Seven stitched pages now! 😀 Pretty much all rock. This page took longer, but only because I took a six week break to work on quilts and pillowcases for nieces and nephews before we went to Florida in April.
This page was started on February 19 and finished on May 7.
Page 7: 93.25 hours (17 stitching days) Total stitching hours to date: 691.25
If you didn’t feel like sitting through the slide show, here is how the project looks at the end of page seven. You can click on the image to see a larger version.
My sixth stitched page 😀 More sun-warmed rock, a bit of shadow, and some cloud filled sky thrown in for good measure!
This page was started on January 2 and finished on February 18.
Page 6: 95.75 hours (15 stitching days) Total stitching hours to date: 598
If you didn’t feel like sitting through the slide show, here is the beginning and end of page 6. You can click on the images to see a larger version.
Gummy bear baby with her gummy bear quilt!
Our great-niece was discharged from Nemours Children’s Hospital today! Such an amazing little girl. She was due to be born May 8th, but decided she couldn’t wait and made her grand entrance to the world on January 18th. Her parents were cautioned that she had less than 20% chance of survival. She was born weighing only 1 lb 10 oz. Four and half months later, she weighs a whopping 7 lbs 9 oz!
She has made so much progress! She’s a fighter, for sure. She is going to keep her parents on their toes. I hope they were well rested because sleep is going to become a precious commodity! lol
My copy is here!
Warriors of the Storm, by Bernard Cornwell, has just arrived from Amazon UK!
There will be no stitching for me this evening.
Stitching will most likely resume tomorrow; the book only has 350 or so pages. 😃
Another rock page! Not just the bluish-gray rock found on the previous pages – we now have sun-kissed rock! A happy sight. 😀
I started this page on December 5 and finished it on December 30.
Page 5: 93.75 hours (14 stitching days) Total stitching hours to date: 502.25
If you didn’t feel like sitting through the slide show, here is the beginning and end of page 5. You can click on the images to see a larger version.
I’ve been a busy bee! Quilting and sewing up a storm! We’re preparing for a trip to Florida and Tennessee, and I had some gifts to finish up before we go.
One of my nephews had requested a pillowcase with dragons, so I made one for him. His little brother is all about the camo, so he is getting a camouflage pillowcase (I hope he doesn’t lose it!! lol). The middle brother has no preferences, so I picked blue flames for his pillowcase.
My sister has a new grandson. Boy2 wanted to help me make him a quilt, so we put together some flannel blocks. Boy2 did rather well. 😀
On the other side of the family, another great-niece was born in February, so I made self-binding receiving blankets.
Her little cousin (the preemie born in January***) is getting a quilt. Her mama has referred to her as “my little gummy bear” since before she was born, so naturally the quilt has gummy bears on it!
Boy2 also helped me make a little tote bag so he could carry around our iPad. I love the colors!
I also prepped 500-ish hexagons in patriotic themed fabrics for a hand-piecing project to keep me busy while on vacation. This is what it should look like when it is finished:
I have not had time to work on MMMonet at all this month. I plan to get back to it once we’ve returned home. 😀
*** Our little preemie is such a fighter! She’s 10 weeks old now, and weighs 3 pounds, 2 ounces. The nurses have removed her PICC line, and her ventilator, and started her on physical therapy. I cannot wait to meet her!
I was a bit too eager to publish that last post. <wry grin> I had other pictures I wanted to add!
This first picture gives an idea as to the size of the stitched area with four pages done:
This one shows the overall size of the project (the red line shows the outer border of the painting). Please forgive the wrinkles!!
Hopefully, it will look something like this when it is done (fingers crossed!):
At the end of February, I had completed paged five & six, and almost one-third of page seven. I took the month of March to work on other projects that had pressing deadlines. More on them, later! 😀