Tuesday, 1 April 2008

A bit of this and that

My urge to stitch seems to have returned and I have some progress to report.
First, it was my friend Dani's birthday last week and I sent her a little package. Included was this freebie design. Not even sure where I got it but Dani likes blue and peacocks so what better to stitch for her. She is going to make it into a little pillow. The thread is DMC Variations #4230 and was stitched on a piece of hand dyed that she had given me.
I picked up my Little Book of Stitches for the first time in a couple of months and completed page 4. This is a really fun and quick stitch. The color is WDW Peacock.
And out of the bottom of the pile came Paradigm Lost. I cannot remember when I stitched it last. I think that the huge motif I am working on now intimidated me and I tossed it in a corner for quite some time. The large motifs I find sometimes make it seem like a long time before you get anywhere.

And for something a little different - I also do swedish weaving. This will be a wedding gift for June so I really need to get my needle flying. Will show you progress as I work along. I hope you enjoy something a little different.

I also completed and mailed a replacement Fair and Square for Round 5. I have my squares done for Round 6 and am waiting on a package so that I can bundle this one up and wing it on it's way.
My three wallhangings are all sandwiched and ready for the machine quilting. I may not quilt these until I get back home.
We are starting to talk about returning home and are picking up some last minute things to take home with us. We are heading out April 17th. We are hoping that the snow will be gone at home when we return but everyone we talk to says there is still lots.


Anonymous said...

All of these pieces are just wonderous! What dazzling work you always do! I love that peacock one you did for Dani, I would love to have a copy, can I buy one from you?

Barbara said...

That Swedish weaving is cool!

Rowyn said...

Beautiful stitching. Love the peacocks.

Vonna said...

Dani's b-day gift is so stunning Kathy...and your PL is growing...can't wait to see more of the Wedding gift too!

Returning home...I bet your excited and a bit sad too...

Wendy said...

Beautiful stitching ~ it looks like some of that mojo has finally come back.

And our snow is almost gone!!! And so fast, there one day and gone the next :-D (I think yesterday's 14 degree temp had something to do with it!)

staci said...

Lovely stitching :) Dani's gift is very pretty as is PL. I've always wondered if Swedish Weaving is hard???

AnnMcD said...

The snow is starting to go Kathy...a few more days like yesterday and it will really feel like spring. Of course the news last night was full of places that are flooded because of the fast thaw ... there is alwasy something isn't there?
It will be good to have you home again.

Kim B said...

Wow your stitching is so beautiful!

Ranae said...

Your stitching urge come back beautifully I might add. The Peacocks are fabulous.
Swedish weaving... how interesting.

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, I guess you've been stitching. Everything looks great ;)

Beatrice said...

Glad to hear that your stitching mojo is back. I thought we were going to have to retrain you..lol..Not!
The peacocks are wonderful and of course the colour what can I say I love it. So will Dani!
PL is a lot of stitching but it is looking great.
Nice job on Little book of stitches.
Your Swedish weaving is always so pretty. I still have to finish the piece I started in AZ.
The snow is almost gone. Should be all gone by the time you get here!

Rachel S said...

Lovely stitching!

tkdchick said...

Kathy you've got a lot of great projects on the go!

Lynn said...

I've never heard of Swedish weaving but I sure love the look of it! All your WIP look great. I love that peacock pillow for Dani. I'm sure she'll love it too!
Glad you got your Mojo back.
As for the snow, well there is considerably less during my week absence and I can see my tulips breaking ground!