Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Stitching and Quilting and Sewing and................

Oh, have I been busy. My DH is laughing at me as I'm going back and forth between  stitching and the sewing machine. He says I can't seem to make up my mind which I want to do.
Well, I want to do both!

So, my computer time has been very limited. I was reading a bunch of blogs in my google reader yesterday and pushed the wrong button! You all disappeared. Oh no!!!!! If I have not commented on your blog lately - it means you were there when I pushed the wrong button. I will read your next post and catch up from there.

Here's my progress for the last 10 days or so.

Beatrice Mirabilia RR.


She left it with me when she visited. I am the last stitcher. I stitched "Emerald Mermaid" for her. I will take it home with me and give it to her. Isn't it pretty all done up. The stitchers are my fellow stitchers at home in Ontario, Canada. The little white box at the bottom left is the famous Adriana - still stitching at 94!

Marie-Paule is working on making a quilt. She asked that we each stitch a Santa for her. I stitched "Star Santa" on 14 count aida. I can't tell you where the design comes from.


A good friend of mine is expecting her first great grandchild - a boy - and she and her family are very excited. I made the little guy some baby bibs, some burp pads and a couple of bigger bibs. These were fun to sew!


This panel was in a grab bag of throwaway stuff. I loved the alphabet, found this wonderful fabric and here is my end result. It will hang in my new stitching/sewing room at home in Canada.


I have another couple of irons in the fire. I am working on Susan's Mirabilia RR. This is a new RR and the first mailing has happened. I will be posting photos as I go along. Right now, Susan's RR is just a blob of color.

I am also working on a quilt for my parent's 60th anniversary in September. It is a quilt that I designed myself so it's a little more complicated than I had intended. Once it has started to shape up, I will post a photo.

Oh, and someone sent me a picture of this - I just had to have it!
http://www.jardinprive.com/index.php?mod=DM07&PHPSESSID=8f416db4b1cd763280f85a4dd03a9c02
To finish off this week - I found this pattern in my stash - it was with a bunch of stuff given to me. If you are interested in this chart, I will be happy to give it a new home. If there is more than one person interested I will draw for it. I don't know why he/she is upside down - but you get the idea!

Until next time - keep those needles smokin'

Edited to add: Courtney - You will be the proud new owner of the above chart.

28 comments:

Courtney said...

oh my goodness, I would love that pattern - I just got a puppy Scottie and she is just driving me nuts! :o) She'll be 4 months old on March 2...

Thank you so much for the offer!
Courtney
rubberkeyhole@gmail.com

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

Beatrice will be happy with her Mirabilia I bet, it looks great!
Love your bibs ...
How sweet to make a quilt for your parents, 60 years, wow! I look forward to see it.

Hugs, Carolien

Myra said...

It must be in the air as I have been toddling back and forth between the sewing machine and the stitching chair too.

Joyus said...

Wow you sure have been busy! I too am stitching and sewing - it must be the time of year LOL

Hazel said...

Gorgeous Mira RR! Stunning. I am the same Kathy with to-ing and fro-ing between cross stitch and crochet. Not enough time.

Judy S. said...

Don't you wish you could do both things at once? You have been very busy....all that beautiful stitching in the sunshine no less, I'll bet. We are supposed to get snow here..bleh. We thoought we'd paid our dues already, LOL.

carol fun said...

I too seem to bounce back and forth, to and fro, going from the sewing machine, to the stitching chair and a side trip to my stamping table. So many things I want to do -- Oh that Jardin Prive chart already sucked me in -- I ordered both part I and II and can't wait for part III - it is just too pretty. Happy stitching-

Beatrice said...

THANK YOU Kathy the Mira RR is wonderful. I just love the mermaid it fits perfect...I can't wait to get it framed. I will treasure it that's for sure.
We are still having fun on our trip!!

Linen Stitcher said...

Even if my needles were smokin', there's absolutely NO way I'd be able to keep up with yours. You've been BUSY!!! It's fun reading your update and seeing such a wonderful variety of photos.

What an inspiration that your friend is still stitching at 94! That's wonderful!

Vonna said...

My goodness Kathy, I bet your husband is rolling on the floor trying to keep up with you! Sewing and stitching away...I LOVE Beatrice's Mirabilia RR...GORGEOUS!

Carol said...

Gorgeous stitching and sewing projects, Kathy... And I can see why you MUST have that Jardin Prive design--it is just lovely!

Mary said...

The RR looks wonderful! You've really been busy with all of the stitching and sewing projects lately! Wish I could accomplish as much as you do!

Mary said...

Love the Santa...wish you knew the designer...

sandra said...

You've been busy! You can't decide on what to do first but you keep working! Lately I can't focus on anything, so, no finishes for me...

Beth said...

Where to start? I love all the stitching. That Mirabella RR is amazing. I had never seen that before I came to your blog, and I really think they are cool. The alphabet you stitched is fantastic on that fabric - what a find. I also love the Santa as he is one of my favorite subjects - hehehhe!

mollycaff said...

What a fantastic RR, it's beautiful. I too have been tempted by the Jardin Prive design - I hope I follow in Adriana's footsteps and am still stitching at 94 lol

Karen said...

My oh my, have you ever been busy! The Mirabillia RR is stunning! I love your wall hanging for the quilters alphabet and I'm sure the baby items will be much appreciated! The Jardin Prive design is really pretty, and have to say it's mighty tempting!

Carolyn NC said...

Stitching is just awesome! Love the Mirabilia RR! And I love that Jardin Prive design, too. :)

marylin said...

very very beautiful
marylin

Heidi said...

What...is it not NORMAL to run back and forth between the sewing machine and our stitching??? Sure it is! :-)

Love the RR and baby items. Cannot wait to see a peek of the quilt you are making.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Lynn said...

Wow, it must be all that lovely warm air down there thats put a fire under you! Your stitch on Bea's RR looks beautiful. I've always admired her RR.

BTW, I just ordered that Jardin Prive a few days ago. Isn't it gorgeous?!

Brigitte said...

An absolutely great week, Kathy. Beatrice's RR looks gorgeous. And your friend will love the bibs that you sewed for her first grandchild.
This new Jardin Privé project is sooooo tempting and each time I see it I'm drooling over it. So far I'm still resisting ...

Suzanne said...

You have been so very busy. Beatrice's RR looks so beautiful and I really love the block you stitched.

Nicola said...

All your stitching and sewing is beautiful Kathy. That RR is just gorgeous. The Jardin Prive chart seems to be quite popular, some ladies on the forum that I belong to are going to stitch it as a SAL.

Siobhan said...

All of your projects are wonderful, Kathy! LOL about going between the sewing machine and stitching. I am torn, too, though it's the stitching that is currently winning out. Enjoy the Jardin Prive--I like their stuff!

Patches said...

I love the baby bibs and burp cloths. The RR are cute as well. What do you make them into?

Kathy A. said...

Patches - My RR's have been framed.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Beatrices Mira RR looks fantastic. I can always bring it back with me and leave it with Ann for her if you want.

Just over a week to go!!!