Sunday, November 28, 2010

Some Finishes

Even though I have been kind of slugish lately I did have some finishes today. DH really wanted me to spend time with him watching movies, so I have spent a lot of time on the couch. Today I managed to extricate myself long enough to finish the laundry, change the sheets and do some stitching. I worked really hard at finishing my cats in a basket embroidery. I need to design a little quilt around it now that I can quilt myself for a guild challenge. What do you think of it?
Embroidered cats in a basket 001
I'm thinking aqua and red something or other. Really simple though as I have to quilt and bind it myself for the challenge (EW)
While working on this I kept on seeing my real live cats in a basket (really a chair), Aiden and Mosen.
Aiden and Mosen in the chair
They pretty much stayed there while I was sewing all day today. Lazy beasts!!

I also got 5 more Cardinal wall hanging tops pieced!! Those are now done, I just need to put a back together and make the binding and they will be ready for gift giving. That will make 8 of those in total. Pretty good for 4 charm packs and part of a layer cake don't ya think? So 6 are dark and 2 are "Merry and Bright". Now here's the bad news, I got one of them back from PTM all bound and cute and all and do you think I can find it? I was cleaning for Thanksgiving and picking up the sewing room and now it is MIA. PTM thinks maybe I left it in my car. I looked in the car, twice! I know it will turn up but I hate being so absent minded!! I will have to offer a prayer to St. Anthony. "Tony, Tony turn around. Something's lost that must be found!"
EDITED TO ADD: I guess I must be losing my mind because as I was laying in bed thinking about the wall hanging my thoughts were being lead to remember that I wrote on it. I gave it to Yuki as her going away gift. Wow, thanks St. Anthony. Who says prayers aren't asnwered??
Now I can go off to bed!!

I will try to get a photo of them all tomorrow. Speaking of which, I have to go back to work tomorrow. It feels like I have been off for so long now! Also, in 2 more days I will have completed 30 days of blogging every day! I can't believe it, but I did it. Some days were more difficult than others, LOL. Sorry about the boring days, but those come with the more exciting ones, right? I hope you all had a great weekend.


Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The embroidered kittens are very cute Pam! It will make a great center for a quilt.

Allie said...

Your little kitties in a basket is so darling!!! I can't wait to see how you put it together. Praying you find your missing quilt!

Karen said...

Cute basket of kitties!

dianne said...

are you gonna piece basket blocks to put around the kittens in a basket?

your reindeer are too cute! maybe the missing cardinal is in one of the bins that are now downstairs?

Crispy said...

The kitties are so cute (stitched and real).

When you said you gave the cardinal to Yuki, I remembered that you had done that. Getting older and more forgetful is a real pain sometimes LOL.


Quilt n Queen said...

I knew you would find the cardinal wall would just be a matter of time. Love those kittens in the basket. Too cute....aqua and red would be a great combo. Now down to the basement to start sewing. lol

Brenda said...

Well good for you, you have done it. A month of blogging!!!Yeah! Not I, only made it about 1/2 way. That's ok though I may try it again after the first of the year. Just got too busy. I have your number and the lady in charge of our trip said bring it along. We are stopping at quilt shops on the way, is the only thing I know for sure. I think Sat. we will be in Holly.

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your redwork is beautiful. I look forward to see where your 'challenge' takes you. I'm so glad that you were able to figure out where your 'lost cardinals' went to!

Sherrill said...

That's why I HATE to clean and put things away...I can never find stuff! I was just looking for some sashing fabric and canNOT find it! UGH!

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