Saturday, April 26, 2008

Time for an Update!

It seems I haven't been around much, but really I have been! Posting on my blog is just usually at the bottom of my list!

For the past year, I participated in a Seasonal Exchange that BeckyS organized. Every season we sent a stitched piece off to our partner - my partner was Simone. This was my last season to send to her. I stitched this Mary Garry design and modeled it after a piece I received from Nancy K last year. As I explained to Simone, I took some liberties with this exchange. The piece is titled "Raining Pins & Needles" - it has a needlework theme; not exactly a Spring theme, but "rain" does fall in "Spring," right? Unless of course if you live in Minnesota because it is snowing here today! It's finished as a pinkeep. What do you think of the cool ABC fabric on the back? I sent a few other goodies along including a pair of the much sought after Emma Ginghers.



My friend Joan (aka Mama Joan) celebrates her birthday year round. It's a good thing, because I'm not very good about getting things stitched in time for birthdays! The pinkeep that I made for Georgie was so cute and I had extra linen and fabric left over, so I had to make one for Joan too! She didn't mind receiving it a month late!


My Fair & Square for Round 6 were mailed last weekend - maybe I will be able to show those to you sometime soon. They had a long way to travel!

This week I became acquainted with a new stitching blogger, Amy. Amy's blog is called Cross Stitch and Cupcakes. Check it out!

Have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Kim B said...

Beautiful pinkeeps!

Marie-P said...

Hey Cathy...I just LOVE Mary Garry's designs~your pinkeep is fantastic!!! I just finished a MG design and sent it to Heather (quilt or stitch) for her birthday...am stitching it again now!
You also did a great job on the pinkeep for Joan.
Off to check out Amy's blog.

Andrea said...

Wonderful finishes.

Barbara said...

It rains year-round here in the Netherlands, so you're safe with rain as a subject for any season. LOL! It really snowed out by your place?? Whew, it makes the rain seem okay in comparison!

I love your stitching. I'm so glad you posted - I've really enjoyed the pictures!

CraftyT said...

I just love both of the pieces you finished. The ABC fabric is just wonderful. Where did you find that?

Wonderful stitching :)
Natasha

Brenda said...

Love the Mary Garry design! You did a fantastic job on the stitching and finishing. You've got me hooked on these MG designs, now. Thanks for the ones that you sent me. They are in my to do pile. The pinkeep is great, as well.

Sonda in OR said...

Those are lovely pinkeeps! I bet they will be well loved by their new owners!

bs honey said...

I so enjoy you pictures. You do beautiful work.

The pinkeeps make me want to hurry and finish the piece that I'm doing, so I can get busy with one for me {she says} while drooling over yours.

tangerinedream73 said...

Cathy,

That was really nice of you to mention my blog on yours. You're so sweet.

Amy

Sharon said...

Both are beautiful!

tammie said...

wow with this lot your willnever lose your pins lol beautiful

Rachel S said...

That is beautiful. Great work!

Carol said...

Gorgeous finishes!!! I cannot believe we are almost up to round two of Seasonal Exchangers already - where did the year go? Joan must love the gift :-)

monique said...

I love the raining pinkeep!

Susimac said...

Really lovely finishes.

Myrna said...

Everything looks great!

Lana said...

Your finishes are beautiful!

Vonna said...

Lovely pinkeeps all around...I especially love the Marry Garry...but you cannot find fault in the Joan one either...unless I could say...it should say Vonna :)
JUST KIDDING! LOL!
Amy is a sweetheart isn't she?

Lennu said...

They are both beautiful! I just love the one you stitched for Simone, what a great design and lovely finish!

Chelle said...

Beautiful finishes! I love the sawtooth border around the Mary Garry piece. So cute and the variegation is wonderful. Great job on both pieces!

Mama Joan said...

Cathy glad to see you posted the pinkeep, I still need to get it on my blog because I just love it.

Thanks so much for the great birthday
gift.

Michelle said...

I love love love your seasonal exchange! Beautiful!!!