Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Slow Stitching

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having a heck of a time with the time change this year.  I can’t sleep past 4:30 in the morning!  That’s a full hour before the coffee turns on!!!  As well, I’ve been fighting a seasonal cold that seems to be lingering on far too long.

Stitching has been slow this week.  I’ve been catching up on my little letters – a freebie at Temecula Quilt Company.  Two more rows and the alphabet will be complete.

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One of the granddaughters wanted a nun’s habit for her saint’s speech at school.  I had fun creating this one.

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I FINALLY finished my D4P quilt.  I put flannel on the back so it will be soft and cuddly for the winter months.

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My niece had asked me if I would make her husband a t-shirt quilt from his stack of treasured shirts that were taking up space on a shelf in the closet.  We had fun arranging them and I am sure he will enjoy his Christmas gift from her.  I just hope he isn't upset that we cut up his shirts.  ;-)

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Most of my slow stitching this week has taken the form of counted cross stitch.  I am trying to get this stocking done for Christmas this year.
 
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The kids and grandkids were all here for Halloween.   I loved this picture of two of the little ones.  It makes me wonder what was going through his mind.

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Have you entered the giveaway to win Wendy Sheppard's new book on my last post?  Please be sure to check it out if you haven't already done so.

30 comments:

Carla said...

You should call me ; ) I'm up at 4:00. I have just been getting up in the hopes of making myself tired for the next night. Nope.
Yes, I entered

Maria said...

Hope you get rid of the lingering cold soon.
The ABCs are looking great and the D4P is a lovely finish.
Great Nun's costume and I can see your GD is happy with it.
Nice T-Shirt quilt and a fabulous gift for a man as they can be hard to find gifts for.
That is such a cute photo of the litteies...

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Wonderful quilts and your stitching is just a super piece.

Teresa in Music City said...

Yep, the time change throws me for a loop every time - and just when I begin to get used to it, it changes again! Sorry you're not feeling well too - that makes it every worse. Hope you are well and back on track soon! Your D4P looks wonderful - great finish! And great job on the tshirt quilt!

Tinliz said...

Your grandson is adorable.D4P is very pretty. I have a set of two charm packs asking to be made into that pattern.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love the color scheme of your little letters. Did I miss where she posted the patterns for the pieced blocks! The Nun outfit was perfect! You get a lot done when your day lasts that long. I bet when that old cold is finally gone you will sleep better. The little ones are so cute.

SewCalGal said...

Too funny. I've also had a difficult time adjusting to the time change this year. It usually is easy to adjust, but somehow this week I've just not found I'm in the right time. I've also felt like I'm fighting a cold (hate that feeling as I'm totally paranoid of getting ill).

Love the Nun costume. Quacks me up.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Mdm Samm said...

bless you my dear sweet nun....love all the stichin and photos....

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I, too, am waking up too early ... wish they'd pick a time (I'd prefer DST) and keep it that way year 'round.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wow!! You did a great job on the outfit for your grand daughter. and I love the t shirt quilt. I just finished quilting one for one of my grandsons for Christmas...they ar dun.

Stephanie said...

Your mini ABC quilt is C.U.T.E. Love the nun and your little cats. You must have the most fun sewing for your little ones. :o)

Stephanie said...

Oh and please feel better too!

barcord said...

Sorry you are having such a problem with the time change. Hopefully you will adjust soon. Your grandchildren are just lovely. I wouldn't mind a cuddle with the smiling baby. Your son-in-law should love his quilt...I think he will forgive you both for cutting up the t shirts.....must go back an look for that giveaway.xxx

andsewon said...

Same here with time change. Cats are not adjusting well either...;-)hope you feel better soon. My cold has finally eased up but think went on to DH..oh dear. Lovely projects! Sweet nun outfit! Those little ones are adorable!

Sheila said...

I am awake far too early too , I wish they would just leave the time alone ;-) Lots of lovely work , your alphabet quilt will be so cute , the DP9patch is lovely , congrats on the finish . Cute little grandchildren , so precious .

Denise :) said...

I feel like I'm lagging a bit from the time change, too. Blah. The nun's habit was just darling -- good work!! Your grands are so precious!! Hope you're feeling better soon!!! :)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

That t shirt quilt is going to be a hit at Christmas! What man wouldn't appreciate one? I think that would make a great gift for anyone with a bunch of t shirts sitting around. Unfortunately my husband has an aversion to any printed words on his clothes so he's out, but I've saved all the t shirts from vbs and vacations and will make my kids quilts from their shirts.

Candace said...

Hee...I can sleep just fine...it's our cats that are getting me up at 4:30, Mary! Wish they could understand the time change! You've packed in a lot of fun sewing with your extra time (wink)! The grandkids just couldn't be more adorable!
Cheers!

Kathy S. said...

Love your lil letters! I totally forgot that "R" should have been posted yesterday. Whohoo, we're getting close to the end.

barbara woods said...

Cute Grande, just like mine only more, hugs hope you feel better soon

OPQuilt said...

Yep. I pretty much hate Daylight Savings Time and wish we'd leave it on Standard Time all year round (Arizona does--why can't we?).

For you to say you are doing "slow sewing" and then to come up in one post as much as I do in a six months makes me need to go and take a nap, I think.
Loved the nun's costume (bet you had a chance to study them a lot in Italy), and the two cute grands in their costumes at the end. Of course everything in the middle is lovely. Thank you!

Elizabeth

Jodi said...

I hope it's just a quick little cold and not a down-and-outer! Ugh. I have been waking at 4:30ish, too! Way too early. You have been very busy - costumes, etc. Adorable grands you've got there - so much fun!

Jessie Pope said...

I can't get over how great the quilt looks. I just love it!
Is that Sebastian?! Why is he getting so huge?! My goodness. And Paige (I think? They're changing by the second!) is just the sweetest little nun.

Soma Acharya said...

The cold lingered with me for a little over three weeks. I hope you feel better soon. I can't believe you got that much done! Those are some amazing finishes. You are not only a great quilter, you are also a whiz at making costumes :)

-Soma

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my, Mary - there is NOTHING slow about your stitching. You get SO much done!! And that cross-stitching project with the sheep!! You know how I feel about sheep, and my heart is going a fluttering!

Blessings to you and yours.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Well you have a lot to show, even though you haven't been feeling well. I have always wanted to make a t-shirt quilt. Your alphabet is really cute.

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

You have a lot to show, Mary. I love the alphabet quilt and your D4P quilt is awesome.

I hope you will feel better, soon:)

Sandra said...

I always enjoy seeing the projects you are working on. The smile on your granddaughter's face is priceless. Nice job on the t-shirt quilt too:)

Nat Palaskas said...

Sorry I missed out so many of your posts. Your grandchildren are adorable. I love that photo! Hugs Nat

Jean Belle said...

Your granddaughter is adorable as a nun! Reminds me of the year my daughter dressed as Mother Theresa when Halloween fell on a Sat. and the children were encouraged to come to Mass in costume. She was in the choir loft with me, and the priest kept looking up wondering who that nun was. We sure had him fooled!