Saturday, June 6, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday....

Time sure is flying. It seems much longer than the 3.5 days the kids have been off school! We went to Orlando yesterday and met up with Emily's Daisy troop to build a bear. The kids had a great time selecting and building their bears. The girls made girl scout bears and Emily picked out a Cinderella dress for her. She named her 'Cookie' since she sells girl scout cookies. 
Emily with her girl scout bear named Cookie.
After much deliberation Aidan selected the bunny with pink ears and promptly named him Long Ears. He had a $40 bear limit and did pretty good coming in at $38 and change. He added a sound chip in the paw - dinosaur growls and a scent of bubble gum which he rubbed all over and then popped into the back of the bear before he was sewn up with his heart. He also got a red sweater and some black socks to keep him warm. 
Aidan with Long Ears his bunny.
Today I get to go into work and do the books and then work the short day before heading home and relaxing with some slow stitching. After a lot of binding the last week with the Celtic Solstice and Hunter Star finish I pulled out the Hugs and Kisses quilt. I have SEVEN blocks left in the center to quilt before I move onto the first border. So happy with the progress on this one. This is block 43 =).

VTQuilter - Hugs and Kisses. Two needles one on the inside of the peel and one on the outside.

VTQuilter - see that black and white cat on my quilt?

VTQuilter - If a quilt is on or near me Maxie thinks she needs to be on it!

Head on over and check out the other slow stitching at Kathy's Quilts. I'll have a wee bit of slow stitching this week while waiting on back to back swim lessons Monday-Thursday. I hope to make progress on the Midget appliqué blocks..... the Hugs and Kisses is way too heavy to have in the car to work on in June in Florida.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like they had a wonderful time! I love my kids being home, it is my favorite time of year. Love you handwork.
    -Kristie

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  2. It sure does look as if the kids had a blast! :) Enjoy your stitching later :)

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  3. Looks like your kiddos enjoyed their visit to Build a Bear. You're on your way to finishing up your Hugs and Kisses, aren't you? Woo hoo!

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  4. Enjoy your time with the kids being home. I always loved summer vacation. I still do. Only three more weeks of school here on Long Island, then I have the summer free. Enjoy your stitching.

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  5. Looks like the children had a great time, your Hugs and Kisses quilt is coming along nicely, I love the cat testing the softness of the quilt. Happy Stitching

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  6. Yes of course the quilt is all about the pet snuggles! So cute!
    And the bear building is such a fun idea!

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