Friday, May 6, 2011

Year of the Pigs

I'm late with my PIG post! Jill's Year of the Pig question for this month is " Do you multi-task when sewing/quilting?" My answer is "No" I don't even chain piece! I do like to have an embroidery project going at the same time that I am making a quilt. It's very relaxing and it's a portable project that I can take to Saturday Sewing or just into the living room so that I can stitch while Andy watches (sleeps) tv!

I wanted to share this hand appliqued block that my Mother in law gave to me. I am sure she told me how old it is but I can't remember. Let's just call it vintage. She had 2 or 3 of these that were passed down to her. She had hers matted and framed and they look so sweet hanging in her guest bedroom! I plan on doing the same with mine. I checked the cost at Michaels and almost fainted!!! I think I will try to do it myself!
Here is a close-up of the tiny stitches. I don't know the name of this pattern. Does it look familiar to anyone?

Kelsey is moving back home today and I am making the supper that she requested. Country fried steak and mashed potatoes! I'm sure the rest of the evening will be spent catching up and doing laundry!

I am really itching to sew!! I feel like I havent sewn for ages. I still havent finished hand quilting the baby quilt so I HAVE to work on that but sometimes I just want to sit at my sewing machine and sew all day long!


Anonymous said...

I love the appliqued block - such beautiful work. Glad your daughter is home and I'll bet she is, too - chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes!

Judi said...

Happy Mother's Day Libby *hugs*
Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog.
I hope you have a beautiful day today and so lovely your daughter is home too! You welcomed her with a yummy dish too.

The quilt piece is so pretty. It will be beautiful to display when you have it mounted. Is it more affordable if you use one of Michael's 40% coupons?

Have a Mother's Day..

Winona said...

Libby, what a pretty block. I know what you are talking about when you say you about fainted after talking to Michaels about having it matted and framed. I had given our daughter, Carolyn, several counted cross stitch pictures throughout the years. She took them to have them mounted and framed. Even with coupons off, it cost enough to make me faint, but she wanted them nicely framed and on her walls. I hope you have had a happy Mother's Day. Winona

Julianne said...

wonderful quilt block don't you love having the chicks return to the nest!