Saturday, August 01, 2020

Slow Sunday Stitching

Another week has flown by!  I have been exclusively working on two projects for my granddaughter Kyleigh's birthday.  Her birthday is the 17th of August, but she is leaving the end of the next week to head back east to college.  I wanted to celebrate with her before she leaves, so she is coming over on Monday for lunch and our private celebration of her birthday.  It is the first birthday she has been away from family.  We will miss her!

I have been wanting to do a memory book/words of wisdom book for her for a long time, and I'm glad I finally had a chance to do it.  I have been using my new Cricut to cut out letters, and have had a few goof ups on my part, such as putting the transfer tape on the wrong way, and having my cutouts unusable.  I still have another day, hopefully I can do it right.

Here are a few pages of her book.  I took her to Monterrey for a few days after she graduated from high school.

This is the cutout I have goofed up twice. 

The other thing I have been working on, is a mini wall hanging she admired of mine,  and wanted me to make her one.

I just need to quilt the sky and the borders.   It is my own design, although the quote I saw somewhere, but no author was noted.

What I will be working on for my Slow Sunday Stitching is another one of these tea towels.  The chocolate one by Stitcher's Revolution.   I'll also be getting some applique ready for slow stitching next week.

Last week I did finish up my Kathy Schmitz One Stitch at a Time Club stitchery.

I'll be linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  I appreciate this weekly motivation.  Head on over and see what everyone has been up to.    My favorite Sunday activity, other than slow stitching.


Cathy said...

I really love that book you made for Kyleigh. I’m sure she’ll treasure it always. Those stitcheries are way cute too. So many great projects going on. xo

Design Originals by KC said...

Karrin, I love the scrapbook you made for the trip with your grand! It is lovely!! I love the mermaid stitchery you are working on for her too <3
But mostly I love the stitcheries you worked on last Sunday and keep ing a close up of it! lol

Have a wonderful day ! Kathi

Laura said...

The memory book is such a wonderful gift! I also love the mini quilt and the quote you found to incorporate in it. Beautiful!

Quilter Kathy said...

So many wonderfully creative projects on the go! The memory book is a real keepsake!
Fun to see the embroidery you are stitching this week!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a great book for your granddaughter! Sweet memories. We took our grown sons to Monterey a few years ago - always a favorite place for our family now. That's a cute saying on your tea towel - I'll go with that!

Jill said...

A busy week indeed. Memory books are a special keepsake. I have not used a Cricut. We visited Monterey while visiting family in Calif. Embroidery projects are coming along nicely. Enjoy your special lunch!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What an awesome gift! Love that first page you showed! I will have to share that saying with my daughter as she is very much a roll model for today's young ladies! I need to get a Kathy Schmitz embroidery going again it would be a nice break from some crossstitch, but there is always tomorrow! Love your dish towel, I am not a quitter either!

K Reeves said...

What a lovely, special gift you have made for Kyleigh. I know it will bring her joy and comfort as she leaves home for school.

Miaismine said...

I love that Memory Book you made - especially the quotes!

Sarah said...

The memory book for your granddaughter is amazing. I'm sure she will love it! Enjoy your birthday lunch with her tomorrow.

Kim said...

Kyleigh's book so lovingly fashioned by you is beautiful; filled with many, many happy times and special memories she can look back upon. Love that page! Love the mermaid wall hanging too. Such a gorgeous design and beautiful quote. As ever, you have a plethora of gorgeous pretties on the go.

Nancy said...

Those are two great gifts for your granddaughter, Karrin. I'm sure she'll be thrilled with them, especially for all the memories they will evoke when she is away from home.
I wholeheartedly condone not being a quitter and not giving up chocolate. What would I do without it? Your stitching is beautiful!