Thursday, March 13, 2008

Fair and Square, Wips and general checking in ...

Kim in NY and I were paired up for Round 5 of the Fair and Square exchange. I received the squares a couple of days ago, but the stupid camera battery was dead .. here's a picture of what Kim sent .. she spoiled me! Besides the squares she stitched .. she also sent me a Christmas patter, some needles, a lovely fat quarter of fabric and a magnet from her home state of New York. She also sent me a post card that shows one of her favorite views of New York. Isn't this a nice exchange :)



Here's a picture of the actual squares .. sorry the picture is fuzzy .. didn't realize it until I got it loaded. The design is one of the new Baubles by SamSarah Design. I just love it! The hearts are so fun and she also sent me the buttons that go in the middle of each heart. Kim, your stitching is lovely! The signature square is really unique .. she stitched a heart and then in gold stitched her name and city .. it's really hard to see at first, but when you realize it .. it's just such a cute idea! Thanks again Kim for the lovely exchange.


Since I've been missing in action here on my blog I have gotten some stitching done .. this is Schoolgirl Lesson by Little House Needleworks .. but most of you already know who's it by .. I've seen quite a few bloggers who are working on this piece .. and even a couple that have finished it! It really is a relaxing piece to work on .. I could get really use to monochromatic designs :)


There's a SAL in one of my yahoo groups .. it's a Bent Creek/Heart in Hand/Trilogy group. This SAL was to stitch something BC or Trilogy .. I realized I haven't stitched anything by these two designers in ages so I thought cool, I'll do this SAL. It was really fun looking through my stash and re-discovering what I have *smile* .. I decided on this sweet design .. mostly because it's a kit and I didn't have to work at kitting it up! lol .. sometimes the last thing I want to do in the evening is look for fabric and floss. I'm really enjoying this stitch.


DH and I started the next phase of our remodeling. We're having the kitchen cabinets refaced and the formica and tile replaced. I really like my kitchen cabinet layout and they are still in great shape so we didn't want to do a total replacement. Refacing is cheaper and will still give us what we want .. a kitchen that isn't stuck in 1986 .. lol

Even though I haven't updated my blog in a while .. I have been enjoying reading all our blogs .. everyone is doing such lovely stitching :) And thanks for all your comments .. I enjoy reading them a lot.

I'm grateful for blogging friends ...

13 comments:

Sally said...

Lovely to see you back blogging Michele:) I was beginning to wonder where you'd got to.

What a fantastic F&S exchange. The squares are lovely.

Also love your Schoolgirl Lessons. I just ordered this yesterday ( hmmm don't tell anyone as I'm supposed to be on the chart wagon but I needed a little pick me up!). Your start on the BC piece looks good too.

Kim B said...

It all looks wonderful! I don't know how you all have multiple projects going on at the same time! I love the Schoolgirl Lesson design. The red is so beautiful.

staci said...

Really cute F&S from Kim. Love your new WIP too, looking forward to seeing more of them.

WendyCarole said...

good morning is looking good.

Barbara said...

Oh boy, I really like that BC design! :D

DaisyGirl said...

Great stitching in only one color! We need to redo our cabinets, but I dread the work and the mess!
Donna

karen said...

Great to see you back! stitching is looking great! I am going to the LNS tomorrow to spend some money because i need to for me! Go Me! Schoolgirl lessons is on my list to get. I love your F&S squares you rec'd very cute! Hugs

Michelle said...

Hi Michele!! You've been busy~you are working on some great projects. Tonight I plan to start your PIF :) Hope you are surviving your kitchen remodel..have a great rest of your weekend!

Michelle

stitcherw said...

What a lovely exchange to receive, and what a creative way to do her name and city. Both your new starts are looking great as well. I love Schoolgirl Lessons. I haven't started it yet, but do have the pattern and the blue silk I'm going to do it in so hopefully soon.
Sue

Wendy said...

Its great to catch up on what you've been stitching on. The kitchen reno's sound terrific. We had our cupboards refaced and were thrilled with the results.

Have a great week!

Carla said...

The F&S blocks you received are lovely!! Your new wips are looking great!!

Michelle said...

Your Schoolgirl Lessons is beautiful and I love your new start. Isn't it fun to rediscover things in your stash?!

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