Monday, September 13, 2010

Faithfully stitching

While at the beach and after getting home, I was faithfully stitching on a couple of small projects -

My Gifts of Grace Faithfulness Block.  This one was fun to work on, except for one little problem - the heat and bond I use on the applique did not bond to my background fabric.  It has worked just fine on all the other blocks - same fabric, same heat and bond.  So I had to pin it in place until I could get it blanket stitched down.

Always fun to work on these Val Laird blocks and now I am all set for the September block to come out.  (See side bar for a link to the free block of the month.

And speaking of Val Laird, I recently purchased another one of her patterns (can you tell I am a big fan) called Roses Roses Sewing Set.  The pattern includes a needle case, carrying case, scissors case and pin cushion. 

I made five sets of the scissors case and pin cushion to donate to my guild to sell in the boutique at our quilt show next month,  These were fun to make and now I want to make one for myself - but the whole set!  Want to see the entire set - check out:

I recently found a new embroider hoop that I just love using.  It is the Morgan Embroidery Hoop and it has an interlocking ridge in the middle of the ring that keeps the fabric from sliding out of the hoop.  I purchased mine at a LQS (Q-Bee Quilts) and its just the best!

And now a word from me, the proud mama of Ellen.  She is running a marathon in January to help raise funds for blood cancer research.  She has a website set up if you would like to read her story of why she is doing this. .
Please read her story.  You don't have to pledge financial support - but please donate your prayer support as she trains for this marathon and seeks to meet her financial goal to help fight this deadly disease.

This is Ellen in the pink, with Cindy.  Cindy is my niece and the lovely daughter of my brother Michael who Ellen writes about.

Happy Stitchin,


Thimbleanna said...

Eeek -- I love the little beehive on that quilt block. Looks like you've been busy. Good luck to your daughter in her run!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I am loving your blocks - can't wait to see them all put together. blessings, marlene

Becky said...

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Take care!

Purple Pam said...

Love your Faithfullness block.