Friday, May 15, 2015

A New Start and More Stash

I completed LHN Lantern Lane and it is currently being framed.  My next Gifted Gorgeousness (May) project is one that was given to me as a gift from a non-blogging friend.  We were shopping at a LNS and I was admiring Grace and Virtue Sampler.  To my surprise she purchased it for me. I had done a small finishing project for her and this was her way of saying thank you.  Here is my progress thus far…


A few weeks ago I attended Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH. The highlight of the trip was time spent with fellow bloggers, Carol and Margaret.  Unfortunately, the class that I was excited about attending turned out to be a disappointment.  The instructor was a very nice woman however, I was not impressed with her teaching abilities.  I do love the class project and managed to complete about 80% of if. Once complete I will post pictures.


Designer: The Purple Thread
Design: Travels with Meagan

While shopping in the Vendor Mall I managed add to my stash with these treasures…


The longarm quilter phoned to let me know that my quilt was ready and I am happy to say that I picked it up, put the binding on, and have it ready to bring to the Graduation party at the end of this month.


Graduation Quilt for Ryan

The weather here has been so nice (finally).  I found time to plant my garden and am anxious for the plants to grow so I can begin using them in my cooking. This year I planted Basil, Rosemary, Lemon Balm, Chocolate Mint, Cherry Red Tomatoes, Yellow Tomatoes, and a Sunflower plant.  To my surprise the Lavender which I planted last year has come to life and is flourishing!

Thank you for stopping by…
Until next time…

14 comments:

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Your friend was very kind to treat you to the chart.
Your stash looks great, I particularly like the look of the Hallowe'en Quaker design.

jocondine said...

Glad to stop by during my GG tour. Nice work and purchases. xxx

StitchinByTheLake said...

Grace and Virtue - so beautiful! I did a devotion on grace recently and this would have been perfect to use with it. :) blessings, marlene

Vickie said...

Ryan's quilt is fantastic!

Weronika said...

This quilt is lovely! Wonderful stitches and a very nice stash.

Robin said...

What a fabulous quilt you created for the graduate! You are off to a great start with the Grace and Virtue Sampler. It sounded like you had a good time with your friends at Celebration of Needlework. Sorry your class was a bit disappointing. Enjoy your weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Oh sorry the class wasn't that good...:(
But I love the stash! And that quilt is doggone adorable!! :)

Kaisievic said...

A shame that the class was not so good but your new start looks lovely.

Marilyn said...

What a pretty project you received.
Sorry your class was a disappointment.
The project looks like fun though.
Can't wait to see a pic of it.
Ryan's quilt is so pretty.
Great stash!
Marilyn

CraftyGurl said...

Grace and Virtue... that is a lovely pattern and why have I not seen it before. I guess it will have to be added to my stash list of things to buy :)

Great start so far.

Maggee said...

You've been doing great on that new sampler--really like it! And the quilt is so gorgeous! Yay! One of my stitching buddies also went to Celebration of Needlework... She really enjoyed it! AND the mall!! Hugs!

Brigitte said...

A nice new project you started. I love Brenda Keyes' designs very much. And I have one all kitted up just waiting for a start.
Great new stash, Marie, but sorry that the instructor was a a bit of a diappointment.
The graduation quilt is fantastic.

Angela P said...

Love the new project you are stitching! Great new stash, sorry to hear the class wasn't that great.

Happiness is Stitching said...

beautiful work ♥