• 19May
    Categories: musings Comments: 3

    I wanted to embroider something to hang in my kitchen window in our Swedish house, and when I found these chickens doing their days-of-the-week chores, I knew they were the ones!

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    These industrious gals have it all figured out–washing on Monday.

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    Ironing on Tuesday.

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    Mending on Wednesday.

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    Shopping on Thursday.

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    Cleaning on Friday.

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    And baking on Saturday!

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    If only it were that easy!

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    I can’t wait to get them hung up in the window!

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    I found these patterns online, on Pinterest.

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    It says they are a TriChem pattern.

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    I checked their site, and they aren’t listed.

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    I assume they are an older, discontinued pattern.

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    Although I don’t know why.

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    I think they’re adorable!

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    If there was a Sunday, I couldn’t find it!

     

  • 27Apr

    Yeah!  I’ve finished all the embroidery for the Christmas Morning Quilt.  Here is block 9.  Bobby and Sally found wonderful toys underneath the tree!

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    I double framed each block before sashing.

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    Then put it all together.  I love this quilt!  It so reminds me of my own wonderful Christmas when I was a girl.

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    You can find kits on my website!

     

  • 02Apr

    Oh, so exciting!  Sally and Bobby are creeping down the stairs to see if Santa left them anything!

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  • 27Mar

    It’s Christmas Morning!  Get up!  Get up!

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  • 24Mar

    Last time we checked, Bobby and Sally were tucked in their beds fast asleep!

    Now Santa has found his way down the chimney and is ready to leave their gifts.

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  • 20Mar

    We have a winner in the “Name the Kids” contest for the Christmas Morning Redwork.  They are Bobby and Sally!  Here’s block 4.  Bobby and Sally are saying their prayers before bed on Christmas Eve.

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    It was so fun reading through all of the suggestions and I thank everyone who left comments.  I chose the names Bobby and Sally because they are my brother and sister!  Now they’re tucked in bed, waiting for Christmas Morning!

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    The first person to suggest each name has won a Christmas Morning panel.  Thanks again to all who participated.

     

  • 12Mar

    My latest fabric collection is called Christmas Morning.  It has this panel:

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    I know it’s a little hard to see, but as I get the blocks embroidered, I’ve been posting them on my Anna Lena Facebook page.  You can “Like” the page and you’ll see the blocks as I finish and post them.

    The blocks tell a story.  The first one is darling kids mailing their letters to Santa.

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    In the second block, Santa has received their letter and is looking it over.

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    Meanwhile, the kids are decorating their house in preparation of Santa’s visit.

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    Now I think these children are just adorable, and I also think they need names!  So, will you please leave a comment with a suggestion for names for these two?  I’ll pick my favorite boys name and favorite girls name, and the winners (the first to suggest the name) will each receive a free Christmas Morning panel.  You have until March 17 to leave your comments!

     

  • 06Mar

    The embroidery on my Christmas Morning blocks is coming along!

    Block 1 was mailing a letter to Santa and Block 2 is Santa reading it!

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  • 03Mar

    This is what I’ve been doing lately – embroidering!

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    This is the first block on my new Redwork Panel called Christmas Morning.  The blocks tell a story.  The first is “Letter to Santa.”

    As I get the blocks embroidered, I’ll post photos.