I seem to be stuck in a quilty world at the moment. I did pick one stitchy thing up this week, but nothing seems to have come of that development. In the meantime, here's my clammy progress.
It's actually getting to look more like a quilt now! Quite exciting! Of course, I have a long way to go, but I keep dreaming about having a real quilt, albeit not a bed size quilt, to show for it. At least I don't think it will be bed size. Probably bigger than lap quilt size though. Hmmmm. Anyway, I'm happy with how it's going.
Here is another greatest hits for you stitchy folks who couldn't care less about quilts. I did 3 of the Carriage House Samplings Hawk Run Hollow series a while back. I think it was before I started blogging, so here are my pictures.
This is my Houses of Hawk Run Hollow. I used AVAS and some 40ct fabric or other. The wonderful Jill Rensel did the framing. Look at the mat detail!
Here is my Village of Hawk Run Hollow. I used the recommended fibers and fabric. Again, Jill did the framing.
And finally, my Shores of Hawk Run Hollow. (Recommended fabric and fibers.) With Jill's amazing artwork.
I love my Hawk Run Hollow pieces!
Lizzie from A House in the Country recently had a giveaway to celebrate her birthday, and I won! And I received the package yesterday, which was my birthday! Yay! Here are all the wonderful goodies Lizzie sent. I was so thrilled!
So much lovely stash! A hexie package and some charm packs, pretty little felt flowers and pom poms, and some DMC, (And some candy to try!)
Also some gorgeous fabrics -- William Morris perhaps?
And some patterns/kits and a quilt magazine all the way from Australia!!
Thank you so much Lizzie!! I love all my goodies! I've so enjoyed getting to know you and I always love reading your blog!
Finally, it's been a while since there have been any family pics here, so here's one the father type took of the boy child practicing.
Still can't get used to how tall the child is.
I mentioned that yesterday was my birthday. Wanna see my birthday present? :D
I'm so happy! If you look closely, you can see I'm all set in terms of ereaders -- I have the Kindle app, the Barnes and Noble app, and of course, the ibookstore with its app. Love it!!! And going online or checking my mail is a snap. Watching movies? Gorgeous!! The father type is gobsmacked by it. It says a lot for the ipad that my father type has decided he wants one too. The father type doesn't say such things but once in a blue moon -- he's too practical to fall for every gadget out there (like me!). Anyway, I'm thrilled by my present! Thank you, father type!
The girl child got me a gorgeous tote bag -- which I immediately adopted as my new purse -- and inside was a rain check for the Nonesuch Dickens edition of a set of 3 of Dickens' works: Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers, and The Old Curiosity Shop. The set is due out in November. I'm so impressed that the father type remembered and could advise the girl child on which are my favorite Dickens novels. Our Mutual Friend has always been my favorite. And The Pickwick Papers has always held a special place in my heart because of Sam Weller. To me Sam Weller and Samwise Gamgee from The Lord of the Rings have a lot in common. And the two Sams are two of my favorite characters in the world. Such a thoughtful girl child!
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. It's so lovely being part of the blogging community and getting to know you all, bloggers and nonbloggers alike.