Monday, May 16, 2011

May For Me Mystery Quilt and I Love Cards

I have been working to stay caught up on this fun Mystery Quilt that Tonya at Hillbilly Handiworks has designed and been posting directions for twice a week.
Here are the pinwheel blocks I made last week, they were fun and new for me.

Below is this weeks embroidery.  I had planned to use satin stitch around the windows but it wasn't looking to great so I switched to another stitch.  When I completed the stitching I soaked the fabric to remove my washable marker lines and the thread I used faded all over the fabric.  I was able to wash out most of the fade lines but some remain.
I am looking forward to Tonya's post tomorrow to tell me what to do next.

The following is a repeat of the post that disappeared last week while blogger was experiencing difficulties.

I love getting cards, all kinds of cards.  Cards on holidays, birthdays, postcards from travelers, note cards with special messages.  Once I receive a card it sticks around, I have a couple of special boxes for them.

This is a handmade Mother's Day card from my daughter Julie
This card of buttons I won in Karen's giveaway at The Painted Quilt

This post card came with the buttons, check out the beautiful Incomparable Buttons made in South Africa at Button Mad.

Who doesn't love getting a note card from a friend.  These beautiful cards were created by Marcia at
Have you sent a card to someone lately?


  1. What floss did you use that faded so bad? I'll have to stay away from it! I like what you did with the windows. I found satin stitch kind of hard to do too but I wanted something more thick. Your plan worked great!

  2. Wow, I too would like to know which thread bled so badly. I have always used DMC and never had any problems.

  3. I keep my cards, too, especially the handmade ones. Lately, I've been making new cards out of old ones. I love collecting my cards but it's time to lighten the load. I just made a quick stop today since I haven't been able to do much blog reading. I am saving your blog posts to my kindle so I can read them on the plane this weekend. See you soon!