The last of our visitors are gone and I am free to stitch again. Yippee!! And the needles have been smoking!
I think I will let the photos say it for me.
First up, my Easter Fair and Squares for Melissa.
The bunnies are from Marjolein Bastien's Four Season's Sampler on 32 count antique white Lugana. I have stitched these for another Fair and Square round but Melissa is a bunny lover and these are just the cutest ever.
I picked up my Fairies in the Garden, did some border, a couple of flowers and a pretty butterfly.
I stitched a heart on Donna's Friendship Sampler and sent it off in the mail.
I stitched on Noddy and now we have the head of a giraffe and the grey blob is the beginnings of an elephant.
I stitched up this little biscornu for Juls when I went to Las Vegas and shamelessly borrowed the photos from her site cause they were better than mine.
It was a freebie.
I finished stitching this little Halloween sampler from Heart in Hand on a piece of 32 count hand-dyed mystery fabric using WDW threads. The little pumpkin button I bought at Stitcher's Paradise in Las Vegas. The pattern then flew off to the Netherlands to hopefully help Annemarie cheer up.
I sewed my Sisterhood into this little pillow and it sits beside my stitching chair. When I look at it, I think of the joy that stitching gives me and all the other stitchers out there.
I started my HAED - 3 1/2 hours, 250 stitches and a tiny dark navy blob.
My design is Peacock Lagoon. But, hey, I'm happy - I started it!!!! I consider this one my 10 year project.
There are a couple of other things I would like to mention.
You may notice on some of your blogs that I have added my name as a follower and my photo shows as a farmhouse. That farmhouse is a photo that I took back in the 80's. It is of my paternal grandparent's house after being abandoned for many years. The property had been sold and resold several times and the house was allowed to fall to rack and ruin. Since that photo the house has collapsed completely. I just love that photo and decided to use it.
Our adopted, spare son took this photo and made it look like an oil painting. I had it enlarged and framed and it hangs in my parent's home. My dad just loves it.
And one other piece of happy news. Every second year, the quilt group that I belong to make and raffle a quilt to raise money for Precious Treasures here in Arizona. Precious Treasures is an organization that provides before and after day care for the migrant worker's children. They also provide a summer program. This year we raised over $500 and immediately sent them a cheque to help cover their summer program. And the best part, I WON THE QUILT!!!!
I was so excited. I have loved this quilt since the first time I saw the squares and the vibrant colors. The photos do not do it justice. It is so much brighter in color. The two squares that I made and contributed are Row 1 - #5 and Row 4 - #6.
P.S. The Sister is finished and Carol has posted to her blog that she will soon be ready to travel. Check it out if you are interested.
Till next time, keep those crosses crossed!