Monday, December 21, 2020
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Waiting to see what she designs for the borders.
As my friend Betty says, "Thank goodness for my sewing! Without it, I think I would go crazy."
All I know is the pandemic, which I have gone to calling the plague, has made me productive.
Stay safe, and sew on!
Monday, November 2, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
Remember that wedding quilt I added to my priority WIP list?
It is a flimsy and will be one of the first quilts I quilt on my new longarm once I gain some confidence. I pieced the majority of the hexie blocks the year my daughter was married (just to refresh your memories and mine, that was 9 years ago.) My DIL isn't planning on getting her wedding quilt anytime soon...it is still in the box.
I still do a ton of embroidery. I finished my Rock Gardens pouch, a variation on a Japanese Rice Sack, designed by Ariane Zurcher.
Then I did a challenge project I am calling Lichen. Ariane Zurcher presented a few of her followers a picture of lichen on a tree branch and challenged us to interpret it in any way we desired. I am so representational; therefore it, hopefully, looks like a tree branch covered in lichen. Then I delved into the world of drawstring bucket bag making. Just warning you...bags of all sorts seem to now be on my radar.
Including this tote made from one square from the Aussie Stitch Along on Facebook.
Next up on my list of projects is to work on both of my lifetime projects...Yoko Saito's Vases of Flowers wall quilt and Edyta Sitar's Sunrise Scraps...one hand appliqued and one machine pieced.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
First order of business is to apologize for not replying to several of the comments left on my post about my mother's passing. I thought all comments were going to my email; however, that does not seem to be the case. Thank you to all of you who took your time to offer condolences. It means a lot to me and I will be more diligent in responding to comments in the future.
Yes, isn't it surreal how fast this year has gone!
However, lock down has me better prepared than ever for gifting this year.
Debbie Busby of Wooden Spools offered this kit during the Christmas Mystery Sew Along. I could not resist purchasing it as it was very reasonable and included that darling fabric, the charm and ric-rac. They are bowl fillers that will be stuffed when I get back to AZ.
I purchased this sampler many years ago from Vicki McCarty. The lettering intimidated me, so it was a WIP. I recently subscribed to Mary Corbet's Needle n' Thread. She showed the split backstitch, which has made my lettering much more acceptable to me. The edges of each block will get a pinked edge, again when we go home, and then placed on a red flannel background.
I finished the wool applique on Bringing Home the Tree and have started the HST borders. I actually completed all the WIPs I brought with me. They are not all flimsies yet, but I need supplies I have at home to make them so. So to occupy myself for the next 3 weeks, I ordered a new collage kit...no self control!
Hope you are making progress on your holiday sewing projects. As fast as time is flying by these days, it will be just around the corner.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
leads to a flimsy!
I consider myself a connoisseur of the UFO and WIP!
My mom used to ask me why I had so many unfinished projects.
My answer was always,
"I have to do housework. When it comes to my creative side,
I don't have to finish anything. When I am done,
I am done."
She never understood that.
After all, I am in what I call my midlife of quilting...
I contemplate whether completing a project will truly enrich my life.
Not with this project...
started and finished in less than a week!
Of course, mine is an abbreviated version of
Laura Heine's Cactus Collage Sampler.
My granddaughter played along with me.
She made the whole quilt...LOL!
The front of my Tidepool Pouch is also finished,
but I will save it for when it is actually a pouch.
Connecting with my quilting community helps me combat isolation,
so thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Monday, July 13, 2020
Block 1 is stitched and block 3 is almost done.
I love how they adorn the walls of the cabin!
now hangs in my bedroom.
Had to put his feet in a flower bed since I did not plan too well.
A safe, cool place to wait and see what our lives will be in the future.
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