Monday, September 5, 2011

A stitchy offering for Labor Day weekend

I hope that you are all winding down from a relaxing Labor Day weekend. I really haven't done much of anything and in fact it was late last evening before I realized it was already Sunday - yikes! Sorry for missing Sampler Sunday. I didn't have any pictures ready to go, so this morning I crammed this little piece in the frame I bought a while ago. Don't look too closely. When both of my hands are operational I will do the framing job properly.

This sweet fellow is a BBD chart from the 2004 booklet titled, Souvenirs of Summer. This chart is called Summer Song and finished about 4 inches square. In the BBD book they stitched it over one thread - I didn't take that route. Anymore over 2 threads on 32 count is small enough for me. This is a great BBD book -6 designs each with a bit of a patriotic flair. I definitely want to stitch more out of this one. Actually I just want to stitch anything- insert whiny voice here - the Q snap helps but I swear this cast has my wrist at the most uncomfortable an awkward angle. I go tomorrow for a check up - need to ask if there is a chance I'll ditch this sooner than 6 weeks - I hope I hope I hope!!

I'm going in a different direction with my quilting. I'm going to put the Halloween blocks aside and get out the Christmas quilt I didn't finish last year. It is all just squares and rectangles and the pinning should be easier.

It turned much cooler here in southern Ohio - I love it! Now to enlist some non-interested male progeny in helping me to put out some Fall decorations. Bribery and guilt (lots of guilt) are my two main tools. We'll see how the week unfolds.

Happy stitching and just for your information - being completely dried off after your shower does aid in the application of undergarments. Thought you want to know - ROTFLWPOMU - rolling on the floor laughing while putting on my underwear!

carol fun


  1. Glad to see you're still able to type! I was afraid you were typing all night...Hope your doc appt goes well. Sorry to hear that we won't be seeing those Halloween Swoon blocks: they are great! Next year!
    One week down, a few left.

  2. Love your Summer Song. Good luck working on the Christmas quilt.
    Happy to know the undergarmet trick of being dry first.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

  3. Summer Song is very pretty and nicely patriotic too! I hope that whining and guilty rule the day for you and your troops (men) respond as required! Take care and get well!

  4. Love your BBD piece!

    So that's what I've been doing wrong all these years with my garments.... ;)

  5. Summer song is great. I love flags and blackbirds so it's a double delight. You are so funny!

  6. You are sooo funny!!!!
    hope the healing does go fast for you.
    and I again love the Sunday Sampler!!!!
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie

  7. LOL You are too funny. I think you did a great job with the frame and one handed, wow!

  8. Food is always used when I need male help around here. I swear, I've kept my man simply by tossing him a couple of pork chops each week LOL.

    Your stitchery is lovely btw. I'm also VERY pleased that you found a solution to getting underwear on ROFL!!

    I will be starting a Christmas project too :0)


  9. Oh, it is so true! (re: underwear)

    My two whine points: 1. I do not want it to be fall. 2. I want to keep stitching christmas, and have it be 4+ months ahead of schedule. lol

    So, I think your " Easy Christmas Quilt Plan" is a good one. :D


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