last month it’s not funny. I started with a pinched sciatic nerve which turned into a severe reaction to the steroid they gave me. Then I moved into bronchitis and wouldn’t you know it…had a bad reaction to the medication they gave me for that! It sure makes being sick harder when you are afraid that the “cure” is going to make you even more miserable than the illness!!!
Well, enough whining…here is my project for the “Stitch Me Up” blog hop:
I have had this fabric, Lil’ Miss Sew & Sew by Dan Morris sitting in my stash for some time now. I just didn’t quite know what to do with it and didn’t really want to cut into it…you know how it is! Well, I was holding on to it for a good reason. When I received the patterns for this blog hop, “Nana’s chair” by Debbie Martinez jumped right out at me. A match made in heaven!
I embroidered everything using different numbered strands of DMC floss depending on the look I was going for. I used lace trim flowers that I hand colored with markers in place of the embroidered flowers. The lace on the back of the chair is actually my first attempt at satin stitch…not the greatest, but still not bad for a first attempt. The buttons are also hand colored using markers to match the flowers. I added a hand embroidered border around the block to add extra detail and pull the whole project together. After everything was sewn together I did some minor quilting and then added the binding by hand. The finished size on the wall hanging is 39” x39”
Over all I am very pleased with how my wall quilt has turned out. I even have a couple of squares left from the panel to make matching pillows for the couch the quilt will hang above.
Thanks to Jane, Mdm Samm and all the wonderful designers for organizing this fun blog hop!
Make sure you visit the other participants for today!
Kristin @That Other Blog
Robin @That Other Blog
Jane's Fabric and Quilts
Dexterdays The WorldThrough Our Window
Sew Nicely
thistle creek cottage
Just Sew Sue
Co mne bavi...
life, quilts and a cat too
Read, quit, cook, pray
Cate's Linens
Shade Tree Quilting
Ladybug Dreams

Stitch Me Up day 6…

Only two more days of our blog hop after today! Make sure you tune in here tomorrow as that will be my day to reveal my project!!!


Judy @That Other Blog

lauraluvsloons and Quilting too

Sew Sharyn

Sewingly Along

Anita's quilts en handwerken

Quilt Doodle Doodles

Val's Simple Passions


Busy As Can Be

Paws for Stitching

Quilting & Other Craft Therapy

pieceful life

Live Love Labs

Felt pa Asly


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stitch Me Up days 4 & 5…

So, I’ve been a little under the weather for the last couple of days. My daughter came down with bronchitis last week and wouldn’t you know it, she had to share with me! Can you feel the love?!? She’s all better now and I’m (hopefully) on the mend. I missed posting yesterday’s ladies and am a little behind with todays, but better late than never, right?


Beverly @That Other Blog

Betty@That Other Blog

Stitches to Sprinkles

Stitch Duchess' Crazy and Sane Quilting World ( late could be a drop out)

Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

Kathy's Quilts

Mountain Delights

Tea and Quilts   

Charlottes Creations

Quilt Obsession

The Slow Quilter

Cali Quilter

Little Pieces of My Life

Creating My Comforts ( drop out)



Isabel @That Other Blog

Jeanette @That Other Blog ( no show) 

Just Let Me Quilt

MacDonald’s Patch

Pots Pans Pins and Prayers

GrandMama's Stories

Stitch, Stitch, Stitch

Needled d

Tomorrow's Treasures Today ( no show) 

Lemur on a Stick

Life In Every Breath


Bumbleberry Stitches

threads on my socks

Hanging On By A Thread

Fresh Cut Quilts

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stitch Me Up…day 1!

Our blog hop starts today! My day will be on the 28th, but please check back here every day to see everyone else’s loveliness created especially  for this special hop!
Karen@That Other Blog
Susan @That Other Blog (scroll down for both these ladies)
Sowing Stitches   
Life in the Scrapatch
Pig Tales and Quilts ( she will be on 22nd)
Marla's Crafts
Gracie Oliver Arts
Humble Quilter
Cherry Blossom Quilting Studio
New Girl News 
Sunshine Quilting
Patchouli Moon Studio
Lovin' Life at the End of the Dirt Road
Selina Quilts

Monday, March 4, 2013


I will be participating in the “Stitch me up” embroidery blog hop that happens March 20th-29th. I’m actually really excited about this one as when they sent me the patterns to choose from, one jumped right out at me!  I ran to my stash and found the absolutely perfect fabric for the project. That doesn’t happen very often. I usually have to go to the fabric store to find “just the right thing.” This time, it fell into place wonderfully.

Now, I can’t show you the project just yet, as it isn’t quite finished and I have to wait for the big reveal until my day, but I thought I would show you a little teaser!

chair close2

I have really enjoyed the challenge to my creativity. Now to get it finished before my day…