Tuesday, November 13, 2007

HAPPY STITCHES

Is everyone getting sick of seeing these quilts? And it's not even Thanksgiving yet! Oh, but I am feeling so happy about getting these done so soon! I actually finished quilting the third one today, but didn't get a photo yet. Not that anyone needs another photo. I wanted to show this top quilt because no one else has made this version, and I think it turned out pretty cute. Oh face it, I love them all!

The second quilt seems to be the favorite version among the photos that were sent to me. I think I am keeping that one! But for now, these two are over at What's Your Stitch 'N Stuff (LQS). They are on display, as they have made up kits.

Did you happen to notice that I finally have my blog title showing in the header? I had not been able to figure that out, and so have gone nameless, lo these many months. Karen, from Sew Primitive, came to my rescue yesterday and put it in for me. She is now the expert, having done a beautiful job on her own blog of updating and beautifying it. Go take a look! Thanks Karen! (Thanks to Angie, the Thread Catcher, also, who tried to explain it to me, but then I got a better offer! What can I say? Take a look at Angie's blog also, and see her new header!)


That brings me to my little string doll quilt, which I have just finished quilting. Remember Dawn and Lucy got everyone going on these little string quilts a while back. There is a link to Lucy for directions on my sidebar. Not that you need directions, but it's always fun to see what Lucy is creating. Anyway, mine is quite a bit bigger than the ones Dawn and Lucy made, but I do like it. Wouldn't it look cute with a shiny orange pumpkin sitting on it? Maybe next year.
I just finished reading The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, and loved it! I have heard the title going around for a while, then my friend Joan read it and gave it to me with the admonition that I must read it. It is a charming story of a little white girl in South Carolina who is taken in by a family of black sisters in the 1960's during the Civil Rights Movement. That is the stage. The real story is about a girl searching for her mother's love and how she finds it and more in this home. It is very touching. I highly recommend it!

11 comments:

Susan said...

They are all so pretty, I don't see how anyone picks a favorite!

bettsy said...

I am doing the flying geese border - I have them all made just not sewn yet. My trees this time are actually one piece too, not string pieced - just becuase I liked the fabric I found in my stash. It is just such a versatile pattern and I have so enjoyed seeing different versions each time - sometime I think we get stock on how the original picture is and follow it and this is a great exercise to try different ways. Thanks

bettsy said...

This should be stuck not stock in my previous post.I am enjoying all the new photos of what people are making.

Libby said...

Just can't get enough of those trees . . . think I'm going to start another today *s* Also fascinated by the little strings - yours is sweet.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Ohhh, I like them both. I can tell that you are having great fun with this pattern. So nice of you to share it also.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - I love your string quilt! The colors and quilting are awesome! And the tree quilts are just so fun to see.

Dawn said...

Yeah so I'm a bit brain dead lately. I forgot to mention I just love the fabric you used in the tree quilts - I'll take them both off your hands! And I love your new header!

Finn said...

Triple WOW!Marcie...the header is just beautiful! Love the lettering you chose. And of course we LOVE seeing all the little tree toppers. The variety makes it such fun! I'm sure I will have trouble deciding which one to make.
The coin quilt is just adorable..I sure can see it with a pumpkin or even gourds. You did a great job..I love those little quilts. Keep up the good work, Hugs, Finn

Nancy said...

Secret Life of Bees is one of my all-time favorites. Her next book, The Mermaid Chair, was an utter disappointment. Some people have one good book in them . . . .

Kim said...

How funny! I'm quilting one of my Trees on the Table and see that you've quilted yours the same way that I am. Did you stitch in the ditch on the trees or leave them unquilted? I haven't quite decided what I want to do with that part yet--I've been doing the background and the red squares between the tree blocks.

Katie said...

I'm jumping on the bandwagon. The Trees on the Table are so cute. Thanks for the pattern!

Happy Thanksgiving!