Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trying to reset on Slow Stitching Sunday....

So every Sunday I look ahead on my calendar to see what's on the agenda and each week I seem to think I'm going to have plenty of time for stitching and knitting and updating my blog...and every week I seem to be proven wrong!  Last week got busy and the weather was gray and cold and blustery and totally uninspiring and I was in a bit of a funk. I think I've broken through as Friday I had a very productive day in my sewing room and Saturday wasn't bad either. I've jettisoned the projects that just weren't working out and started some new ones which have brighter prospects.

To begin... the April Prairie Schooler has been put in time out and the July Prairie Schooler has made an appearance. July... it is almost 2 1/2 months away...surely I can get it finished by then. And since I don't have a lot of patriotic pieces (there is one waiting to be finished) this would be a nice additon to my decorating.

Currently I hope April brings some heat... that dusting of snow on Saturday was depressing. Heck, last month it was warm enough for me to shave my legs and wear sandals... Friday I was digging out my winter coat!

Here is a pic of the cover of the chart... I'm also fond of that lobster in the smaller chart... I think he'd make a cute little pin pillow... I think I have an overdyed red that would be fun...oh another shiny object to distract me...LOL!

And because a post with a measly two pictures seems a puny posting I'm including some pics of the quilt I put on my bed to chase the blues away.

It is another of those BIG star quilts I love so much this time done with lots of little squares with a very dotty background.  I did this eons ago and it is nice and sunny. The pattern is called Made in Cherry and you can see a pdf here.  I called mine a Queen Anne Cherry since I used yellows with other colors.

Lots of tone on tones, florals, dots and birds and bees. Here is a link to a picture of the whole quilt. And did you spy the chicken resting on the pillows? He was a gift from a friend and is adorable!

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts today and Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow. Again I am looking forward to a week that appears to have some time to sew...hope springs eternal!

happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. The cross stitch looks so relaxing and satisfying to do. Hope you have fun as you stitch your way down. It kind of reminds me of a Charles Wysocki painting (which I love).

  2. Enjoy your cross stitching time. Love your Queen Anne Cherry quilt, thanks for the link to the pattern. Happy Slow Sunday Stitching.

  3. Your July is looking great--a BIG commitment to do the whole year!!! But you'll get 'er done!
    The quilt is so bright and cheerful--bringing spring forward even if the weather isn't cooperating.

  4. That quilt on your bed should scare winter away! It is so bright and cheerful. I love July. You will be glad you stitched it. I put mine on the wall every July.

  5. What a cheerful quilt Carol. Sounds like with the weather you've had, that you can use some cheering up.

  6. I have no doubt you'll finish July in plenty of time! I absolutely love the quilt! The yellows are perfect and are so bright and cheerful and pretty! We got snow on Sunday which kept lots of gals away from our guild meeting. I am so over this gray, cold weather! Here's to a brighter and cheerier Spring!

  7. One of my favorite quilts... So happy. And that little guy seems to have found the best resting place!


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