Thursday, December 20, 2012

Day 7 of the 12 Days of Christmas GiveAway

This time of year somehow encourages you to reconnect with those who the "business of life" has disconnected you from. I was blessed yesterday when I was able to meet my friend, quilter and former neighbor Twilene for coffee!  We lived on a sweet cul du sac when the boys were growing up and Twilene and her husband Jerry's house was at the top of the cul du sac...oh the 4th of July celebrations we would have!  This photo was taken on a cruise where they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in September.  Time keeps marching on, life keeps adding items to our list...but, I encourage you to stop and reach out to someone you have been missing.

After coffee with Twilene I headed over to Sew Many Quilts for my stitchery group with Linda.  I have high hopes of someday...maybe by Halloween 2013 of finishing this project.

This how far I have gotten...since a year ago, lol.  And to top it off I thought I was being so smart using the Transfer Eze without reading the directions.  Turns out I was supposed to color the piece before I started stitching.  Now, I will have to figure out how to do it afterwards.  But in reality, isn't quilting like life~about being flexible and trying to figure out how to make lemonade out of lemons.

Now for the winner of Day 6's Give Away!!!  Gayle, who said "What a fun edible wreath you had for eating!  The home tour is delightful!  Would love to win your pattern giveaway!

Day 7's Give Away is a cute pattern by Terry Atkinson!  If you are interested, leave a comment and be a registered follower.  It comes with instructions for 3 different sizes!

Enjoy the slide show from Sew Many Quilts! and Kelly Clarkson!

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  1. Hurrah for Gayle!
    Yes, count me in too!

    So good you got to get together with your friend, love the pumpkin design. You Can Do It!

  2. Congratulations to Gayle!
    I have to say that your friend doesn't look old enough to be celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary!

    1. What a nice thing to say! It made my day! Thanks

  3. OK...I have a package of Transfer Eze but have never used it!! I see Anne uses it for her wool project! Eureka! So you put it on top of the wool...stitch...then rip it off? Doesn't it pull the stitches?? I need to pull this stuff out of the cupboard and give it a try because I have a heck of a time marking black or textured wool! Thanks for sharing all your expertise!!

  4. Anna, It was so Great to have coffee with you yesterday and catch up on Family, Photos and of course Quilting! It is so true.....reconnecting with someone you have been missing is Wonderful! Let's do it again real soon! Love Ya, Twilene

  5. I love your Halloween stitchery. I have looked all over town for a class to help me improve my embroidery that I learned in grade school. No fancy stitches were learned then, I'm afraid. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  6. I love this stuff...even Kelly!

  7. I quilted one of those Halloween quilts earlier this year. It was so cute! I hope you finish yours.

  8. That will be a nice project to stitch on the cold winter nights.


  9. Oh my, the slide show was absolutely amazing, have never seen a house decorated so wonderfully for Christmas with all the lovely things. Would love to win a pattern.

  10. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of Terry's lovely patterns.
    Today we visited with my Uncle and Aunt, who we have not seen in a while. You are right, it's nice to reconnect.
    I am a follower.

  11. I love your stitch project! :D
    Thanks for the chance to win the Indian Star pattern :D

  12. I love star patterns! This one looks great. Have a Merry Christmas!

  13. This looks like a fun pattern. I like to make stars. Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas.

  14. I really enjoy your blog. I tried to watch the slideshow, but only the music and the background circles showed up. There were no pictures.
    Merry Christmas.

  15. My suggestion to you regarding coloring the embroidery is to use colored pencils. I use Derwent pencils and the finer point (dull it a bit by scribbling on paper) will fit in closer to the embroidery. You just continue to add color to get the intensity you want. Helen of Hugs from Helen, an Australian quilt designer, uses these for a type of faux applique that is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing so much through the year. Have a wonderful Christmas.