Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monopoly Monday SAL and a little more

THANK YOU!

I really want to thank each and everyone for their comments on our new Grand Baby Madalyn. She and my DD Amanda are both doing great and will go home from the hospital today (which will make Gibby very happy). I am going shopping later today for things she needs that she didn't get at her shower.....watch out WalMart's Baby Dept, Granny is on the hunt for baby things.

Monopoly Update....

My Monopoly Monday turned into part of Tuesday too. I finished stitching all the outlines of the blocks on page 3 and decided to finish the side by doing the ones on page 4 also. Next week I'll start filling in the properties and think I will finally attempt the dreaded Community Chest also. A couple of more weeks and I may be half done with the board.

Monopoly Board - Pages 1, 2, 3 and part of 4
New Project....
My daughter wanted to use "Hello Kitty" for Maddie so I thought it would make a fun stitch on a blanket. I was sooooo wrong. The design is too small and the blanket is just crap (excuse the language) to stitch on. So I will frog the stitches I've already done and do something else with the blanket. Still wanting to stitch the "Hello Kitty" baby I decided to do it on a white opalescent fabric (I just love the look of the opalescents) and am much happier with how it is coming out.



This is the outline and now I'll start filling her in. Manda doesn't like pink so I have decided to do it in lavender. I'm going to add Maddie's name and birthdate and then make it into a little pillow she can hang on the crib.
I was so frustrated that I also had to start another project. LOL Not much to show yet but the border on Lizzie Kate's BOO Club Double Flip is started. I think this one will be as much fun as the Christmas one so looking forward to spending time on it between the SAL's and "Tea".
That's what I'm up to.....how about you?
Until Next Time......Happy Stitching

14 comments:

Mel said...

Great progress on Monopoly!
And I like the pillow idea for your new baby granddaughter. All sounds great. :)

Kathy said...

Congrats and hugs Granny.

Love Maddie's middle name. Rose. :) Was my Mom's middle name and I have 3 (or is it 4) nieces with the middle name of Rose. As well as Mom's cat, Rose.

And I love baby pics so keep them coming. When are you going to visit and see her in person?

Terry said...

Congrats on the new grandbaby!

Gabi said...

Nice stitching. Love it all. But...but...but...where are the follow up photos of Maddie? I'm keeping an eye on your blog to see more pics of the bebbie. (and refuse to leave without them!!)

Sadie said...

Lovely stitching Rene. I can't wait to see some more pics. Congratulations again x

Beth said...

Congrats again, Grandma! I love the Hello Kitty! I loved the character as a child, and I am falling in love again as a mother.

Congrats, too, on the Monopoly progress. It looks awesome!

Lou's addictions said...

Congrats on the new addition, she is absoloutly adorable. I cant wait to see more pics (although that may be a bad thing as I'm getting broody again lol).

Meari said...

Your MB looks good, Rene. What about stitching the HK on the opalescent and then applique'ing it to the baby blanket? It would look cute!

Carolyn NC said...

Monopoly looks great, Rene! HK is so cute - good luck!

Nancy said...

Looks like you are keeping your hands busy while waiting for the news and soaking in the joy of the new baby!

Fatema ( SL ) said...

Congrats Grandma. Baby is cute.
Monopoly is coming along beautifully.
Good luck with your other stitching.

sales said...

Your Monopoly board is really moving along. You will be done with it before you know it! I like the Hello Kitty you are doing. The purple is a great color.
You will really like th Lizzie Kate Boo Flip it. I am stitching it right now too and just love how it is coming out.

Cindy F. said...

Awesome progress on Monopoly and great thinking on changing the color on Hello Kitty:)

Trecie said...

Shopping for the granddaughter will be fun. Your monopoly board is really progrssing. and I love the Hallo kitty Idea. I think Madalyn needs a hallo kitty bib