Saturday, September 22, 2007

4 Seasons Swap

My 4 Seasons Swap is complete!! I had a really great time with this one (other than the broken needles..which ended up being the batting). All it needs is a label and then it is ready to ship. I think it will go out on Monday. Here is a close up of the quilting. This double cross hatch really is beautiful. I think it will be my new favorite for small projects! I really like the look of the quilting. I am glad it is done though! I ended up using this fabric on the back. Now onto my next projects...they are gifts for you! I will be spending my weekend stitching prizes for my 100th post. I told Linda I would have to limit my posts until I get these projects done!! That will be hard for me, as I am too much of a blabber mouth to not post! That means I need to stitch! I taped "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" to watch while I work on my projects. Saturday is the day I usually plant myself in front of 5 episodes of As The World Turns. I have not "cheated", though last night I really wanted to look online at the recap...I decided that would not help me. Just like when I quit smoking, I did it completely and cold turkey. So I plan a day of stitching and movies.

I have a new favorite "TJ story"! My grandson really likes his new puppy Miya! Their black lab Dusty was always too big from the beginning and would knock TJ down. This little thing is just his size! Well, Rachel went outside for a minute and came back in to find TJ playing nicely in his room. When she walked in he looked up at her with a big question mark look on his face...
TJ: Where's the puppy?
Rachel: (a little concerned) I don't know TJ. Where is the puppy?
TJ puts his index finger on his cheek and taps it a few times. "Hmmmmm." Finger flies into the air! "I KNOW!"

TJ takes his Mommy to a cupboard in the hallway and opens the door. There, on the 3rd shelf, is Miya!

TJ: There she is!!! (she was perfectly fine)Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! Blessings!

24 comments:

Joni said...

She's gonna have to keep an eye on that kid! LOL. When I think of all the places we stuffed Corky. Poor dog but he had a real good attitude about it. Your piece is lovely Bren I love the cross hatching on it.

Guðrún said...

This double cross hatch stitching is great, the quilt is really beautiful. There is no limit of what those children can think of :)

Karolee said...

Your swap is gorgeous! I'm tellin' ya - it's hard not having a machine right now when I look at your blog! Patience, patience.

My youngest girl is getting braver with our new kitty. It won't be long before she has him stashed away someplace or dressed up.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a comment! :-)
Your 4 Seasons Swap is beautiful! Your dble. cross hatch quilting makes it pop! Aren't grandkids amazingly precious? Have a great weekend.

dot said...

The swap piece is adorable. I like your quilting. The little guy is awful cute. Love the smile.

Simonetta said...

Your 4 Seasons Swap is very beautiful!The little boy is so nice!

Nadine said...

Your 4 Seasons quilt is a beauty, Bren, and your quilting is sooo beautiful ...
And look at this adorable little boy ! Oh my ! He's really awsome !

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE

Quilting Mama said...

Cute TJ story!

I love that little wallhanging, Brenda, it came out just great!

Linda said...

Truely gorgeous Bren, the double cross hatching really finished it off beautifully.

Sweet P said...

I love your Fall Swap quilt, it's gorgeous. TJ is a smart young man. Look out world, here he comes!

Pam said...

The 4 season swap quilt turned out beautifully. I love the look of cross hatching on small quilts :))

Cute TJ story. Great pictures of him!

Lily said...

Bren I haven't seen double cross hatch before and I love the effect - well done!

And TJ is such a little cutie!

dayz in and dayz out... said...

Great, now I have covet!
LUUUUUV IT.
You do wonderful work. How many stitches per inch do you think you do?
momtogirls5
"You dont eat meat? What you mean you dont eat meat....thats ok, I'll make lamb" (That is one of my alltime favorite quotable movies!)

Rose said...

Gorgeous TJ story and gorgeous swap quilt. I love the cross hatch stitching. U must be so proud of it!!! well done!!

Solstitches said...

Adorable pictures and story about TJ. He's full of mischief :)
Bren your little quilt turned out so gorgeous! What a beautiful surprise someone is going to have when they open their package to find this beauty!

Andrea said...

Great that you soldiered on with the double cross-hatching as it looks wonderful. Well done Bren ! TJ is gorgeous and sounds like a proper little character.

meggie said...

That is very beautiful stitching! Well done.
Little TJ has a gorgeous smile.

ann said...

Bren,
Your latest project is just beautiful! I love the colors.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is one of our favorite movies! We have watched it countless times and just love to quote it.

Jeanne said...

I love your little swap quilt as I'm sure your partner will. And what a cutie that TJ is already!

chook said...

your little quilt is just beautiful
Hugs Beth

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Lovely little quilt! the cross hatching is the perfect background.
TJ is a cutie pie!

Darlene said...

Great story about TJ and Miya!

Your swap quilt is beautiful. A lucky someone is going to treasure it, Bren. You do wonderful quilting!

Andrea said...

Hola!
Soy Andrea de Río Grande, Tierra del fuego; Argentina;
visite tu blog y me gustó muchisimo tus trabajos y su calidad; yo te invito a visitar mi blog: http://andreapatchwork.blogspot.com

ojala te guste y puedas dejar tu opinion, te mando un saludo, Andrea

Rose Marie said...

That little guy is a sweetie and your mini quilt will be going out to one lucky person!