Sunday, June 5, 2011

A small finish and some WIPS

The weather has been good to us since the tornadoes rolled through last week.  I can't tell you how many times I have been told, "Don't worry about tornadoes, they don't happen in New England"  Yeah RIGHT!!! Western Massachusetts was hit with several strong storms which they haven't classified and there is much devastation in those areas.  Probably nothing like the Midwest but pretty traumatic to an area that doesn't expect them.  My heart goes out to those families who lost loved ones and all of their belongings.  The running joke at Stitching Group is "Do we have our stash at the ready in case we need to evacuate?"  
Here are my latest projects.  The first is LHN Ornament "Deck the Halls" using recommended fabric and fibers.  This will be made into an ornament and modeled at ABC Stitch.





Next up is a progress picture from a SAL I am working on.  Ellen and I both love kitties and so we saw it fitting to work on this one together.  2 Charts come out bimonthly and we have the first 6 to work on.  It is designed by Val's Stuff and titled Monthly Kitty Quilts.  I am stitching mine on 35ct Iced Cappucino with the recommended DMC fibers.  It  so fun to work with such vibrant colors. I missed stitching group last week and have some catching up to do.  I need to have block 3 finished for this Wednesday.  I here that whip cracking, but get moving.

Here is another WIP.  I started this one to work on during the baseball season.  I spend from 4:30 to 8pm 3-4 days a week at the ball field watching my little leaguers PLAY BALL.  I am the type that needs to keep my fingers busy so here is Sheltering Tree stitched on 36ct Pearled Barley ( I think but can't quite remember) using the called for Valdani thread (single strand).  I am enjoying this one as it progresses and can't wait to finish it.



I hope you have a had a lovely weekend.  The weather here couldn't have been better.  We had a busy weekend and I will post some details tomorrow.  Happy Stitching Friends!


22 comments:

Myra said...

Nataly, all your WIP's look great. I just love those kittys and will have to go take a look at those charts.

Jules said...

Beautiful WIPs and finish! And the kitties are adorable!!!

Parsley said...

Love all the wips! If that was a DOG SAL I'd be doing that! So cute.

I have the Sheltering Tree in my collection to be stitched. It's so pretty with the floss you used!

DonnaTN said...

Can't wait to see the progress on the kitty quilt with all those fun colors. Sheltering Tree should be great for a ball park stitch piece.

Teresa said...

Glad to knoiw you are Ok after your crazy weather. I thought about you, weren't sure how close you were. Love the Deck the Halls, will look for it at ABC in the fall.
Nice WIP can't wait to see them finish. I too like to carry projects with me to keep my fingers busy.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Carol said...

Deck the Halls is so cute, Nataly--I hadn't seen that before. And I love the kitty quilt series--what bright and happy colors.

Glad your weekend was so pleasant--ours was the same. So nice to be outside in the garden :)

Chris said...

It looks like you are getting a lot of stitching done. Everything looks great!
Glad you guys are ok. I was surprised at the storms this week but I know that Bradley airport was hit about 25 years ago and Bantam, CT was hit about 17 years ago so it does happen on that side of the state. I used to live in Windsor Locks and worked in Enfield and Holyoke.
Have a great week!

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on all the progress!! Love the colors in the cats with quilts. They're wonderful!!

Gabi said...

Sheltering tree is just gorgeous. Like you I always need something to do as well...lol.
The kitties are adorable and so is your LHN ornament. Looking forward how it looks when finished. Must be fun to do it together with other stitchers at the shop.

gracie said...

Glad you and yours are OK from the storms...my family did fine also. Love the kitties and the colors are wonderful...

Tricia said...

I love the kitty quilts! I can't wait to see them all done!!

Catherine said...

Love all of your wips! I have started the Sheltering Tree as well, but it has been put away for some time - perhaps I'll need to pull it back out. As a mom of three little league boys myself - I know how precious the stitching time at the fields can be!!

Nancy said...

Love all your WIP! Sheltering tree is my favorite!

Christine said...

Your Deck the Halls ornament is lovely, and I love those cats and quilts blocks

Mouse said...

ooo lovely :) like the kittie ones not seen them before ... love that sheltering tree :)glad to hear you are safe with this dreadful weather you lot are having over there .... take care and happy stitching love mouse xxxx

Karen said...

glad you are ok and sorry for any losses from the storms. such very weird weather this year.
love your wips. i also have sheltering tree as a wip/ufo but am using a belle soie but cannot remember the name offhand. its very close to the color though.

blue star stitcher said...

Kitty quilts is really cute! Love the bright colors.

Pumpkin said...

SO glad to hear that you were safe. We heard about the tornadoes up here and that's so scary :o(

Lovely finish! And your two WIPs are adorable. I love that green floss you're using. Can you tell me what color it is?

StitchCat said...

Awesome stitching Nataly....thanks for visiting my blog and your kid comment about Chubby.

Lynn said...

Deck the Halls turned out great! And I love those Kitty Quilt squares!! I hadn't seen these lovelies yet but now that I have I'll be adding them to my wishlist.
Sheltering Tree is another lovely design. I'm looking forward to seeing more of this one.

Suzanne said...

Great projects you are working on. I especially love the quilt one.

kimstitch3 said...

just came to look at your sheltering tree after your comment on mine, was wondering which thread you used. I cant seem to find valdani thread.Do you know a place online I can order from that won't charge ridiculous prices for shipping? Your blog is beautiful by the way,Kimberly

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