Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stitching and Trying to Stay Cool

It's been so hot here in Northwest Florida this summer and I've been trying to stay cool by staying inside as much as possible in the cool air conditioning.  Stitching helps pass the time In the evenings while I watch t.v.  I almost always donate my stitched pieces to World of Charity Stitching or Love Quilts.  They are both wonderful organizations who bring a little sunshine into the lives of children (Love Quilts) and adults/children (WOCS).  

Here are a few of my most recent stitched squares: 



  

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

June Smalls SAL

As you can see, I'm still stitching for charity.  This has been a wonderful outlet for me to help others and get to stitch a lot of various squares.   Over the years, I've stitched for family and friends.  While I know they have appreciated getting these gifts, this is a limited outlet, especially for someone who loves to stitch like me.  


I've been stitching for over 30 years and since my retirement in 2006, I seem to have more time for stitching and sewing.  

If anyone is interested in stitching for charity, please visit World of Charity Stitching and join us in making gifts for children and seniors in care facilities.  

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Smalls Stitch-a-Long


I've been busy stitching for World of Charity Stitching and Love Quilts.  

The ones for WOCS are what I consider small.  The Monarch Butterfly for Love Quilts is not my idea of small, but I wanted to post it for others to see.  It is a free chart from Cyberstitchers and is stitched for a little girl named Maggie, who wanted a quilt with realistic butterflies.  I enjoyed stitching it, but was glad when it was finished-whew!  There were a lot of stitches and back-stitching in that one.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 Smalls SAL

I found this hopscotch fabric in a basket in my craft room when I was trying to clean up and put things away and thought it would be perfect for a pretty Cardinal.  I've had the chart for a while and had never stitched it.  I will be sewing this into a pretty pillow for a senior lady (or a man might enjoy it) to be donated to a senior care facility here in Pensacola.



This piece was stitched for Love Quilts USA for a young boy who loves football and wanted a quilt made of football related squares.  

Thanks to Heather of Stitching Lotus for organizing this SAL.  It helps me not so much to start and finish stitching, but to post to my blog about stitching.   I do a lot of stitching throughout most months, but I'm not always so great about posting to my blog. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

January and February Stitching


These are some of the squares I've finished for January and February.  I'll be starting on new pieces very soon.  

Smalls Stitch-a-Long

2015SmallsSAL Stitch-a-Long hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus
You can join at any time of the year - this group is mainly a motivational tool to help us stay motivated to stitch.
 

For February, I finished a Bugs Bunny square for World of Charity Stitching. Members are stitching cartoon characters to make a quilt or two to be donated to a child (or children).  I'm sure there are a lot of ladies who remember this cartoon character.

This was fun to stitch  - I can't wait to see the finished quilt or quilts.  I finished this last night after I got home from bowling in a ladies league.  But I did a lot of the stitching while waiting my time to bowl.

I really enjoy stitching for charity, as I find it very rewarding to be able to use my stitching skills to help make gifts for others.

 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine Cards

These are some of the Valentine cards I recently stitched and finished for World of Charity Stitching.  These pieces were easy to stitch and most were free charts I found on Pinterest or the Internet.

Each year our group makes cards to be given to seniors in care facilities.  We hope this will brighten their day.