Sunday, July 31, 2011

I won!

I was lucky enough to win Cheri's July Primitive Quilt Giveaway and what a blessing. The quilt is gorgeous! Breathtaking! A photo just doesn't do it justice. She has such an amazing talent and one I am quite jealous of. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt. There are no quilting stores in my area so no classes to take. I've tried to teach myself and my works are quite . . . primitive. By that I mean they look as though they were stitched by a five year old. I try very hard to take pride in whatever I make with my own hands but that's not always so easy :)

I know I promised a progress post on Euphemia Myles Sampler but I should have it finished today. Why is it those last few stitches always take the longest of all the stitches? I would also like to put a little embroidery on the sampler which means reminding myself how to do a feather stitch. I'm very anxious to start my next sampler. I love the colors in it. I'll post a picture of that as well.

My two oldest children left the other day to visit family in Upstate New York. My daughter Emma has been going since she was eight years old and Jeremy has gone with her the past two years. They're staying for almost three weeks this year; the longest they've been away. Every year I cry as they drive off. I miss them so much. It gets better though. I get the first few phone calls from them and they always sound as if they're having so much fun. That makes it easier. I can barely keep Jem on the phone with me. The other night it was "Mommy, can I call you later I'm busy petting the sheep . . . " and before I could even answer he'd handed the phone back to his sister. After a day or so I start to realize how much more time I can spend with Benjamin and now Mina. Even my husband and I find a little more time to spend with one another. Of course there is also the backlog of stitching that I manage to accumulate every Summer. There's still plenty to keep me busy and before I know it Emma and Jeremy will be home and I'll be wishing for peace and quiet again :)


Jennie Lynn


Firecracker Kid said...

Hi Jennie:) That is a nice looking quilt. Congratulations!
That's nice for your children to get away like that and allows some alone time for you. They'll be good independent grown ups one day:)

Mouse said...

well done on your win :) it is a lovely quilt :) and enjoy you free ???time as it will all be back to normal before you know it :) love mouse xxxx

Babs in Alabama said...

Congratulations on your pretty quilt. I remember when free time was so precious...learning all over again now that hubby is home all the time, lol.
Enjoy the time,

mdgtjulie said...

I think we, as human beings, are just plain contrary. When we have rain, we want sun. When we have cold we want hot. When we have noise we want quiet. Of course, the corollary of these is all true as well, lol. Try to enjoy the quiet and stitch until they get back. I'm glad to hear they're enjoying themselves. It's lovely when our children get a treat!! Can't wait to see your pics. I'm sure your sampler is amazing. And love that quilt. That little bit of pink is wonderful! And so is the green!!

Penelope's Beehive said...

I cannot wait to see photographs of your samplers Jennie Lynn! Enjoy your last few, peaceful, stitches.

LOVE the little quilt... congratulations on winning such a beautiful giveaway!


cucki said...

hello dear, its me cucki from south africa..i am following your blog..i must say it is really very pretty..
congratulations for winning the is really stunning..something very precious..
keep well dear..
hugs cucki xx

Theresa said...

Jennie to bad I live 2 hours away because I'd be willing to set up a quilt night with you. I love quilting as much as I love stitching. :0)

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

Theresa, where do you live? I'll move :) LOL

Theresa said...

Jennie I live in Cockeysville MD...we're only few minutes from Towson. Also I wanted to tell you that I'm very excited about your Sampler Makers Autumn challenge...the wheel are already turning in my head...LOL. :0)