Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Weekend Stitching

This was my weekend stitching project. I just need to finish the boarder and it will be done.
So for the rest of this week it will become my 15 minutes of play in the mornings.

My first mug rug!
 Front

 Back

I started this back during a mug rug blog a long. I don't remember exactly who's blog I got this pattern from, but I love the way it came out. I finally had a chance to quilt it this past week and my quilting buddy ME stitched the binding for me while I practiced my FMQ. I still need a lot of practice on my FMQ.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Christine
~because nice matters~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TUSAL

Yesterday was the New Moon, so it is time for a Totally Useless Stitch ALong update!




Happy Fat Tuesday!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Christine
~because nice matters~

Monday, February 20, 2012

Happy Monday!

I have a stitching finish!
And only a week late.


Design: Be Mine Valentine
Designer: Lizzie * Kate
Fabric: 14 count cream Aida Cloth
Fiber: 2 stands over 1

Happy President's Day!

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Christine
~because nice matters~

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Monday!


Last night, my son asked me if I would help him with his homework. He had to write a speech and wanted to practice the speech on me, so I sat at the dining room table with him as he worked on his assignment I should have continued to stitch my "Be Mine Valentine" cross stitch that I had been working on all weekend but no....I started another project, it isn't like I don't have tons of projects waiting to be finished but this beautiful Moda fabric was just sitting there, calling my name, waiting to be touched and I just love making hexies.....hum...

These hexies were made from Echo scraps from Moda....aren't they just beautiful. 

Design: Be Mine Valentine
Designer: Lizzie * Kate
Fabric: 14 count cream Aida Cloth
Fiber: 2 stands over 1

Do you think I can finish it by tomorrow? I don't know.
I don't think I allowed myself enough time for my holiday stitching.
It could be a time management issue or I should just not start any new projects for awhile.
But it is so hard
 What do you think?
I think I have a problem.


Thank you for visting my blog!

Christine
~because nice matters~

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Come Twist With Us

Sha over at Craziee Corners is hosting a Twist Along.


So...why not come join the fun! 

All you need is a Twister Ruler and a charm pack or layer cake, and a little yardage! 

The Twist Along starts on Feb 12 and will run for 4 weeks. Sha will be doing tutorials, giving pointers and showing other projects using the twister rulers. 
 

I picked up my twisting rulers from the Fat Quarter Shop. 

There is also a flickr page for this group http://www.flickr.com/groups/1879756@N24/ so that we can all share our twisting.

I have Sha's Twist Along button on the right side of my blog, so go check out Sha's blog and all the details about the Twist Along.

I hope you come Twist with us!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Christine
~because nice matters~



Tuesday, February 7, 2012

15 Minutes Play


Vision without execution is a hallucination

Lizzie * Kate Be Mine Valentine
Every morning I try to get in 15 minutes for myself & hope for some more time later on in the day!

Thank you for visiting!
Christine
~because nice matters~


Monday, February 6, 2012

WIPocalypse



I finished stitching the Holiday Berries Sampler Block,
 part of the Ornament Pattern Club by Stitiching the Night Away.
Stitched on 14 ct Aida with DMC thread.
Sorry about the picture. It needs to be pressed.


The Club Snowflake, part of the Ornament Pattern Club by Stitching the Night Away.


Lizze * Kate Be Mine Valentine

Thank you for visiting!

Christine
~because nice matters~

Happy Monday!

I have two finishes to show for January, (whoo hoo)
 the first is the baby blanket I made for a co-worker.
And the second is a Rag Quilt I finished for my son's birthday.
He turned 16 on the 23rd of January. I have some extra Jets fabric so I told him I would make a matching pillow to go with the Rag quilt. (add it to the list...he,he,he)

Last Tuesday, my friend ME was here from PA. I had planned to work on Jenny's quilt but I missed placed the boarder fabric. I could not find it anywhere. Don't you just hate when that happens. Jenny's quilt now has a name, Jenny's Back to School Quilt. It still needs to be sandwiched and quilted. (I didn't get a chance to take a picture.)  We did have a great time, ME worked on her son's Irish Chain quilt which is just stunning! And I worked on the January's Bloggers BOM which once again I made backwards. I am going to give this block another try!


I run out of yarn to finish Megan's Scarf so must pick that up this week so that I can finish the scarf before winter is over. I did start another scarf since they are such a good pick up and go project.


Well that is enough of January...on to February! My goals for February are Jenny's Back to School Quilt, Megan's Scarf and a St. Patrick's Day Table runner. I have some other things I am working on too but I will leave them for another post.

Thank you for visiting!

Christine
~because nice matters~

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