Monday, 6 July 2009

Never too old to learn

Well, it has been one busy week. The constant rain kept me indoors a great deal and so the needles and sewing machine have been busy.

I finished "Nobody Loves Me" into this pillow.

I added a bee, a ladybug and a couple little dragonflies to dress it a bit. It was wonderful fun and I so enjoyed doing it.

I have my Winter Neighborhood finished stitching and the borders sewn on it but I will save the photos until I have it finished. It will be soon.

Thanks to the prodding from Vonna - see last week's comments - I dug Noddy out of the pile and stitched away. Well, I got the two giraffes done, two little deer and two bears. I am pleased with how quickly it went. I am now planning to make this my focus until it is finished. I hope you don't mind seeing quite a bit of it as a plod my way through.

Dani arrived late Thursday evening and we had a wonderful weekend. Beatrice joined us for most of the weekend and we travelled and stitched. We went to the Waterfront Festival in Cobourg - wonderful. We had lunch at a lovely Swiss Restaurant - The Matterhorn - we had schnitzel and spaetzle. I highly recommend this one. The rain held off until we got into the car to come home.
Next day's road trip was to Michael's and we stopped to watch the Canadian aerobatic Snowbirds do their show. Dani had her amazing camera and took some gorgeous photos of them and the rest of the weekend. Check them out on her blog.

A group of my stitching friends came for lunch and a stitching afternoon. What fun we had!!! and the food ----- delicious!!!!!

And the never too old to learn - Dani taught Beatrice and I how to make beaded scissor fobs.


The little yellow flowered scissors I found at a Fabricland and the black are a pair of Ginghers that I won at the Yuma County Fair. The pink scissors are a pair for my Mom who at 74 is a new stitcher. I decided she needed a pair of stitcher's collector scissors and of course, no scissor is well dressed without a fob so I made her a tiny little one. It will go in the mail to her this week. I made the same scissor fob for Dani - who hinted heavily when she saw what I was making - but I forgot to take a photo.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who stops by, reads my blog and takes the time to comment. I appreciate each and every one of you. I try to stop by your blogs when I can and comment too.
Have a great week everyone and keep those needles singing.

Edited to add: I forgot to add that my DH was away for the entire weekend. Dani's rent for the three day weekend - she did all my dishes. See, there is more than one way to get out of it - Trick #327a - invite a friend for the weekend LOL LOL LOL.

24 comments:

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy, thanks for having me over this weekend I really enjoyed it! I see you kept plugging away at Noddy once I left! Good girl!

I do love my little pink fob, I'll put a pic of it up on my blog tonight (I hope) and you can snag that photo for your files!!!

valerie said...

Love Nobody Loves Me finish! I can't wait til it's my turn to stitch that up. Sounds like you had a great weekend and the fobs turned out beautifully!

Tracy J said...

"Nobody Loves Me" is so adorably cute, love your little touches and the pillow turned out fabulous!

I would love to be on the list for that chart, wink, wink.

I will also love to watch your progress on finishing noddy, it is such a cute piece.

I'm glad you are enjoying the stitching get togethers with your friends, what a treasure.

hugs.

Annemarie said...

It sounds like you had a very fun stitchy weekend, Kathy! Plans are starting to form in my mind...

Your pillow finish of 'Nobody Loves Me' is adoooorable! Would you believe I haven't even framed mine yet? Shame!

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

You have had needles flying everywhere! I'm so sorry I couldn't make it yesterday, but I was so exhausted from Saturday and I just sat at the lake and stitched, and made sure my children didn't drown :-) Hope to see you soon!

Joyus said...

Those scissor fobs are so cute! And way to go your Mum for taking up stitching...

Jenny said...

Love your "Nobody Loves Me" finish! looks great. :)

Vonna said...

I still say you're insane for doing that Noddy, but I know you are earning a star in your crown in heaven for it :)
It is looking unbelievable!!!!
And those scissors and their fobs are gorgeous! Do you think Dani will come down here and do dishes for rent?

Ranae said...

Love the pillow finish, it's so nice to finish something so fast after your done stitching it, way to go!
Yay! for Noddy keep chugging we are rooting you on
I don't know what I love better the scissors or the FOB's lol
Take Care!

Carolyn NC said...

Your pillow is adorable - love the little additions! Sounds like a fantastic weekend with stitching buddies - always good fun!

sandra said...

Great fun you had!
Your pillow is gorgeous and I love when Nody visit us! Great job!

Becky K in OK said...

Your little pillow is such fun. I love the scissor fobs. I tried my hand at making them. No patience.

You gals up north sure do have great stitching weekends!

Wendy said...

Congrats on your finish!! the pillow looks so wonderful.

Great progress on Noddy, love that one, it is so cute.

Katrina said...

Love your finish, the pillow is so cute! Glad you had a nice time with Dani too :-).

Rachel S said...

That pillow is so cute. Great job! I love the scissors. What a nice gift for your mom!

Wanda said...

Such nice scissor fobs! It's great that you learned how to make them...and from the dish washer!! ha ha I don't mind at all watching progress on Noddy...it's really nice! No body Loves Me turned out great! The "dressing up" was a very nice touch!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Nobody Loves Me looks wonderful as a pillow. Great progress on Noddy, it is a huge design but will be worth all of your efforts in the end.

Maxine said...

I love the Nobody Loves Me finish (I've probably missed it somewhere but can you tell me who the designer is as I'd like to get it?)Please keep working away on Noddy I will be cheering you on to finish this Kathy and will certainly not tire of seeing wip's. Lovely scissor fobs, and scissors, so jealous of your GTG I wish I could come, it looks like you all had great fun having seen photo's on Dani's blog ;)

Stitchingranny said...

Will you ask Dani to pop over to my house and teach me - lol you can come with her and we will sit in the garden and stitch a while.

I am sorry I have not visited often and you have been so busy (I just had a quick scan down your posts) but thank you for the lovely comments on my posts and I will catch up with myself one day - I hope lol.

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful pillow finish! The little buttons are a cute finishing touch.

The scissor fobs are great. I would love to give them a try one day.

Judy S. said...

Gosh, Kathy, it looks like your needles have been busy! Such nice projects, too. Those scissor fobs look very useful; I am always losing track of mine, so anything that keeps them corraled sounds really good! We are back home and enjoying some nice cool weather even though we miss everyone in the Midwest a whole lot.

shakatak66 said...

Your pillow finish is lovely - as is your WIP. Great fobs too :)

Michele said...

what fun to play with your stitching friends! I love the fobs you made .. very nice!

Ohhh the Snowbirds .. they are almost as good as the Blue Angels lol :)

Love the pillow! very cute :)

Cindy F. said...

Love your fobs! and another beautifully finished pillow!! (I love pillows!)
and wow! you really made a lot of fun progress on Noddy!! Good job!