Friday, June 1, 2012

I am not a quilter...but....and giveaway news

I am so pleased with my Spring Floral Needle Case finish...
The colors fit together so nice and my stitching of the seams is not too bad either. Again, I am not a quilter~~  however, I was taught by a wonderful lady many years ago.  Her name was Beatrice and she gave me several good books to help me. Kaaren from My Painted Quilt gave excellent directions for this is her Freebie Pattern.

I did make a few creative changes. My embroidered pocket is a little deeper and I stitched 2 side pockets. One (left) holds extra packet of needles and the right side holds my scissor. My needle felt has a button and opens to have a place for my needles while the outside flap holds pins. My closure is a button and ribbon loop.
 This is the second pattern from Kaaren that I stitched and love making them. I think I will make a few for gifts.... wonder who would like one?

I did not get to stitch on Iris... and I do miss it. I think I will have to concentrate on it for a few days. I did mention a giveaway.... I will post on that Sunday as that is when I will announce the winner of My Memories digital scrapbooking giveaway.... So you still have time to leave me a comment telling me that you are interested.

Our temps have returned to the 100's. Yesterday it was 108 and it will be around that again today. Heat advisories are again in effect. Mr H will be reminded to stay indoors and not put around the yard while I am at work. Well, time for a cup of and the morning paper....
Welcome to my new friends and always a loving thank you for the kind comments and emails. I do try to answer all and visit everyone. Hope you all have a good day.

Looking for a giveaway to win? Blog over to Kaye's blog and enter.....

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A giveaway!

No not mine... yet... I do have an idea for one, but today I want to send you to Melissa's here to have a chance at her first giveaway.  The draw is June 19...but don't delay!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What have I been doing?!

It seems like I have gone away... no idea why I have not blogged! Not entirely true, I have been working and too tired when I come home to type or stitch for that matter. But the weekend gave me momentum to .....
To finish another "block" of stitches on HAED Iris. I also added 3 new colors ... I know, it is still only shades of blue. But, it brings me closer to the count of 90 colors. I would like to return to my plan to stitch on this everyday.

I also worked on my Needle Case. I forgot how much I enjoy sewing and this is turning out just as I like.
I really like the way my colors came together. I have decided not to quilt along the seams. Instead I will just stitch in the ditch for the 2 vertical and 1 horizontal main seams.

For the embroidery, I am using DMC 815. It is close to the color of the floral that will line the inside.  So, even with working a few days in a row, I have managed to pick up my needle.
A word from Madame Muriel

Yesterday I attended Sun Stitchers Monthly gathering.
I assisted the President, Jane with conducting the meeting and then relaxed while everyone visited and stitched.
Look at this beautiful work by Helen...
and here is Jane and Sunny chatting with Anne who is working on a lovely needlepoint canvas. We enjoyed a nice morning catching up with everyone.
The temps have been so nice but I heard on the morning news that it will be back in the 100's by the weekend.
 Thank you for all the lovely comments and emails.....welcome to new friends. I do hope your day is grand.