Monday, 2 February 2009

Better late than never

I am so sorry everyone. I just have so many irons in the fire, I'm hot, hot, hot!!!! I am stitching and quilting away.

For those of you who have followed the trials and tribulations of Marjean's Mirabilia RR you will be happy to know that it is safe in her hands WHEW!!!!

I have won The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pattern. It is in the mail to me as I type. So, keep your eyes open for when I post that I am finished and that it is ready to move on. I am honored to join the Sisterhood!

I recently won a giveaway on Jennifer's blog. This is the beautiful package that arrived in the mail today. WOW!!
The stitched bag is just so pretty and see the chocolates are still inside the bag - well, for a few minutes anyway. She included some Thread Heaven, Piecemaker needles (my favorite), a lighthouse calendar and a gorgeous Just Nan pattern (my first ever!)

I finished Shannon's Winter Neighborhood. It was a fun stitch. I think my house is a bit small but I live in a small house too.

That is the only stitching photo I can share! Jill's Make a Wish is finished and will be in the mail this week. I am working away on the first of three Fair and Squares.

Here is a photo of my Mystery Quilt. It is called Pinwheel Parade. It was tricky to find 4 shades of 4 colors with no patterns, prints or flowers and then see what they became.

Our quilt group also had a challenge - make a quilted piece with the intials of your name. Here is mine

K - Khaki
M - Mauve
L - Lemon
A - Avacado

There was a lot of light when I took this photo so the colors are not true. Let me tell you - K was difficult!!!!
In other news, I have joined the Friendship Sampler RR starting at the end of February. I think there are still a few spaces left. If anyone is interested, please email me and I will provide you with the details.

And dear Ruth is the only person to have agreed to be interviewed. The rest of you are such chickens LOL. You can check out her blog to see what questions I asked her and how she answered them.
Until the next time, keep stitching one and all. I consider myself so fortunate to be part of this awesome stitching community.


Linen Stitcher said...

My, you **have** been busy!! I'm exhausted just reading your post!! Congrats on the "Sisterhood" and on winning Erin's giveaway. The pinwheel is great! Love the neighborhood! I could go on and on and on . . .

Suzanne said...

It's good news about the RR. My RR finally turned up again as well and is in safe hands. Your quilting and stitching looks wonderful.

Brigitte said...

Your quilting looks fantastic, Kathy.
Congratulations on winning such a nice give-away. I love those purses very much and am thinking about making one myself.

Wendy said...

Oooh your mystery quilt looks so nice! I should finish mine also some day!
Great work on your Shannon neighborhood, it is really great!

mainely stitching said...

Hey there, hot needleworker! You've been BUSY! Can't wait to see your version of the Sisterhood Pattern!

Ranae said...

you little buzy bee you!
That is great news that the RR is safe.
Congrats! on the wins.
The stitching and quilting are looking great.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow! You have been sooo busy! I just adore your pinwheel!

Carolien said...

O dear Kathy, I am so jealous! LOL All those lovely things you made, wow! And how nice, those presents for you. Love the bag! Enjoy them, but I am sure you will ...

Take care & big hugs, Carolien

Jenny said...

Glad you enjoyed the package Kathy - and boy have you been busy! :) All your stitching and quilting looks great.

Cindy F. said...

Congrats on winning such a pretty package of goodies from Jennifer and the Sisterhood Pattern!!
You did a beautiful piece on shannon's neighborhood:) The colors are so pretty on the blue fabric.
And wow! Your Pinwheel Parade and color by initial piece are gorgeous!
Good stuff!

Stitchingranny said...

Love your little Winter piece on the RR.

What is the sisterhood pattern? I know I am always asking questions - thats because Im a nosey person lol.

sandra said...

As always, you have been working a lot! Your Pinwheel Parade is beautiful!

J Rae said...

The Winter neighborhood RR sure is pretty.

The quilt squares look great! Love the colors on the pinwheel one.

Your seaside neighborhood on previous post is gorgeous!!!! Know you must be thrilled with it!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

Lot's going on in your posts
these days. So much to comment

Firstly, I'm so glad to hear
that Marjean received her
Mirabilia RR at long last.
What a relief. I'm sure she's
thrilled with it.

That's a wonderful giveaway
that you won from Jennifer.
The stitched bag really is
gorgeous, and chocolates
inside is just icing on the
cake as far as I'm concerned.
Have you ever used Thread
Heaven before?? I'm curious
about it and would like to
try it sometime since twisty
threads drive me crazy.

Shannon's Winter Neighbourhood
is looking fantastic. I love
the snowflakes that you stitched
in your square, and the Bunny
and the gaily lit tree. I really
like designs stitched on blue
fabric for some reason. It shows
off the threads and the designs
really well, don't you think??

Your Mystery Quilt square is
very pretty, and as always
when seeing one of these I
find myself
did she do that???

Making a square with colours
from your names initials is a
great challange and you've done
really well with yours. Love
the tea cups. Now, what would
you have done with a name like

Here's to Ruth...a truly brave
and fearless individual. Lol!
Must go and see what questions
you came up with for her. I
wouldn't mind answering questions
but I'm not sure what I'd ask
someone else.


RuthB said...

Heavens! Look at you go! Sheesh. You must have those special battery-powered needles.

Congrats on the fine prize. Just proves that you're awfully lucky.... wanna buy my next lottery ticket for me?

Sonda in OR said...

Glad the RR came home to Marjean safely. You are so busy, but what wonders you produce!