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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Monday Blues

      The big Thanksgiving Day feast is but a fond memory. Black Friday was spent quietly at home with the pups. A relaxing weekend in my stitching chair... a perfect holiday weekend. Monday morning arrived with rain drops and gray skies... the dreary days of a long Midwest winter have arrived.
     Angel Gard Thy Bed has been completed since my last blog post. 
Angels Gard thy Bed
Scholehouse for the Needle
Lakeside 36 ct Vintage Buttercream linen
AVAS silk
      Way back in May of this year I started Hannah Lancaster. This is how she looked when I set her aside.
 Here's some snaps of Hannah today.
 Hannah Lancaster Sampler
The Porcupine Collection
Silkweaver - 40 ct. Days Gone By
Belle Soie and Gloriana silks
The house took forever to stitch, but I'm very happy with the results. I converted the DMC to Belle Soie and Gloriana silks.

 Look who managed to get herself included in the snap. Emma was in a bit of a snit over the fact that there were NO snaps of her in the previous post. I've made peace with her by featuring her in the new header and promising to include several snaps of her in this post. She's my little Diva.
      I did spend a bit of time at the Bernina stitching the latest two blocks from the French General BOM. 

Just one more block to go and then I can decide how I want to put the blocks together. I opted out of the finishing kit offered at the quilt shop. I have enough French General fabric to make sashing stripes and borders.
      I managed to get a snap of Emma during one of her reflective moments. I'm sure she's thinking about nature and all the lovely smells and sights we've been seeing on our daily three mile trail hikes we've been taking every morning. Or just about every morning, as long as the good weather lasts. We missed a couple of mornings last week due to icing on the trail. 
      Emma and I are serious about our daily walks as we both want to keep those extra pounds off this winter. I also get the added benefit of two very pooped pups. I let them run off-leash through the campgrounds, so I'm sure they're running at least another mile or so. As they recover from all that exercise, I get some uninterrupted quilting/stitching time.
Can you believe she makes me walk in the rain??? 

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you a week filled with stitching, quilting and everything that brings you happiness.