Saturday, August 18, 2007

She's Finished!!!

I forced myself to finish her yesterday!! And after I got started, I got back my CS mojo (is that how you spell that?)! I even worked some on Patchwork Garden last night! I do love this angel and will immediately start the other one for the charity quilt. But after I do all my housecleaning today, I'm going to enjoy Patchwork Garden and start the angel tomorrow!

And here is my progress on PG. I just love the little baby birds in the nest!! This was designed by Terrece Beesley and Trice Boerens of Studio B Designs. And as I said in an earlier post, it was in the Aug. 1998 issue of Better Homes and Gardens' Cross Stitch and Needlework. In the description of it, they say it is "a pastel patchwork of summer motifs." But these colors are not what I consider "pastel." Maybe I'll get into the pastel colors later! lol I like stitching pieces with several different motifs like this and the JanLynn Autumn Sampler. I do one whole motif at a time and it doesn't seem so overwhelming!

A couple of old friends called yesterday and I really enjoyed talking to them. One - Tonia - is a very special friend. She was my student in the sixth grade many years ago. Then after she finished school and became a teacher, she got a position at the middle school I was at and we became friends. When she first saw me, she said, "You were the meanest teacher I ever had, but they say you have mellowed with age." Then after a couple of years she transferred to an elementary school and we still kept in touch. I got a transfer to another elementary school. And then I got a call from her saying she was transferring to the same school I was at and she was moving so she could be at the school I was at! She even taught the same grade that I did. We were very close then and did a lot of team teaching and planning together! We had a great time! She is like a daughter of mine. She has 2 children and I claim them as my grandchildren! She helped me so much when my son passed away. We aren't able to get together as much as we would like, but I know she would be there if I needed her!

The other friend was the best man at our wedding. He was trying to reach DD's Dad (I'm going to start calling him Jerry, his name, it's too hard to type out "DD's Dad"!), but we had a long, great conversation. His wife and I are very good friends, and he was a friend of mine before I even met Jerry. He and Jerry were already friends, but I didn't meet Jerry through him. Jerry and I met at a church outing, which is another long and funny story. I'll tell that another time.

Well, I need to get started on that housework I mentioned! Can't stall any longer! lol Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


chiloe said...

Congrats on your finish !!! It's so beautiful when the backstitch is there !!! I like your new pattern. It's not pastel colours (or my computer is really bad ;-) ) but actually I like those colors. And like you, I like to stitch different little designs in the same pattern. some lanarte are great for that !!! Don't clean too much in irder for us to see great progress ;-)

It's great your friend is going to work with you !!! I love being in a school where people work together! I hate when teachers keep what they are doing from others. It's better for the kids when teachers get along !!!

Itching To Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish, she's darling ;)

msstitch01 said...

Your angel looks great Vicki. How are you going on your Autumn Sampler?

Virpi said...

Congratulations for you finish. The patchwork garden looks sooo cute - I love it!

Margaret said...

What a beautiful Angel Vicki. The little girl who gets this quilt is very lucky.
Love your new PG project. Looks like great fun to stitch.

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super finish!!!!!


Bliss said...

The angel is very sweet, Vicki. It's lovely to hear about the friends & what they are up to. Keep posting these bits of news.