Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My World

Someone reminded me it has been along time since I posted.  Where to begin – shortly after the first of the year my husband was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer.  He is over half way with his Chemo treatments and later this Summer he will undergo the Whipple Procedure.
During those first few months I did a lot of handwork.  I stitched this sampler.  Can you see that flower on the bottom right – I ran out of thread for those last few stitches and I am waiting for it to arrive.  I am anxious to get finished and get it to the framer.  I love the Gingham Linen it has such a different look.  This design is from Little House Needleworks  and it is called Mary Ann Myers.
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I also worked some more on this sampler.  I really like it but I have to lay it down and stitch on something else sometimes.
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So I have been gridding the linen and pulling threads for this sampler AW1662 at

As for quilting I am working on a 1/2 inch English Paper Piecing project.  The pattern is in the Spring 2013 issue of “Primitive Quilts and Projects” and I have also seen it on Colonial Crafts website.  It is called Stars in the Garden by Yellow Creek Designs.  When finished it will be about 22 x 29.  I am trying to decide if I want to make it larger.
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I also have made this little top from “Simply Vintage” Winter 2013 issue.  It is a Quiltmania  publication.  Be sure you do your math on this one.
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So that is what is going on in my world.
Until next time (hopefully not so long)