Friday, April 14, 2017

March Stitching

Love Quilts USA
I got a lot of stitching done in March.  I guess it was the weather and it got dark so soon before daylight savings time came into effect.   Now that it is spring, I am walking more and doing more outdoor activities.

I especially enjoyed stitching the jungle piece for a Love Quilts child.  It was challenging, but I think it will look great on the Jungle Animals quilt they will be making.

SAL DMC Portugal

WOCS card

Friday, March 3, 2017

February Stitching

Lab Puppy - Love Quilts
Bunny - WOCS

Woodland Babies Fox - WOCS
Clown Card-WOCS

I've been able to get quite a bit of stitching done this month.  I'm trying something new this year:  making a list of designs to be stitched for the month.  This helps keep up with obligations (squares I've signed up to stitch for charity, Love Quilts and World of Charity Stitching), stitching I've wanted to do for a while, and different themes I'm currently working on.   

As you can see, I really enjoy stitching for charity.  It keeps me busy, it is a craft I love, and it helps others less fortunate.  I feel blessed to be able to do this for myself and others. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

December and January stitching

Somehow, I was unable to upload to my blog in December for the Dec. Smalls SAL.  So I am posting all the stitching I did in December and January.  

We had a new Grandson born Dec. 4, 2016 and I stitched and framed this birth announcement for him and his family.  

 Great Dane for WOCS.
 Valentine Cards for WOCS.
Teddy Bear ABC's.  Some of our members are helping to stitch up the remaining ABC bear to be made into a quilt for a child or baby sometime this year.  I'm still working on a few more.

A Cat for Love Quilts USA.

Musical medley for Love Quilts USA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Smalls SAL update

 Two Garden Bunnies stitched for Love Quilts USA
 A Dachshund for a Dog Quilt for World of Charity Stitching.

 I've been working on a monthly series of cute little kittens, which I'll make into a wall hanging when they are finished.  I've enjoyed stitching these small charts. 

And the November Snowflowers Diaries SAL.  Only one more to stitch for this year.  I plan to make all of these squares into a quilt for charity.

I've been doing some personal stitching for an upcoming grandson, Jayden Thomas, due any day now.  We are leaving on a trip to visit with the family and new grand baby, starting tomorrow.   Of course, I will be taking a couple of stitching projects along for the long ride to South Florida.  

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Smalls for October

I've been able to catch up on the Snowflower Diaries SAL and will start soon on the November chart, which is a beautiful peacock.

I've only done a couple of small geometric squares for a quilt for World of Charity Stitching.  Everyone picks out a chart or two and stitches in the colors they choose.  

I've also started on a Dachshund piece for a future quilt.  

Monday, September 19, 2016

More Progress on the Snowflowers Diary SAL

This Disney chart of Kiara from the Lion King took a while to finish.  It didn't have any back stitching, so I added it as best I could.  This was stitched for Love Quilts USA.  

The August Snowflowers Diaries chart.  I'm currently working on September and have already downloaded the October chart, which has owls as the main focus.  The Lazy Daisy flowers in the August design were a pain, but I finally finished them-whew!

This is a chart I did just for fun.  It went really fast and I hope to make a tote bag or pillow for a senior for World of Charity Stitching with the square as a centerpiece.   I did a lot of the stitching while waiting for my hubby at a doctors appointment.  

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Slow Stitching after Vacation

I don't have a lot to post after our long vacation overseas.  There was so much to do when we got home: house cleaning, cleaning up the garden, bathing dogs and too many other duties to list.
This was stitched for World of Charity Stitching.  We are making a quilt of various houses; it will be donated to a senior citizen in a care facility. 

These two bookmarks were stitched on scraps of Aida fabric.  

I am working on the Snowflower Diaries SAL, but got a little behind and am almost finished August. The September chart has already been offered to the followers, so I need to do some catching up.