Thursday, July 8, 2010

Making up for Lost Time

Since I've been a negligent mother to this blog for so long I thought it might be time to shower it with affection! Here is a quick wrap-up of what I've been working on - and finished! - over the past year. Yeah, year... Crazy.

I had started working on Mary Wigham many moons ago but it's been hiding in a drawer for almost a year now. Here's the progress...

I made these bookmarks as little going away presents for my parents...

My Dad has been in New Zealand now for over a year. My Mom left this past March.

I stitched these tiny quilts as a gift for my Aunt...

Then they were incorporated into this! Oooooh. Ahhhhh.

I sent this little piece to my Dad in NZ for his birthday last year. It sits on his desk at work :)

Towards the end of the Summer last year there was a "chain" post being sent around Facebook - make 5 things for 5 people and those 5, in turn, would make 5 things for 5 more people and they would make 5 things, and they would make 5 things, and so on into infinity. A GREAT idea in theory however too easy to back out on. I never got my "thing" in the mail but I did make 5 things for 5 people :)
I made this King Kamehameha cross stitch for George, who was born in Hawaii and goes back every year for his birthday...

This was for Rebekah, a friend from high school...

This was sent to Dave, a Halloween-a-holic...

I made this photo holder for baby William...

This was for Maggie, Jeremy's cousin...

And this went to cooking enthusiasts - and newlyweds - John and Melissa. So that technically makes 6 things. So sue me! :)

This saucy bookmark I gave to my brother for Christmas. He uses it to mark his place in school books. Hehe...

I tried my hand at making oilcloth tote bags this Spring. It was definitely a first attempt. I wasn't super thrilled with how they turned out - so "not-thrilled" that apparently I didn't take any pictures of them. I guess I'll have to do that now. Buuuuut, I did use the bags as an opportunity to make K+IC fabric tags!! Just fold them in half and sew them into a seam. I love them.

And, in 2010, I am proud to say I finally put some more stitches into my Cigar Box Art WIP. There's even been more progress since I took the picture below...

I did take a break from that to make a wedding card for my childhood friend, Val. She and her husband met in Baltimore. Awwwww...

And last but not least - drum roll please - I present to you my CURRENT WIP... a sweet little Sailor Jerry hula girl bookmark for my BFF, Jeremy. Don't mind her tiny arm, it's much larger now. She even has the makings of a head. I am stitching it over one on black 32 count. I know I'm crazy. But it's almost finished. There's no turning back now.


So I hope you've enjoyed my sprint through the past year and don't feel too abandoned. I am alive and well and hope to take much better care of my blog from now on...

... fingers crossed.

2 comments:

CurlyRed said...

ok, so I'm thinking Margot would love a cool present from her auntie Kate ;)

Kate+IceCream said...

When is her birthday? :)