Saturday, January 23, 2021

Hand Quilt Along, Slow Sunday Stitching

Time to check in again for the Hand Quilt Along.  Three weeks ago, I was here on this Kathy Schmitz One Stitch at a Time Club Stitchery.  

I finally was able to finish the piece this week.  



Also on the slow stitching front, I finished my project for the Hearts On Fire Blog Hop.  I made a crazy quilt pillow.  I used my Cricut to cut out vinyl to iron on the "Crazy for You on the front, and the piece on the back.  



Please check out the other hand quilting and stitching links below.  

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinGretchenDaisyConnieMonica and Sherrie


This week for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be working on another Kathy Schmitz stitchery. I haven't gotten started yet.




I will be linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.  Head on over there and see what everyone has been doing.  It's my favorite day of the week to check out blogs.

This week after I got my Hearts on Fire Project done, I made this pillow cover for my daughter Kristen whose birthday was Thursday.  She asked for one after she saw mine that I made for the Hello Fall Blog Hop.  

My One Monthly Goal for January was to make her one like mine.


I put a zipper in her back.  I  made an envelope opening for mine, but I didn't particularly like it.  I don't like putting zippers in either, but hers looks much better.  


Here are both of them together. 


I will be linking up with Elm Street Quilts for One Monthly Goal.  

Kristen loves sugar cookies, and for her birthday I always make her some for her BD and she was thrilled with both the cookies and the pillow cover.  


I have to share what our younger daughter Katie posted about her sister on Instagram for her BD.  I was reading it to John and couldn't read it without crying.  

Photo by Amanda on January 22, 2021. Image may contain: stripes.
Happy birthday to my beautiful sister Kristen @1kboatwright !💜🦋🌟

Someone who is able to befriend anyone, can talk to anybody. Someone who can tell the full plot of a movie or TV show. An excitable, loving kind, funny, smart, determined and stubborn and wonderful human. An avid reader and you like the extraordinary. You have a large vocabulary and you are an excellent speller of most any word. You can put together a "mean mix" of songs. You probably have the best "staged" sorority laugh in a picture despite never participating in one. 🌟

A wonderful wife, mother, sister, Aunt and sister-in-law. I couldn't have asked God for a better sister you have shown me time and time again but a wonderful person you are and that you do try to believe in the good of others. And  you'll prove whoever you can wrong, if needed. 🧐

I love you for it.  I love everything about you. I look up to you as my big sister. We could have been Irish twins had we been born 7 months closer but it didn't work out that way.

Thank you for always including me and my family in any activities and allowing me to tag along with your girlfriends.

I will gladly follow behind you, be there for you to get through life with the best sister anybody could ask for! Happy Birthday Kristen Alys! I love you always and forever. 💞💜🦋.

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Happy birthday to my beautiful sister Kristen.  

Someone who is able to befriend anyone, can talk to anybody. Someone who can tell the full plot of a movie or TV show. An excitable, loving kind, funny, smart, determined and stubborn and wonderful human. An avid reader and you like the extraordinary. You have a large vocabulary and you are an excellent speller of most any word. You can put together a "mean mix" of songs. You probably have the best "staged" sorority laugh in a picture despite never participating in one. 🌟

A wonderful wife, mother, sister, Aunt and sister-in-law. I couldn't have asked God for a better sister you have shown me time and time again but a wonderful person you are and that you do try to believe in the good of others. And you'll prove whoever you can wrong, if needed. 🧐

I love you for it. I love everything about you. I look up to you as my big sister. We could have been Irish twins had we been born 7 months closer but it didn't work out that way.

Thank you for always including me and my family in any activities and allowing me to tag along with your girlfriends.

I will gladly follow behind you, be there for you to get through life with the best sister anybody could ask for! Happy Birthday Kristen Alys! I love you always and forever. 💞💜🦋.

Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a good week!

16 comments:

Gretchen Weaver said...

What a lovely tribute to an older sister. That is very special, not all sisters have a relationship like that. Your embroidery is lovely, happy stitching!

Design Originals by KC said...

I loved visiting your blog today Karrin... Happy Birthday to your daughter and how nice to have such close siblings you have raised :)
Your stitching looks AMAZING too! :) Kathi

Ivani said...

Love your heart crazy Pillow,Karrin. I noticed you added your picture there. Very touching.
Your Grateful embroidery block turned beautiful.
Kristen pillowcase is as wonderful as your and who would not love those yummy heart cookies?

Little Penpen said...

I love Kathy Schmitz designs, too. Very pretty! Your crazy pillow is so cute and sassy!

The Cozy Quilter said...

What a cute heart pillow! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. The pillow you made for your granddaughter has love in every stitch! She will enjoy the heart cookies too.

stitchingirlblog.wordpress.com said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your quilting projects are lovely as always.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love that Grateful design and your Heart pillow, too! Happy Birthday to your daughter! That was a lovely tribute by her sister. Enjoy your stitching today, Karrin!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Really like the Fall pillow cover...really cute.
Have a great day!

CathieJ said...

What a beautiful birthday tribute. I love the Grateful embroidery and those fall pillow covers. Happy Stitching!

nwpaintedlady said...

Congratulations on the Grateful finish. Your embroidery stitching is perfect. I love it! Love the cushion cover too :) You have very special daughters for sure :)

Birthe Marie said...

Congratulations on your daughter's birthday! Very cute pillowcases, and I love your scrappy heart pillow. Happy stitching!

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Very pretty projects. You have been a very busy. I am drawn to the squirrel pieces . Hope you have a great Sunday working on your stitching.

linda said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, that tribute is very sweet. All your work is lovely, the heart pillow is beautiful. Have a great week.

Db said...

Lovely ,lovely post from stitchery to a beautiful note to a sister.❤️

K Reeves said...

What a fun week with the addition of birthday celebrations too. 😁 It is a gift from God to have a sister, where they are blood relatives or by marriage. I am so thankful my girls have that kind of relationship too! Your embroidery is a delightful piece, and the pillow top with the zipper is wonderful. Have an excellent week friend, both you and John!

Kim said...

Such a beautiful post overflowing with gorgeous stitching and lovely family moments. Such beautiful words your younger daughter wrote to her sister on her birthday. Your little crazy heart is exquisite. Love all your pretty stitching and I must say love the lace dancing around the edge. Your Grateful stitchery is beautiful, perfect for this moment in time.