Sunday, June 27, 2010

Two More Squares and a New Start

Howdy friends! How was your week? Mine was filled with rain and thunderstorms, plus I made a quick trip to Grand Rapids, MI for a business meeting. Never a dull moment in my neck of the woods!

Two more squares complete - yahoo! I may actually make the August deadline. If you've dropped by before, you know that I am working on this project with a group of friends. I am stitching two squares each for Joan, Jill, Chris, Jackie, and Lori, plus two squares for myself. Finished up Jackie's squares this week, now I just have to stitch Lori's squares and my own. The pattern is from With My Needle and it is called "A Token of Friendship." These are Jackie's squares:



I also think I need to have my head examined. I started a new project last weekend; just couldn't help myself! I had the itch to stitch this design and picked up the fabric when I was at Stitchville last Saturday. The pattern is Loose Feathers #3 and it is called Evening Shades the Garden. The fabric is a really soft yellow (it doesn't look yellow in the photo though, sorry.) As you can see I have most of the outside border stitched and most of the alphabet. I'll start on the flowers next.




I went searching for this pattern after seeing it finished on Irma's blog. Irma hasn't posted for a long time; I really miss her posts. She was always working on projects that appealed to me and she had a real talent for photographing her finished pieces.

We were going to go up to the lake and try to spend some time cleaning up the yard, but we've had so much rain lately that we decided it would be a wasted trip. Hopefully it will be drier next weekend and then we can get the lawn mowed and do some trimming and then maybe have some time left to enjoy the cabin and the lake!

Hope you all enjoy today and the week ahead. Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Dianne said...

that is such a pretty little design!

Karen said...

Your squares are very pretty and I love that Loose Feathers design! Looking forward to seeing more of it.

BrendaS said...

Love the Blackbird design! I'm sure you will have it finished in no time.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

staci said...

Lovely stitching! You can send some of that rain my way!!!

Margaret said...

Glad you will make your deadline on the RR! I just love that BBD piece! But then I love all BBD designs. lol! Great new start! Everyone deserves one now and then, right?

Yvonne..... said...

LOVE the new project! Haven't seen this BBD pattern so this is a new "gotta find it" pattern to go on the list! LOL!

mainely stitching said...

Evening Shades is a great design - and a hard one to find! Glad you found it and I can't wait to see even more of it!! :D :D :D

Deb said...

Love your two finishes, and love that BBD piece just as well!

Kathy A. said...

Your squares turned out beautiful. What a neat SAL.
Lovely new start.
It has rained a great deal here too making cottage living not the best.

Lynn said...

I've long admired this particular BD so I'm really going to enjoy seeing your progress on this one.
Your squares are so pretty and delicate. Good luck making your deadline.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Love the squares from With My Needle ~ what floss did you use? It's gorgeous!

Katrina said...

Cute squares and I love your new start ;-).

Deborah said...

I love the BBD design. I have not seen that one and now I have to look for it.

Siobhan said...

Lovely design! Your squares are so pretty, too. :)

WendyJo said...

beautiful squares Cathy. I love your new BBD start. Looking forward to watching your progress on it.

Suzanne said...

Lovely new start, I really love this design.