For all you Crazy Quilters or embroiderers or art quilters out there, the new issue of Crazy Quilt Gatherings from Pat Winter is now available at Mag Cloud here. I’ve ordered mine and am excited to get it because my friend Susie Wolfe is featured. Her lovely Christmas Tree skirt, which she started almost two years ago (and I mentioned in the post about our visit to her home here) is on the cover. It looks like the feature is a few pages long and has lots of pictures. Believe me, Susie’s stitching is beyond beautiful. It is meticulous and creative and a real inspiration. An eye candy overload, I promise!! This issue is worth the cover price for Susie’s stitching alone!!
And I have been doing some stitching myself. This time it was for Elizabeth, my friend in Kansas. We are participating in the Lace & Pearls round robin at Crazy Quilting International. For some reason, her blocks really spoke to me, blue notwithstanding!
There were two stitchers previous to me who had each completed their own 6” block for Elizabeth. One of them, Gayle, had used a piece of vintage beaded lace that she had purchased from me at the CQI Retreat in September. To coordinate with her block, and since I had more of that lace, I also used it. It is the lace in the upper right corner. Barbara, who had done the other block for Liz, had made blue flowers out of Mokuba ribbon, so I did the same (although I reversed the light and dark) to further coordinate the blocks with one another. Finally, Liz had given us the Irish crocheted lace to each include on the blocks, and I used that in the upper left.
The light brown gathered ribbon in the upper left was raided from a thrift store find and given to me by my friend Bev. The other laces are all vintage. This was so much fun for me to do. I am just loving the Lace and Pearls theme!!
My Weight Watchers weigh-in was this morning, and I maintained my current weight - no loss or gain. But that is just fine, as I have lost 16 pounds even to date. I had my Thanksgiving day all planned out nutritionally, and now we have been invited to Cousin Carrie`s. Some of the family is Jewish, so we will be celebrating not only Thanksgiving, but Hanukkah, which some are calling Thanksgivukkah. (Does that mean that Adam Sandler needs to write another Thanksgiving song?)