Monday, December 14, 2009

Tea with the Girls

It's been a long time since I visited the Polka-Dot Girls. So, we had tea together. You may not think so, but there sure is a lot of stitching in one of these blocks. The continuous changing of thread colours may have added some to the slow pace. I think it took me less time to applique a Civil War Bride block. Daffodil Tea and previously stitched, Count Your Blessings, completes the stitchery for Block Two, of the Polka-Dot Girls.

As the year comes to an end, a candle burns bright for the holiday season and the end of the Country Calendar BOM.

Something else I did this past week, was update my journal. Before I started blogging, in July 2008, I kept a hand written journal of my quilting journey. That stopped when I started blogging. Knowing how fast things can be lost on the Internet, I decided to get caught up on my journal. Funny how fast we forget the things we've made and when we made them. It was fun going back through my blog to get the information. My book is now caught up, but not as detailed, as it would have been, if I had continued to make regular entries. This update took me to the end of my current journal book and now a fresh journal awaits me to continue my quilting journey in 2010.

Now, some thought has to go into labels for my quilts, as I have yet to label any of them! I purchased the HP Custom Quilt Label Kit several years ago. A little more elaborate then I think I want my labels to be, but a good guide. Simple labels suit me better.

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen
 
 

13 comments:

Jackie said...

Your polka dot girls are just beautiful! I bet the changing of the colors did slow you down somewhat. Aren't you glad you have your journaling done now. I have never done it in a book, but I do find that blogging is a great alternative. Also, labeling isn't high on my list of priorities either, although it should be. I know it is a very important part of the documentation of your quilt. I am sure you will be happy when that is complete too.

Crispy said...

I love your Polka-Dot girls!! I wonder if you can print your blog posts to stick into a journal....I may have to explore this LOL.

Crispy

Yvette said...

I love your Polka Dot Girls. I started mine earlier in the year and hope to get back to it in 2010.

Carrie P. said...

Having tea with the girls looks fun. I know there is a lot of stitching and changing colors does take more time.
Love your December block too.
I have a quilt journal but now I just put it on a disk and save it that way.

Funoldhag said...

Great stitching, Karen. Those are such cute stitcheries. I haven't worked on mine for awhile. This time of year things kind of get pushed back. I am wondering if there is some way of backing up our blogs. I think I will look into that later - would sure hate to lose all of the pictures and posts. Not that it is so important, but I think our descendants will enjoy them down the line. Enjoy the season!! Carol

Robin said...

The stitchery is gorgeous! It looks so detailed, it is no wonder it took some time to complete. :)

I've never been able to successfully keep a journal. I'm extra-grateful for blogging because somehow it works for me, and I am able to keep my quilting memories in it.

LeKaQuilt said...

Your Polka-Dot Girls is beutiful! It will be an gorgeous quilt :o)

julieQ said...

I really love these stitcheries each time I get a glimpse, makes me want to stitch!

Cathi said...

Your Polka-Dot Girls are fabulous! I can imagine how long it takes with changing the thread colours so often!

Mrs Quilty said...

What a darling stitchery! Love those tea girls! It just made me smile! Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Ella said...

So impressed with your organization of levels of work on each project. Lov the girls, Bronwyn is such a sweet person in real life as well.

Karen said...

I never get tired of seeing blocks from The Polka Dot Girls.

The Speckled Hen said...

Your Tea with the Girls is absolutely adorable.