Monday, March 17, 2008

Be Mine Valentine

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone! You are all wearing green right?

I’ve been having trouble sitting down to write a post! I was able to have a small finish last week. I stitched Be Mine Valentine by Lizzie Kate. I loved this chart! I bought the flosses recommended for it too. The pink heart is my favorite part :) I stitched it on 25 count linen, and it’s a very pale pink color. I never know what to stitch on this pink fabric I have, so this was perfect for it. And I know it’s past Valentine’s Day, but hey, that is alright! :D I think I’ll finish this into a pinkeep.

I’ve been busy getting ready for the upcoming quilt class for church this Thursday. We are making Carpenter Star Quilts (pattern by Calico Carriage). Here are two I’ve made already.

I have two more kitted up (have had them kitted up for a long time now)! I ironed, and cut the two out in preparation for the class. Colleen and I are teaching it. I should say mostly Colleen teaches and I assist :) I am excited to see how many different quilts will be made from this pattern. For those of you just learning to quilt, I highly recommend this pattern, it is very simple, and nice looking! Quite a few people signed up to make this quilt so we should have a big group.

I spent a lot of Saturday finishing a few things up. I had made a pillow and needed to make one more in order to mail it to my parents, and I got that all done, then I finished making a dowel rod for my mother in law’s (very belated) birthday gift. I also did some cleaning and organizing of my fabric. It seems I am always doing that, but it feels good to get some things cleaned up. I don’t feel so cluttered that way.

Also, I’ve been busy stitching on Margaret’s NRR. It is turning out really nice. I am stitching “G is for Garden” by Prairie Schooler on it. I will post photos when I’m done because I am getting close now. I am listening to the book The Streets of Laredo as I stitch this, it’s really good. Sometimes I feel like I am wandering in the plains of Texas instead of stitching LOL!

I hope you all had a nice weekend, it’s a dreary Monday, but I am not complaining. Have a great week.

13 comments:

Kathy A. said...

What lovely quilts and I love the pattern especially the red, blue and tan colors. Your Valentine's finish is just lovely. I may look for that pattern - you said it is good for a beginner - which I am

Barbara said...

This cheery post is plenty to brighten up even the dreariest Monday!!

Love the quilts, and really love the picture of you and your little sweetie!

Vonna said...

Well what a lovely set of quilts you've got there...HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! I mean wow...you do have my address, right?! LOL!
And you and your daughter are sweeter than sweet! :)

tkdchick said...

Lovely little finish.

Andrea said...

I really like the colors of that second quilt! Maybe one day I'll attempt quilting.

Katrina said...

The quilts and the little LK piece are so pretty. Love they pic of you and your daughter :-).

Itching To Stitch said...

There you go.....two more beautiful quilts. Where do you get the time? The Valentine finish is nice and would make a great pinkeep ;)

Zach 'n' Jack said...

awww such a cute picture of you two! I can't believe you made two quilts and have 2 more cut out; you inspire me! I'm excited for Thursday! And next week too!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharon said...

The quilts looks awesome! Congrats on your be mine finish!

Jenna said...

Be Mine Valentine is a sweet design. I can't wait to see it finished. Your two quilts look amazing! I wish I could quilt, but I have too much to stitch, so I don't need another hobby. LOL. Besides, I can't cut straight to save my life. Cute photo of you and your daughter. :)

jane said...

Great picture, she's your mini me!

Lennu said...

Oh how beautiful!! I just LOVE the quilts, they are really wonderful!

Michelle said...

Your Carpenter Star quilts are beautiful! How fun that you'll be teaching a class.