10 May 2012

Itty Bitty Littles!

 First up today, my cute little ornament finish. I did change him slightly by leaving out the random snowflakes.  Sorry, not using my overdyed threads for confetti stitching like that. I am quite happy with this little guy!  He is going to look adorable on the tree.

With the arrival of May, it was time to work on Itty Bitty Kitty Quilt. I realize I haven't been sharing the monthly finishes for the past couple months, so wanted to catch you up on them.

This is March:
I'm not a huge fan of the colors, but that's OK.

April was much cuter:
 I took this along to work on when I was taking my 3-hour blood glucose test, the one they use to determine if you have gestational diabetes. It felt like it would be a cheerful thing to work on during that dreaded test.  And it did make the time pass. Anything to take my mind off the flavor of that drink. Blech!

And this is the entire piece so far, including my progress on May's block.

I have to go get DMC 600. I have checked and I do not have it in my stash. How does that work? Left-brain thought I could just improvise from my stash. I asked him if, in a situation where he didn't have the right part for his Mustang, like an engine, he would take the engine out of a Honda Accord and put it in there instead?  First he said, "Well, yeah, those little turbos are good," then acknowledged that it wouldn't be right. Well, that's how stitching works. I'd rather just go and get the right color. Besides, it gives me a chance to check our Walmart to see if they are carrying DMC yet. I hope so; they're right across the street from Michaels and it might drive the price of floss down.

So that's what's happening here. Not much, but a little progress is still some.


Cathy Pavlovich said...

LOL about your car analogy!! I have the Itty Bitty Kitty Quilt charts and look forward to stitching them now that I've seen yours. Of course, I'm stitching cats now, so that might make me a crazy cat lady or something.

Barbi said...

Rachel, I love your little snowman! Yes I think he is going to look GREAT on your tree this year :)

riona said...

When I saw your first progress photo of your snowman ornament, I found myself wondering what environmental disaster had produced crimson snow. Imagine my relief to realize he is wearing a sweater! Your quilts are lovely and the black cats are such a nice homey touch.

Julie M said...

Cute stitching Rachel!

Carol said...

Such cute little finishes, Rachel. I really love your kitty quilts, too (I just adore black cats!)...

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls