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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Some Stitching and March Goals

I did get a little bit of stitching done while I was away in the Dominican Republic, most of what stitching time I did have was either in the airport or on the plane.  I did have a little bit of stitching time on one of the days where we had just over 2 hours for a lunch break.  When I travel by plane I tend to take either small or not so complicated projects with me.

This year I took only one project with me.  Back at Ann's August Open House my friend Marie Paule had this AMAZING quilt where the centers of each block were stitched quilt blocks and the colours were these amazing reds, blues and greens.  I tried to talk her out of that quilt (so amazed by it I didn't get a picture), however success was not to be had.  However Marie Paule the sweetheart is going to help me out to create my own quilt.  She's lent me the pattern and she's sourced the fabrics for me, now all there is to do is get the blocks stitched.  The first two I got done last week, this will also be my flying project when I head out to SW Arizona to visit Kathy, and I'm sure it'll be my companion when we drive up to Phoenix to go to the Attic for a little stash shopping and meet up with some of our Canadian friends who are there and some of our blogging friends (Hi Annette!)!

Vibrant Patchwork Bocks 1 & 2
New Stitches issue 194

Yes, I am actually stitching these on aida, just to make the fabric more rugged & washable for a quilt and well I'm just copying Marie Paule.

I have also decided it was time to finish off that series of snowflakes I've been doing.  This little guy I finished up on the weekend before February was out.

Cross Stitch Gold
Stitched on : 28ct Ivory Jubilee

This is the last, and one of the big ones.  I've finished the stitching and hope to get the finishing done the latter half of this week.

Cross Stitch Gold
Stitched on : 28ct Ivory Jubilee

February Goal Review
Finish Art Deco Spirits - YES!!

Work on The Accolade - yes
Work on Enchantment of Winter - yes
Stitch 1 Ornament - actually did 2
Stitch Petit Chat - nope

March Stitching Goals
Work on The Accolade
Work on Enchantment of Winter
Stitch 1 Ornament
Stitch Petit Chat
Work on Quilt Blocks

I'm looking forward to this weekend, a quiet time at home and getting caught up on more stitching and blogging for all of you.

Here's the PhotoHunt from February 19th, 2011 the theme was "Silhouette"

This glorious sunset silhouetted my village beautifully one evening!


Christine said...

I really love those snowflakes! So cute. Great silhouette photo, too!

Carolyn NC said...

The blocks and snowflakes are beautiful! Gorgeous photo, too. :)

Annette said...

Can't wait to see you and Kathy!

Lesleyanne said...

Your blockes are gorgeous. Lovely snowflake ornament. Great photo hunt photo.

Christine said...

Great snowflakes, and that quilt is going to be amazing

riona said...

Looking forward to seeing your quilt develop. Love the snowflake ornaments as well.

Alice said...

Nice work Dani! I'm stitching a cushion on Aida for the same reason, it will hopefully stand up better to some wear and tear. I look forward to seeing the quilt progress.

ollie1976 said...

love the quilt blocks.

staci said...

Congrats on all the sweet finishes Dani! That last picture is breathtaking!

Karen said...

I look forward to seeing more of your quilt squares! I love the colours. Cute snowflake!

The silhouette of the village is stunning!

Alisa said...

Love the snowflakes! The sunset silhouette is breathtaking!!

Carol said...

How nice of Marie Paule to help you create your own quilt, Dani! Looks like you've got a nice start on it with two blocks down. And I love your snowflake finishes with the beaded edge and hanger.

Glorious sunset photo--hopefully you'll get a few more of those when you visit sunny Arizona :)

Kate said...

Stitched quilt block centres! What a fabulous idea. Great snowflakes stitching and stunning photograph.

Jodie said...

Cool quilt blocks Dani! I have a thing for snowflakes, so that one's my fave :-) I'm so so so jealous that you're going to's my favourite place in the entire world! Have FUN!!!!

Suzanne said...

Lovely stitching! I really love the snowflake ornament.

Lynn said...

I do love those snowflakes!! Great photo too!

Gabriele said...

Hi Dany, I'm Gabi in Germany. Wonderful blog. Found it today. I like the quilt blocks. great. Where do I find them?????
Greetings from far away, Gabi
PS. Canada is my favorite country to travel to.