Another busy week, so not much time for sewing. I got the hockey quilt backed and basted, but realistically won’t get it started until next week. I’m going to have a few days of R&R and really wanted to sit, relax and hand stitch, but this quilt won’t quilt itself! I will bring everything I… Continue reading Itsy steps
My dragonfly experience at the adult daycare got me totally inspired and ready to create. I had a small background piece ready to go……so I got going. I added lots of ribbon, yarn and thread and came up with this for my basic background. Not quite enough, so when I got back to it today,… Continue reading Cool and funky or flaky?
Because I almost always have several projects going on at the same time, the finishing parts get done at different times also. I finished up the last of the leaf pieces, label, sleeve and all! These 2 quilts were made a little while ago, to use up scraps. Almost immediately, I found out that my… Continue reading Bits and pieces, again!
No huge progress has been made on any of the projects I’m working on. I’m kind of rotating through, doing a bit here and a bit there. I’m under no pressure to finish anything and this week is my least busy of the summer….so lazy it is!!! I start every morning checking on my plants… Continue reading Dancing with the projects
My life has been a busy whirlwind the last couple of weeks and my work has been equally scattered and disorganized. I am trying right now to take a breath and chronicle and organize what I’m doing going forward. I don’t think I posted a pic of the finished Loosely Woven piece, so here’s one… Continue reading Catching up
It was suggested that I leave my piece strictly black and white and not add all the color that I first thought I would. And I am taking that suggestion, knowing that color can always be added if need be. The first stitching was on the machine, to stabilize and to mark out some of… Continue reading Thoroughly black and white
Since my last leaf came out pretty nice looking after the dye bath, I decided to overdye one more. This one has quite a bit more paint than the others, so the yellow will always be there. One new thing I added to this was some pre-dyeing stitching. I liked the red and yellow on… Continue reading Playing with dye
The snowman project is ALMOST finished. These next three are all finished and ready to go. This guy got a red scarf because I thought I forgot it and then realized it wasn’t in the drawing. But it was made, so it stays! Now for the puzzling one. At first glance, this looks like it… Continue reading Snowman puzzle
It’s a lot of fun trying to make these snowmen look like the kids’ drawings! Sometimes doing fiddly detail work drives me nuts, but this time it’s for a very good project. I have the first 4 (of 8) done and I hope to have them all finished by Monday. I’m a bit unhappy that… Continue reading Halfway there!
The idea of turning children’s drawings into little stuffies has always appealed to me and when I had the opportunity to be a part of the local school’s project—-well, there is no way I could say no to that!!! Kindergarten students made snowman drawings and we get to turn them into real items! These are… Continue reading Snowman time!