Thursday, March 23, 2023

Stitches of All Sorts

Hi, Friends!


I’m here with an update on my cross stitch and sewing over the last week.

As I mentioned previously, I am working my way through old cross stitch UFOs. The most recent finish is Sew She Did by Lori Holt.

From my previous update…

Here is the finished stitching…

That sewing machine was no joke. There were a lot of stitches!

I’m saving the stitched finishes in a drawer for now. I’ll decide how to fully finish them later.

I made progress on
A Patriotic Christmas Eve by Twin Peak Primitives. I’m stitching this with a friend. We’ve broken the chart into sections. March’s assignment is to stitch the rocking horse, the words and start Santa.

Here it is when I last shared progress...

Here is where I am now…

I also made a little progress on Red Bird Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread.

Last photo I shared…

Where I am now…

From the sewing machine…

I made four Primrose blocks for Lori Holt’s Flea Market Quilt

These are the brown ones which will be in the corners of one of the borders. 

The remaining 36 blocks will all be different and made from these fabrics. All 40 blocks will measure 5 1/2" square.

And lastly, here is the block for week 20 of Sewcialites 2. This is Fascinate by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life.

We will be in Florida next week for appointments. I’m hoping to continue to make progress on cross stitch projects while I’m there.

Wishing you a very happy weekend ahead.

See you soon!

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Déjà vu

I had another productive week at the sewing machine last week.


First, was last Monday’s block for Lori Holt’s Scrappiness Is Happiness quilt along.

Week #19 Checkerboard Star Block, measures 10 ½” x 10 ½”


I really like how the center 9-patch pops and I love love love the blue and yellow fabrics together.


Next was a déjà vu moment…


This is last Friday’s Sewcialites 2 block. Week #19 Invigorate designed by Joanna Figueroa.

Practically the same block as Lori’s except the center is just a square instead of a 9-patch and it measures 9 ½” x 9 ½”.


And last but not least, is this week’s block for Scrappiness Is Happiness.

Week #20 Grandma’s Donut Block, measures 6 ½” x 6 ½”


I also started the Primrose blocks for the Flea Market Quilt and did quite a bit of cross stitch.  I’ll share those next time.


What I can’t share are the little projects for upcoming events that are taking up some of my time…those will come eventually.  I just don't want you to think that I only sew a couple of quilt blocks every few days 😊


Hope everyone is having a great week.


See you soon!


Monday, March 6, 2023

Progress on Stitching and Quilting

Hi, Friends.


Here we are in March already. I have so many things I want to accomplish this month. I am off to a good start on some things but not so good on other things.


I had a few distractions last week and didn’t stitch quite as much as I had hoped, but I did make progress on my oldest WIP which is Sew She Did by Lori Holt and Its Sew Emma.

This is where I left off last week…

This is where I am this week…

I also put together Block 18 of the Sewcialites 2 quilt along.  This block is Spellbound by Robin Pickens.


And finally, I finished the last three basket blocks for Lori Holt’s Flea Market Quilt.

Basket #10…

Basket #11…


Basket #12…


Next are a gazillion (slight exaggeration) primrose blocks. I think those will be good leader / ender units while working on other things.  All of the cutting is complete, and the lines are drawn on all 640 corner squares.


I am working on a couple of secret projects for two upcoming cross stitch retreats. My plan for this week is to finish those and continue with the Scrappiness is Happiness and Sewcialites 2 quilt alongs.


What about you? Do you have specific plans for the week or are you just going with the flow?


Either way, I hope the week ahead is a great one for you!