Monday, October 20, 2008

OK............ I have a confession to make... you'll find out sooner or later anyway.......... I, Meg Hawkey, am a big old blabbermouth. I can't keep a secret to save my own life, I've never been able to buy gifts ahead of time & hold on to them until the "event".... I get excited & give the whole thing away ahead of time. I'm terribly ashamed, but.... that's just the way it is!

NOW!! That explains why I just HAVE to show you the center block of a quilt I'm working on for release next May!!! Just plain blackwork looked too.... well,... plain, and I didn't really want to do crayon work on it, SO! I've been doing fill stitches in Halloween-y brights. I'm really happy with it so far. I finished another block last night & I'm getting REALLY EXCITED about it!!! WOO HOO!!
I've been trying to get this "blog" set up so that you will be able to make comments on things but it's not working correctly. I can't get it to "enable" that feature & just TRY to get a human being on the end of a phone line or email to help figure out what the problem is!! I'm still trying to resolve the problem so you'll be able to "talk" to all of us soon!................................ I hope.
We have some more show & tell photos to share!
Ginger, Nancy, Susan, Jennie, and Teresa (owner & staff at Ginger's Needlearts, Quilts & Framing) all chipped in to make the "Witches Stitches" block from "Hocuspocusville" for a display at the shop. They used buttons from Just Another Button Company to embellish it. I see they added a spiderweb & a button spider too! This is really cute girls!!!! OOOhh!..... I think I'm going to choose one of the blocks from it & do it up like this! ............. I never get to use the quilts & samples for myself.................... boo hoo! I'm whining, do you feel sorry enough for me to make another one of these & send it to me????? .... did it work??? They probably won't fall for it!


Sandy Miller sent us "Arlyn's Embroidery Envelope". Such soft, sweet wool! Very pretty Sandy! She'd sent another photo of the inside, but for some reason I couldn't get it to upload. Darn!



















The next photos were sent by Shellee Jensen from Belding, MI. She's been a very busy girl!! Lots of Christmas projects. Beautifully done Shellee!!

Now! Our friend in Florida, Susan Ache, has sent in some photos of her project "Merry Little Christmas". She says it's her favorite so far... maybe because of the coloring. I have to agree Susan, it's my favorite too! I love the applique you did for the center medallion!! The buttons are going to just "make" it once it's quilted! Susan also has sent several photos of her home..............OMG!!!! Beautiful! Tons of quilts & stitcheries and pretty this & that! I could move right in & be SO HAPPY! Maybe she'll let us share a couple with everybody!?

15 comments:

Candace said...

Meg - I just love the new center block Halloween stitchery - gosh - your wonderful creations never cease to amaze me! I'm diligently working on Winter Wonderland - maybe, just maybe it will be a finished top by Christmas. Cross your fingers! Cheers!

Busy Bee said...

It is so awesome that you have turned the newsletter into a blog! I hope that you will still include some of your yummy recipes that you have included in the newsletters. Thanks for such awesome stitchery. You're my favorite!
Stephanie

from little acorns said...

Hi Meg. . . I'm trying the comment thingy & hoping it works! I love seeing the photos! . . & your new in-progress is so cute! I can tell it's going to be wonderful!! I'm leaving for Market day after tomorrow. . . I'm exhausted. . . & actually looking forward to getting there - it will feel like a break! I will miss all of you! xo, Brem

Sinta said...

Meg, I have a confession to make myself... I am a wanna be embroiderer! I have a LARGE collection of your patterns; complete with thread and fabric. Yet, no big action there yet. I as sure that I am "remeadial"... I don't know if I am challeneged due to being left handed or what- but, I want to be a part of Knot-y Girls Stitchery Club.

Mar said...

I'm so happy we can comment. I've been wanting to tell you that I Love it all!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh good I can comment. I just wanted to say thank you for having my blog under your favorite. My mother has so many of your patterns, so she was pretty impressed ;-) Also welcome to blog-land. Blessings Clarice

Ethne said...

I love stitcheries and look forward to seeing what you all are working on - I'll just HAVE to make a direct link on my blog so I'm kept up to date with your exploits

SewAmy said...

omg, all of you stitching is wonderful. Can I join the group? :o)

CuteStuffInside said...

I really, really love that stitchery you are working on!

S.W.A.K.
www.CuteStuffInside.blogspot.com

Debi said...

What a wonderful update! I'm so inspired. Now, if I only had some extra hours laying around. Maybe under the bed? No, just dust elephants there.

Shirl said...

Hi Meg, I just found your blog and love it. I have been buying your patterns for a few years now and just love them. This new Halloween one your doing looks fabulous! I must have it as soon as you release it. I'm adding you to my favorites on my blog. I have been embroidering since I was 7 years old. I'm working on your teacup quilt that I took as a block of the month club. So many things to make, so little time. I will be doing a post on my blog soon for redwork embroidery. Do you like that? I have some old vintage redwork and new things that I have done. It will be fun.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Nancy said...

Welcome to blogland....Love the new
sneak peak. Can't wait to see more. I am working on Winter Wonderland in my spare time...it is NOT gonna be done this winter...lol

Judy said...

I'm so glad to be a member of your stitchery club. We have a quilt shop up here in Canada (Sew Sisters Quilt Shop) and have been celebrating your patterns all fall. We have "Over the River" hanging and it is a real show stopper. I can't wait to get started on the the new patterns. Thanks for the great designs Meg!

Raamatutuba said...

thanks for beautiful blog! great works ;))

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Meg,
I love it! I'll have to post some pic's of all our finished CAH designs we have done in the shop!
Just received all the new patterns, they are great!
Nadine