Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is my latest Birds of a Feather block. Bet you all thought I had forgotten about this project during my craft show mania -- nope. Still plugging along. This is a 15.5 inch block. Somehow I managed to save all the big blocks for last (LOL). I've prepped the next one and it is also a 15.5 inch block. The pattern didn't call for it, but I think I'm going to add some of the little berry circles like in the other blocks. This one just seems so plain and a little naked.
While I was sitting and stitching on this, this little face appeared. It's like she's saying, enough of that sewing, look how cute I am, wouldn't you rather play with me?
And when I explained to her that I had a deadline and had to finish this, then we would play, she decided to take a little nap herself.
Monday, October 27, 2008
If you're looking for some new books for your stash or inspiration, go check her out. Looking for something specific? Chances are she has it -- just drop her a comment or email. Judyth also sells CQ fancy fabrics, along with laces and beads and what have you. Email her (address on her blog) for specifics.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Everything in the above picture went to new homes. It was looking a little naked there by Saturday afternoon.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Your laugh for the day: I had two baby quilts that Madeline insisted on laying on, so I picked the quilts up and put them over the back of a wooden kitchen chair. Little Missy insisted those quilts were hers, so you can see her precariously balanced on the back of the wood kitchen chair to show me that she is going to get her way and shed on my quilts! In one picture, you can actually see her claws out because she's holding on for dear life -- what a nut!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
I had attempted Drunkard's Path a long time ago and really made a mess with the curved piecing. Now with the new sewing machine and the walking foot, this pattern is a breeze. I only pin at the beginning and end and by sewing slowly and carefully, I can zip right around that curve and have a perfect curved seam.
Friday, July 25, 2008
It's been a little hot and steamy here the last week or so. Maddie has found a cool place to rest for a few minutes. We stayed inside and I worked on Maude, my piece inspired by the Tennyson poem, Come into the Garden Maude.
The full version. I've been doing a lot of beading and then will add anymore stitching that needs to be done. This time I thought about it and started beading from the bottom up. I'm hoping that will save me lots of aggravation from having my threads catch on other beads and charms while I'm working.
I've added the words, which are stamped onto ribbon. The edges of the ribbon were sealed by burning them with a candle (be careful if you try this, some ribbons really flare up, just gently run your ribbon through the flame and do it quickly! and don't do it near your piece or anything else that you don't want candle wax to run onto). The little bird and the fairy have both been beaded. (Do you see the snake's tail that the bird is chasing? Mr. Snake has conveniently found a rock he can hide under -- hope he slithers all the way under before Birdie grabs him).
You may not be able to enlarge the fairy picture -- she was a little blurry (guess I was busy yelling at Madeline or something) so I had to manipulate the picture. But you can see how her wings are beaded.
Thanks for stopping by -- two days in a row! (This is Madeline watching out the side window. She jumps up there, paws the curtain open and then gawks to her heart's content).
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Cone flowers. A gift from my mother's garden. Just planted this year and look how they are blooming and loaded with blooms.