Thursday, February 25, 2021

Finished Projects and More

 Life has almost felt normal lately.

My Material Girls quilt retreat the second weekend of February was a blast. I didn’t accomplish much in the quilting world but that really wasn’t my primary goal. I was there to “talk story,” and laugh. Lots of that happened, 

My primary retreat project was making a border for, “Stomping Ground.” 

This will be a fun top to quilt...someday!

I finished getting the binding sewn on, “12 Days of Christmas,” for retreat show and tell but the button embellishments were added back at home in the studio.

A few closer looks at the blocks...

The Mill Hill frame arrived and it looks great with the polar bear cross stitch piece.
So glad to have a quick way to finish this project.

I finished a few more small cross stitch projects. 

I picked up this Shepherds Bush kit, “Spooky Night,” off of eBay. I made a counting mistake and since it was a kit with limited floss I had to work around that mistake...I’m pretty proud of my recovery.

I’ve had the most fun making these little skull ornaments. Two more in the series to make.

We made a quick trip to Hawaii...where I got to shop at a Swatch store. 
This has to be one of my favorite destination watches.

But we didn’t travel to Hawaii for the shopping. 
My oldest son got married!

We are very happy to have a new daughter.


Mary said...

So many fun projects. I really like the frame for your polar bear cross stitch.
Glad you had a great time at the retreat. The Christmas quilt is really nice with the button embellishments.
Congrats on your son getting married. What a beautiful place for a wedding.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congratulations on another daughter in law - I bet Hawaii was fun for a destination wedding and a nice break from the cold of Alaska

Ramona said...

Your elephant quilt is the cutest one I've seen! Your fabrics are so fun and cheerful. Great job! You have been busy with your stitching, too, and have some super cute things there. Congrats! on gaining a new daughter. Going to Hawaii for the wedding must have been a hardship. :D I'm glad you were able to escape the cold for a bit.

Sally said...

Congratulations on the new DIL....she looks like a wonderful addition to your family!

Suz J said...

Woohoo on a wedding... how exciting is that? I really like the border you have added to the elephants... it really suits them and looks bright and cheerful. Isn't it wonderful when life returns to normal!