I picked up another piece of framing this week:
The Goode Huswife
30 ct. Apple Brown Bitty
DMC Threads and Walnut Ink Stain
Speaking of Ann, there was a bit of frogging going on with this woman, and it hampered what little progress I could make on her.
I did manage to have some finishes in the past two weeks. I managed to get seven more blocks done on the Farmer's Wife Quilt (well, almost done - there is a handle to sew on the basket block):
With all those fabrics, I've been left with a bunch of selvages. I have seen a lot of quilting blogs talking about selvages and using them in quilts, pin tuffets, purses, etc., so I decided to start saving them. Thelma posted her selvages that she keeps in a large jar, so I thought that I would post mine. I think the sizes that these are would make great pin tuffets:
Another finish I had this week was actually a little piece that I worked on while DD was dancing for those two weekends. There is not much for a backstage mom really to do but make sure that the kids don't do silly things like eating or acting crazy (you know how teenagers can be), so I stitched:
Buttons & Blooms for The Cure
This was such a fun stitch and quick! Right up my alley. I was so happy with this one, I pulled out a couple other smaller pieces that I've had laying around. Have I started them yet? Of course not, but I hope to soon.
And then there are more pincushions. At the rate that I'm going - first it was the frogs and now pincushions, I'm going to need two sewing rooms! I found these and I wasn't even looking for them (and I did find some frogs, but I'll post those another time - forgot to take a picture of them).
The small one in the very front was a gift from my Sampler Guild, Kindred Spirits, for helping out at their annual auction. The other two I picked up in a little antique store that I went by one day on an errand run. I just love, love the little chair, and I was happy to find the globe as I had seen one when Terri and I were out a while ago, but that one was not in very good shape.
I managed to get a couple more pics of DD while she was in her dance costumes. Not the best because the weather was horrible and I had to reply on those ugly painted block walls in the school as a backdrop:
Okay, this picture is a little dark, but DD decided to be funny and wear her UGG Boots. Not quite the look I was hoping for. I managed to convince her that I needed a better picture. Ballerinas don't go on stage with UGG Boots:
And one in her Jazz costume. She is my sweetie!!
One other thing that was kind of funny the past couple of weeks was that one day I was driving out of my subdivision and saw this:
Well, that's it in my part of the world. I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week and will have a wonderful weekend! And thank you so much again for all your wonderful comments. I truly love reading each and every one of them. It's so nice to know that there are kindred spirits out in blogging land and that friendships are made. Speaking of which, next weekend a dear blogging friend, Robin is coming into town to visit her mother who lives near me. Terri and I are going to take her out and fill her full of antique/quilt store goodness. She'll never be the same! I'm really looking forward it.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.