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! (
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! :)
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 . . .