Friday, March 7, 2014

"Smalls" Stitching

These are some of my recent small projects for World of Charity Stitching.  Most of them will be used for tote bags for seniors and children.  I do quite a bit of stitching in the evenings and during my granddaughter's  volleyball tournaments. 

I've recently had rotator cuff and torn tendon surgery in my right shoulder and am unable to stitch or sew until I'm able to remove the sling (6 to 8 weeks).  I miss stitching so much but know I have to be patient (easier said than done).  

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Love Quilt Squares from 2013

 Here are a few more squares I finished for Love Quilts USA last year that I forgot to post on my blog.  

I haven't stitched any LQ squares this year as none of the themes has caught my eye.  I hope to be able to stitch some in the coming months, as I enjoy stitching for this group too.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Some New Stitching

Even though I haven't posted in a while, I have been busy stitching and also making quilt tops for my group, World of Charity Stitching.  

Right now, we are stitching lots of Tulips for one or two Tulip Quilts to be made this year.
We also have a Months of the Year theme open and this cute little bunny is my contribution.

This is one of the bags I made for a senior citizen in a care facility, which was donated this past holiday. 
This is a square for Love  Quilts USA for a boy who loves football-what else!
Harry Potter
These last two are squares for the theme, What Are Little Boys Made Of? 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ballerina Quilt for Carolyn

This is the Ballerina I stitched for the Ballerina Quilt for my Yahoo group, World of Charity Stitching.  This chart was a free chart from the DMC Club.  It had some small ballerinas also, so I stitched a small one for a card.  

This quilt is a special request quilt made by one of our members, for a little girl, Carolyn, age 4, who has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

This is the quilt top I put together for Carolyn's Ballerina Quilt. The quilt and matching pillow was delivered by one of our members, Mary.  Carolyn's mom, Kathryn, said, "Carolyn loves this quilt and pillow.  Both are on her bed.  Thank you so much for the kind gift."

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Smalls for Cards

Recently, one of the members of my Yahoo group, World of Charity Stitching, (Bonnie who creates a lot of the quilts) came across a stamp that reads:  "Those who sleep under a quilt, sleep under a blanket of love."
She plans to use this stamp to make cards that we are giving with our quilts to the elderly in two of the care facilities to which our group donates.  Our group donates many quilts to the elderly and to children. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Always Stitching

It seems like I am always stitching something new.  I enjoy working on small projects that can be finished in a few days or a week.   I have a huge stash of charts in books, magazines or downloaded from the internet, which I enjoy looking through to find new items to stitch.  I usually don't stitch the same one twice, but I have a few times. 

This cute little stitching girl is a free chart from Stitching the Night Away, by Loretta Oliver.  My Yahoo group, World of Charity Stitching, is stitching the complete alphabet to be made into a quilt for a senior citizen in a care facility.  You can see more of the alphabet squares by clicking on the World of Charity Stitching link above.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Breast Cancer Bookmark

Since October is Breast Cancer Month, I decided to stitch a small bookmark to be donated for a raffle at my local bowling alley, where I bowl on Tuesdays in a ladies' league.  Every year the bowling alley allows one of the ladies to hold a raffle to raise money for breast cancer research.  I wanted to do a small part to help in this great cause.

My mother had breast cancer and had a radical mastectomy, so I know first-hand what breast cancer can do to a family.  I have friends who have been diagnosed and treated and have been cancer free for several years.  The daughter of one of my good friends died from breast cancer when she was in her 30's, after having been cancer free for eight years.  So, early detection is the key.  I get a yearly mammogram and ultrasound (due to dense breast tissue).  I urge everyone to have a yearly mammogram and to check your breasts monthly for any changes.