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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Great sunny day!

Today has been a great day- I spent the morning doing chores and taking the dogs for a walk. Then this afternoon I went to hobby lobby to get a seam ripper and some cross stitch floss. I ended up leaving with a bunch of new scrapbook paper and stickers as well :)

Here is just a sample of some of the prints I picked out- I am excited about the camoflage one in the middle- I think hubby will like it a lot.


Then when I got home from that relaxing trip I check the mail and I find this package- it is a snowman from the round robin I started several years ago and I never got back (well I still haven't got mine back yet) but this one is adorable and I was so excited that Robin stitched it up for me. Haven't decided how to finish it yet but I know it will be on display when winter rolls around! She also sent some stamped cards that are really cute. Robin is very creative and makes great jewelry as well as stamping and cross stitching... visit her blog here. Just made my day.


Happy stitching everyone!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Has it really been a month?


Well, one of my goals was to post more this month, but that apparently didn't happen- oh well, that is just how life goes... But I did finish a project! My first cross stitch project I have worked on since February! This is Forever Friends Bear, I finished it for a round robin that was started several years ago and never finished by one of the participants. Sadly she still has my snowman I started and I haven't been able to get in touch with her. But I hope Robin enjoys the bear and it brings her joy :)

I did finish the outside squares on my quilt... but then had a minor setback. Apparently when I basted together the back and front of the quilt the backing didn't go all the way to the edge on one corner. I had to trim an inch off of each side- but that made all my quilting on the outside squares look funny- so now I am in the process of tearing out the old quilting and re-hand quilting it. But, still pretty close to being done, and I got all of my binding stitched, pressed and ready to go.
This is a pic of my little sweetheart Penny, playing at the beach :) She is such a silly dog!

Recap of my July goals:

1. Finish quilting the border of the quilt.- Yes and No, did finish it :), but having to redo it :(
2.Work on a round robin cross stitch project- Forever Friends Bear- Yes, done and sent out!
3.Start on Lizzie Kate- Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.- Nope

August goals:

1. Finish quilting the border of the quilt.
2. Start on Lizzie Kate- Dogs leave paw prints on your heart.
3. Start on 4th Classic Care Bear for baby quilt.
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