Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Working in paper, cloth, lace and stitch for the new class with Karen Ruane called "Artists Books" these are the start of my samples that will go into the book/s that I make for class. Although, I have been thinking of making some samples to frame for the entry of the new house. I may have to make enough for both.:) It's not too late to sign up and join us for the class. There is some beautiful samples being made in class. You can find out about the class here . Hope to see you there.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Year of Stitches Update....

An update on my year of stitches project. It is coming along nicely and I am up to date with it. Some days I stitch more and other days I have to catch up. I've added the leaves and yellow french knots to the anchor. I will leave it like this for now, but may add to it in the future. I am enjoying stitching everyday just a small amount to help me relax especially on stress filled days. More to come...

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Happy Mail


A few weeks ago I won a drawing on Anthea's blog here. It arrived today and I am so excited. An armchair caddy for my stitching chair. Already for use on tonight when I stitch. Look at the cute extras that she sent out. A really sweet pin cushion pattern and some pins along with a pair of scissors. She also included two packets of hot chocolate, but they are gone already. Again, thank you Anthea I will enjoy using these.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

An Old Work In Progress...

This is an old work in progress that I wanted to pull out and start working on again after being re-inspired by one of my favorite quilters from here. I believe her hearts are smaller than mine though. My hearts measure 2 inches in size after being stitched down with the whole block finishing at 3 inches total. I was making these at the same time I was making the klojes ( which I need to work on as well). I started this in 2012 I believe, but put it down due to it being so fiddly. Not only was it fiddly, but my experience with applique was very limited at the time. I now have a bit more needle turn applique under my belt and it is much easier for me to do these tiny hearts. You can tell how skewed some of the hearts are on the previous blocks! I have about 20 hearts already appliqued down in my wip box. I decided that I would bring this project to life again and see about completing it this year. I don't know if I will make the original size (a king size bed quilt) I was going for at this time, but it has great potential. I'm not fast at appliqueing, so may take a while on these. My original plan was to do five blocks a day for the year. Now, I plan to use these as a fill in project for dr appts with my mom, car travel etc. This way I will still be working on this project, just at a slower pace than I originally had planned. Slow and steady wins the day.


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