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Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Really Bad Case of 'Startitis'

      First things first... my 'Kids' are Stars of the Day on The Daily Corgi. I am one proud Mom! When I look at my wee beasties now, it's hard to remember how small and defenseless they once were.
      If you were expecting a progress snap of AAWFAA, I'm sorry to disappoint. After finishing Emma's The Queen's Crowns sampler I came down with a severe case of 'Startitis'. Here's what I've been up to since last I posted.
 Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House Samplings
40 ct. Zweigart Sand linen w/NPI
 Alphabet Piddlings
Little by Little
35ct Milkweed by Examplars from the Heart
Crescent Colours
      I plan on stitching all the Piddlings on one piece of linen. I may have to get creative as the sampler progresses as I don't know what the stitch count will be on the future letters of the alphabet. I left plenty of border just in case I want to get fancy and stitch a decorative border. 
Hannah Lovina Joslin - 1836
Blackbird Designs - Honeysuckle Manor
36 ct. BOAF Sandpiper 
GAST, WDW and Crescent Colours 
      I also worked on some quilt blocks. Here's a snap of the latest block from the French General BOM.
       I also stitched up eight more blocks for My Favorite Things BOM.

      I thought I still had some free time to spare and went ahead and joined the Jo Morton - Little Women's Club #9 being held at my very local quilt shop right here in Decorah.
      Here's my progress on the first mini quilt of Club #9, Daffodil Hill. I chose a different colorway, so my Hill has multi-colored flowers blooming.
      I haven't made a final decision on the fabrics to use for the border, but I'm sure these two fabrics will be included. I'll post another snap when I've completed the quilt top.
      I wanted to share a snap of a marvelous Jo Morton quilt that another member of the Club completed in the last session. Elaine is holding up her gorgeous Holiday Inn. 
       I want to say Thank You to Cari and Melissa for honoring me with the Beautiful Blogger Award.

Here are the rules that come with the award:
1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Paste the award on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Tell 7 interesting things about yourself.
5. Nominate 7 blogs and post links.

I've managed to accomplish the first three rules... but, being the rebel that I am, I will ignore Rule #4 and #5. I'm just not that interesting dear readers! 
I also can't single out just seven other blogs to award this honor. I would want to award each and every blog I read. My interests are varied and I love reading blogs on all forms of needlework, rug hooking, woodworking, books, quilting and the list goes on... you just have to glance to the right and see my blog list.
      If you, my dear reader, have reached this point in my blog post... you too deserve an award!
      I also want to say Thank You again to Cari in VA. I was the winner of Cari's blog, Serene Stitches, giveway. I now have my lovely chart, Blackbird Designs - Snow Garden,  in my hot little stitching hands. I can't believe i haven't started this one yet!

       Owen wanted to make sure I remembered to thank every one of you who were concerned about the lack of a sampler or quilt in honor of my sweet little man. He wanted me to reassure you that he is happiest when the two 'women' in his life are happy. He doesn't need a quilt or a sampler to know that he is a cherished and loved member of Corgi Cottage. He knows that he is 'Man of the Hour' because I sing the Nora Jones' song to him often.

...So I chose you...Because you're sweet... And you give me lots of lovin'... And you eat meat...And that's how you became... My only man of the hour... You never lie... And you don't cheat.... And you don't have any baggage tied... To your four feet... Do I deserve... To be the one... Who will feed you breakfast, lunch, dinner... And take you to the park at dawn?... Will you really be... My only man of the hour?......
      Wishing you a week filled with stitching, quilting, good books and lots of sunshine.