Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stitching and weekends ...

Last week I finished another heart for the Friendship RR that I'm participating in. This one is Danielle's (no blog) .. her fabric was 40 ct but a pure delight to stitch on. I stitched my heart with Belle Soie's Peacock. I loved how it turned out.
I started this piece in Arizona. It's Bent Creek's Rise and Shine. I love the colors of this piece .. and the rooster makes me smile everything I see him! lol ... I still have borders to finish and there's coffee cup on the right side of the design.
I started this one last week. It's Small Tokens by Blackbird Designs. I have lots of BBD in my stash but this is my first time stitching one .. how silly is that! I see a lot more BBD stitching in my future ..
Saturday I went with a couple of friends to this quilt exhibit ... American Quilt Classics, 1800 - 1980: The Bresler Collection. What a wonderful exhibit! I wish I could have taken pictures. The detail of the handquilting was just amazing to me. Such little stitches! lol ... there was a charm quilt that was looked like it would fit a full size bed ... there was not one duplicated fabric in the entire quilt! It must have taken a few years to amass that many different pieces of fabric. There was one quilt that was a teach piece, there were still basting stitching in it. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. Lunch and a quilt show with friends ... fun fun fun :) Here's a picture of Connie and Lisa on our way to the museum ...

So it's Sunday .. a little laundry, a little stitching, even a little fabric dyeing, and a lot of Lifetime movies lol. I hope you have had a great weekend and
I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...
I'm grateful for the Grand Canyon Girls Club ...

15 comments:

Kathy A. said...

That is a very nice job on Willeke's Sampler. They are looking good as we add more hearts and names to them.
Love that little rooster too. He has an attitude.
Have a nice weekend.

staci said...

Wonderful stitching Michele...enjoy the very last of your weekend :)

Kim B said...

Beautiful stitching Michele! I love that rooster! My BIL owns a restaurant called Rooster so I think of him every time I see one.

Tracey said...

All your stitching looks great! And I love quilts also. I wish I knew how to make them but I have hardly enough time for the hobbies I have. lol Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Keep on stitching..:)

Brigitte said...

Your stitching is wonderful, Michele. I love your WIPs, both look so nice. I also have lots of BBD charts, but have only stitched a couple of them. But isn't it always like that? Lol.

mainely stitching said...

Lovely stitching, Michele! Looks like the quilt show was fun, too!

Karen said...

fabric dyeing? where's the fabric you dyed?????

rooster is coming along great! can't wait to see him finished!

Carolyn NC said...

Love the RR piece - nice stitching on the rooster, too. I'm going to take a beginning quilting class in May, so I'm really looking forward to that. I do love quilts.

RuthB said...

Beautiful.... but when did you start that in AZ? Was I passed out at the time? lol

And how in the world did you miss stitching BBD until now????????

Myrna said...

Everything looks great! I'll have to look for the BBD one. I don't think I have seen that one. :-)

Tonya said...

Good morning Michele. Happy Earth Day! Great pieces you have!!!

Are yall having the same beautiful weather we are?? I hope so!!!

Happy Stitching!!

Carla said...

Love the thread you chose to stitch your heart in the rr!

Cindy F. said...

Love your beautiful contribution to Willeke's sampler:)
and you know I LOVE, LOVE the rooster piece;) I need to hunt for that one...lol!
I bet the quilt show was amazing and so glad you had a great weekend!!

Jean said...

Michele- I always just love the pieces you show. I come to your site and feel I know you a little better each time. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

CindyMae said...

Wonderful blog! I love all of your photos! You do absolutely gorgeous stitching! I am looking forward to visiting you often!