I have been stitching and sewing a little - this is parts 1 & 2 of the MSAL going on from dear Carol at iStitch - she's so talented & I love so many of her samplers. I have parts 3 & 4 done now too - will update with a new picture later. :-) Thank you again Carol, can't wait to get the rest of it! :-)
While I couldn't really *see* to stitch, I did manage to do this Pine Mtn. kit since it's on aida (16 or 18 ct?). I think it's cute - and some of you will see it again.... ;-)
And I have been working on getting things ready for the retreat in Myrtle Beach in October... but I really can't show much of that - but here is one thing I can share.....
I'm SO ready for 4 very long days of stitching & fun with friends in that wonderful-fantastic-amazing ocean front conference center!! I just wish I had ANYTHING ready - personal or otherwise, but I don't. Oh well... fingers are crossed that it all gets done, wish me luck! You'd think with this being year #14, it would be "easy" by now, but it's NOT, it's WORK! It's a lot of fun though, so I guess it's worth it. :-)
And I have been in a "Halloween" mood lately - here are a few sneak peeks - - -
Hmmm, wonder what these could be - and yes, they are "something" other than fabric...
And so is this.....
And this is my progress (FINALLY) on Blackberry Lane's "Goblins on Parade". I just love this and it will be so darn cute when it's finished into the little "ort bucket" - what a clever idea Marie had! Now one thing to keep in mind - the q-snaps are the 6" size - it's over 1 on 28 ct. The fabric is an orange by Sharon (Crescent Colours) from years ago when she was still dyeing fabric... cute huh!?
I'm getting there... as I keep saying, finally - now that I can see again! :-)
Oh and before I forget, I got a new die from AccuQuilt last Friday evening, the new Halloween "Cat & Bat" (which you can see a sneak peek of above) and let me tell you, the new "two tone foam" is wonderful! I wish they were all like this!
Here's a note from AccuQuilt about it:
Two Tone Foam – An AccuQuilt Innovation
The efficient and accurate way to cut fabric with GO! Fabric Cutters just got even easier! In response to customer feedback, the Tried & True die collection features two-tone foam, an AccuQuilt innovation, which makes it easy to see where shapes are on the die board. No more need to mark your dies—dies are ready to use right out of the package. The shapes are easy to see making it easier to layer fabric over just the shapes you need to help you minimize fabric waste. For more information, on the new Tried & True die collection, click on the below link. In addition, download 22 Free Patterns simply by signing up for AccuQuilt emails. You’ll also gain access to numerous patterns for all skill levels, ability to earn AccuQuilt Rewards Points, and the opportunity to participate in fun and inspirational sweepstakes and giveaways!
And that will do it for today! If you're still reading, thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend & happy stitching and sewing! :-)