quarta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2010

D is for Dogs


D is for dogs - Margaret Sherry freebie stitched on White 14ct Aida

Finished this square 2 days ago and was itching to show you girls. This one here is going to be part of another quilt at KKCQ project. We are stitching this complete ABC and I cant wait to see it done. Gonna be stunning!
You can get the freebies here.

terça-feira, 23 de fevereiro de 2010

Sunday on the road...

This last Sunday I went to Caxias do Sul, a nearby small (maybe not that small) town on the hills, around 1,5 hrs from here. My dear friend Bárbara lives there and we set a meeting so we both could enjoy the Grape Fest that is happenning there. It was awesome and I want to share some pics with you! =)

Pegando a estrada/Getting the road

I do enjoy getting the road, no matter where, but when it looks like this... OMG, totally love it!

Paradinha para o café da manhã/Pitstop for breakfast

Much needed pitstop for a quick breakfast at Morro Reuters. That side of the country is famous by the high mumber of German and Italian families and they make really good food.

Posto de gasolina/Gas station

The architecture of the buildings is quite German too, and I absolutely love it. Here is a cafe, right at the next of the gas station.It was kinda complex with stores and a small restaurant too.

No parque Dante/At Dante's park

All town was decorated for the fest. Bordeux was the color everywhere. At Dante's park, right in the middle of the town, they built this house. Kids just love it!Those lil dolls you see on it are representing the rural ppl who provide us with those delicious grapes and wines.Oh, yes! That's me! =P

Temperaturas amenas/Cooler temps

Its was such a nice morning! 26C.Gotta love it! Such a relief after the past few weeks, when temps went crazy high... This fellow here welcomes everybody who visits the town.

Fonte de vinho/Wine fountain

Still at the Dante's park, a wine fountain. Wooow... But it's not really wine. Lol. Just tinted to get everybody in the mood.

Barbara e eu!/Barbara and me!

Got my girl friend and off to the fest arena. Now, isnt she just a cutie?! =)

Eu e um típico gaúcho/Me and a typical gaúcho

Southern men typicaly dress like that and this one was right at the entrance of the arena. He was playing the accordeon, a very typical instrument here too.See all the grape looking balloons? They were everywhere.

Rainha e princesas/Queen and princesses

The Queen and the Princesses of the fest. Southern women are considerated the prettiest ones in the country.Do you agree?

Hora das compras/Shopping time

Shopping time for Bárbara! Lol.Bread they made right at the spot. Yummy!

No museu/At the museum

There was a few exhibitions of ancient things, used at the beginning of the last century, at the country side.

Amei!/Love it!

Isnt it just beautiful?! I love it!

Vista de cima/Overview

Overview of the town... Not that small, uh? It was such a beautiful day...

/Rua linda/Pretty lane

From the arena we took a drive around the town. Such a pretty place...

Sob as árvores/Under the trees

A hug under the trees! (gee, Im fat! Huuuuge cheecks! lol)

Parque dos Macaquinhos/Monkey's Park

Headed the Monkey's Park after that. Its named like that cuz in the past it used to have plenty of them on the trees. I didnt see any, so I think they moved from noisy human presence. =/

Mais do Parque dos Macaquinhos/More of the Monkey's Park

Very nice area to walk, cycle, skate, or just hang out with pets and kids.

A Serra/The hills

Day was ending and it was time to come back home. Just sneaked a final pic of the hills after stopping by a tent on the side of the road to buy a few super yummy kilos of grapes. It was such a lovely Sunday! Thanks, Barbarela!!!!

sábado, 20 de fevereiro de 2010


KKCQ - 2010
Barbara Ana's design (section) "Wanted" on White Aida 14 ct

This is the first square I have made for Mary's project: Krafter Korner Charity Quilts .
This quilt will be going to a young boy with cancer. The theme he picked up was frogs 'cuz him and his family believe F.R.O.G. stands for Fully Rely On God. Quite nice, uh? =)
I totally messed with the design: changed colors, removed sections of it... But it was fun to stitch.

domingo, 14 de fevereiro de 2010

quinta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2010



My Very BesTesT Friend, by 4 My Boys
Hang 'Em Up - #01 (14ct Aida)

Another finish!!! Gee, Im on fire! Lol. Naaaah... This one is a very very small finish, super fast kinda thing.
That's my 1st square of the year for the Stitching For Pleasure, Stitching For Charity project.Take a look here if wanna join. Auntie Jane can sure use a few extra hands of good willing stitchers.

I completely changed the colors key on this one here. Well... I do that a lot! Lol. Love to play with colors, so I just go for it and honestly I am pleased with the final result, even it looks so diff from the original.

That's not the 1st time I stitch for the SFPSFC project, but was away from it for over a year. Was missing it... This feeling of doing something so small, together with so many other ladies around the world, and make something bigger and meaningful. Warms my heart when I think on the smiles my and the other stitchers works bring to the kids and their families.
I dont know who is gonna get this lil piece of my work here, and its not really that important, but I hope she or he can smile while looking at it. I know I already am.

terça-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2010

One post, two finishes

Hai! Not everyday I can show off on two finishes at the same time! Guess I got my mojo back! Was missing it... =)

Maria's handtowel/toalhinha da Maria

My mother is always asking me to stitch gifts for her to offer to ppl she really likes. Maria is her cleaning lady and here is the small treat she is gonna get in a few days! =)

*LQ Br square-2010*

From Heritage Stitchcraft - CFCL802 (From Charlie With love)
Stitched on White Aida 14ct - Brazilian brand
By Margaret Sherry

This is the square I made for a surprise quilt. The only reason Im posting it here is that Im 150% sure the recipient of the about to be surprise quilt doesnt read my blog at all. Hehehehe... (evil laugh).
Im just happy I could count on Nia's help with this projetc. On the instructions, I was told to work with 2 plies on the backstitch of those hearts. I thought it would be just too much. Didnt know what to do, and Nia  (obrigada, pekena!) was sweet enough to point me what would give me the more delicate look. I am quite pleased with the final result. What about you?

segunda-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2010


teh mondais make em go 'way

To all girls who answered me the question on my previous post: