Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pre-Weekend Happenings

Just before the weekend set in a couple of my friends came over .
We try to get together once a month to do embroidery.
I am the weak link here folks!

There was a little show and tell also...
this is a quilt that Patty made and hand quilted.
I brought it into the living room to where I still have the last my patriotic things out.
This quilt is beautiful!

Donna brought a book for us to drool over...
so I thought I would pass the bib and show you this wonderful book.
I always love Adams and Allen books. Even if you don't do one projects,
they are books you can just look at over and over and never get tired of.
This project, above, would be a great way to use your hexi's.
 

Love the little sachets... could be pincushions too I suppose.
I seriously love this book! It's done so beautifully and it has a little story and
recipes throughout the book.
(dear hubs: I think it would make a great birthday present)
Then for our embroidery projects...
A sweet little dish towel.

I just saw this one finished today... made into a pillow.


And here is my little block. I think I am getting better at this- don't laugh!
And since I am relatively new to embroidery... I am starting with Cosmos for my thread collection.

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16 comments:

Monica said...

No laughing here. We all have to start somewhere. You're embroidery looks good. Thank you for sharing it.

sunny said...

I haven't done any embroidery yet, but I MUST have that tea pattern! Where can I find it? pretty please?

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute! No laughing here~ when I learned to embroider I stitched my first project to my pant leg! :-o

Cindy said...

Awww this is my next to learn project..I did it a lot as a child..we will see if it is like riding a bike you never forget..lol
I think yours looks awesome!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

John'aLee said...

Great job with your embroidery. I made one sampler and then started designing my new Block of the Month for my customers. Crazy eh?
Thanks for the great show and tell. Loved the idea of the hexie's.

Sherri said...

What a fun time it must have been...love the book...terrific idea for the hexies...and the stitcheries are all so sweet!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Beautiful quilt and stitcherys. I agree with you I could look at their books forever. Your embroidery is wonderful.

Shelley said...

Isn't embroidery fun!!! Love the photos today..much inspiration!

PunkiePie said...

No laughing out of me! I stink at embroidery!

reddoorquilting said...

I am unsure how to download all 12 schnibbles that I did this year. i did not have a blog, but worked on getting one after the year started. I noticed after the parade last month you could bring up all my blogged quilts. How are we to post them? Let me know. Edith
soper@reddoorquilting.com

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Just wanted to let you know that my last schnibble parade will post Oct 1
Thanks
Regena

Cyndy said...

Your embroidery looks great you goose. Take from me (embroidery is my passion) it really looks good! Next you need to try coloring it. Happy Birthday tomorrow!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

What a sweet post. Love your pics.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

gushing....
one of my favorite designers are Blackbird!

You MUST have that book!

Happy Birthday a day ahead of time, too!!!!!

xoxo
becky

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LITTLE TWIN!!!!

I wanted to wish you a wonderful day today and have a wonderful birthday month too!!!!!!!!

lovetostitch said...

First off - Happy Birthday!!!
I really needed two cups of coffee, I drooled all the way thru the post at the wonderful, magnificent quilts!! They were all just awesome!! Then yes, I got to the Blackbird book and drooled more! Thanks ever so much!