Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Saturday Sampler

Thank you so much for your comments on my last post about the 1923 Needlecraft magazines. I absolutely love reading old magazines/books and I'm so glad you enjoyed some of the ads and text as much as I did.

Our Saturday Morning Sampler Club started this past Saturday at my favourite quilt shop. I signed up thinking this was a 6 month club but its another 12 month one! Hopefully I can manage to get to more of the sessions this time around, I ended up missing so many last year (twice I was in the hospital!) that I gave up on it and still have a box full of pretty little fabrics and a few blocks and nothing else. I need to hunt online for some 4 1/2" blocks and 10 1/2" block patterns to try to finish this one.

I picked our 1/2 m cuts of 6 fabrics for this year's club and hard as it was, I managed to get some 'blues' in there this time. I realized everything I pick out is green/gold/red and I'm really trying to get away from having always picking out those colours.

And I worked hard on our Christmas SAL this past weekend, working on a Prairie Schooler Santa on 20 ct khaki lugana. I didn't get him anywhere near finished, as so many of the blogging ladies managed to finish theirs, I was disappointed. He's been tucked away until the last weekend in February for the next SAL.

Last night while watching Prison Break and 24 (love those shows!) I did get started on my next block for Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. This is actually the first block in the piece. Of course it stitched up wonderfully with the use of my wonderful magnifier. Why on earth didn't I start using this sooner?

13 comments:

Vonna said...

is it just me...or do you seem to be totally immersed in stitching lately? :)
You are just whipping through a bunch of stuff or at least it sure does seem that way!
Did you take your needles in for a lube job and fill them up with high octane or what?! LOL!

Barbara said...

Okay, where do I order one of these magnificent magnifiers? :) Your progress is amazing.

Annemarie said...

You're flying through your projects at alarming speed, lady! I love the fabrics you chose!

Carol said...

Great fabrics! It will be fun to watch you turn them into something amazing!

Carol said...

Oops! Forgot to say your HOHRH looks great!!

KarenV said...

Wonderful progress on HoHRH! I love your Santa too - the colours really pop on that fabric :)

Sue said...

Love the PS Santa and your HoHRH looks just wonderful.

Coonie said...

I love the fabrics!

BeckySC said...

I love your PS Santa-he is coming along very nicely :)

HoHRH is looking great-I wish I could get enthused about mine :(

Pam said...

Really love your fabrics! I want to try quilting someday, after I stitch through all the stash I have perhaps? LOL. Nice stitching progress, and I agree with you on the magnifying. I finally broke down and bought some of those reading glasses to try and now I can't stitch without them!

Kathy said...

Love the fabrics, must have a go at that one day.

Love your HoHR, looking forward to seeing more.

Hugs xxxx

Julianne said...

Hi Wendy,

Your Houses project is looking great! I'm glad the magnifier is helping you. I know all about those PS santas stitched on high count fabrics. They are very, very time consuming. I need to get back to my santa project. I have not touched it in ages!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your HoHRH piece is just beautiful, and I agree we couldn't do it without our magnification devices. I just got in more of the 2005 Santas today they have been so popular. Yours looks great it isn't a small design so don't feel bad. Happy Stitching, CJ