Saturday, June 15, 2013

Last Day to Enter! and Temptation....

Don't forget! Today is the last day to enter the giveaway for the last 3 Kathy Schmitz patterns for February, March and April. They are so much fun! See the little bluebird with the love note in her mouth? That applique piece is included in the pattern!
So I'm going to show you my very first embroidery piece and I know you will not mock me openly. I sew a lot (on the machine) and do applique but haven't done embroidery. This one looks like a very unstable person did it (which is true although not physically). I found out after it was finished that I was doing the stitches wrong. Oh well, it was fun to do in front of the tv. I'm working on the one with the bird, cherries and the nest with 3 blue eggs now. I can only get better, right? I might make this one a pillow or I might put it in a drawer forever. Please don't judge Kathy's embroidery patterns on this one! It was supposed to be done with other stitches! I think it is so much fun to learn new things! I hope I live long enough to at least try all the things I want to.

Enter to win HERE! So what are you girls doing this weekend? I'm going to work on my UFO stack and try to separate them out and then do a priority list. I've already found 3 new quilts I would like to start (I know, crazy, right?). Why can't I do everything? You know the Farmer's Wife quilt? Well, there is a book I was sent called The Farmer's Wife Pony Club.
It has 90 blocks to make. The stories and photos are so cute. Apparently the Farmer's Wife magazine had a contest for children to write in and tell why they would like to have a pony. This book has photos of the winners and their ponies and has some of their letters. It's so sweet. So of course, it is sitting there mocking me.

Barbara Brackman has a book called Civil War Sampler.
Well, I love sampler quilts so I bought this book a while back. Now, Pam Kitty Morning has done a sampler quilt with blocks from this book in her adorable fabrics. It's a bright sampler quilt with red borders! So cute. Makes my fingers itch to start pulling fabrics. You can see it HERE. Oh it's so cute! They have a Flickr group with blocks from this quilt.

And, last but not least, I want to make this quilt:

Isn't it adorable? Ahhhhhhkkkkk! But I'm being good. I did order the Strawberry pattern but I'm NOT going to give in on any of these until I have done lots of the UFO's that I decide to keep. I'm off to the machine to work on the first of the quilts I've decided to finish! What are your temptation quilts? Or are you a "finisher"? Whatever you are, have a great weekend! XO and cheery wave from Bev


20 North Ora said...

Bev - Love that Strawberry Quilt!! Be sure and come over and comment for the giveaway at my blog.

Have a great weekend.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So much to do and so little time! I saw that strawberry quilt and resisted (so far)!

Missy Shay said...

I have six quilts I'm in the process of making, I won't start another quilt until I finish these!

Jacqueline said...

You are addicted to piecing!

Your little bird turned out really cute and no one would know you did stitches different than the pattern called for. Don't let it end up in a drawer. Make it a 12" block to hang on a little desk top hanger.

I am working on straight line quilting anapplique and pieced quilt this weekend..

Elsina said...

That bird is so sweet! You are so talented!!!
Have a great weekend!
hugs, Elsina

Noelle the dreamer said...

Many thanks for the info regarding the Civil War samplers and the history behind!
All the best,