Friday, April 18, 2008

Happy Dance

This is my latest charity square for Love Quilts. I got a little bogged down in the blues of the gown; so I am very glad to finish it! I really like it, though.

The start above is my next charity square. This is "Mayfair Basket" from the June 2007 issue of The Cross Stitcher (US). I'm doing this one for a particular child - Kayla. I am going to do it again for a little girl named Emmie. And it looks like I'll be doing it again for my DD. She saw it and wants one, too. lol I'm missing some threads. This is all I can do until I get the threads. You do the rest of the flowers with pink variegated threads. I was excited when I saw it, because I really enjoyed stitching with the variegated thread on the piece in memory of my son. I did this much in 2 days. I can really get a lot done when it's something that I'm enjoying doing!

I subbed on Wed. at a great school and had a great day. The classes were extra help for students who had failed the state achievement test; so they were small. Plus half of the grade had gone on an all day field trip. The largest class I had all day had 8 kids in it. She left a lot of sudoku puzzles for them to work on. I just sat at a table and cross stitched all day. It was in a portable so I knew no one would come out to bother me! And I made $145.00 for just sitting there and cross stitching - my kind of job!!! But that's not the way it usually is! Usually I just get to stitch during the planning periods.

Margaret wanted to know who the designer of Birds and Birdhouse was. They did not tell the designer's name, but it was in the June/July 1991 issue of Cross Stitch Quick and Easy, although this piece is definitely not quick!! But I'm really enjoying it!

That's about all that's going on around here. Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


Margaret said...

Thanks for the info about the Birds & Birdhouse pattern. Looking forward to seeing updates on it.

Congrats on the finish of a pretty square. The flowers must be a joy to stitch too.

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Anonymous said...

Both of your charity pieces are very pretty. I especially like the flowers.