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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

This and That

Today I wanted to share a couple of pictures with you. The block above was given to me by Linda who pieced up a quilt top for American Hero. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to do some thread and bead work on it and make a wall hanging to celebrate the Freedom it represents. I am taking this with me on our trip, something to work on during down times.

We will be leaving in the morning on a trip to California, partly for business and for visiting with our family. I won't be posting while we are gone, so want to wish all my readers a wonderful week.

Below is the quilt for my newest grandson, Codey, who is due on March 7.......I am hoping he will decide to come a tad early, since Nana and Papa will be visiting this next week. I am sure he will wait thought until we return home, in fact I expect him to make his appearance the day after we leave......sigh. At least I can deliver his quilt in person.

I have not gotten far on my TAST stitches yet, having a bit of a time thinking outside the box. I am off now to tour the webring for more wonderful ideas.

Blessing to all.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

TAST and Lace Buy

Today I have several items to share with you. The Lace buy I was involved in and my TASTy for the week.

Susan from Crazy Quilting For Fun, has started a Lace Buy list. Below are the laces from our first buy.

The lace is really pretty, with some in whites, creams and colors. All the laces are beautiful quality. Susan is also going to do a Dupioni Silk buy. To join the list go to the link above and request membership. Thank you for doing this Susan.

Now on to Week 6 of Take a Stitch Tuesday......The Feather Stitch.
It took me awhile to get going on this, I have been busy completing some projects that, will be going to my grandchildren later this week. Finally getting to the feather stitch night before last, here are my meanderings.

I have wanted to try the seaweed thing, so using different colors of DMC floss and a layering effect this is what developed. It seems to have depth, what do you think? It was fun to do and would be better with beads and such, but that will be reserved for later, since the idea of these samplers is a book, in order to eliminate bulk, the embellishments will have to wait.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Destiny's Heart Finished

Here it is.....Destiny's Heart pillow is all finished. You can see the beginnings of this project
on my Feb. 3rd post. I thought I would share the final details with you all.

Above is the "D" for Destiny. Done in DMC floss, with silk ribbon roses. With a close up of the lace seam treatment with beads. Also couched down a white cording with pink floss.

The butterfly and the waist band of the dress (already decorated), another look at the lace and couched cording.

I had a hard time with the finishing of the pretty lace and sequins fabric I overlayed on this side of the heart, I could not figure out what to do to finish it off. So, after scanning some of my books the idea of X's came to me, it worked out pretty good, french knot buds and lazy daisy leaves added to the lower edge help dress it up a bit more.

Here is the finished work. Adding the lace dressed it up just right. Kirk says Destiny is a lucky girl to get something so special....I just hope she is old enough to appreciate it and take care of it....regardless, I enjoyed making it for her and it allowed me alot of time to think about her.

I have not started my stitch for TAST yet, will have to get on that now that all things I needed to get done before this next Wed are done.


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!!!!

I thought I would share this rose with you. My daughter took this picture, enjoy.

I hope your day has been a blessing.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Algerian Eye Stitch -- Week 6

Week 6 of the TAST - Take a Stitch Tuesday is the Algerian Eye Stitch also known as the Eyelet Stitch.

I really have struggled with this stitch, I keep wanting to pack the stitches close together. I am getting it now. You can see what I have been playing with. I love the flowers and the basket is made with 6 strands of DMC floss and the Detatched Chain stitch. I will continue to work with this and see what else I can come up with.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Have you ever had a day where your head just spins? Today is one of those days, it took me all day to get these pictures uploaded to share with you all.

The first picture is of boxers I made for my #3 grandson, Brandyn who is 4. I made him some for his birthday in October and he loved them so much he asked for more, so I thought I share them, because I think they are just to cute. I was going to send them along with the quilt I am making for his soon to be born brother Codey, BUT........I get deliver it in person now, cause we get to make a trip to Ca., wahoo.....baby is due anytime.

Today's mail brought my order from Pat Winters
Beautiful silk ribbons that she hand dyed, she also include the silks and some charms. Visit her Etsy shop, I see she just did some more up and they are really pretty.

I have been stitching on my granddaughters heart, adding the butterfly motif with sequins and beads. To the lace seed beads, sequins, and bugle beads. Plus a D with french knots and SR roses.

Well, I am off to make dinner and do some sewing.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

You've Changed 44% in 10 Years

You've done a good job changing with the times, but deep down, you're still the same person.
You're clothes, job, and friends may have changed some - but it hasn't changed you.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Crazy Quilting and Snow

Last year I got a beautiful dress for my granddaughter Destiny, 7 at the time. She grew out of it in a short period of time, of course. I had her give it back to me so I could make something for her out of it. It took me a long time to decide just what to do, it came to me last night as I lay awake.

I decided on a heart using part of the trim on the dress to divide the heart. Of course I forgot to take a picture of the dress before I cut it up. I did get one of the back. The top is velvet, the skirt a flocked velvet in a purple.
Then I added a piece of fabric given to me by Jill Phillips. Instead of just putting it on I stitch around the motif and fussy cut it, the sequins are part of the fabric. Also an addition of lace alone the seam. I will keep you abreast of the development.

The back of the dress.


After 24 hours of snow here is the scene in our yard. Taken from the front porch.

Like my garden angels new cloths? We got 6 inches. The sun came out about noon and the temps are up in the 30's so the snow is melting already. Pretty while it lasts.