Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday wanderings

Well the week is downhill from here, I don't know if that is a good thing or not. I've been a little productive but of course there is always more I wish I could have done. I got a call this afternoon that my BBD Mystery Sampler had been framed and I went over after dinner to pick it up.

Oh my goodness..... I really love how it looks and seeing it framed I see how much is going on in this piece. So many things to look at.

The stitching is 9" high and 24" wide. I used a 30 ct linen, I think it was a R&R and it has a nice golden tone. This is definitely one of my best pieces. I love BBD designs. And I know I said I wasn't going to start a new piece, but I'm weak. I have been wanting to begin the BBD Where My Heart Blooms ever since I got the graph from Myra.

First I didn't have a piece of linen big enough and then I realized that while I had all the flosses it called for I wasn't going to have enough yardage to do the complete piece. Soooo back to the LNS. I started this last night by stitching the roof and then I moved down to the base of the house and the border. I was pushing it last night and this morning when I looked more closely at what I had stitched I saw that I had miscounted. Rip rip rip. Now I knew I was too tired because I was having trouble counting to 3 so it is no wonder that I couldn't count the 11 not 10 repeats in the bottom border. Today I stitched some more and somehow I am off on my count again. The right side border is one stitch higher than the left. Now I could make a slight adjustment and it will meet but it is driving me crazy trying to find my mistake - grrrrr!

And I haven't shown any quilty stuff for a while so I thought I'd share one of my favorite quilts. This one hangs in my basement family room and I can see it when I sit at my sewing machine. This is a stack n whack done with the Mary Engelbreit crazy quilt fabric in the border.

That turquoisey block on the right is my favorite block and you can see the rickrack trim too. This is happy quilt all bright sunny yellow and red. And it is an anomaly for me in that it isn't HUGE. I need to keep more of my quilts this smaller size but I just get carried away with pretty fabrics and blocks.

Happy stitching!

carol fun


  1. OH Carol, the mystery sampler is just stunning framed. You did a fabulous job with it. I am happy to see you start WMHB but sorry to hear the frogs paid a visit. I promise I didn't send them along with the chart. :o) I really love seeing your quilts too - such pretty work.

  2. Your sampler is just beautiful! Love the quilt you showed too! :0)

  3. Your BBD piece is stunning! What a perfect frame. I may have to move this further up on my list of things to do - I have the patterns, just need to get stitchin'!

    Your quilt is beautiful as well. Love the colors and the patterns. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Your Mystery Sampling is gorgeous! The frame you picked really complements the sampler. Your quilt is beautiful too.

  5. Carol your BBD framed piece is just stunning!!!
    Sorry those pesky frogs made a visit, hope they've hopped off somewhere else now.
    Love the bright colours in your quilt, it;s so pretty.

  6. I love your sampler. That is beautiful. I used to cross stitch all the time. Never did on linen though. Your work is so pretty.
    Love the quilt too.

  7. OMG how wonderful! :D It looks so amazing in that beautiful frame--great choice! :D :D :D

    I hate when I'm off on things--I'm stitching an ornament with a tiny reindeer--he's not more than 30 stitches but I had to frog 'im twice!

  8. Carol,your quilt with the Mary Engelbreit borders is the prettiest quilt I've ever seen!!!


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