Sunday, 21 October 2007

100th post

This is my 100th post! I love blogging!
Work is crazy at the moment and life is generally busy so ive not been stitching as much. I only had 1 free night last week and it's going to be the same again this week. So here is an update on what i have been working on. First of all, Edgar's RR (sorry about the lighting of the photos, it's getting dark so early here now!) Im making this RR up as i go along! Edgar's only preference was to have trees in each square. Im not working from any particular LHN pattern, im just adding things as i go along...which is making for slow progress.
Yesterday i was suffering with my startitis problem that you'll know i have by now. I started this one from the 2006 JCS ornament issue. I think i'll keep this for me when's it's done; for my Christmas tree. I think it's by Cherished Stitches.
Finally here's a quilting update. Im finding quilting class hard going....im generally really tired on a Thursday evening and the lighting in the room isn't great. Progress is slow. I find quilting takes up a lot of time - particularly measuring and cutting. Don't get me wrong....i do enjoy it....but i would prefer to use my machine than sewing by hand. After this class is done my next quilting attempt will definitely be machine stitched! Sorry about the bad light in these photos.

Have a good week!

60 comments:

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your hundredth post!

Your stitching and quilting progress look good to me. I can't handle evening classes at the moment. Maybe when the kids are older. By 9 pm my brain has shut down... LOL!

Karen said...

they square you are stitching looks good and the patchwork is coming along, here's to the next 100 posts

cathymk said...

Woohoo! 100 posts - congratulations.

Your quilt squares look fantastic.

Cindy said...

Congrats on your 100th post :)

Tanya said...

100 - woo hoo, Cheryl!

The quilting progress is wonderful. Oh how I love quilts. Enjoy :)

That RR is beautiful - sheep are always so extra fun to stitch, I think!

Tanya

Barbara said...

No worries about startitis ... it's as common and the common cold :D Lovely stitching and your quilting is coming along nicely. Yeap, quilting is a very precise, slow going craft, easy does it :) But the results ... fabulous as how your's will be!

Suzanne said...

All your stitching and quilting is looking really good. Keep up the good work!!

Kathy A. said...

YOur 100th post!!! Wow Congratulations! Stitching and quilting classes are looking good. I took classes last winter but I am doing as much machine sewing as possible. If I want to stitch by hand I will cross stitch!!

Chiasmata said...

Congrats! The RR stitch is looking brilliant - especially as you're making it up as you go! The sheep are too cute.

I dislike stitching by hand too. It takes up so much time. But my sewing machine and I have a tempestous relationship, so unless it's a cushion or something, it's quicker for me to just sit and stitch than battle with it. :)

Stitchingranny said...

Love the RR and I am sure the quilting will be worth all the effort.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Cheryl!

Nice stitching coming along...can't wait to see the finishing. :)

tintocktap said...

Congrats on the 100th post! I like what you're doing in Edgar's RR - I was kind of thinking along similar lines - how many different trees do you think I can get into one square?? The quilting's looking good too!

Oh - and thanks for including me in you're list of people who make you smile!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

RR looks great as does your quilting :)

Jocelyn said...

Congrats on hitting 100! Your stitching is lovely, as is your quilt. Being a long time machine quilter, I give you a lot of credit for doing it by hand. Kudos to you!!

Carla said...

Hooray for your 100th post!
Your block on the rr is lovely...those little sheeps are cute!
Ypur quilt project is looking great too!

Barbeeque4 said...

Congratulations on the 100th post!!!!! The square with sheep just the bestest!!!!! I don't know where you find the time to do both the fabulous quilting AND the x-stitching!!!

Beth said...

Congrats on your 100th post. Your stitching is gorgeous, as is your quilting. I think you will like machine piecing much better, it's faster and easier.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! I'm looking forward to reading the next 100 posts.

Your quilting looks great, keep on going.

Chelle said...

So many fantastic projects! The RR is awesome.

Congrats on your 100th blog post!

Lauren said...

Congrats on your 100th post! I love what you've done with the quilting project so far, and your stitching projects are lovely, too! Startitis, what startitis? I think you've infected me, too, lately :)

Ranae said...

Congratulations on your 100th post, Cheryl!
The quilting is coming along great.

Sharon said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Your quilting and stitching are looking great!

monique said...

Oh, I love your little sheep square! And your quilt squares look great, too. Congrats on the 100 post milestone... I really enjoy reading your blog :)

Tanya said...

You've been tagged, Cheryl!

Tanya :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your quilt squares and RR piece are looking great. I love the LK baby hanger, very cute, 100 posts woohoo, looking forward to the next 100.

rose_michelle said...

Congrats on the Centennial! Your projects look great. I especially love the Christmas ornie. I still don't know what I'm making this year bust since I do 8 each year (all same or series) it probably won't be stitched since I have too much going on! I'll stop by later!

Nic said...

Everything looks great! I must admit I far prefer stitching by hand, but it would be a dull world if we were all the same!

I empathise with you on the evening class thing - I'm studying for a degree part time, and this semester all my classes are evenings, so I'm out late three nights a week! I tell myself at least I have the days free when the light is better to stitch, but I'm having to read and stuff in that time! LOL

Hazel said...

Your rr looks fab as does the tree ornie. I love the colour - so rich. You are doing so well with your patchwork. I really would like to get into it at a later date. xx

Jaimie said...

Congratulations! That is quite a milestone! Your work is progressing beautifully and I love the quilt squares. I love the fan design.

Karin said...

Fantastic updates! Congrats on the finishes.

J Rae said...

Congrats on the 100th post!

All the stitching and quilting looks great!

sugardoll said...

I don't know anything about quilting but your work is looking fab!

Congratulations on the 100th post, the wips are stunning as usual!!

Paula said...

Happy 100th post......here's to the next 100 :-)
your stitching and quilting is really lovely.
Happy stitching......

Name: Vicki said...

Beautiful quilting! The ornament is so pretty and the square you are stitching is lovely, too!

Stephanie said...

Love your square for Edgar's RR - sheep are some of my favs :)

Congrats on the quilting, it's gonna be great!

I just bought my first machine a couple of months ago - aren't they a revelation, ha ha

Carol said...

Wow - congratulations your 100th post!! Edgar's RR is off to a great start at your end, and your ornament is going to be beautiful!!!

Beatrice said...

Yippee..100 posts.
It is fun isn't it?
Your stitching and quiting are great.
Hand stitching a quilt isn't for me I love my sewing machine for that. You are so disciplined !!

Lynn said...

Wow 100 posts! Congratulations!
Your quilting is really coming along. I'm envious of anyone who is able to quilt.
Love what you're doing in the RR too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Cheryl, I'm just adding to your laurels...all is beautiful and congratulations on your 100th post! I want to just share with you this other note: learn to quilt the right way...tough it out like you're doing. Then, when you get home, and it's all over...you can break the rules, do it your way, and have fun! That's about what we all do, and it makes it much more fun. There are times to be very precise, and there are times to just do it for fun...and you'll know the difference. :P
Love and hugs,
Deb

Ruth said...

Congratulations on 100!!!!! And here's to another 100 more! :)

Beautiful stitching and quilting too-- be proud!

Jamie said...

Cheryl! Oh I'm so happy to be back. You've been so busy. I'm so jealous. I don't know that I'll have time before the new year to pick up a needle but maybe by the 1st of December.

I owe you some emails and I'm going to get to them this weekend.

lena-lou said...

Congratulations on 100 blog postings !! Hope you carry on for another hundred as alot of people enjoy your blog, myself included :-))
Have a nice weekend.

Choko said...

Congratulations on your 100 posts !

I'm looking foward your quilts.

Sachiko

Michelle said...

Keep up the beautiful quilting work! You will be so pleased to have learned so much when you're done. Machine piecing is so much faster, but you still have all that cutting and measuring. Good light and good tools help! The RR is looking so cute!

tintocktap said...

No need to rush with the Strawberry if you're too busy. We can sort it out sometime.

tkdchick said...

Edgar's RR is going to look great!

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