Sunday, 22 March 2009

Pillows, bunnies and blobs

Hello everyone and how are you this week? Me, I'm stitching away. I don't have a lot to show you (not like last week) but trust me, the needles have been smoking. I seem to be on a roll these days.
I have started a bit of a rotation and it seems to be working.

Monday - Royal Holiday - Yep, I took her out and we have some progress. I am not sure about the pink in this pattern ( I am definitely not a pink person). I will have to do some more work on her dress and see how this plays out.

Tuesday - Secret Stitch - Yep, I started it - about 400 stitches!!

Wednesday - Fairies in the Garden. I added some more flowers. I didn't take a picture cause it doesn't look much different than last week.

Thursday - HAED - I worked away at this one and got 449 stitches done - for one long navy line and a total of 799 stitches but who's counting. LOL.

Friday - Noddy. Not a single stitch - Boy, do I have trouble getting this one out and putting stitches in it.

The weekend is devoted to exchanges and RR's. I have one Make a Wish, one Fair and Square and one Friendship Sampler heart to stitch.

I hope this rotation lasts for a bit because I seem to be making progress.

I have a couple of photos to post.

I stitched a Make a Wish for Jill and stitched "Lavender Cottage" from The Sampler Girl. When I posted to the blog that the wish was completed, I reread the information. I realized that I had not fulfilled her wish correctly. She had wished for a primitive design.
So, I stitched up this little pillow, also by The Sampler Girl and Jill let me know she received it last week. Now, I feel I have properly granted her wish.

I received my Easter Fair and Squares from Melissa W. They are simply gorgeous.
The little bunny angel has a silk chenille tail and her signature square is beautiful - so delicate and fine.
The design is from Full Circle's "Angel Hare Garden" stitched on 32 count cream linen with DMC, Mill Hill Beads, #4 braid and silk chenille.

I absolutely love them! I have been keeping my Fair Squares for a quilt but the bunny's chenille tail will need protected. I think I will make the two squares into a pillow and add them to my bedroom that is filled with angels.
Thank you so much Melissa - you made my day!!!

Well, the laundry is done and I am off to watch a movie and hopefully finish the stitching on my Make a Wish.
Have a great week everyone and we'll be in touch via the blogs. I do have one small issue. I can't stitch and read all your blogs and comment at the same time. Trust me, I am reading as many as I can and will try and comment asap.

Take care one and all and may a stitching angel be on your shoulder!


Jill said...

Thank you again for my "double" wish. I love both of the pillows you made. I absolutely love the squares that Missy Ann did for you. That bunny is gorgeous. Have a great week!

Daffycat said...

Wow, your needle has been busy!

Oh how I love the F&S you recieved ~ that bunny is adorable!

Vonna said...

What lovely stitching you've gotten done on your rotation! I'm going to try really hard to have a rotation too...we'll see. I was doing good at the beginning of the year until mid-Februray and then everything sort of fell apart.

Suzanne said...

All such beautiful stitching. This rotation thing seems to work for just about everyone, shame I just cannot stick to one myself. I am sure I would get lots more done.

Becky K in OK said...

Great stitching. I love the little Sampler Girl pillow you did for Jill. I've stitched the piece but it's still awaitin' a finish! Have a great week.

Carolyn NC said...

Your stitching is gorgeous - so much done! Love the WIPs, finishes, and squares!

Always smiling said...

Hi Kathy
You have been busy, I wish I could do this rotation stitching but I start some thing that is quite small and have to finish it.. so apart from my Cats sampler and my BP sal (which I am just about to start again!!! 3rd time!) I stitch and stitch for my exchanges until they are finished!! I think when I start this Chatelaine I will have to have days for different items or at least a rota.
Happy stitching and lots of happy dances!
Chris x

Jenny said...

Good progress on Royal Holiday Kathy - I bet you will like the pinks better as you go and have more other colors in around them. :)

Love the gift from Melissa W too! :)

Brigitte said...

The pillow you stitched for Jill looks so nice. And I have seen the Lavender House you made for her on her blog. Terrific!
Good to hera that the rotation thing works with you. I think I'll have to put up a rotation, too because I have so many things I want to stitch on at the same time.

Beatrice said...

Hey Girl you have been stitching up a storm. Love the little pillow.
Rotation seems to work for me too.

I may have to adjust the days a bit, I've added one. My Nordic Angel needs attention!

Cheryl said...

I love the pillow you sent Jill. How kind of you to make 2 gifts!

Ranae said...

The pillow is so adorable. Sounds like everyday is stitch day besides Friday, I think Noddy is such a cute colorful design.
The squares from Melissa is wonderful. Oh Kathy, wouldn't it be great to read blogs and stitch at the same time? lol

mainely stitching said...

Oh what great pictures, what wonderful stitching! Good for you! Don't beat yourself up too badly over Noddy - it'll come!

samplerlover said...

Hi Kathy,
What beautiful stitching. As usual your work is lovely. I'm sure that Jill loved her wish. I also love your rabbit in your Easter Fair and Squares. Love the tail - Sandra.

AnnMcD said...

Hey Kathy,
Good going on the rotation thing. I have to get back to mine. It sort of fell by the wayside when I went to Florida.
When are you coming home? We miss you.

Von said...

Glad your rotation is working out, Kathy. It always feels good to make progress! :)

Stitchingranny said...

I loved working a rotation and though to an extent it has had to go on hold till tigger and ISD are done I do miss it and could never stitch just one thing at a time.

Pretty pillow btw.

Wendy said...

Good for you sticking/stitching with your rotation! All your WIP's look great :-D

Lynn said...

Maybe a rotation would work well for me too. Do you think that would help me get in some stitches on Easter Fairy?! I look forward to pics of all your progress.
That bunny square is adorable!

sandra said...

You have been busy! Love the bunny!

Karrie said...

That was very thoughtful of you to send another gift to Jill, they're both lovely!

That bunny looks gorgeous!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by my blog..I've missed you! Wow! You have been keeping those needles smokin' lately. I love your pieces. And, who wouldn't adore that little bunny angel? Seems like you're having the perfect signs of Spring. Love and hugs, Deb

Hazel said...

Oooooh a rotation. I love seeing people actually work those things - it gives me hope lol! Yes I really do need to do a rotation. Maybe next week. xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I just love those squares Melissa stitched for you - lucky girl you are! And the Sampler Girl piece is fabulous (although the Lavender House was sweet too!!).

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

All you stitching looks lovely! And yes, your house is fine...lonely, waiting for you to return :-)

AnnMcD said...

Great stitching when are you coming home?

Daniela said...

Wow you have been busy. I love the little pillow you have made. It is gorgeous. You also received some very nice F&S squares.

Annemarie said...

Kathy, your updates are pure eye-candy! Not sure about the HAED progress pic, though... it makes my head hurt to think how much work went into that navy line.
I love your primitive pillow! That's a beautiful colour you used.

Sharon said...

The pillow you stitched is lovely! Great squares too! Nice progress on your wip's.

Laura said...

You have worked out a great rotation! I wish you lots of productive and enjoyable stitching. And the bunny square you received is adorable.