Lots & lots

First thanks for all the love for my bead labels.  My very first LNS taught me that trick, the late great Thread Bear in Vestavia Hills AL. Which is Birmingham AL – the home of Hoffman Distributing & Just Cross Stitch – and they couldn’t keep a cross stitch shop open. Very sad.

Now on to business, lots of pictures not much text. More of an overview to what I’ve been doing (shopping – bad me!) and what I will be doing.

I’m trying to get a Brittercup RR going – if you’re interested stop by and take a look.

Moms has been harassing me for a quilt. I needed something I could work up quick, my goal is to have this in her hands for her birthday (June 27th). The fabric is Civil War Homefront and will go perfectly in her living room. The pattern is Scruffy Quilt by P.S. I Quilt via Moda Bake Shop. My fabric came from Cotton Charm Quilts, she may not have the biggest inventory – but what she does have she has fabulous prices on. I ordered  Tuesday afternoon, it arrived today. I’m a bad daughter & asked her to pay for the the Civil War fabric – quilting fabric is just so expensive. But I am doing all the labor and I will buy the backing & batting myself.

At my LQS where I had to stop for some thread; I’ve been eyeing up this fabulous plaid and they were getting low on it so I had to buy it, I knew I’d kick myself if they sold out and I didn’t get any. I plan on making a Camille Bag with it. The plaid will be the trim & strap, the cherry check the outside, the black & white the inside pocket and all I need now is a solid red for the lining.

A while back I also bought the fabric to make a little shopping tote.  Strawberry Bag. This I just need to get in front of the sewing machine and put together. Alright, I still have to cut it – but I could get this done in an afternoon I think.

I love Amazon gift cards. I had some & now I have a bit less. The book is (another) applique quilt. I’ve seen pictures of it done up on the web and it’s much cuter done with cuter fabrics, which of course is my plan. I’ve also been wanting to try my hand at a beaded needlecase. Of course this means I’ll be placing a bead order soonish.

The “cheap” felt for my Bareroots sewing set. I like this much much more. Still haven’t decided what my game plan is, when I do it’ll reappear on the blog.

Finally started CaHRH! Thankfully I can stitch comfortably on 40ct fabric. This one is getting stitched as charted fabric & NPIs.

And this is what it looks like next to me, I need all those so I can watch tv and answer the phone when I stitch.

Christine (the doll!) also sent me the chart of M Designs Little Witch and the kit with NPI silks!

And my Mirabilia RR came home!

Yeah, it’s a good day.

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14 Responses to Lots & lots

  1. Melissa C. says:

    OMG that RR is to frickin DIE FOR.

  2. Cheryl says:

    OK, I realize Melissa said it first but, OMG that RR is to frickin DIE FOR!

    Where to start with everything else? LOVE. I have stash envy going on. You realize you make me want to sew and quilt and do other crafty things I don’t have the time to do? Of course you know that. Your My Evil Friend. I’ll be watching for more pics.

    BTW, the block you stitched on CoHRH is my favorite. I’m going to stitch it as an ornament.

  3. Terri Boog says:

    Your RR is gorgeous!!!! Great start on HRH and fabulous fabrics! You should definitely be one happy lady!

  4. Valerie says:

    Wow….that’s lots!

    Love your MiraRR…stunning! Great stash too! I love the little Little Witch…never seen that one before. Awesome start on CaHRH. That’s one of my favorite blocks!

    Where’s Caribbean been? I miss seeing it…

  5. KarenV says:

    Love your RR – such a lot of bling! I got some of the Civil War Homefront a while back – wonderful prints – and am looking forward to seeing your quilt progress. Nice start on CaHRH too.

  6. Christine S says:

    oh wow, I love your RR! It turned out beautifully!! Have fun stitching Little Witch!

  7. Debbie says:

    Your Mirabilia RR came out absolutely beautiful! It’s just stunning! And what great stash too – love, love those Moda fabrics! And great progress on your CoHRH piece.

  8. Michelle says:

    Your Mira RR is stunning! And how freakin’ cute is that strawberry bag??? I must have one immediately. Love the Civil War fabrics for mom’s quilt. She’ll love it!

  9. JenJen says:

    Can I just live vicarously through your crafty goodness for a second… ahhh

    Can’t wait to see all those made up into beautiful finishes. 🙂

  10. Your MiraRR is stunning! I’ve seen several pics of it along the way, but the final product is just amazing!

    I left a note on the TWBB, but I’m going to have to bow out of the BrittyRR. Now that I’ve decided to go back to school, stitching time is definitely going to become a luxury. 😦

  11. Daffycat says:

    Awesome post, Missy Ann! So much to drool over!

    Oh, wow! Your RR is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can’t wait to see what do do with it.

  12. Robin says:

    Talk about eye candy!! Great post! Love the fabrics and your start on Christmas at HTH. But your Miribilia RR… awesome!!! I just looove it! Have a great weekend!!

  13. Siobhan says:

    DANG!!! Oh my gosh, that RR is fantastic. Seriously amazing. I love your start on C@HRH, too.

    Thanks for the link to that Scruffily quilt… I need to go through the Moda Bake Shop with a better eye; I totally missed that. I love the Civil War Homefront line–can’t wait to see your take on it!

  14. MarieP says:

    Okay, I love the civil war fabric it will make a fabulous quilt for your Mom and it really should not take that long to construct the top.
    I saw the Welcome to the North Pole completed at a quilt show, it was awesome…lots of applique, but that does not scare you I know. 🙂
    Congrats on starting CaHRH, I look forward to seeing your progress.
    Your RR is GORGEOUS, you must be so happy!

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