Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
After several weeks away from working on my red and green quilt, I am ready to dive back into working on blocks. I find it very relaxing to stitch away on these blocks. I am trying to incorporate blocks that have meaning in my life. The block I am currently working on is a tulip block. There is a dutch heritage on my husbands side of the family, and I love to garden so it is a very fitting block. I am currently working on the leaves, I can't wait to get to the actually flowers to add some color to this block.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
I decided this week that my potholders are ugly. The sad part is I remember purchasing them some time back and I wasn't really happy with my choices but desperately needed some new ones so I made the purchase. Yesterday, I remembered downloading Priscilla Hewitt's Scalloped Potholder Pattern. I also had some leftover cotton yarn from a dish cloth knit-a-thon I had last summer. So last night, I located the pattern and got out my crochet hook. Cleaning and organizing my sewing room last summer, made this task possible. I had to add that tidbit, cause it has made such a difference in finding things when I need them and being able to get projects done in a timely manner.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
I am so excited that I accomplished my goal of finishing another twenty klosjes while on a road trip last week. I actually almost have a second set of twenty more done, so that means I am nearing the sixty mark.
Once I reach 100 klosjes big decisions will need to be made on the background fabrics. All of the klojes are in shades of pink, and I am leaning to using browns for the background.
As for this week, I hope to finish hand quilting a wall hanging that I machine appliqued close to a decade ago. The pattern is from a Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries. I love sunflowers and I was very happy with how it turned out. It is great that my hand quilting abilities have finally caught up so now I can finish this project.