Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Usually I have to spell out exactly what it is and where to get it and how much it costs for my Christmas present(s) from DH Dave. But this year, he told me (and a week before Christmas, too, not Christmas Eve!), he had bought me a "thoughtful" gift. And then he kept bugging me to try and guess it..of course, saying the whole time I would never guess it in a million years. (aren't DH's the craziest sometimes?). I, naturely, took the high road, and said "No...'cause I know you will get upset if I do guess it." LOL! Well, he was right. I would have never guessed that he went and got me this without me being there with him.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
And the stitchery kit with not one of my favorite things, but two....reindeer and sheep! Too cute! and look at all those little tiny green, red and white felt reindeer! Too much fun!
Thank you, Anne Marieke, for all your great choices of gifts for me, but especially for the beautiful hand-stitched birdies!
Friday, December 17, 2010
Two at once! Here are Blocks #4 and #5 for Postcard Cuties for Winter by Bunny Hill Designs.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Remember my Snow Angel from the Snowbound quilt? Postcard Cuties has its very own Snow Angel, too. In fact, Anne (Bunny Hill Designs) may have "borrowed" this one from Postcard Cuties. These patchwork and applique blocks have captured me in their simplicity. Here she is my Postcard Cutie Snow Angel:
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I thought it rather funny that there were two "crafty" type stores, but also one food store...I guess a girl's gotta eat to keep up her energy level to keep stitching!
And the Andirondack type chairs at the top...lots of little pieces, but they did turn out cute!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I am going to miss receiving my little snowbuddies each month from Anne at Bunny Hill Designs. But, hold on...Anne says she has something in the works for another freebie Block of the Month next year.
I almost forgot to post a picture of this one, since she has been finished since November. It was just by chance that I saw a little blurb from Anne on the Snowbound Flickr group that we could request the December block early. Anne had asked that anyone who finished wait until the last block was released.
Monday, December 6, 2010
I looked at Gail Wilson's website yesterday and she has a lot of her doll patterns/kits on sale at 50% off.
I think this one is going to be the last "doll" for a while. Although fun to make, they do take quite a bit of time. So back to some stitching or quilting!
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
My Friends for Christmas quilt top is done!! Big Happy Dance time!
But wouldn't you know....I left my camera on, now the batteries are dead, and yep...all out of batteries! Time to stock up again on the batteries. As soon as the camera is functioning again, a picture. This one is definitely too big for the scanner! ;)
Posted by Michele at 8:39 AM
Monday, October 25, 2010
Ove 39,000 views on my blog! Who'd have thought? :) Again, a special thank you to all who come by for a visit. I know it's not always possible to leave comments....I'm notorious for looking at a bazillion blogs and barely leaving any comments. However, I do appreciate everyone's thoughts and kind words on my pieces.
My Friends for Christmas got a bit of attention this past week, too. I finally finished the four spindly-leggd reindeer block (of which you can barely see three). One more to go...the sleigh with a vine of holly leaves and a bag full of presents! I did add the buttons to the "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree (not called for in the original pattern, but I thought it looked a bit 'naked'.)
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
That's why there haven't been many posts lately. I finally finished all the little round snowflakes (which barely show up in this picture) and the outer border for my Robyn Pandolph "Winter's Dance" reindeer....I know it is wrinkly. I had to lay it all out on the table for now. The jingle bells and all those red buttons are not attached yet. They really do add a lot to the overall look, so I wanted to get a picture of them all in place. They will be permanently attached once the quilting is all finished.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Block #10 from Snowbound is being worked on now...(well, I am taking a little break to post this....;) )
....And.....Block #5 from Friends for Christmas is traced, cut out and ironed in place waiting to be appliqued. This is another big one....four of those funny reindeer!
OK. I hope this update makes up for the lack of posting in the past two weeks!
Once again, I do appreciate everyone who comes by for a visit and also wish to express my thanks for all the lovely comments on my ...ahem...varied and every growing pile of projects
Monday, October 4, 2010
As you can see, his appetite is returning. Klawd is now one happy kitty.:))
** Edited to clarify how Klawd was diagnosed.**
Well - for a cat who wakes you up each and every morning at 5:30 - 6:00 a.m. to not do it one morning, was the first sign. :)) After that he just would not eat, was lethargic and slept downstairs (instead of in his normal place of choice - the sofa)...were just a few more signs. Since this alll occurred between Thursday morning and Friday evening...a trip to the emergency vet was in order. After x-raying, bloodwork and his overall appearance, the gallstones were found. However...only a veternary surgeon could take care of it. So off he goes to another emergency vet hospital. He was immediately operated on that day, since it was found that one of the stones was blocking the duct to his intestines...life threatening. Suffice it to say, he is on the mend. :)) Happy kitty and happy Mom and Dad (who is Klawd's "person").
Posted by Michele at 11:29 AM
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Poor baby. This is Klawd. No, he is not going to the hairdresser's...he is wearing the latest in veterinary fashion...a soft "cone" collar. Under that collar is a tube that was put in place to help feed him. See the little bit of turquoise "sweater" he's wearing. That covers his belly which had some very serious surgery. Gallstones...which blocked the entrance to his small intestines....But the good news - he is on the mend and the tube will be coming out tomorrow. Klawd will be one happy kitty. He is defnitely feeling much better and letting me know just how unhappy he is with all this stuff.
There have been a few sporadic stitches on a few other projects. Nothing really worth showing at this point...but keep watching!