Wednesday, August 25, 2010

this and that

Well I've seen some progress on several fronts this week. First, I got my Plan C Schnibble quilted. This is the Oz collection by Sanae.

Just the other day I discovered that Plan C is one of the selected patterns for this month in the Year of Schnibbles. I think I actually sewed this up back around the beginning of the year. This weekend I really really really wanted to start something new, there is so much fabric calling my name. But I resisted and instead I grabbed this cheerful little top, basted it and quilted it. It only took about 3 hours. Then I debated for another 3 hours about what to bind it with. I really wanted the dark olive but I didn't have enough and I was adamant I wasn't going to buy any new fabric for this. Eventually I cut the binding from the big all over print and I think I made the right choice. I like how it matches in some places and contrasts in other places. And it feels sooo good to have finished another quilt. I'm thinking this would look cute hanging in my kitchen or maybe as a topper on the table. I can't go wrong either way.

On the cross stitch front I have two pieces going. I've been switching back and forth on these. First is The Magic Garden by Shakespeare's Peddler.

Isn't the little snail cute? I know, on a cross stitch sampler he's cute in my garden not so much. I like stitching these individual motifs but since I have changed a lot of the flosses I've been spending lots of time trying out different shades. I think I need to make a trip to my LNS to peruse some new flosses.

And here is my progress on BBD Where My Heart Blooms.
I have the windows and the door "framed" so now all I have to do is "paint" the sides. Good stitching for watching tv. I really like this one --thanks again Myra!

Happy stitching!

carol fun


  1. It's all looking good!! I love that Magic Garden piece.

  2. You did a great job! Plan C gets an A in my book!

  3. Gorgeous all three! It's fun (or frustrating) to change out flosses; enjoying watching your journey on this one!

  4. I love your quilt and Magic Garden and WMHB are coming right along. You have been busy!

  5. I love how your quilt came out. I wasn't attracted to those fabrics by themselves, but just love how your quilt came out. And you're making great progress on your stitching too!


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