Friday, July 29, 2011

Check Out Alma's Blog

For those who haven't seen it, check out Alma's BBD blog, which is linked on this blog. She tells a little about the new big book, due to be published in two weeks. She also talks about new designs to be released in Baltimore, shows a photo of another beautiful Anniversaries finish, and charts out the correction for a minor error in the Summer Loose Feathers design.

Happy weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Loose Feathers Envy !

Rose and I picked up our Loose Feathers - Summer patterns together last week.  After looking at various fabs, we both bought 32 count Lakeside pear to do the three LF designs on, as I may have told you.  Then I changed back to my original thought and Rose continued on with the teeny, tiny over-one stitches on the 32 count.  (I meant to include a quarter in the photo to give you a perspective of how small and cute this is.)

Of course Rose has just about finished her part 1.  I have done almost as much unstitching on mine as stitching.  I guess the heat is affecting my ability to count properly.  Anyway, here is a photo of Rose's absolutely darling piece.  I'll publish a photo of mine next week when I have more stitched and have brushed away all the signs of unstitching with Carol's boo boo brush!

Keep cool, everyone.

Too cute for words!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Loose Feathers Are In!

The summer Loose Feathers booklets have arrived, along with the fabrics and fibers for those who ordered them. It's kind of confusing at first. The fabric called for on the actual LF pieces is the usual 30 count R & R...ho hum. The fab called for on the two extra designs (tulip and partridge) is Lakeside!!! Yes.

Rose and I went together to pick up our patterns, ended up like two kids in a candy store, and came home with a little more than our LF patterns!

I'll try to post a photo later or tomorrow. I'm off to get my haircut now.

Enjoy the day...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lots of BlackBird Sightings

Carol, Linda, and I went up to the Kindred Spirits meeting yesterday.  Some members of the group stitched Blackbird Design projects for display.  Those who completed their projects received a certificate and silver needle charm.  Really nice. 

The above might have been Debbie's. 
I don't remember for sure.

Congratulations to all who completed these designs.  A few of the finishes are shown below.  Please excuse the glare from the overhead lights in some of the pictures.  Also, I cut the names off a couple of them where full names were shown, and I didn't ask permission to publish that.

It was a fun afternoon.  As usual, lots of good food, with a nice Americana display on the table.

It was good to see Debbie again.