Thursday, September 16, 2010

I didn't know.....

that September is National Chicken Month! OMG, how could I let a momentous celebration like this pass by without some fanfare!(insert trumpets) I was made aware of this special month designation by my niece. (thank you, Angela!) Obviously I need a staff of minions to help me out here.(yes I know I'm hallucinating - there will be no staff of minions and if there were I'd get them to clean bathrooms and do laundry - LOL!)

Well this little flock is the beginning of a wall quilt for my kitchen. I found these guys on the front cover of Quiltmania magazine volume no. 76 (it was a couple of months ago).

My plan was to make a dozen of these cute chickens with the Mary Engelbreit fabric "Attitude Girls" since I think they have lots of attitude. However, I was distracted by other projects, much in the way chickens are easily let astray. I need to get back to them soon.

On the cross stitch front I've been working on the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart series. This is #4 The Pink House and it is almost finished. I love the unique borders. They really frames it so nicely. I'm holding off on the personlization until I see all of them. I thought about putting my boys birtdays on the houses of the corresponding months, but my youngest has an April birthday and after seeing this very PINK house, he doesn't think it is the house for him. I'm sure we'll figure something out.

When this humongous project is finished it will measure about 28 X 18 inches. You know I like big projects - big quilts and big cross stitch. I think I'm compensating for my own lack of stature - LOL! However what I lack in height I more than make up in width. Lets not go there, okay?

Well I need to go off to bed. I have to be up at the butt crack of dawn - 5am - to go with my brother to Columbus for a bunch of medical tests and procedures. Not a lot of fun for him and a long day for both of us. I'm bringing 2 sock projects with me to keep me occupied since I'm not good at waiting. And why is it when you know you can't stay home and play with your fabric and thread that you REALLY REALLY want to? A perpetual quandary for me -- when I have the motivation, I don't have the time and vice versa. I'm glad the weekend is right around the corner.

Happy stitching!

carol fun


  1. I love, love, LOVE your chickens! They are a favorite of mine too. Your header is pretty darn cute too and now I know you must have made it. You're making good progress on your BB. I've yet to start mine. Nancy in WI

  2. The chickens, are so much fun. I can't wait to see the finished quilt.
    I hope all goes well today for your brother.


  3. Your stitching looks great and your fun fun!!!

  4. Your stitching is amazing! Those chickens are just so darn cute!

  5. Must be why Oktoberfest is always in September in Cincy. Although I don't know why since they serve german sausages/food/beer:)! But we do wear our "chicken hats" and do the "chicken dance" and I carry my "chicken purse". All this talk about chicken is making me hungry:) Later, chickie!

  6. Hi,
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I meet people from all over the world through blogging, but it's fun to meet someone close by (Clarksville, Warren County) with similar interests. Love that chicken patchwork!


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