Monday, March 22, 2010

Trying to Catch Up...

I was excited to be able to do some stitching this past weekend, and I enjoyed every minute of it! This first square says "possibility". "Possibility" is such a powerful word, and has a special place in my heart. To learn more about why I feel this way, click here. It all started with this artist/blogger, and I will forever be thankful for her inspiration.

I just had to stitch a little chandelier! This one is inspired by the chandy over my kitchen sink.

Okay, you knew it was coming... a Hagrid-inspired square! This is my stitched Haggie...

And this is my real Haggie!

And this is Haggie-who-needs-a-bath. I took this the other morning. Yes, he's spoiled. Yes, he's even allowed on the bed when he's dirty. In my defense, just look at that face. Is he not the cutest? Okay, I just love my boy.

Okay, another random pattern. I didn't want to use up all my best ideas in the first two rows, so I've been sprinkling in these "random pattern squares" throughout my sampler. This one could use a little more pizazz, I think. Maybe I'll add some tiny little beads? Ticking stripes? It just looks unfinished to me.
This square is inspired by my love of gardening, and vintage watering cans. Up until January, I was running a therapy garden that you can read about here. I really miss gardening with my therapy gardeners. It really was a great experience. On the brighter side, now that I have a house with a yard, I can dedicate more energy to my own little piece of the planet. Spring has sprung, and there's definitely some gardening to be done here on the home front!
Well, I hope that you've enjoyed this little update. (Those of you who are new to my blog may have even learned more about me!) I'm still a few squares behind, but I've got some fun ideas brewing! Please stay tuned...

Hugs,

22 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

I really love the colors you have chosen to use and you have really come up with some creative squares! Hagrid is great and your chandy is so feminine. Actually, the whole sampler is very dainty and feminine.

Connie said...

Delightful stitching squares, Jill!

suzitee said...

I was wondering what you were up to...have missed seeing your squares in the flickr group :) I love all of them (of course) but my favourites are Hagrid and the little flowers...oh, and the teapot and the chandelier...LOL, ok I love all of them!
I may have to copy the scallopy stitch in the "possibility" block...love it! Can't wait to see the next instalment :)

Jane said...

Your squares are awesome. I love them all.

Jane said...

Love your squares they are really awesome.

Anne said...

OMGoodness... Absolutely L-O-V-E your Haggie inchie!!! I've enjoyed seeing the different "entwined" border stitches of color. So creatively inspiring!

TFS,
{-A-}

Debbie said...

Some lovely squares Jill, I especially like the one of Hagrid. He is a very handsome lad..xxx

Kathi said...

Your Haggie square is so cute! I love the chandelier one too. You are so creative! I really like all of the border stitching you've done too. Very pretty!

Peach Blossom Hill said...

What beautiful little squares, each one! And Hagrid is wonderful! My golden Doodle is spoiled also and I am thinking I need to giver her a bath this morning so I can take her to work with me at the quilt shop. She goes on pretty days instead of spending a long day in the laundry room!

Jody

Kim said...

The Hagrid square is just toooo sweet! I'd let him up on the bed dirty or clean too :)

Kim G. said...

I love every square Jill! The chandy is just too cute! XO!

Claudia said...

Jill, you are too good at this! Your squares are gorgeous! Hagrid looks adorable, love the chandelier, love what you are doing with trims, love everything!

I wish you could stop by and give me some tips!

xoxo
Claudia

Wee Cute Treasures said...

What beautiful embroidery. I love the colours you are using and the way each square tells a story. Carol xoxo

tinkerverve said...

I hope that you can hear the Ooooo's and Aaaaaah's all the way from my little 'spot'. Love them all!

The French Bear said...

Every time I see your squares I want to do this too!!! I think I am too late, but I do love to see yours.
I love the one of Haggie, so cute!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Jo said...

Jill, your squares are gorgeous (and may I say even prettier than Amy's?!) I love your bluebird, and monogram, and I love the pink flowers! Can't wait to see the whole project in one!
Jo xx

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Hi ya!

Been awhile since I've popped over. WOW, your squares are just fabulous!!! Can't wait to see it altogether!!

Carey said...

I just love all of these squares so much.You are really creative. Do you think it is too late to join in the 39 squares project? I would love to participate.
hugs,
Carey

Lisa Leggett said...

Ohmagosh girl! You've been busy! I love these new squares!! Your "possibility" is terrific, the chandelier is just. too. cool. Hagrid?? THE BEST SQUARE I'VE SEEN!! He's adorable Jill!! Looks just like him! I like your fill in square too, it doesn't look unfinished, it looks perfect. And the little water can & flower are great.
Boy, I go out of town for a couple of days and you stitch up a storm, haha!!
My husband went to a hockey game tonight so I've the whole house to myself, I'm also gonna watch a movie (New Moon...hot!) and get my stitch on!
Have a great weekend Jill!
oxo~Lisa

Liberty Biberty said...

Your squares are absolutely beautiful, I love all of them!
And I love your gorgeous bed!
Mercedes

Zuzu said...

Hi Jill!
This is my first visit to your blog - I found you through Amy's 39 Squares blog. Your squares are gorgeous - I love them all. I'm playing catch-up to0 - I started the project on March 17, so I'm really having to push myself!
Happy to "meet" you! I just joined as a 'Follower'!
Zuzu

Elyse said...

amazing squares, just amazing!

xo
elyse