Saturday, October 30, 2021

All the best people are!

I have finally finished my We're All Mad Here cross-stitch.  I bought this pattern on Etsy.  I love the wide-eyed crazy of this cat.  I found it difficult to stitch on the black aida of course.  I have poor vision anyway but this was a real challenge.  I usually stitch in hand but this required me to use a hoop.  I kept a white flour sack towel on my lap while I stitched but found that I really needed to have natural light. I had to look through the stitches to be able to stitch properly.  If you look closely at the smile below you can see how the black stitches really make the smile standout versus just leaving the background fabric.   I admit, I was tempted to just leave it and be finished! 




 

Monday, August 16, 2021

A few projects to catch up


Keeping up with the Saturday Sampler.


This is a quilt that Red asked for years and years ago.  I made a mistake when I started cutting the appliqued circles in quarters so it has been in timeout for a long time!  I started working on it on day when my DH was using my cutting table and my ironing table for his project.  This was at hand and so I worked on it.  I think it needs borders to make it a little larger and then I'll quilt it.



This is a cross stitch I'm working on.  Boy is working on black difficult!  I already have vision issues so this has been a real challenge.  I don't know if I'll do another black cloth stitchery!


 And finally this is a quilt kit that I've had for a very long time.  When the kit was packaged they didnt take into account how one of the fabrics ran so I replaced it with this dark plank fabric. I think I'll add one more border before calling it finished.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Finally!


 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!

Friday, February 19, 2021

Finished my wagon

I can't remember when I started stitching this.  Very Little House on the Prairie, isn't it?

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sashing

I started this BOM in 2009 and it was a bit above my skill level.  I put it in timeout until a few years ago when I went to town finishing the blocks. (I finished the blocks in 2018.)  It went back into timeout because of the sashing.  Not a fan of sashing for some reason.  Anyway my 2021 Word of the Year is  Sashing.  I have a box of blocks for multiple quilts that need to be sashed so last night I finally started working on it (with help from Lucy!).  I actually got further than this photo shows-the second row is on and I started sashing the third row. I got really frustrated with block number 7 so I ripped it apart last night and I'll try to remake it tonight.  I was losing too many points on that block! I can really tell how much I have grown as a quilter!  I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt-I think it is my oldest UFO! I just saw a tip on Fb to sew a strip of the cornerstones onto a block of sashing and then cut.  I have already cut the sashing and cornerstones on my Accuquilt but will definitely try this technique on the next Sashing quilt.


 


All the best people are!

I have finally finished my We're All Mad Here cross-stitch.  I bought this pattern on Etsy.  I love the wide-eyed crazy of this cat.  I ...