Friday, May 11, 2012

Quilt Blocks & Cross Stitch to Share

Hello!  :)

Do you remember when I made this block . . .


It was for the month of March of the monthly quilt block swap I participate in at Mary Jane's Farm. I just realized that I never shared the blocks I received from my swap partners.

The first one was from Lorrie . . .


Isn't it gorgeous! I absolutely love it! She did a great job! Thanks Lorrie!  :)

The second block for March was from Barbara . . .


Kind of reminds me of mine.  ;)  Thanks Barbara! You did a wonderful job!  :)

Here's the block I made for my two partners for April . . .


A stair step block with an embroidery in the center. It's a free embroidery pattern I found online from Red Brolly. Here's a closer view of it . . . 


I fell in love with it the moment I first saw it! Isn't it adorable?!!!  :)

Here is the first block I received from Joan . . .


I've seen this Easter fabric before! It's sooooo cute! I love all the bright colors! It totally reminds me of Spring! Great job Joan! Thanks so much!  :)

The second block was made by Rebecca . . .


I love the bunny fabric! I've never seen it before. It's adorable! I also love the bright springy colors in this one as well! Thanks so much Rebecca! You did a wonderful job as usual!  :)

I'm hoping to sit down this weekend and work on my two blocks for May. The theme is flowers. I already know what I want to do for this one.  :)

Moving on to another subject . . . One of my favorite bloggers, Karen from Sew Much 2 Luv has been doing a lot of cross stitch lately. You can view some of her recent finishes here and here. They're fabulous!  :)

I've always loved cross stitch! There's nothing I like better than sitting down with an embroidery or cross stitch project and watching tv or a movie. It's so relaxing and rewarding!  :)  I haven't done any cross stitch for quite a while but always missed it. When I saw Karen working on all her projects she really got me wanting to get back into it too! (Bad, bad girl!)  ;)  Then she mentioned that she joined a cross stitch exchange over at Stitched With Love Exchanges. I had to check it out. Of course I loved the idea and signed up too! Now I've got my partner and I'm stitching her gift and gathering goodies to go with it. I won't be able to share any of it with you until after the exchange is completed sometime in June. For now I'll show you some of my favorite finishes from the past. The first three are Christmas ornaments . . .




I've always loved how they turned out!  :)  The next one is a sampler I did for my parents on their wedding anniversary . . .


I included the original date they got married and the date they reaffirmed their vows. I've always loved this piece! Of course it has a lot of pink and aqua so that doesn't hurt.  ;)

The last piece I'll share with you is a Paula Vaughan bouquet. I love her designs!  :)


This piece is unfinished. I just can't decide what I want to do with it. Any ideas?

The past couple of weeks I've been doing some cyber shopping for cross stitch patterns. I guess you can say it's something I've been doing for myself as part of the May for Me Celebration going on at Marcia's Crafty Sewing & Quilting blog.


I definitely deserve them, right???  ;)   They've been arriving this past week. I can't wait to get started on them and share them with you. Don't worry I'll still be quilting as well. I have too many WIP projects and new ones I want to start . . . lol!  ;)

By the way . . . I've decided to hold off on my combo 100th post and 400th follower giveaway until May 21st. I will include it as part of the Giveaway Day blog hop hosted by Sew Mama Sew.


Will you be joining me? I hope so!  :)

Until next time . . .


17 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I didn't know you cross-stitched! Love your ornies and Paula Vaughn is a favorite of mine, too. Wonderful May For Me projects.

Karen said...

All you work is lovely...as always! So I guess it's all my fault that you are cross stitching again huh? Sheesh....I was just minding my own business :) Just FYI there is a website that sells cross stitch patterns and supplies dirt cheap and if you sign up for her newsletter, you get special coupon codes for deeper discounts. I buy ALOT from her. Check it out!
http://www.bonanza.com/booths/crazyanniesstitchin

Dirt Road Quilter said...

I love your embroidered blocks - darling! I too recently jumped back on the cross-stitch train after putting it away for a very long time. Alas, I started back up with a huge project that I just finished for my FIL for Christmas. I need to find some smaller projects. LOL. Your projects are all so very pretty - I'm sure your parents treasure that piece!

Tobi Britton*pinkpixieforest.blogspot.com said...

Wow Cherise! I wish I had the patience for needle and thread! I probably would if I could see better!
Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day and Pink Saturday as well!
Sparkly Hugs,
Tobi and the Pixies!

chubskulit said...

Fabulous and delightful!

My PINK, enjoy your weekend and happy mother's day!

hafza said...

Love all your blocks especially the rabbit...beautiful and all the cross stitch so lovely...reminds me of my cross stitching days.

Pam said...

The rabbit embroidery is gorgeous... cute as!!! All of your cross stitch looks great, Cherise, but I especially like the Two Hearts United.... love, love, love it!!!

Rose Jesky said...

Thanks for coming and sharing this with us at The Sunday Round Up.
Rose

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

All the blocks and stitching are cute, but, I just love that Easter embroidery block.

The Tablescaper said...

Happy Mother's Day. It would be wonderful to be a part of Seasonal Sundays. You might be interested in my $100.00 Give Away.

- The Tablescaper

Heather Kaluf said...

All the blocks are pretty. Love your embroidery.
Thanks for sharing at our Sunday Round Up! Can't wait to see what you have for us next weekend. Have a GREAT week!
xoxo
Heather

Etcetorize said...

My goodness, you are one busy lady! Those Easter fabrics are so cute, and the shamrocks really rock. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

Sue Daurio said...

Great cross stitch, just love it. And those bunnie blocks for April or just super cute.

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and love your cross stitch! I used to do a lot of it too. Thanks for sharing!
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Six Sisters said...

Your blocks are so cute!! Love the bunny block! Thanks for coming to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to see you again next week!! -The Sisters

Wendy said...

Wow, you've made so much! I love the bunny stitchery

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

These are so pretty! Thanks for linking to Handmade Tuesdays!