Sunday, January 24, 2010

A Flurry of Activity


Not so much here, but certainly in Blogland. There is so much quilting and sewing and blogging going on it's hard to keep up.

Liri has joined us as well as seventhsister26 and I've caught up with Jenn from Purpleheart Orijennals. Have I missed anybody? Please let me know.

Love asked me about a button for the APQ Bloggers. Well, here is my offering. To put this image on your blog, right click on the image and Save Image As . Then add a Picture Gadget via your Layout. The image is 15Kb (very small) and 220 pix wide. Just right for Blogger.

I've been back to work which I must say is seriously cramping my style. Nearly finished the quilting on Farmyard Stack. It s been fun! Free motion - stippling, loopy string, pebbles and stars. Just the last border to go but it's been too hot to sew.

Donations of cool weather will be gratefully accepted.


Those pebbles were quite difficult and used up so much thread!

I can't believe it's almost the end of January - where did the time go? I need to make a decision about my next Christmas project and there will be another Snowman block coming.

Happy Stitching!

Ann

23 comments:

  1. Thanks for the APQ button! I'm going to put it on my blog as soon as I can get it to cooperate. Your quilting looks greatT

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  2. I've snagged the button already! I love it, though I don't think I've EVER looked quite that well-dressed for quilting! Thanks for making us a button!

    Your farm stack quilt looks fantastic quilted, too.

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  3. I can;t believe that January is nearly over either! The older I get the faster the time just "evaporates!" I like the quilting (and the quilt!) I'll commiserate with you on the hot weather as I dread our summer coming.

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  4. Nice button Anne, Ill add it on my blog :) Not a lot of sewing here either, too many birthday parties and essays for college :( Your quilting is looking good, cant wait to see the finished piece.
    Karen

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  5. Ann - Just LOVE the Farmyard Stack! Your quilting is terrific and just makes the whole quilt alive. The recipient will be tickled pink! Great job!

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  6. That quilting is fabulous! And the quilt is awesome too. Sending you wishes of cooler weather...

    Jennifer :)

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  7. I'll share this freezing, snowy weather we have here with you;) That farm quilt is really cute;) I have yet to try free motion quilting on a large scale like that, so my hat's off to you for doing so well;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  8. Thanks for the button Ann! Now my blog is decorated and pretty! I hadn't found Liri or Jen yet so I've added them to my list of our blogging family.

    That quilt is sooo adorable and the quilting is amazing. What a luck baby!

    I'm sending some cool weather your way right now. Send me some sunshine :) Christine

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  9. Farmyard Stack is soooooo cute, I love the quilting you have done on it. I haven't tried any free motion quilting yet but I love the look.

    Hope it cools down there soon so you can enjoy quilting!

    Marsha

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  10. its good to see some of the names from the APQ blog moving over! I have to admit, it had been awhile since I was on there, but when I was I thoroughly enjoyed keeping up with what everyone was doing! Thanks for posting their links, off to visit now...

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  11. I would like to send you some cool weather but I'm afraid we have stick and hot at the moment but hopeful soon. I love your quilt and am looking forward to seeing the full thing.
    Hugs Bec

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  12. I love the Blogger button, and have added it to my blog, as have several others I've noticed. Sorry I haven't gotten back to you about it. I've been busy!
    Someone else missing a long time is Freebird27 (I think) from up in New England, or maybe Pennsylvania. She was a Phillies Eagles fan. She always kidded me about being a Texan, and I always kidded her about being a Yankee. Haven't heard from her in almost a year; maybe she checked out all together on us. Would love to find her.
    I'm hoping to complete a first 2010 Christmas mat this week! I'm playing catch-up! ;) ---"Love"

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  13. Love the quilt and loved the lesson! I added the pic, didn't like where it was--and then managed to move it to the right place. Want to come to the states & quilt my grandson's quilt? Your colors are delightful. Thanks again! Mary

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  14. Thanks for the button! Your Farmyard Stack is going to be such a fun quilt. I like the stippling I see in your sneak peek. Wish I could send you a little cold in exchange for a little of your heat so we could both enjoy the happy medium :)-Joanne

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  15. I also meant to tell you that your quilting looks great! Wish I could do that! ---"Love"

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  16. Your quilting is fantastic! Doesn't look like you had any trouble with the pebbles.
    Thanks for the APQ button, I will try and follow your directions.
    Can't wait for the next snowman block. Beth

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  17. Man, I hope the weather cools off soon for you- I really want to see that done. It is so cute! I forget that your seasons must be backwards from us, although it is winter in Texas and is currently about 60F degrees. Not exactly what I grew up with in Chicago... I still think it odd to trim the tree in my shorts and Tshirt! :) Theri

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  18. The quilting is oh so perfect!!

    Can't help with the cool weather, we've been mid to high 20's C but that's probably cooler than what you're getting?!!

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  19. Yeah, I got my first button! (It doesn't take much to get me excited, LOL!) The Farmyard Stack is so funny and the quilt is beautiful. Since we have had temps in the low 20's for several weeks, I will see if I can bag some and send it your way. Liri

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  20. Ann, what an adorable quilt. I love the cow and sheep. All of those intricate stitches are lovely. I can imagine that stitching that quilt did use up a large amount of thread.

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  21. Hi Ann...great quilthing there!!! Can't help with the cool weather but can help with a swim LOL!!! Dzintra♥x

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  22. Hi Ann, Gosh it's been a long time. I can't get over your great free motion quilting, it's wonderful and so is the quilt. I am still trying to set up my blog and I understand there's another Connie, so I will sign mine as Connie 204 from APQ days. Have missed seeing all your great work. Connie204

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  23. Hi Ann, glad I stopped by to see your recent projects. I like how the burgundy background makes the snowman stand out on the pillow. Your FMQ on the Farmyard looks fantastic! What machine foot did you use for the pebbles? Were they hard to stitch? I hope my message gets entered :) bnhte

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