November 26, 2013

Cross-Stitch,huh?

I may be a total sucker, but I am going to take on a cross stitch project over the Christmas holidays!! It's only been, say, 15 years since I did a cross stitch project. But, I have been SUCKED in to the adorable designs at Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  Seriously, folks, this website should come with a warning!!

So, the pattern comes in three weekly installments (the first one comes on the 29th, but I haven't even started the frame, so I am already playing catch up), each week is a surprise pattern, but as you can see below the teaser from the website is adorable!  I've bought my floss and ordered my fabric online.  I'm anxiously awaiting its delivery so I can stitch the frame.  This just seemed like a perfect holiday project that I can do while snuggled up on the couch with some hot chocolate... mmm, a girl can dream, right?

You can follow all the action of these adorable patterns via Instagram (#thefrostedpumpkinstitchery).  Anyone else stitching up something fun this holiday??

It has been forever but I am linking back to WIP Wednesday today - hope to have some more progress for you soon!




November 4, 2013

2014 Capital of Texas QuiltFest Raffle Quilt


Tonight the Austin Area Quilt Guild unveiled our 2014 Capital of Texas QuiltFest Raffle Quilt.  I am one of the co-chairs of the 2014 show, and I'm super proud because this is the pattern I picked out. 

I couldn't be more pleased and wanted to share some of the photos with you.

Pattern - Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley
Made by Members of The Austin Area Quilt Guild (hand appliqu├ęd)
Quilting by Angela McCorkle - Quilts With a Heart
Photos by Harry Cabluck

Tickets will be available for sale beginning in December, 2013. $1 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 tickets.  Check the website www.captxquiltfest.org for raffle quilt locations.  You can also "like" the AAQG on Facebook here.

If you are in the Austin, Texas area September 12-14, 2014, I would love to see you at our show!





















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