Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stitchin' and stuff...

Its been awhile since I posted so I thought I better send an update. 
This was a pattern in a magazine a few years ago.  I had started it way back when, then it was put aside and forgotten for quite some time.  Until the new Kim Deihl book - Simple Graces came out.....there was the table runner pattern!  I dug through my pile of many UFO's and there it was waiting patiently for the last few leaves and little circles to be stitched on. Seriously it maybe took me an hour or so to finish the applique'.  Tah its finished!!  Well all except the quilting.....I am going to hand quilt it like it was done in the book, the Big Stitch method!

Still working on my Courthouse Steps blocks.  I get a little closer each day to having all 144 blocks done!!  Will be a great quilt when its finished.

A friend of mine recently told me about a new Quiltville Mystery Quilt at,  it is called Roll Roll Cotton Boll. Sounded like a lot of fun, so I thought, what the heck!  So far the first two parts have been posted and I have managed to stay on track!  The quilt calls for pinks, greens and browns with red as the constant.  I am looking forward to the finished quilt....hopefully I can stay on track.

We are buried in snow here on the prairies.  The temperature continues to rise and fall.  Last week we were sitting in the -20 to -30 degree celsius range and this week we are at a nice balmy -2 to -15 degrees celsius. 

On a sad note, one of our family pets passed away last week.  Her name was Bonnie and she was 11 years old.  She was a beautiful Greyhound with an awesome personality.  She was a very affectionate girl and will be missed.

Well I hope everyone is finding time in their busy schedules to get some christmas gifts worked on.  We are only 23 short days away from the Jolly Day!! 

Happy Quilting and Stitching,



  1. My sympathy at your loss! Love your table runner and have fun with Bonnie's mystery quilt. I keep thinking I will join in the fun! Just too many other holiday things right now.

  2. Love your applique project, I just bought her new book yesterday. I am also doing the Quiltville mystery since I really liked the Double Delight.

  3. Love that table runner. I do want that book. I love Kim's patterns.
    Your fabrics are so pretty in your "steps"
    So sorry to hear about Bonnie. I feel your loss. I lost my second pup this summer. I do miss her still.
    Thanks for coming by my blog.
    Merry Christmas.