Sunday, August 10, 2014

Last Week of Summer

 My summer is coming to an end, so I was running around with appointments all week. I also took my daughter and two friends to Denver for back to school shopping and to celebrate her 16th birthday. Needless to say, I did not have a very productive week quilting. I did manage to complete all the available blocks for Little Miss Shabby's "Quilty Stitches" http://www.littlemissshabby.com/quilty-stitches/
 I started sewing the sashing today. I decided to go with an oatmeal color instead of the white. I think it will highlight the blocks a little better. Hopefully, I can get the sashing done before the final block pattern comes out. I am linking with http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com for Slow Sunday Stitching today.
I did manage to read this book on my Kindle this week. I really enjoyed it and its' ending. I go back to work bright and early on Wednesday...My summer has been so lovely, I wish it was not over yet!

21 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice way to say goodbye to summer. I like the oatmeal color of the sashing. It does frame the blocks nicely.

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  2. This is adorable! I haven't done cross stitch in years...and I love how yours is turning out. The oatmeal does set off the blocks quite nicely...good job!

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  3. Wonderful progress! I love to see this each week!

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  4. Great job. I agree, the oatmeal color is perfect!

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  5. Such neat and tidy stitches. I think the oatmeal-colored floss is a good choice. I like this piece very much. Sounds like you had a good summer. They do go by quickly.

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  6. Your cross-stitched patchwork blocks look great. I think the oatmeal colour for the sashings is a great choice.

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  7. Gorgeous work on your cross-stitched project!

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  8. Me too...the oatmeal color was the perfect choice. I'm on my last week....return to school next Monday...We CAN DO THIS! LOL!!

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  9. Bummer that your summer is ending...You still have the weekends to enjoy the sun and fun...!
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  10. What a shame your Summer break is over, but it looks like you have had a lovely time. The cross stitch looks great!

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  11. Shame your summer break is over.....your cross stitch is beautiful!!

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  12. I'm so glad to hear someone else swamped with back to school prep! Between eye appointments, shoe shopping and overdue math packets, my sewing machine is getting dusty!

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  13. I know just how you feel! But somehow it's always great to go back, too. Great stitching project!

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  14. This is such a lovely project..I enjoy seeing its progress ! :)

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  15. The cross-stitching is so pretty - it's making me want to start and I have no time for that right now....must resist the urge!!!

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  16. Your little needlework is adorable. Enjoy the last days of your summer!

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  17. That's a wonderful cross stitch sampler.

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  18. I love this sampler and your choice of sashing. These little blocks are going to pop! Beautiful work, Tanya!

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  19. Fabulous choice for the sashing.

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