Sunday, January 29, 2012

Another very quick weekend

I showed you the start of a project I was working on at my retreat last weekend. I finished it and am pleased with the finished product.  My friend Claire found the pattern in the book Piecing The Past, called Peppermint Dreams. I got my pattern from Pat's shop. You'll notice that some of the blocks are "different". That was deliberate. I like to mix things up a bit... heehee

We were watching a movie last night and going to see my darling grandson in SF today so I decided I wanted to do the redwork on the Sentimental Stitches blocks. I had to scour around for patterns but I think the cherries are cute. I'm not a great embroiderer (is that a word??) but from a distance, you can't tell! VBG

Mark and I took Ryan to the park today while his parents had a little breather. It was another amazing day in San Francisco with temps in the 60s. Golden Gate Park is half a block away and is just a fabulous park.  Here he is playing with his train in their house before we left for the park. He's really getting big!!

Just want to remind everyone that Feb. 1st is right around the corner! Are you putting your fabrics together for our Sow-A-Long?? I'm ready!!! Can't wait to start!

Hope you have a great Monday!


  1. I know you said those blocks in "Peppermint Dreams" were pretty small--was it 4.5"? So I am trying to get a perspective on the size of your finish. Is it a wall hanging or lap quilt? Everything looks big in a photo. Whatever the size, I like the blocks. I finally found the one I made of that pattern. If you still want it for an "orphan block" quilt I will send it along--also one I made with leftover pieces that is a "mixed up" version.
    Your stitchery looks good to me--but then I am pretty far away.
    Fun times with darling grandson!
    I'm hoping my book arrives in time for the Sow-along to begin. I don't want to fall behind before we are even out of the gate! : )

  2. I have that wonderful book, Piecing the Past. What a great quilt you put together.

    Love your redwork. I don't do much embroidery either, but your blocks sure look good. I didn't do that with mine. I just left them. Now I'm thinking I should add some embroidery. hmmm..

    I am busy putting my fabrics together and picking out my blocks for the Farmer's Wife. This will be good to finally start on it.

    What an adorable little grandson:) He looks happy.

  3. Love the embroidery, Randy!! Love the peppermint qiult as well. It is such a fun and unusal pattern!!
    Ryan is getting to be such a big boy!!

  4. What an adorable little grandson!! How fun to spend time with him. Love the Peppermint quilt top - what a great pattern for a scrappy quilt!! Love the "individualization" !! Looking forward to the sew-a-long very much - so excited to see other blocks!!


  5. Ryan is so adorable. He looks so focused in the photo.
    Your embroidery looks good to me.
    Happy stitching