Friday, 1 July 2011

TUSAL, and some little stitches

Here is my poor frog after this month's TUSAL. He informed me that he is very unhappy with me overstuffing him like that and would appreciate it if I could find a new home for my orts. I am giving him indigestion. I have informed him that he is a frog, he cannot speak and therefore I don't see a problem.

My threads are from many assorted projects this past month. I flitted from one to another.

My friend Bonnie sent me this link. I believe it is "gazette 94".  I thought to myself - now that's a quick stitch - can do this in a couple of days. RIGHT! 4 days later - here is my finished biscornu! And what do you know - it has lighthouses on it.
It is stitched on a piece of 32 count blue opalescent from a Zweigart grab bag.

I finished the second I Spy Quilt for Grandson #2 - Hunter. He loves dinosaurs and therefore he  loved the back almost as much as the front. He is visiting for the week and when I tuck him in at night we play I Spy before light's out. That alone is worth the work involved in his quilt.

I am also working on the shams for my parent's quilt. Not quite sure how this is going to lay out so I'm playing with ideas.

I am working on a couple of exchanges at the moment and therefore have no other stitches to show.

To all my Canadian Friends ----- HAPPY CANADA DAY

To all my U.S. Friends----------HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

To all my other friends around the world------HAPPY DAY IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD TOO!!

I love this photo  - The Pfeiffer clan celebrating Canada Day!!

Until next time, keep the frog out of your threads and in his own pond.


Hazel said...

Lovely biscornu and wow at the quilts. I keep seeing loads of quilts but I can't make them! I just get to drool hehe. xx

Karen said...

Happy Canada Day Kathy! Cute biscornu. I love the little lighthouses! Those cow pillows are adorable! The quilt for your grandson is so cute! It's perfect for a little boy.

Heidi said...

Loving all but that biscornu is amazing! I love that frog you use as an ort jar!!! Where did you ever find it? I think he makes a great stitching companion.

Happy weekend Kathy...I am off to Cranberry Cottage for a weekend in the woods. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~

Rachel said...

I love your ort jar! He's too cute, and I think he needs to be quiet, lol.

That biscornu is wonderful! Lighthouses!! :D

I love the quilt you made your grandson! Don't let my Hunter see it or he might be begging me to make one for him, lol!!!

Beth said...

I love it all. From the froggy ort jar to the Pfieffer Canada picture!! I tried to come up with what I liked best, but I just couldn't - so - I love it all!!

Catherine said...

Oh my! Your frog is too funny!

Love your biscornu - I haven't tried that type of finish yet.

What special memories you are creating with the I-Spy quilt! Great idea!

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

Happy Canada Day! I hope I'm not too late.
That poor frog! Animals DO talk, didn't you know? ;)
Your quilt is useful in many ways, how nice! And those funny cows, love them! And that biscornu ... there is so much to see at your place (I feel like a stitching snail now LOL) ... lovely.

Have a great weekend & hugs, Carolien

Silverlotus said...

I love that dino quilt. It is fabulous.

Happy Canada Day to you too!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great post!
I keep my orts in a glass jar, I was going to use a Branston Pickle jar (to be very British) but it still smelled no matter how much I washed it!
I love the Gazette 94 blog, I have all her hearts which I am planning to do when I get a "round tuit"

Lynn said...

Happy Canada Day Kathy! I'm lovin' your cow pillows!
Wow, no wonder your frog is complaining. He's overflowing! I see floss from that pretty biscornu. It looks fantastic!
Enjoy your long weekend!

RuthB said...

Congrats on a wonderful biscornu and an absolutely amazing quilt. I can't believe you found fabric with a lawn mower on it. lol Too funny. I'll probably chuckle all weekend thinking about that mower fabric.

Happy North-America weekend to you and yours!

Mouse said...

cute frog :) and love the little biscornu and wow those quilts are gorgeous :) love mouse xxxx

mdgtjulie said...

And I hope you had a lovely Canada Day too. Everything looks great, from your orts to your finished stitching, and everything in between. Glad you're having some fun with your grandson. Kids are such a blessing!!!

Vonna said...

There is nothing in the world like a Pfeiffer Happy Canada Day :)
Thanks Kathy for sharing us with your post :)
We loves ya!

Myra said...

Wow oh wow! I just love all your pretty pictures on this post. Love that frog and the biscornu is awesome! Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th too!

sandra said...

Great finishes! The biscornu, the quilt... Happy Canada day! (Here is a regular one!)

Kathy Ellen said...

Your ort frog is just too cute and really enjoyed your comments about him too:)

Love the lighthouse biscournu...great colours! What a wonderful quilt for your grandson, Hunter. I think that all of my boys loved their dinosaurs to pieces too.

Happy Canada Day to you, on this our 4th of July in America!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Kathy I'm always constantly amazed at how much you get done in a month! That poor froggie, he's fit to explode!!!!

Everything looks just awesome!

Margaret said...

My goodness Kathy - you HAVE been busy! Love all the wonderful things you did this month.

Your froggie makes me think of "A froggie would a woowing go". Perhaps he's complaining because he feels to full to search for his true love. :) Oh well - you can't say I don't have a good imagination.

The Pfeiffers are such a lovely clan and it is great to see this picture again.

Hugs, Margaret

Silverlotus said...

I just wanted to let you know that I've given you the Stylish Blogger award. You can pop over to my website to pick it up.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Keep on stuffin' those orts into that frog LOL. Love the biscornu and the quilt. What fun to play eye spy with a little person that you love.

Siobhan said...

That frog is too cute! Your quilt and the shams look great. The biscornu is sooo cute! Very whimsical. Love the pic of the Pfeiffers celebrating their northern neighbours. :)

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Big hugs.

Meari said...

Gorgeous Quilting!

Happy Belated Canada Day to you.