Thursday, February 11, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Buttermilk Basin Mystery BOM for 2016, this is the first block and I love it. The words will say "Let It Snow" when it is finished..the next block will be out on February 19th.. I am trying to learn something new when I do these blocks, so I did the Drizzle stitch on the pom-pom of the hat and I did the Turkey work stitch on the fringe of the scarf. I found that learning something new promotes a person's enthusiasm. I am enthused about this, can you tell? Psst. This BOM is FREE so go get it and make a block for yourself!!! Sew until next time, have yourself a Stitches kind of day!!
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
|This area is where I have my Fairy Garden, the fairies were so smart to go South for the winter..|
|Light pole and redbud tree in background and a dead plant hanging on the pole!!|
|Looking out my kitchen window, all the windows had droplets on them from the blowing snow..|
|The lilac hedge that runs along my driveway|
|The Blue Spruce tree in my neighbors yard..|
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Friday, January 8, 2016
I have known for several months that I am going to be a Great Gramma about the end of February! My Grandson Jordan and his wife, Jenna, are going to have a little girl. It's been 15 years since we had a baby in my immediate family and it's exciting. Tomorrow is Jenna's baby shower so I made several things to take . I knitted a soft, soft small blanket out of Bernat's Pipsqueak yarn. If you are a knitter, you probably have made or know about the knitted dish cloth pattern that starts by casting on only 4 stitches..it's the pattern that I used for the blanket and I only used 2 skeins to make it. The blanket is about 24 x 24 inches.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
|The mish-mash box that the bag was in..|
|The mish-mash zip bag that my ring was in..|
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
I had planned to start dead-heading my coneflowers today since they are almost faded out and not very attractive anymore....but then I looked out and a Goldfinch was enjoying breakfast on coneflower seeds so I have decided to wait for a few more days..and then maybe I'll just cut the most faded ones. My pictures aren't the best but they were taken through the screen and the window both and it was the best I could do..Sew until next time....have a Stitches kind of day..
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
On April 13, 2015, I posted about my flying geese quilt and embroidered pillow that I made with Robyn Pandolph fabrics. I also made this little wallhanging to hang above my bed and I used co-ordinating RP fabrics to go with the quilt. The outside of the hearts are paper-pieced (not my favorite method to do) and the center is hand embroidered. The whole piece is hand quilted by me too. I am linking with Super Mom-No Cape today so hop over there and check out the rest of the entries. I think it is always fun to see what others have made with their embroidery. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day......................come back soon!!
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
More Embroidered Tea Towels, Kitties This Time . I really like doing these and it is something that is so easy to pick up when I'm going to a mini group gathering, or visiting someone, or just want something to do at home for a few minutes. I hope you enjoy seeing these sets that I have done and I still have more to show you later. Thanks for taking the time to look. I am linking up with Super Mom-No Cape again this week. You can find her if you click on the following link. Vintage Embroidery and Stitchery. Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day...
Monday, June 22, 2015
I would like to introduce you to my buddy, Priscilla. She came to live with me about 30+ years ago. I worked on her all winter the year that I made her. She has been a faithful companion and has sat in the corner of my living room continually and has never complained about it. So, here is Priscilla, still young in spirit, if not in age...I am linking up with Super Mom-No Cape today again, I hope you will hop on over there and see the rest of the links too. .. Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.....
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Here is another picture of my first block and I changed the fabric in the upper left hand side, I like it much better. Notice, the reindeer have their antlers now....And then I have 2 other blocks finished, yeah!!! I think I am going to really like this quilt/wallhanging!!! I'm linking up again this week with
Super Mom-No Cape on her Vintage Embroidery and Stitchery post. Skip on over there and check out what others have posted, it's fun!! Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day.............
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
The Wish Quilt, a free pattern so generously offered by Red Brolly. She still has the pattern on her site if you want to save it. It's a very scrappy quilt and I like that look a lot. I have had the blocks all embroidered for sometime now but there are a few applique pieces still yet to do and I'll do them as I piece each block, that's my plan anyway. So I took the leap and pieced the first block, I'm not sure that I like the heart block so it may get replaced but I'll show you and see what you think about it. I haven't embroidered the antlers yet either so I guess it isn't officially "done" but I wanted to show it to you anyway. I am open to comments from you so feel free to tell me if there is something I can do to improve the look. Do you like the print fabric that I used on the left side?
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Super Mom-No Cape and Freemotion By the River. So click on these links to see the rest of their links.
I worked on these blocks and a few more over the weekend and now I think I have some tendonitis in my wrist so I best not embellish anymore for a few days. Darn!!! Sew until next time, I hope you have a Stitches kind of day............................
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Last August, I subscribed to a new Block of the Month..I had a guilty conscience doing it and it took several days to talk myself into it because I have "several" BOM's stored in containers that I haven't even touched, most a few years old..but this new BOM was wool applique and I had not done any wool applique. So that was my persuasion to myself to order it. The pattern is How Does Your Garden Grow by Norma Whaley and my monthly blocks come from Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop. I have been 95% satisfied with the fabrics they send and have only replaced a couple of them. Sometimes it's scary to do this as it can get quite expensive but I had very little wool so I thought it was the wise way to go.. I decided to do a little beading on them so here are the first 4 blocks that I have done. They have been a lot of fun to do. I have all of the blocks finished, just haven't done the embellishment on the rest yet.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly ... Why then, oh why can't I? These Bluebird towels were so much fun to embroider..if you want to check out the rest of the set, you can go here:
Bluebird Tea Towels, The Rest of the Story. I'm linking up to Super Mom-No Cape again today....Just click here and you will get there. Sew until next time, I hope you have a Super Stitches kind of day...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Do you remember the His and Her's pillowcases? They were popular many, many moons ago. I embroidered this pair when I was in high school. I remember using the colors that were recommended and I thought it was very daring to use lime green with lavender/purple and blue..then aqua to outline the letters...and bold pink flowers!!! But I have always loved these colors together and now I treasure these pillowcases. And I crocheted the edging too!! A couple of years ago, I dug them out and they were so yellowed with age so I soaked them in Oxyclean several times for several days and they came out sparkling white again. This was just a little trip back in time as I made them over 60 years ago and I still love them even though there isn't a "His" anymore. :-( I wonder what my kids will do with them when I'm gone? Treasure or trash???
I linking today with Super Mom-No Cape, you should go check out what others have shared with us if you like hand embroidered pieces..Sew until next time, have a Stitches kind of day..............