I've been playing with some stitchery lately and having so much fun with it. I traced Kaaren's First Friday Freebie pattern Apple 5 cents some time back on calico but only now I've earnestly completed it. Actually I pulled out all my previous stitches and replaced it DMC 498 Perle Cotton #8. I like the thicker texture of the stitches.
And I am currently working on Primitive Friends (freebie) by Jennie Baer. Just the love that pig! Working with Anchor 381 Perle Cotton #8. The satin stitches were a challenge but Helen's tutorial definitely helped.
I also completed Barbara Brackman's block for a gift quilt that the Civil War Quilts 2011 Flickr Group is planning for her. It was mailed out to Becky on Monday. I've not been catching up on the blocks unfortunately but I will ...
I did a test Jacob's Ladder block. And I think it has great potential. I've even cut more prints and shirtings to make a few more blocks. This will be quite interesting and we'll see how far I go with these blocks. Their 6" finished.