Saturday, 27 April 2013

Not enough hours in the stitching day ...!

Every day I seem to run out of time before I reach my target of achievement!  However progress is being made on my Scarlet Letter challenge piece - I am currently sewing The Bird Sampler, which sadly is not on the current chart list, but I have had this chart tucked away for many years - it is so lovely:
I have personalised this with my sister's initials (HJL) and this will be part of her 60th birthday gift in June - hope she likes!
I am also currently well into making a king size wedding quilt for my recently married God-daughter Annie - I have chosen yet again to sew the wonderful Anne Baxter design "Seeds of Time" - Annie said she loved pale blues/pinks/greens etc. so I am hoping this will hit the mark:
I hope you can see from this not very good photo how it is coming along.
A friend of mine recently quilted a small Sampler throw which I had made:  it looks fabulous and I am so grateful to Joy for doing such a great job:
Two weeks ago I went up to Cobham in Surrey with my friend Lyn and we had a couple of days with Lise:  it was such fun.  I saw my three children who came from London for Sunday lunch:
Here are Fran and Angelo:

and Dot and Marteen:
I also want to show you this wonderful Amish quilt which Lise has made and recently had longarm quilted:  it is absolutely stunning, she is so clever:
She made this at her patchwork class:  a block of the month course run by Di Turner in Godalming.  She is justifiably very thrilled with the end result.
It is a lovely sunny day here in Devon, although the wind is bitter.  However there has been some activity on the River Tamar so people are out and about on their boats.  I just wish it would warm up a bit, the trees are still so bare:

Rod has just been cutting the grass, but says enough is now enough - time to light the fire and watch the Snooker - and I will get back to putting a quilt together in my Studio.  Sounds like a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon ....!
I can hardly believe it is May next week - surely Spring will arrive soon!
I hope everyone has a great weekend - happy sewing!


  1. Your WIPs are all wonderful! Glad you got to spend time with family and friends too.

  2. It looks like you've had a great time with the family. All your work looks lovely - I'm always in awe of the speed that you seem to be able to cross stitch! Jx

  3. Hello Angie--I've peeked in from Scarlett Letter--I am a novice counted cross stitcher, but have been quilting a long time. I love your quilts--they are so lovely...
    I am working slowly on Dora Sanger--not used to 30 ct linen (I did needlepoint for yrs)--and want to get it right! Also am making a baby quilt for my August-expected granddaughter....hugs, Julierose

  4. Looks like a great time with family. I love your sampler. You are so generous with your projects!

  5. Wonderful update. Beautiful stitching and quilting. The small sampler quilt is so sweet.
    Looks like a wonderful visit with the family too.
    Have a great week!