Monday, April 20, 2009

Samplers and Quilts


I have been doing some catalog window shopping for my new sewing machine! I definitely want to start working on my quilting again. I did a lot for quite awhile but I needed a break. I have quilted since 1995 and I hand quilt. I have no problem working with smaller decorative items, wall or table topper quilts but I prefer to send out the larger quilts to be finished. My favorite part of making the quilt is putting together the top and I adore scrappy quilts!

I can easily see myself becoming a hermit so I can quilt by day and stitch by night! LOL! Samplers on the wall and quilts on the beds while dinner cooks away in the crockpot! That's definitely my idea of living the good life!

It was a boring weekend of sorts. DH only had one day off which meant we had to cut out some of our usual errands and only do the necessary ones. Luckily the weather was beautiful on his day off and we were able to get outside and catch up on some things that had been waiting for our attention! But we really worked hard that one day because the next day we were both hobbling around with sore muscles!

I did get a good bit of stitching on my current WIP. Several people have said that the piece looks very familiar but no one is quite sure what design it is so I will tell you. It is from the cover of the March issue of GOS and is Blessed are all the Needleworkers. As I said earlier, I did make a lot of color changes. I loved the original colors but they just didn't fit into my decor.

Until next time - stay safe, stay happy and stay well!

11 comments:

CindyMae said...

I agree with "Samplers on the wall and quilts on the beds while dinner cooks away in the crockpot! That's definitely my idea of living the good life!"!!!! Your WIP is looking fantastic!

Kathy said...

Hmmmm, I like the way your mind works. " "Samplers on the wall and quilts on the beds while dinner cooks away in the crockpot! "

If only. :)

Love your wip.

Margaret said...

I love it! Color changes and all! And as for the hermit part, yes, I'm with you on that one! lol! Quilting and stitching, with maybe some knitting thrown in.

Carolyn NC said...

It looks great - quilting, stitching, sewing, fun, fun, fun!

Barbeeque4 said...

The stitching is coming along so nicely!!!

Jennifer said...

Looking good!
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Siobhan said...

I agree--"samplers on the walls and quilts on the beds while dinner cooks away in the crockpot". I just wish my husband thought the same way!! LOL Your WIP is coming along nicely. :)

Vonna said...

I love your WIP :) I like your colors, better than in the mag...
Crockpot meals and quilting by day and stitching by night...sounds like the good life to me ;)

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Still do not know what the WIP is but it is looking lovely.

Crockpots are great so that one can do other things at the same time.

Have a great week - Roberta

The Scarlett House said...

Love it, Sherry. Crockpots and stitching...you and I think alike.

Milly~ said...

Love this piece!