Sunday, March 18, 2012

I've picked up Anniversaries of the Heart again and laid Ann Dale down until I've received the corrected chart pages from Shakespeare's Peddler and figure out what I'm going to do. If you're stitching Ann Dale or have purchased the chart but don't know what I'm talking about, check out this post. If you're stitching Ann Dale, I'd love to hear what you've decided to do.

This isn't my favorite block on AotH and this particular area has given me problems. I've had to stitch this part three times! It doesn't look complicated - and it's not. Sometimes counting to two can be a challenge! Hopefully that's all behind me now and I can move on!
Close up of AotH
I've not been sewing much at all for the last 6 weeks. Actually not at all. But I have my monthly bee obligation to satisfy. I sat down today and did that. This block looks better in real life. I just love the rainbow of color. I was thinking of using this block for my month (August) but now I need to regroup and figure something else out.
We Bee Learning Bee Block
I'm looking forward to having some time tonight to stitch a bit on AotH. I have mixed it up a bit for Theme-a-licious March Madness but not too much. I hope to get a few rows into Long May She Wave again this month too. I'm not good with juggling a lot of stitching projects so we'll leave it at the few I've touched this month. It's outside my comfort zone but it's not pushing me over the edge! :)

I hope all your stitches this week are happy ones!

36 comments:

Katherine said...

Jax - oooh! The colors in that quilt block are just so lucious! Sorry about the grief over the stiching.

Margaret said...

So how exactly does the error affect your stitching? Is it in one of the borders that you've already stitched? Such a bummer! :( Your AotH looks good though, and the quilt square too. Love that quilt square!

Giovanna said...

Nice going on AotH! Sorry it's been problematic though... sometimes you get that for no particular reason.

Catherine said...

What a fun block!! Hoping all of your stitching woes work themselves out!

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

I like your blog! Beautiful quilt and crosstitch! Welcom to my blog too, about my crosstitch, quilt and ministry! Hello from Russia, Nika

Annie said...

The BBD looks so pretty. I don't know why it's so hard to count sometimes. We all learned to do it in kindergarten! Hopefully, it was a temporary distraction.

Pretty quilt block!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I love the AotH so far...Keep it up!

Carla said...

Great job Jackie.

Myra said...

I love your rainbow block - so colorful. Great start on the BBD piece too.

Barb said...

I love your rainbow star...

merumo said...

I feel your frustration about the wait for Ann, but I'm sure it'll worth after all. And look at you have someone else keeping you busy! Your bock in rainbow color is looking so festive!!

valerie said...

I've heard that there are major errors in Ann Dale. A lady I know listed a lot of them on the HDF forum. I'm not stitching it so I am clueless but maybe her notes can help you?

Good for you on plugging along on AotH. Amazing how I've fallen off the wagon on that one!

I love that quilt block! Such amazing color! :)

Annette-California said...

Good that you got past the point where you errored. I have done this myself - just today. But mission accomplished. Got past it. As for Ann Dale I'm still waiting the correction myself. I did stitch on some of the motifs. I'll email you an update in the next few days. Love your quilt block. Wow! Great job Jackie.

Shay said...

Your star block is utterly gorgeous !

QuiltSue said...

What a great, cheerful looking star.

Simone de Klerk said...

Love your rainbow star block! Perfect points!
The colors to your stitchery are so pretty.

Lois said...

Hopefully from here on in your current block on AoTH will be a breeze! Love the vibrant colours in your quilt block.

milly said...

Hello

Just found your blog.

Your AotH is lovely.

I like your star, so bright and colourful.

Happy stitching.

Isadarena said...

Hi Jackie, I love your new block and its so joyful colors :-)
Good luck for your stitching :-)
Wishing you a nice week,
Isa

Carol said...

Your quilt block is gorgeous, Jackie--so bright and happy looking...

Isn't it strange how sometimes the most simple looking portions of charts give us a hard time! I know just how you feel :) Hope the corrections arrive quickly and that you hadn't already stitched the mis-charted border in question!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely rainbow-colored quilt block! Reminds me of a wall-hanging we used in my Rainbow Girls group (a girl's Christian youth organization).

AotH is coming along nicely as well; can't wait to see the other
blocks.

imquilternity said...

Your stitching is lovely and I admire you for having the patience to do that type of work. I've got two needlepoint pieces that I started years and years ago and I wonder sometimes if they will ever be done.

Is there a reason you haven't been sewing or are you just not in the mood? :)

Littlebit said...

Jackie..I make enough mistakes on my own, I would need to be medicated if there were chart errors I had to wait on! LoL!
Your quilt block is fantastic..wonderful job.

Sally said...

Hope your AotH block goes well from now on. I think we all do that at times. I know I do and I get so frustrated! It looks so pretty though.

Lovely quilt block.

staci said...

Very pretty stitching progress Jackie! And I LOVE your quilt block...the colors and fabrics are fabulous!

Linda said...

I love your colorful bee block. What size is it? If you need block ideas, I can suggest several.

Melanie said...

Oooooo, I love your rainbow block!!!

Anne said...

I too have heard of these errors. Hopefully they are fixed and posted somewhere to help you along. Beautiful progress though on your AOTH. Sometimes I get stuck on the simplest of things and have to frog something out a billion times!!!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking block!

ruthsplace said...

The star block is stunning!

Heidi said...

Waving from across the pond Jackie! :-) Hope you do not have to do lots of frogging on your sampler due to the correction? Love your patchwork. Looks like you are enjoying being part of the bee.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Siobhán said...

Your block looks great!

I messed up on that AotH block, too. I was one stitch off somewhere and ended up fudging because I discovered the miscount after a few days of stitching. Typical! LOL Yours looks sweet, despite the frogging.

Have a great weekend!

Krispian said...

One word for the Bee Blocks: Wow! I love the combination of colours.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sorry to hear about the stitching problems you're having lately. Oh boy I thought that block looked great online, you say it looks better in person?

Karoline said...

Your bee block is gorgeous and AoTH is looking lovely

Brigitte said...

Oh, you are also stitching on AoTH. I'm stitching chart #3 at the moment and it's going great. I love this series.