Friday, August 26, 2011

Two new starts for WOCS!

I am stitching a purple butterfly square for World of Charity Stitching.  The members all stitch the same butterfly pattern, but in different colors.  The squares will be made into a beautiful quilt!  You may think it's not centered in the Q-Snap frame, but I did that on purpose, since it will only be 6"x6" square, and then I can save the leftover Aida to make bookmarks.

I also started stitching Fairies, a chart from a book, Top 100 Cross Stitch Motifs by Michaela Learner.  I am stitching 2 over 2 on 28-count opalescent Zweigart evenweave and using DMC Pearlescent and Light Effects floss.  These fairies will be so pretty on a Fairy quilt to be donated to a child at a domestic abuse shelter.

The pretty Q-snap huggies are made by Christine Wilson and you can order them on her website.

Gracie suggested a postcard exchange and I sent and received 5 postcards from stitchers in Arizona, Pennsylvania, and the United Kingdom. My cat Billy wanted to be in the pic too!


gracie said...

I sometimes off set my sticthing too to have a piece to use later.
I am glad you participated in the postcard has bee fun getting different one from here and there.

mdgtjulie said...

What a lovely helper you have there. He looks great! A lot like Yes Dear, actually. And glad you enjoyed your postcard exchange. It sounds lovely. Great new starts (and I love your huggie fabbies).

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I meant to tell you your postcard arrived in England safely. We loved the giant tortoise, my sis has been hatching turtles this summer.
My Mum was quite surprised by your name as it's exactly the same as her cousin's daughter! We had to come find your blog immediately see if you were one and the same person. You're about the same age but not the same person - sorry!