Fun in my fabric world....

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Slow and steady...

...progress on the stitching front. Jenny Beans Halloween is having a bit of a makeover...she has become my half century sampler...I never had a birth sampler so this one is all mine! I added my own words where Jenny Bean's name was stitched on the original...I think it looks okay, what do you think? Once I have done the background behind the date I am going to tackle the front wall of the house.
Some chain piecing for Brocante...it is looking soft & pretty in French General...it will look great at Mum's place.
An afternoon with DS who is home from uni...so nice to have him around...we went to the movies and saw "Paul"...light & funny. Poor boy was stuck in the car with me prattling on for the 40minute drive to the movies & then 40 minutes home again! Smart mother isolating him in the car...then he can't get away...hehe!
Hope you have had a nice weekend...
 Cardygirl xx

23 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

More than just a pretty face, Cardy!! How did the captive cope?! ;)

Kylie said...

Looks great Cardy xxx

Siobhan said...

I love how you're personalizing Jenny to be your own sampler. It looks great, as does your French General quilt. LOVE that fabric!

Michele said...

The sampler looks great! Love the fabrics in your Broncate...great progress. I'm hoping to start mine today with Halloween fabrics. Does it take a lot of time? I'd better set started!

Cathy said...

Love the sampler and the general!! Trapping kids in the car on a long drive is the best way to get them to talk, great work!!! xo

Stephanie said...

Beautiful sampler and French General quilt. How nice to have pretty things to work on. Love the trapped son!

Jackie said...

Love the sampler and the quilt! I totally agree with Cathy, they have to talk at some point in the long car ride.

Quilt Kitty said...

Excellent idea to change the sampler to mark your big birthday this year. Poor DS but I'm sure it wasn't so bad & as long as he made his mum very happy it all good! Tracee xx

PEGGY said...

I love your sampler! I've always wanted one but never did it.
Nice looking quilt too :)
Peggy

suzitee said...

Love the idea of celebrating your 50th year Cardy...and it's looking beautiful :) Hope your DS is enjoying his break LOL

Chookyblue...... said...

nice DS wants to spend time with you............lol.........nice cross stitch....

Too many eggs said...

the brocante looks great, i am starting to love these french general facbrics

Shiree said...

what a very pretty sampler!! I love it and you are doing it s very beautifully!

Chocolate Cat said...

Best time for talking with 'boys' is in the car!!! Love the wording!

Maree: said...

Love your X-Stitch Nicely Personalised...
Enjoy your Time with DS..
cheers

Shiralee Stitches said...

My 14 yo daughter is good at isoating me in the car....usually ends up with me making up xxx amount of various reasons to say 'no' to an absurd request of some sort!!! ....I'm glad you took the lead.....love the cross stitch and the quilt looks divine....

Kerry said...

Love your Cross stitch - what a great keep sake to celebrate 50 years

Kerri said...

Your cross stitch looks great. Nice to have some bonding time with your DS.

Lynda said...

Very smart mother Alison - we have to take any opportunity we can to spend time with our children (no matter what age they are). Your cross stitch is looking wonderful, and so is Brocante (the fabrics are so pretty).

Anita said...

Love the work you have been doing! So did the son prattle off to you as well??? LOL
My Mr 21 can stay completely silent in a 40minute car trip LOL

Roseanne said...

Boy you are moving fast with your cross stitch. It look very nice.

Cheryl said...

It's wonderful and that quilt is going to be so pretty out of that fabric! Sneaky mom you are hijacking your son...ok, I've done that too!!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Just gorgeous Allison... Love cross-stitch and I must must must get back into it.
Loved your idea of cornering kids in cars. I do it often as well :)
Hope you have a lovely LONG weekend.