Tuesday, July 10, 2007

More Round Robins

For those who don't know, and those who may care, I had two teeth surgically removed on June 29. Yeah...that was fun. It was real fun on the following Monday when I discovered that I had developed dry socket in the place where my lower wisdom tooth used to reside. If you have never had the pleasure (or torture) of enduring the pain of dry socket....thank your lucky stars! For those of you who have had it, I sooooooooo feel for you! I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy! I absolutely could not believe that one little 1/2 inch hole could make my whole head feel like it was going to explode! OMG! So, I'm finally getting over that, and well....I can't wait to have something that isn't soup or yogurt. I'm growing tired of soft foods.....some potato chips sound REAL good right now!

Anyway, the point of that story was that I have had plenty of stitching time in the past week! YAY! I don't get very much time to sit and sew on a steady basis, but when I do, I am incredibly productive! I finished my last Your Choice Round Robin block, and two Kitty Kitty Round Robin blocks. Woo hoo!

So, I'm going to share the pics of the things that I did! First is Lori's Red Hat Society, Your Choice Round Robin. There wasn't too much room left to work with on here, but I did manage to add a few things!

Next is Lori's Kitty Kitty Round Robin block. This is from the House Cats group. I had so much fun working on this one! I added the "here kitty kitty", paws, kitty, milk and bowl on this patch.

On this patch, I added the cross stitch kitty with a pink bow, the metallic hearts and the pink paw print ribbon and stitching.

Here I gave the kitty in the middle a fishbone to hold up, and did the kissing fishes seam treatment

Next is Sue's block from the Alley Cats group. I did this entire corner! I couldn't stop once I got going on it! I added the black kitty and mouse, and did the seams around her, including the "I Love My Cat" ribbon. Then I added a silver kitty charm, a tan kitty button with a white bow and a lampwork glass kitty bead and done the seams below each of them. Again, I had a ball working on this block!

Round robins sure are a lot of fun, but they are a lot of work as well! I can't wait to see these finished up! This group of Robins is a very talented bunch and I know that they are all stitching very hard on each and every block!

Have a great day,


Happy Homecoming!

Good Morning! I am so excited! The Your Choice Round Robin has finally started to come to a close and I have already recieved my block! I am so impressed with the things that the girls in this round robin came up with for my block! I love it so very much and I will treasure this for a very long time! I had plans to make something from it originally, but after getting it back, I'm thinking now that I may just frame it and hang it on the wall! It truly is a gorgeous work of art! Thanks so very much to JK, Jenny, Lesa, Lisa R., Lori, Sue, Rebecca, Linda, Nancy, and Kate!

Here's a pic of the whole block, the theme I chose was Gay Paree.

And here's a close up of the left side of the block:

And here's a pic of the right side:

I hope that the ladies who worked so hard on my block enjoy the work that I did on theirs! This is so exciting!

Have a super day!


I Give and I Give....

And I love every second of it! I have made a couple of gifts in the past couple of months...and as far as I know, the recipients liked them, so I guess I'll share with the world now!

The first one is a cross stitch Dolly Mama complete with a CQ frame that I made for JK's birthday. I saw that she posted it on her blog, so I thought it was safe now.....she already knows about it, hee hee hee!

The second is a purse that I made for Lori for her birthday. Ofie got me into making Yo-Yo's and I just can't stop now! ACK! I thought this turned out very pretty too! I hope she likes it as well as I do, it was so hard to part with it!

I also made a set of pillows for my Mom for her birthday, and wouldn't you know it, I forgot to take pictures of them. Sheesh...."If I only had a brain....."! I'll be able to get some pics of them the next time I go to visit her....that is if I remember the camera!

Okey dokey! Have a super day all!