Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Stash, tigers and spirals

Oh dear, my clicky finger has been at it again. I purchased some gently used charts. I couldn't resist a pretty Just Nan, a froggy scissor fob and a magazine with Nora Corbett's "Gathering Eggs".

Remember the traveling pattern that I showed you last week. I wanted to show you the journal for the traveling pattern with my entry. Each participant has added a note, a photo of their piece, a snippet of fabric and a sample of the threads they used. What a wonderful tribute to this pattern.

I found this fabric when I was at the quilt shop the other day and thought the colors matched the Jellyfish thread so well. I have stitched it into a little pillow. I think I will wait until I return to Canada to stuff it. It packs easier this way.

It will be interesting to see each new stitcher's work. The pattern has gone now to Blu at Therapy by Thread. Watch for her progress.

I made this spiral runner for a friend of mine. The colors are very similar to the one I did in November.
 I am getting the hang of making these sprirals now. Don't mix up the fabrics and don't turn the fabrics. You get this crazy circle instead of a spiral and spend lots of time unpicking threads.

I have spent the last 6 weeks working off and on this UFO RR piece. This is a Dimensions kit.
 The tiger looked like this when I received it.

It looks like this as it goes out in the mail.

I have also put some stitches in Point Loma Lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is starting to appear.

I have been asked how I get so much stitching done. I generally get up between 6 and 7 a.m. I usually stitch 1 - 1-1/2 hours in the morning. I rarely get time during the day to stitch. If I have time, it is spent quilting. I am usually home in front of the TV by 8 p.m. I love me some TV. I usually stitch from 8 until 11-12 p.m. I have this sofa with an unused seat in the middle and there are always two or three projects stacked there. I stitch whichever one calls the loudest or whichever RR has arrived in the mail.

 I am so very excited. In 6 days my son, DIL and 2 grandsons will be here for a two week visit. We will be doing some touring in San Diego and enjoying some quality time with our family. I will post when I can.

Until then, keep those stitches crossed and those frogs confused.


Deborah said...

I love your version of the traveling pattern. It will make a wonderful pillow. Love the table runner.

Von said...

I'm glad to see that you are able to get a good amount of stitching done so that I can live vicariously through you!! :D

Have a great time with your family, Kathy!!

Catherine said...

Great post! Love all the stitchy projects! I really like how you finished the ABCD into a pillow ~ that fabric is perfect!

Daffycat said...

Awesome stitching, Kathy! Congratulations on finishing your traveling pattern looks really good.

Have fun visiting and traveling with the family!

Carolien said...

Have a great time with your family!!!

Hugs, Carolien

Lynn said...

That frog pattern is just too cute Kathy! Excellent choice!

It's funny, I have all this free time now I'm retired but I generally still do the majority of my stitching in front of the TV in the evenings. Habit I guess!

Kathy A. said...

Your traveling pattern is so bright and vibrant. The fabric you've used to finish it is just perfect.

The tiger RR is looking great. You've certainly stitched a lot on it. Lovely progress on your lighthouse too.


Pumpkin said...

Great stash!

That fabric rocks! Must have been waiting on the shelves for you ;o) It's so neat to see the journal. I like seeing how one pattern can look so different coming from each stitcher.

Fabulous job on the tiger.

I hope you enjoy your time with your family when they arrive :O)

ariadne said...

I so enjoyed the photos today! The spiral is fantastic!The tiger too!I am glad you will have family visiting!AriadnefromGreece!

Meari said...

Ooh, enjoy your visit with the DS and grands. :)

I LOVE that idea of a journal for the traveling piece! Awesome. I may use that idea for my finishes.

Meari said...

P.S. Nice stashing and stitching. Are you going to make your traveling piece into a wall hanging or pillow or?

Carol said...

Oh, that journal idea to go with the traveling pattern is so wonderful, Kathy--love how you've included samples of your fabric and threads, too. It really did turn out cheery :)

Looks like you've purchased some nice goodies lately to replenish your stash--enjoy!

Teresa said...

Fun new stash. Love the fabric you choose for the traveling pattern.
Enjoy your family visit.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stiches

Margaret said...

Love all you have been stitching & quilting.

Great minds think alike - Juls & I decided to stitch 'Gathering Eggs'. She started while we were stitching here on Tuesday. We're stitching on 32 ct opalescent/raw Belfast. Would love to start mine but need to finish a few things first.

How wonderful that your son & family are coming. What fun you will have!!

sandra said...

You've been working a lot, as usual!
Have fun with your family!

StitchyWoman said...

I love the finishing on your traveling pattern. What a great pillow that'll be. Have a great trip to SD!

Stitch ya later!

Linda said...

Great stitching on both pieces. Have fun with your family.


Bette said...

I love the idea of the journal. What a wonderful record of what you've stitched.

Ginny said...

You are one busy gal! I love all of your projects you have going. The Tiger is stunning! I adore the froggy pattern you recently purchased and may have to look for that one myself. Your traveling pattern is a wonderful idea-love it and that spiral table runner is most awesome!

Rachel S-H said...

Love the fabric, and I like that idea of the journal for the traveling piece.

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, our clicky fingers can really become a problem, but a sweet one, lol. Nice new satsh. And wow, such great progress and finishing pictures.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

adorable !

♥ Bisous bisous ♥

Jennifer M. said...

Lovely stitching. I love that spiral quilt pattern. :)


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

Great stash buying, Snowflowers is the latest release! It's on my wishlist.
I love the quilt pattern too, very pretty and quite unusual.

Joyus said...

Gorgeous work! I adore the colours on your cushion - I covet it!

Michele B. said...

The traveling pattern looks awesome with those threads and the fabric you used for the stitching and the pillow - I love it! All your stitching is such fun to look at. I feel like a kid in a candy store!

Dani - tkdchick said...

YOu've been up to a lot of wonderful crafty-ness!

Suzanne said...

What a neat idea to have a journal for the travelling pattern. Love all your projects and stash!