Monday, April 19, 2010

Cheryl's Bouquet, New Quilt & a really old Unicorn

Somehow I managed to fit some stitching into a very busy weekend; that included working and going to my niece's 10th birthday. (we are coming into my super busy time at work, so forgive me over the next month or so if I can't get around to everyone's blog and am a bit MIA. I will try to make sure that doesn't happen).
Okay, onto stitching. I finished the inner motif on Cheryl's Bouquet. This one is a part of two SAL's so I work on it once a month. I am really loving the colours!


I got a great surprise in the mail on the weekend. My quilt/blanket that Jane made for me arrived. I got her contact through a friend on my ILCS Yahoo Group. And I am soooo pleased! I always sleep with an extra blanket from my B/F. Cause I'm always cold (and he steals the blankets). In the past all my blankets have been made by my Grandma, but she doesn't stitch much anymore since she has gotten older. So I was sooo pleased to be in touch with Jane. The quality is just what I wanted, a light weight cotton, the pattern is so cute and Jane was just lovely to email back and forth with.
If you'd like a blanket like this and want to get in touch with Jane just email me via my email in my profile and I will send you her email. (just so we can avoid putting emails up and getting spammed).
Here is a couple shots of the quilt:


And last, but not least, on my ILCS group we were discussing last week the pieces we are most proud of. Mine is a bit odd... it's probably one of the worst stitched pieces ever. But I did it when I was 16, when stitching was definitely not cool (I like to pretend at 27 that it is now, even though I still get friendly ribbing from some people about my stitching obsession). I used to hide in my room and stitch on it and not let anyone know what I was doing. It took two years to finish... it's Teresa Wentzler's Unicorn. I do love it, even if it's badly stitched, and on aida no less! (I don't think I've touched aida since I moved to linen and evenweave about 5 years ago). Anyhow, here is a pic of it. (just for Meari and Evalina!) :)


Coming up this week: I will be getting back to Dragons this week. Whenever I can find some time. I am working late a few nights this week for sure. So it may be slow going. And I want to get to finishing my smoke project as well. So those are on the bill. (and I feel that I have really neglected finishing Stitch or Die... so that is the third priority).

17 comments:

Sea said...

Love the quilt, I've got a soft spot for owls, the unicorn is lovely too.

Meari said...

The mat and frame on the unicorn fit it so perfectly, and I love-love-love the story that goes with it (hiding and all).

Cheryl's Bouquet looks great with those colors.

Glad your so excited about your new blankie :) I have one I snuggle up to when I sleep, too.

AFwife99 said...

The quilt looks really nice and warm. I like the unicorn- it looks well done. Thanks for your nice comments on my blog!

Silverlotus said...

I love your unicorn. :) You did a great job, especially since it was on black aida.

Justflo said...

The finish of your Unicorn looks lovely. Black aida is so hard to stitch on. You did well.
Love the colours in Cheryls Bouquet.

Happy sttiching to you.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you stitched at TW as a teenager! Of course you should be proud of this piece no matter what!

Boquet looks great.

Even in my mid 30's I still get ribbing about stitching too. Oh well, their loss.

Daffycat said...

I've never seen a 16 year old with enough patience to stitch a TW! Wow!

Kelly said...

The Unicorn is fabulous! A young age to takle TW!
Boqyuet is lovely and love the blanket!

silentsgirl said...

Everything's beautiful. I think you're too critical of your unicorn - it looks gorgeous to me.

Katrien said...

Your unicorn looks beautiful! (and I still stitch on Aïda).
Cheryl's Bouquet looks fantastic with those colors.

Bekca said...

That unicorn is great, there is no need to be ashamed of a piece so beautiful. Although, I'm a fairly young stitcher now and I don't really shout out about my hobby :)

Lisa said...

The colours on the bouquet are indeed lovely & stitching is most definitely cool :-)

TammyK said...

Beautiful unicorn :o) How old was you when you first started stitching? To do a TW at the age of 16 is pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Like your blanket and the lovely Cheryl's bouquet.

Marl

Shelley said...

Love the colors in your Bouquet. This one will be pretty to watch grow.

The quilt looks so comfy.

More power to ya for stitching that Unicorn. Mine turned into a UFO a long time ago and I gave up and RAKed it to someone who wanted to finish it.

Hazel said...

Stumbled across your blog via haed! That unicorn is amazing and it doesn't look like bad stitching to me. I think i have it in a TW book somewhere. I remmeber her designs being filled with quarter and 3 qrtr stitches so well done you! Loving your blog and your stitching. x

EvalinaMaria said...

All you stitching is lovely, the old and the new. And I absolutely love you new blankie. I wish I could learn how to make one.