Saturday, 11 October 2008

Fair, Fall and Winter

One morning on my way to the washroom at 5:30 a.m. (I hear you groaning too at those early morning trips) I looked out my bathroom window at this amazing sunrise. Well, in my housecoat and slippers with camera in hand, I managed to capture this - God's beauty and grace. A few weeks back, I won a draw on Rowyn's blog for a kiwi bookmark. Well, the package arrived Thursday. Not only did Rowyn send the bookmark but she sent my own personal kiwi, and some gorgeous New Zealand tea towels. Now, the tea towels caused a chuckle as you know my opinion on dishes but I emailed Rowyn and assured her that I would hang them on the handle of the stove and admire them on my way through the kitchen.

Here are the beautiful Fair Squares I received from Mary Kathryn for the Halloween round. Aren't they beautiful. I don't know what color that thread is but it looks gorgeous. Thank you Mary Kathryn.

Here is my Autumn Leaves by PS finished as a flatfold. Several of us got together at Ann's this past week and did up a few flatfolds. Angie and I are off to Arizona soon so having these completed was a priority. Barb did a great job of showing us how they were done. I am pleased with the finished product.

Backing fabric for P.S.
Don't you just love this fabric. Beatrice and I found it at a quilt shop this summer and knew it would come in handy.

Here is my completed section of Sophia's Winter Neighborhood RR. This is PS December. It looks so nice on that beautiful fabric. It went out in the mail yesterday.

And as part of the Let's Stitch blog - Becky's challenge this week was a sampler so I did two jobs at once. I pulled out my Paradigm and finished page 8. So, I worked on a sampler and joined the Friday night SAT. Her challenge this week is to work on a Quaker design so I think I will put some more stitches in Paradigm.

Well, the van is all packed and DH and I are still speaking to each other. Part of the conversation concerned the number of boxes that said fabric and crafts. How do you explain that you need every cross stitch book and magazine in case you are looking for a pattern? Also, you need every kit and thread you have in case you need to start something new.
We close our house tomorrow. We will spend Thanksgiving with one son, then off to visit the second son for a week.
Take care everyone.
If you can, take time to view the sunrise. It will take your breath away.


BeckySC said...

Hello friend!!!!
Wow, you have some beauties for the eyes on your blog tonight :) Everything looks SUPER and I LOVE, the flatfold! Congratulations :)

Anonymous said...

Great post! Gorgeous stitching! I just love that winter scene :o)

Andrea said...

Some wonderful stitching going on. I love that flat-fold.

Karol said...

Great sunrise. Beautiful finishing on your flatfold. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and time with your family and safe travels.

Daffycat said...

Wow, how much great stitching can be packed into one post!

Have a safe & enjoyable trip!

Karin said...

Wow - you've been busy! You have some fantastic stitching going on.

Barbara said...

Great pictures! And congratulations on the wonderful packet from Rowyn!

samplerlover said...

Hi Kathy,
What a great collection of stitching. All look really great. I really love your Paradigm Lost. You haven't got that much to go.
What a beautiful sunrise. - Sandra.

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love how your flat fold turned out, well done. Have a safe trip.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy, what a breathtaking sunrise!!! Travel safe and can't wait to see you in Gan!!!

Missy Ann said...

What a beautiful post, you out did yourself.

Have a safe trip to AZ!

stitcherw said...

What an awesome picture, the coloring is fantastic. The stitching pictures were wonderful as well. Your flatfold turned out beautifully. Good luck with the final close and all.

Vonna said...

I see the sun rise every morning and stand in awe each and every time :0)
LOVE, love, LOVE that PS winter addition to the RR...what booklet is that in...I have the over whelming urge to stitch it and wonder if I own it?
Please take care on your travels....I will be thinking of you until I know that you are safe :o)

Cheryl said...

So many lovely pictures! I love your flatfold, the backing fabric is perfect.
I cant believe your off to Arizona again, didnt you just get back LOL..this year has passed so quickly!!

Beatrice said...

That is a stunning sunrise!!! So getting up that early has it's perks!
All of your stitching is looking good. That flatfold is great..We did have some fun didn't we?
"Oh I will miss you".

Rachel S said...

Safe travels.

What a beautiful sunrise! I was enjoying the sunsets over the weekend, amazing.

Suzanne said...

Wow, such wonderful stitching! I love your flatfold and the fabric is just perfect. Looks like your PL is getting very close to being finished, well done.

Anonymous said...

All of your pieces are awesome as usual. I love your PS and PL is coming along so lovely!

Thank you for reaching out, your "Hugs" mean a lot.

Stitchingranny said...

Looks like a very productive week Kathy.

I just love that flat fold. Not only the finish but the stitching. It is so pretty and I love the verse - this is not one I have seen before.

Stephanie said...

Wow, I particularly love your PS flatfold, it looks great! I've never tried finishing a flatfold, but I really must because they are just so stunning (not to mention practical). You are steaming ahead on PL, you'll be finished it in no time! Don't worry though, you can watch me plod through it excrutiatingly slowly all you like :)

Hope you have a safe and happy trip down south!

Nicola said...

Oh what a truly beautiful sunrise! Love your flat fold and PS December.

Einschies stitching blog said...

Wowwww nearly finished...this is a wonderful piece, my mom stitched it last year, hmm, I am not sure if she already finished it,I have to ask her;-)))


Kristen said...

Hi Kathy,

I just wandered over from Vonna's blog (congrats on winning the La-D-Da pattern!). Your stitching is gorgeous.

Would you mind telling me what color you are using for Paradigm? Yours is the first I've seen stitched in the green family, and it is stunning!


J Rae said...

Where to's all gorgeous! From the sunrise to the square from Mary Kathryn. The flatfold turned out great! Your PS December square for the RR is breathtaking! Love it! Thanks for sharing all the lovely pics.

Lynn said...

Great photo Kathy! I love my drive into work,even if it is at an un-godly hour, because I get to see the sunrise every morning.
I love your flatfold!! I never would have thought of using that finish on a larger piece and it looks fantastic! The PS winter piece is great too. I have several of their winter charts and after seeing yours I think I'll make one of them my next start.
Enjoy your family visits and I know you're definitely enjoying retreat next weekend. I'll certainly miss it!!