So happy that March is here! It's the month of GREEN... my favorite color! Green is the color of new beginnings, of life and of SPRING!!! Ten more days until the official first day of Spring here in the states. A little teaser of weather is here now... 60's during the day, glorious sunshine and warmer breezes! We've been opening the windows for a bit during the days and enjoying some fresh air! Such a refresher for the spirit!
I did have some luck in February too! Kyle of Timeless Reflections blog was trying her hand at making project bags. She made quite a few of them and had offered a few as giveaways. I was lucky enough to be chosen to receive the patriotic one! It is beautifully made and I love the clear vinyl front! Kyle also included a pattern for a Stars & Stripes quilt block. I'm looking forward to stitching it up for this Summer! Thanks so much!
My current cross stitch project is already "in the bag"... more details on that when I complete it! :-)
Also in the works is a GREEN quilt! There are many books about the ever popular Red & White and Blue & White quilts... I've always wondered, why not Green & White quilts? So, when I read that Laundry Basket Quilts was offering Quilter's Dozens... I ordered up 3 packs of the green ones! :-) Quilter's Dozen contains all the (laser) precut pieces to make 12 star blocks. My plans were to sew up 36 stars (got that done)... then add some cornerstones, sashing and a wide border... to make a good sized lap quilt. I'm still cutting the sashing and cornerstones.... but, here is the pile of 36 completed star blocks! FUN!
Santa Baby... he was a tremendous amount of stitches, but he is done. He's all pressed and tucked away in a box waiting until later in the year for a full finish. I simply had to get Christmas away for now... leaves me a few months to decide on fabrics to finish him into a decorative pillow. Hopefully I can get a better picture of him by then too... the background is a lot brighter and has sparkle threads in it. So pretty!
And here is Mr. Berwyn! He's all warm in a quilt next to the radiator. His "friend" is a squirrel toy. It's actually sold as a dog toy... but, Berwyn gets so excited when he sees a squirrel out the window... that we had to get him this toy so he can pretend to "take care of" that rotten squirrel... lol!
And paws... who can resist cute little cat paws? *sigh*
It seems the more I look, the more I find stash that I no longer have an interest in... if you need some quilt fabric, rug hooking patterns or cross stitch patterns... my most recent listings (beginning 8:30 pm EST tonight) can be seen HERE.
My current stitchy interests have been quilt kits, BOM's and small cross stitch projects. And now that the weather is becoming more favorable for outdoor endeavors... more time will be devoted to the yard and, of course, Spring cleaning! Yay! :-)
Rejoice and be happy! We only get one go 'round! :-)