Sunday, September 25, 2011

Always Playing Catch-up!

How's it going? I love this time of year. Cooler temperatures, beautiful colors - fall is my favorite season! My mom and I drove to Wisconsin yesterday to visit with some family members at their annual fall "booya". It was a crisp autumn day and the food was delicious. We had a nice time.

I have spent more time reading blogs this past week than I have spend stitching! There are a couple of very tempting sampler projects out there that are calling my name though.

The one that I can't get out of my head is Mary Allen. Terri/Chocolates for Breakfast has it pictured in her blog header; Laurie at Corgi Cottage is working on it and doesn't have too much more to go; Margaret/Days of a Sampler Lover is stitching it too and we know that with her smoking needles she will have it finished in no time; and one more Mary Allen finish - check out Robert's blog, A Gentleman's Samplings. I know I have a lot of projects in the works right now, but how can I resist this one?

I've also signed up to receive the La D Da mystery sampler; I'm just too much of a La D Da fan to pass this one up. I know, I know, I haven't even finished my last mystery sampler yet! I think next year's challenge will be to finish up some of the WIPs I have started this year!

So, while there hasn't been a lot of stitching going on, I do have a couple of pictures to share with you. Remember the quilt top that I shared with you last weekend? I used the scraps to make a table runner. I had some additional fabrics from the same line that I added to it. I used the "quilt as you go" method. It was quick and easy.



And on the stitching front - I'm working on Blackbird Designs Tis the Season. Sorry, I didn't take time to iron it!



That's all I have for you today. Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Margaret said...

You should definitely jump on the Mary Allen bandwagon. :D She's a fun stitch for sure! I love the little quilt you made -- so pretty! And Tis the Season is great too!

Beth said...

Well in just this one post you showed me a lovely table topper that you quilted, and three new blogs to visit. That sampler sure is something - would be a large project. And now, I have to go Google "booya" and see just what that is!! LOL

Mindi said...

Tis the Season is looking lovely! Its one of my favorite designs. I haven't signed up for the La D Da mystery, but I probably should have, since I usually love her stuff. I guess I can always go get it after I see the first part.

Hope on the Mary Allen bandwagon! I started her when she first came out, and she's been neglected since then.

mainely stitching said...

Such lovely work you do, Cathy! Can't wait to see the La D Da mystery. :D

Tracey said...

The table topper is just gorgeous... I love the fabrics you used!!

Thanks for sharing your progress on 'Tis the Season. I hope to start this one someday soon :^)

Laurie in Iowa said...

Mary Allen is a joy to stitch... so come on, jump on the MA bandwagon.
Your little quilt is sweet and I love Tis the Season.

Siobhan said...

Mary Allen is such a gorgeous sampler! You have to give into temptation and stitch it. ;)

I love the table topper that you did! Beautiful work. Love your cardinal, too! That's a to-be-stitched-soon piece for me, I hope!

Katrina said...

Love the table runner and the BBD Christmas piece :-).

Nicole said...

Congratulation to this wonderful and inspiring blog. Thank you for this.
Greetings from Germany
Nicole

Suzanne said...

I love Mary Allen too, but I think I have enough to stitch for the moment. Love the quilt and pretty stitching.