Friday, January 11, 2008

Firetruck Happy Dance

I am so happy to finish this! It is past due and did I say that DD's purse diva pillow was the piece from hell? Well, it isn't! This is! It looks very simple, doesn't it?! Well, looks can certainly be deceiving! Maybe it was because I really didn't want to do this piece right now! I had to frog almost everything in this piece and some places more than once!! I know this isn't a very good picture, but it was too big to fit on the scanner. The border gave me the most trouble.I redid it twice. Learn from me - don't do separate parts of a border. When I tried to connect the parts, they didn't meet right! I was almost finished and had to take the whole border out! It is still 1 square too far to the right, but don't tell anyone! lol It is going in the mail today!! I'm not going to do anymore squares with a deadline. My life is more complicated than it was this time last year. I don't have as much time to stitch as I did back then. I'm going to do squares for any child. These don't have a due date; you just send them in when you finish them. Oh, and this square is going to be in a quilt and sent to a fire department in Charleston, SC, in memory of the firemen who died in that Charleston fire last year. I was really honored that they asked me to do a square - there's 9 squares - one for each firemen who gave his life trying to save others!

Someone wanted to know where I got the Rose Sampler. It's at this site. I can't wait to get back to it. I'm going to my stitcher's club tonight, and I'm going to take it to work on!

I took a break from the firetruck one day and started organizing my stash. I have thousands of mags and booklets. (This might be an exaggeration, but not much!! lol) I have been getting mags since 1980 (at one time I was getting 4 or 5 every other month.) This was pre-marriage and pre-children! lol Anyway, I am going through them and putting post-it notes on charts I would like to do some day and labeling them. I am also setting up 2 notebooks - one with copies of WIPs and UFOs and one with copies of charts I want to do in the near future. It's lots of fun looking at all of these charts!

Have to go and get ready for stitchers' club! Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


Ranae said...

Looks great!!!

Crystal said...

Vicki, this piece looks awesome! You did a great job!