Sunday, October 7, 2012

It is one of those "kind of" a holiday holidays! LOL

So - inadvertently following my "if it's a holiday, it must be time to post" I have a blog update today!  (For those who don't know - tomorrow is Columbus Day.  I'm not off work, but some people are and the post office and banks are closed - hence my description of "kind of" a holiday).

My local stitching group got together yesterday at our "list Mom's" house. Some people actually went to a quilting show first - I opted to just meet them for the stitching portion of the day because most of my day today was going to be taken up with football.  I worked on "Six Fat Men" and got so close to finishing it, I decided to continue stitching on it last night and this morning at home (even though it's usually my "travel" project). 

For those who don't know the pattern, it's a Lizzie Kate - the six patterns are sold separately, and could certainly stand alone, but Lizzie Kate puts together the layout, the addition of the bird house, and the wording across the top and it's available on their website.  Each square has a small snowflake button for embellishment.  In a couple of cases the embellishment is just one more snowflake, but in other squares it's a doorknob, a bunny's tail, a knot in a scarf, or an extra flower on a hat.  This one was a fun stitch.  I changed up a few colors in the lettering - "Snow Day" and the wording at the very top (Snowmen Melt my Heart) were both supposed to be in white - but there wasn't enough difference between my tan fabric and the white.  Even though the snow and the snowflakes show up okay, the lettering didn't.  I am waiting for the six "Snow Belles" patterns to come out - I already have a matching piece of fabric to stitch those on!

And while I was stitching a lot of white snow on that as a travel project, at home I was stitching mostly black.....


Here is my progress so far on "Love, Quaker Style" - it's an Aury TM Design.  It's stitched on 30 count white linen and I really am liking the contrast.  It's the first Quaker design I've ever done.  I've been trying to complete one page at a time, but also complete full motifs if they crossed over onto other pages.  However, it was kind of time to quit one night, and I just didn't feel like pulling out another project in my rotation, so I violated my own rule.  I would say this is somewhere between 1/4 and a 1/6th of the whole project - I forgot to look how many pages it was total! LOL

Anyway - thanks for checking things out.  It will be interesting to see how my travel projects go the next few weeks.  I work two jobs (one M/W/F and one T/Th) and my travel project gets worked on during lunch at the two jobs.  This coming Wednesday is my last day at my CURRENT M/W/F job, and then the following Wednesday is my first day at a new one.  I'm not sure what my lunches will be like at that job to know whether I'll be able to stitch....time will tell!

Thanks for checking out my blog - I do appreciate it!

15 comments:

Tammy Bergeron said...

awesome stitching!! LOve the lettering on the fatman in blue looks good!!

Rachel said...

Fatman looks fantastic! Quaker is going to be amazing!

Anne Sans Tete said...

Congrats on finishing 6 Fat Men- it looks wonderful! The Quaker piece is beautiful.

- Lisa N.

Linda M said...

Congratulations on finishing 6 Fat Men - it looks great. And your Quaker piece is stunning. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

JoAnn McLaughlin said...

congrats on the fat men 6 , I seen them on facebook yesterday

Debbie Jo said...

Love you work! I had thought about doing the 6 Fat Men but guess I will give in and do them..they are so cute!!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely stitching! Good luck with the new job!

SoCal Debbie said...

Great stitching, Kathy! I remember when you first started on 6 Fat Men! I hope you get to stitch on your lunch break at your new job, too!

Shebafudge said...

Six Fat Men looks amazing!!!

ChrisG said...

Fat men looks great and so does Love Quaker style. Those quakers are fun to stitch. I am working on my first one two.

Sharon said...

Your Six Fat Men is gorgeous!

DUSTY said...

Six fat men looks great, congrats on the finish !! Your Quaker Love is coming along nicely ! !

Joy said...

Congrats on finishing 6 Fat Men!! That is an adorable pattern. Your Quaker progress looks great. I have also fallen for those designs and need to pull out Rose Quaker...thanks for the inspiration!

tiffstitch said...

Excellent stitching on Fat Men and lovely work on your Quaker design.

silentsgirl said...

These are both gorgeous, and I love the Lizzie Kates together like that.