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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dr. Who Block #7

Block #7 finished and it was a very short one. Only took me one evening. Our grandson came and will be here for the weekend, so I'm busy cooking and laughing. Dinner tonight consisted of hot dogs, beans, homemade French fries and honey fried apples. Yum, yum!
He got the 4 wheeler running and came in all muddy after riding through the mud in the backyard, oh my! He got his shower before dinner was served and even swept the dining room and kitchen floors. He a very good grandson. Thank you!
So here is Block #7 of Fandominstitches' Dr. Who Stitch Along:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Week 6 for Dr. Who

Well, I've finished week 6 of stitching along with Fandominstitches' Dr. Who Stitch Along. Wow, were did the last 6 weeks go? This one was fun with lots of details.
As I was stitching along, I recalled embroidering with my mother as a child. She would stitch away and when she came to those little French knots, I would almost beg to be allowed to do them as they were my favorite. She would sit and watch as I tried to do those little cuties. She would gently remind me to hold on to the string so the knots would be tight but not pull through. It was a pleasant afternoon today recalling those many years ago.
So here it is number 6 and I am patiently awaiting week 7.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fandom In Stitches - Dr. Who Stitch Along

Week #5 finished within the last 10 minutes and I really pretty happy with it. No mistakes and I didn't even have to rip out on stitch. The only snag was that on the last seam, oops bobbin thread OUT! I knew it was coming, but was hoping I could finish but heck no such luck.
Been working on a 2-1/2" stripe blocks but cannot seem to get the effect I want. Perhaps I should have made them 8-1/2 instead of what they turned out as 7-1/8 approx. and no two seem to be the same size. So there it goes into the UFO bin for another day. I have enough other tops to keep me busy and that is for another time when I'm bored and need a challenge.
Okay, here is Block #5 of Dr. Who Stitch Along.
Below is a correct Block #2 and it looks so much nicer.


So, things have been kind of quiet around here. Yesterday was out last meeting for Kori's Kritters 2nd Annual Fund Raising for animal rescue and things seem to be looking really good again this year. We are getting lots of cash donations which is always nice as cash helps everyone and so I want to say thank you to all my friends who have helped us. We probably will not get the free billboards this year, but I'm not so sure that that really matters much although we are grateful for what we had last year and it definitely would be an attention getter being up there for a 2nd year, oh well.

Chicken in the oven and I'm getting ready to throw in a couple of potatoes to bake for supper, so had better run.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dr. Who - Fandominstitches Stitch Along

OK, here is Block 3 & 4 finished. It is hard to believe that we are getting ready for week 5 and will be 1/2 way before we know it. It has almost been like being in the Tardis and riding along at the speed of light. Holy cow time flies when you are having fun and now I know what that saying really meant.

DH is off fishing with his friend, I told him that when the lake water reaches 65° I'll be ready to do some worm slinging, too. I love fishing but it has just been too cold this Spring and we still have about 10° to go before I'm willing to sit out there.

Sunny today and of course the dogs want to get out into the big yard to chase the squirrels and chipmunks but there is still way too much water sitting and the housework is difficult enough without more mud. Guess they will have to be happy with their pen for the time being. Hopefully by Wednesday they will be able to romp all they want.

Now for the pictures!
I've updated block 2 so that the border is correct but have not taken a picture of it yet. It will have to wait until I'm finished.


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Week 3 of Fandom Stitches - Dr. Who Stitch Along.

My oh my!
Week 3 of Dr. Who FandominStitches Stitch Along done except for the framework. I'm so happy. Now I am just waiting for fabric for an experimental stripe piecing quilt. The fabric is really neat and the colors are bright and the design reminds me of 1950's retro.