Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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More Hearts



A few more hearts in the basket to be sewn down and some already put together. These little hearts are quick, easy and addictive! May your day be filled with much love and stitching.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Lilies








My lilies are blooming like crazy at the moment. Just had to post a pic of these lovely flowers. I am so in love with these! The colors are so vibrant on these beauties. Hope your day is filled with much love, laughter and stitching.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Baskets












I have nine more baskets for my basket quilt ready now. I am really liking how these little baskets are coming along. I need a total of 300 of them, so still a long way to go. But this has always been a slow work in progress. I was only working on these when I took my dad for eye appointments and dr. appointments. Now I am trying to work on them daily. He always loved to see me stitching on these or the stars I am epp. Working on these baskets and looking at the ones I stitched while with him has made me more determined to finish this sooner rather than later. May your day be filled with love, laughter and stitching.








Saturday, May 20, 2017

Artist Book Samples







Working on samples for my Artist Book that I am making in class with Karen Ruane from here . These are the beginnings of a collection of toggles. I see a new addiction for these beauties in my life. I am taking my time and enjoying the process. Of course I have been down most of the week because of spider bites and the meds I am taking for them. Will be making more samples before I am ready to put the book together. Hope you are having a stitchy kind of day.



Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sample Page...





An almost finished page for my sampler page for Embroidery Class with Karen Ruane from here . And some more tiny hearts for my heart project that had been delegated to the ufo pile. I am thinking this will become a cushion or small wall hanging for the sewing studio. Undecided at the moment as this was originally going to be a twin quilt. Now I don't know if I want to make all those tiny hearts for a bed size quilt. We shall see. The biggest problem is I need so many more low volume prints for the backgrounds than I have on hand. I was surprised by how little of the light backgrounds I actually have. I have purchased some, but not enough to have a good enough variety to make this a quilt. So we shall see. They are cute and I have a ton of these cut out and ready, just need more backgrounds.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Artist Books






Another sample for my "Artist Book" class with Karen Ruane. It is not to late to join in on all the fun. You can learn more about the class here . I am enjoying the process of making loads of small samples for my book. Hope to see you in class.




Bead Sale






Hobby Lobby had a half off bead sale this past week and I added some beads to my stash. I use a lot of beads in my crazy quilts and now in my other work as well, so need to keep a supply on hand. I always try and buy my beads when on sale. I also found a few more rings to use in the "Year of Stitches" project. Some new beading needles as mine are so bent and I actually broke one last week. I also picked up a few sheets of paper to use for the new class with Karen called "Artist Books". I also picked up a few low volume prints for another project that I have. All the goodies are wonderful, but the time spent with mom going through Hobby Lobby and finding great things was the best part. Hope your day was good.




Wednesday, May 3, 2017



This is a page for my sampler book in the last class I took with Karen Ruane from here . I am still working on this classwork as well. I have several pages finished and will be adding more as I go along. Hope to have this one finished soon.

A Year In Stitch



My "Year in Stitches" project is moving along nicely. I am up to date with all my stitching. I added the three hearts and a field of french knots, which took me a couple of days to complete. This represents up to day 118. I decided to post weekly about the daily stitch as that is a better fit for me at this time. More to come soon.

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