Sep 9, 2013

Marvelous Monday Update 9/9/13

WEATHER
You know it's going to be bad when the temperature is 72F at 5:30am and the humidity feels 100%.  Cutting through suspended particles with your body feels nasty!  High temp for today is supposed to be 94F.  So, you can just imagine how bad it's going to get.

QUILT UPDATE
Guess what?  The quilt was featured on Saturday's Craft Gossip!  *big grins*  You can see it HERE.   A shout out goes to all my stitchy friends who brought this to my attention.  Even though I subscribe to CG, I hadn't read the issue yet.  Here's a photo of me and my coworkers.  There were actually 11 that worked on it:  some made squares, some did the piecing together, and one did the binding handwork.


The raffle drawing was done last Saturday and a lucky lady in Mt. Carroll, IL won.  For those of you who don't know, the small town of Mt. Carroll is known for it's sauerkraut pizza and the haunted house.  The raffle raised over $600.

STITCHY STUFF
Japanese Garden is coming right along.  I think I'm almost 75% finished with it.  Can you believe it?!  I was hoping that I'd get it done this year, but I'm not sure it's going to happen.

Here's what it looked like before:

 
Here's the progress I made in a week:
 

 
Until next time,


25 comments:

cucki said...

Aww suh fun gathering...
And beautiful stitching project..
Hugs x

Fay and Charlette said...

Awesome progress on Japanese Garden. It's got me t hhinking of several japanese themed kits I've got that I would like to start. They came with Aida but I've got enough stash now to find linen or evenweave that will work. Anyway, lovely stitching and that quilt sure was big!

Faith... said...

You made great progress - it looks amazing. The quilt looks great and I am glad it raised so much money, hope it really helps the family.

Anonymous said...

Japanese Garden looks wonderful. And congratulations on the quilt.

Linda M

Julie M said...

Beautiful quilt Meari but Japanese Garden is stunning! Can't wait to see it all finished.

Nancy M said...

I haven't been very good about keeping up with blogs lately and imagine my surprise when I read yours and see JG!! 75%??? You can do it.....maybe not by the end of the year, but the end is closer than ever before! That heat is heading our way. It was 68 in my house this morning, so I closed all the windows in anticipation.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Japanese garden is just so lovely.

Vickie said...

Yes, I saw that on Craft Gossip too.
We have the same weather today and tomorrow as you!

Melinda said...

what a beautiful quilt. Awesome Raffle - Its a WOW all around.

Pam in IL said...

JG is gorgeous and you made great progress!

Love how the quilt turned out and how cool to be featured on CG. Did you submit something to CG or were you just chosen somehow?

Stay cool!

Berly said...

The quilt is beautiful!! Congratulations on raising so much with it. You can get JG done easy!!!

Kay said...

The quilt is so beautiful! What an honor to be featured like it was! Your stitching as always is beautiful! Have a great week!

*-* said...

I'm enjoying your stitching updates Meari, while I'm not doing a great deal of stitching myself. I look forward to Monday updates.
K.

Denise SA said...

Well done on raising so much for the quilt. Great progress

Chris said...

Gorgeous progress On JG!!!

Carol said...

Congratulations on the quilt's success--that is a great amount of money! I'm sure the winner was thrilled!

I'm so impressed with your JG progress, Meari--you go girl!! You'll definitely have a finish before year's end :)

Anonymous said...

great work Meari, lucky winner for sure on the quilt and I love your Japanese stitching project.

Denise F
Utah

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading your blog - I've never seen mail art before - very cool.

Blessings, Donna

Anonymous said...

We are having the same weather here in Ontario, Canada and tomorrow will be the same.

Sorry you did not win the quilt and glad it raised a lot of money.

Your Japanese Garden is beautiful and hope you get to finish it soon.

Marl

Debbie said...

That's a great picture of the ladies and the quilt. Great finish. So nice to hear it raised a lot.

We've got heat here too, at least for a few days.

JG is beautiful!

valerie said...

How wonderful that you all were able to contribute the quilt towards such a good cause and congratulations on the feature in CG!

I love seeing your Japanese Garden progress reports. So pretty!

Akila said...

Congrats on your quilt being featured. You must be so proud :)
Wow, it's amazing how fast you finish your projects, what now with a full time job. You really inspire me Meari

Marge Bobo said...

The quilt is beautiful! What a wonderful thing that you and your co-workers have done. Your Japanese Garden looks beautiful!

stitcherw said...

Quilt turned out beautiful, and congrats on it being featured! Beautiful progress on Japanese Garden, the colors in that are so pretty.
Sue

Laurel Piontek said...

Japanese Garden is so beautiful!