Tuesday, January 3, 2012


It seems everyone is showing a list of finishes for 2011 so I figured I would join in and bring you up-to-date on what was finished during my blogging absence.
Finished Quilts

Koala Redwork – Quilted, sham finished and delivered to My Dear Luis’ little boy. He didn’t seem to be impressed, but Mom and Dad loved it. They now have three of my quilts – Tessellated Wedding, Pink Ladies and Koala Redwork.

Pinwheel Parade – Quilted, sham finished and delivered to my nieces’ little boy. He loved it! Seems he has been on a black/white/red kick lately. He wanted to paint his room black, but Mom turned him down, LOL. Now they can work around the quilt!

Summer Breezes – Quilted, sham finished and delivered to my Aunt Sis. It made her cry! She loved the quilt and found it hard to believe that I made it specifically for her. She has an efficiency apartment in an assisted living facility and is very particular about her room. Now I have to make sure that she actually uses the quilt and doesn’t put it away for a “Special Day”. That’s something my Grandmother always did and it drove me crazy. I told her she had to use it, if only for a bedspread, because every day is a “Special Day”. She is in her early 80’s.

Here are two pieces of handwork that I finished. Remember, I don’t do needlepoint? These look like needlepoint but are actually counted cross stitch. I picked up both these pieces as kits at my local thrift store for $1.00 each. They have been getting a lot of these in, so I have several stashed for the future (as if I needed any more, LOL).

Finally I have a picture of Autumn and Mara in their Easter dresses.  Sorry, I never did get one of Kayla.

I am still working on my list of WIP’s (works in progress) or UFO’s (as everyone else knows them). I am going to try and match Katie May for finishes this year. She is signed up with Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times. I am going to fly on her coattails, LOL.

Love from Liri


  1. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you kept up with the stitching while on blogging hiatus. All your finishes are beautiful. Summer Breezes in particular makes me want to go piece some pinwheels...

  2. All your projects are lovely! I especially like the pinwheel quilt and I do hope your aunt uses it. I also love the 2 cross stitched pictures! Good luck keeping up with Katie!!

  3. No doubt all those quilts are very special to the recipients,and will be more so someday. I'm sure your grandmother loves the pinwheels! I adore the bluebirds counted cross stitch! How long did it take to do the alphabet? It's quite an accomplishment too. The little sweeties are precious in their pretty little dresses! Keep up the good work! You'll have to in order to stay up with Katie! ---"Love"

  4. Such beautiful work on display here. You are very talented.

  5. It's good to know you weren't wasting away while on your blogging hiatus. You finished some great quilts and the cross stitched projects are pretty.

  6. WOW. I was happy finishing some bindings. The redwork quilt is just adorable. I love your alternate blocks and the striped border. The pinwheels are both beautiful, being a 'blue girl' I really love your Aunt's quilt. I hope she uses it too.
    Happy stitching...go Liri, go Katie.

  7. Fantastic projects Liri! You always do such lovely work, especially your embroidery. The girls are adorable in their outfits! ann :-)

  8. Glad that you are back to blogging. And doing cross stitch, beautiful work. And lets not leave out the adorable little girls. Keep us updated on your future works of art.

    carolyn, MO

  9. Even though your blog was quiet, you certainly got a lot accomplished! Everything is gorgeous, I love the redwork quilt and the little dresses and the girls are just precious!