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Saturday, October 18, 2008

WOW, it's been a long time

I'm sorry that it's been such a long time. Where does the time go. I can't believe that it's the middle of October. My youngest DD's birthday party is today. She'll be 6 on Wednesday. I just don't know where all of the time has gone.
Here is the progress on some of the pieces that I've been working on. I did finish the JCS piece a couple of weeks ago. I can't show a picture of it though. It is supposed to be in the March/April issue of the magazine. It really turned out great though.

Here is a picture of a UFO. I started this I think about 5 years ago. I haven't worked on it in at least 3 years, and then Becky started the Let's Stitch board, and I worked on it for a couple of hours on 2 different days. I worked on the last 3 bands. I'm going to try to work on it at least once a month. This is VS Christmas Heirloom Sampler.

Here's the newest picture of Lo How A Rose. I've definitely made some progress on this one. Again, it was a challenge on Let's Stitch to stitch on a sampler during the week. So I pulled this one out. It went surprisingly fast. One of my major projects in September was a beginning quilting class. I've always wanted to learn to quilt, but was scared to death when it came to rotary cutting, backing, binding, basically everything. So I had used some money that I had gotten for my birthday to pay for the class. It was one night a week for 4 weeks. At the end of the time, this is what I had finished. Excuse the feet at the bottom.

Here is Suzanne's LHN RR that I finished last week. She wanted something of a nature type piece with at least one tree in it. So I chose portions of LHN 's Acorn Hill for the piece. I really had a great time stitching on it, and I hope that Suzanne liked what I chose. Only 2 more pictures. Sorry for the picture intensive post. Here's a picture of LHN's Strawberry House. This is just so cute in the finished picture that I couldn't resist working on it.

Lastly, I joined a Quilt block of the month club that started this month. It's a Moda University piece called Simply Sophisticated. I received the package on Thursday and couldn't wait to get started. Each package includes enough fabric to finish 2 complete blocks. So here's the first installment. I started and finished these last night. It's made with Blackbird Designs fabric. I can't wait to see what next months blocks look like.

Well, I hope everyone has a great week. I will really try had to post again this week. I'm sorry for the picture intensive and very long post. If you've stuck with me through the whole post Thanks! Take care and happy stitching, quilting, or whatever strikes your fancy!


kimstitch3 said...

Nice work hon. Happy Birthday to your daughter. I hope the weather where you are was good today. Our weather in Tn was just gorgeous today. Take care,Kimberly

Cathy B said...

Hey Melissa --nice job on Suzanne's square on her LHN RR. I'm sure she will love it.

Your quilted tablerunner is great! I've alsways wanted to learn how to quilt too. Someday...

Hope all is well!

staci said...

Beautiful quilting! One of these days I'll learn how!!! Love your WIP's too, they're both lovely :)

Suzanne said...

Melissa, I love the square that you have stitched on my piece. I can't wait to see it in person.

All your stitching is looking really beautiful.

Nicki said...

Love all the stitching and quilting! :) I've been dithering about that Moda University quilt too - it looks great :)

vEr0n!c@ said...

Happy Belated birthday to your DD. Beautiful stitching and quilting WiPs. May I ask the designer's name for Lo, How A Rose? Thanx!

Lennu said...

You have lots of lovely WIPs! Great job with the quilt, it's a beauty!