Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Olympics 2012

Everyone having a blast watching the Olympics and rooting for their favorite sport?  I must confess that I dont care much for the Olympics-- I can take it or leave it, so I have not watched a bit.
I did however start an Olympic project--- because like a fellow blogger said-- we need another excuse to start a project :)
For the 2 week challenge, I have stepped SO FAR out of my usual choice of patterns and I couldnt be more pleased.
I started on opening night-- while watching American Pickers my Olympic project-- Lizzie Kate Green.  This cute little set consists of 6 smalls and words on the bottom.  I have seen this last year or the year before at my LNS on 30ct WDW and I thought instantly that I wanted to stitch it on 45ct vintage pear.  Yes, it is on the same piece of linen as Margaret Brown, and no, Margaret is still sitting above the Green project.
I also adjusted the colors of course and I couldn't be more pleased with this cute piece.
I have also taken it upon myself to change the 2nd pattern from Eat Locally, to Eat Organic.  You gotta do what works for you right?!
It is so stinkin cute that my project is just slightly larger than the picture on the pattern.  Can you even?!!!!!!!!!!!  Each one of these rectangles is 2 1/2" tall and the finished size will be 10" x 3".
I have 2 more to go along with the saying, I am hoping that I can get it finished by the end of this week.  I think I have only 1 free night this week.  All-nighter here we come!!!!  Maybe I will have to watch some videos on the you-tube to keep me going :) 
Switching gears tomorrow:
After purchasing the above fabric along with a plethora more, I am going to learn to quilt tomorrow.  I couldn't be more excited to start.  My good friends mother is going to teach me and I imagine more adventure that you know.  I will take pics and post them later to see some fun and progress.  I have chosen a pattern-- to heck with what it is called, but by tomorrow afternoon I should be able to tell you!!  LOL.  I am in for it :)
Funny how already I have favorite designers that I am on the hunt for-- and it is great that they all really blend together-- 3 Sisters, French General, Barbara Brackman!!!!!

Stay tuned!


  1. 45ct??? WOW. I find that impressive. For me 40ct is the limit. And it looks indeed so very cute and gorgeous.
    Looking forward to see and hear more about your quilting lesson. :)

  2. I love your Olympic stitching. Fun design and colors.
    Have a great time with the quilting!!

  3. Love your Olympic project! The colors are wonderful! Hope you enjoy the quilting lesson too. Love your fabrics!


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