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Sew & Tell Friday #21
I am finally back from a very long and much needed vacation!!! I cannot believe that it has been so long since I posted on my blog! Evidently I was very busy preparing for my vacation early in February and did not have a chance to post before I left California to see my sweetheart in Alabama. It was so nice to have a break from everything in my life and all of my responsibility. I enjoyed the time away... just being able to relax and enjoy time with my BF. Since I relax by stitching, I made progress on several of my projects..... at least the hand stitching projects. So over the next week, I will post the things I embroidered while on vacation.
In tonight's post, I will feature my progress on my Dear Diary 2011 redwork quilt. I am making one redowrk embroidery block for each week of 2011 and at the end of the year I will assemble them into a wonderful red and white quilt. Here are my newest blocks from the past few weeks.....
I love the cute little birdie in this block!
The free pattern for this block is available at Gail Pan Designs.
In early February, most of the people I know from blogland were being inundated with snow and everyone was posting pictures of it and darn! I wanted some too! So I stitched up this cutie. I was enjoying the nice weather in sunny Southern California, however! LOL!
The bird is just adorable and the design so unique!
The trees are adorable too!
If you know what blog the pattern came from, please leave a comment so everyone knows where they can get it!
Next I stitched a version of the Give Thanks BOM part one from Jenny of Elefantz. I love this design. I made the design larger and worked it into a 6 inch block for my redwork quilt. Hope Jenny doesn't mind!
Here is a close up of my chain stitch (which is improving by the way) and my blanket stitch around the appliqued heart. Love it!
I stitched this block for the week of Valentine's Day! It was so nice to spend that day with my sweetie! And I just love this block. The free pattern can be found at Homeberries. There are tons of wonderful free patterns on this website. If you love to stitch, it is a great resource. I will be stitching more from this site soon!
I ♥ all the little heart details in the design.
Primitive and very cute!
I ♥ the hearts that make up the leaves of the trees!
This block is also from the Give Thanks BOM. I stitched it because I was returning home from my trip and I was very happy to be home with my family. As Judy Garland says in the Wizard of Oz, "There is no place like home". No matter where you go, it is always nice to return home to your own life and your own comfy bed!!!
I also did some stitching on a couple of other BOMS and worked on a few UFO's and I will be posting again soon so you can see how much I got done. I stitched during the plane trip back and forth, so I got alot accomplished.
I also hope that this weekend will be extra productive because rain is expected most of the weekend. So it will be nice to drink some wonderful hot tea, sew and stay inside. I am planning some real quality time with my sewing machine.
I hope you are all well out there in blogland and staying dry!
Piece til your heart's content!
P.S. I will be linking up to several of the following linky parties throughout the next week.
Stop by and visit these sites for tons of awesome inspiration!!!
AmyLouWho.com - Sew & Tell Friday
Lit & Laundry - Finished for Friday
Skip to My Lou - Made By You Monday
Keeping It Simple - Motivate Me Monday
Quiltstory - Fabric Tuesday
Creative Itch - Sew Cute Tuesday
Night Owl Crafting - Hoo's Got Talent
Sew Much Ado - We Did It Wednesday
Wednesday at Tea Rose Home
Last Updated (Saturday, 26 February 2011 07:35)