Monday, April 05, 2010

Long Winded

It was a busy Easter weekend since DH took some extra time off but I don't know how much is actually news worthy. We took care of a few errands, some yard work, poured over our to do list and discussed our attack plan for some of the items on it then we both took time to play around with our hobbies. I love to look at the sun through Harold's solar telescope. This picture doesn't do the sun justice as it was blood red this day.



As I mentioned on my last post, I have been working A Mind Independent and Free by CHS. Once I got past that divider, it has been smooth sailing! I am stitching this piece in memory of my dear Aunt Robbie. The saying reminds me so much of her and I think of her each time I pick it up to work on. I am hoping to get this piece finished up this month in time for the framing sale at my LNS. I was able to complete what I call section 2 this weekend. It is getting too big now to photograph the entire piece with good clarity so I will post section progress photos until completed.



When I went to pick up Thankful Wheeler, I had to shop! Forget that stash diet and all the good intentions I had! lol. I picked up the latest Loose Feathers (Winter Wonderland) by BBD and have several charts on order. After I got home, I called my ONS to see if my backordered fabric had come it yet. Nope, it is still taking it's own sweet time so I will wait patiently but I couldn't leave there empty handed either so I ordered Autumn@HRH by CHS. Did I say I would wait patiently on the backordered fabric? My mistake! I am not a patient person. I know I have plenty for now but I have this deep seated fear that it will all vanish if I look away for too long thus I keep my stash stocked up so that doesn't happen!

I realized I was in need of some DMC colors which was a good excuse to also stop by the fabric store for stitching fabrics and while there, I also picked up some other fabrics. Maybe these will give me the incentive I need to set my sewing machine back up and and start on some on some quilt tops!



I also decided to subscribe to Sampler and Antique Needlework Quarterly. I have wanted to subscribe to this magazine for quite awhile! There is no time like the present!

So much for my long winded post! Thank you again for stopping by! Your visits and comments always make my day! Until next time, may you have simple days and an uncluttered heart!

12 comments:

Margaret said...

I love your A Mind Independent! That's so nice that you're dedicating it to your Aunt. And good for you for stashing! :D Good haul too! I'm like you -- I'm hoping to get back to making some quilt tops as well. Have a good week!

BeckySC said...

AMI looks wonderful so far Sherry!!
I love your choice of fabrics :)
Have a LOVELY week :)

Julie M said...

Beautiful WIP Sherry! Dang fabric takes forever anymore. When we order fabric for the shop I call first with my list to see what's available and if I want 10 cuts of fabric I might get 3, the rest are back ordered. It's a pain!

Love the fabrics you bought, beautiful colors!

Hazel said...

AMI looks great! You have ordered some lovely charts. Lucky you with all that stash on order. x

Littlebit said...

Wow, you have really been busy!! And I love your fabrics..can't wait to see what happens to those! I almost would rather substitute fabric than back order!

The Scarlett House said...

Sherry. thanks for showing your progress on IM. I love seeing it up close and is going to be one lovely sampler for your wall.
Happy stitching this week.

Kathy said...

You really made great progress on your wip!

As for your stash shopping. What can I say. You're a girl after my own heart. :) I went into Joanns fabric this weekend and meant to spend 20 on fabric to finish some things. Well, 82 dollars later............

LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Great progress on AMI - hope the backorders get there soon!

Vonna said...

Your Mind Independent and Free is looking great Sherry! And now a little cheer: Go Sherry Go - so that you can get it done in time for the frame sale! :)

Carol said...

Lovely WIP, Sherry. Isn't it interesting how certain pieces remind us of loved ones. I'm sure your Aunt would be very honored.

Like you, I have a weakness for fabrics--just love buying those little pieces and staring at them in my fabric drawer! I don't know why, but there is something very comforting about them all arranged by color...

Catherine said...

There is something special about stitching a piece that reminds you of someone, something, or someplace!

Von said...

That's a very striking color scheme on your wip, Sherry!