Monday

With the Williamsburg guild challenge all done its time to move on to the next one…Richmond Modern Quilters Group is doing “Bring Hexy Back” modern hexagon wall hanging Challenge. I’ve got some ideas already started, we’ll see if any of them turn out. No pictures yet, still in the development stage. Which mean piles of stuff everywhere.

I’ve also been working on a birthday present for my mom, a machine embroidery pillow that goes with the purple & yellow Bonnie Hunter Talking Turkey quilt thats on my moms bed. Thought it would be fun to add it. Her birthday is this week. She has always liked Lions so I did her a Leo the lion pillow. Its from Embroidery Library
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Rainy Monday

I finally remembered to take pictures. I’ve been beading like crazy on my CPMQG challenge, due September 5th. And its all DONE!!!! Well almost, the only thing left is to sew on the hanging sleeve, hope it holds. Between the beads and all the layers it weights a ton. I’ll show the whole thing after the 5th. I really like it.
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In between beading, I played with some mix media stuff. I enjoy doing back ground papers…for what I don’t know. I have a draw full of painted and stenciled pages. The one on the right is actually a canvas that I keep adding bits of paper and paint to. The other is an experiment using the new Distress sprays and stain I just got. Love to play.
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And last but not least, I’ve started working on some wool appliqué. After collecting hand dyed wools and threads for over 8 years I thought it was about time I do something with them. I took the Sue Spargo Craftsy class, she’s a good teacher. After doing some sample squares, I’ve begun a small little Jacobean (ish) flower sampler. The first one has some fancy stitching the other is ready to go and the purple still needs to be sewn on.
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Busy bee

I’ve been working on my CPMQG challenge wall hanging. Its not due till September, so glad of that, I have a lot left to do. The center is done!
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A couple months ago I got some of Vicki Walsh’s hand dyes, she does a beautiful job. I made a queen ish sized quilt size top from them. I’m calling it Sea Blue. Still need to quilt it. But thats for another time. It fills my whole design wall…
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I’ve also quilted and have on my bed the Garden Delight quilt. I love it. Makes the room so bright and happy.
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And finally, I finished the painting on the doodle design I stitched. Its a small whole cloth wall hanging, I painted it with inktense pencils. Really enjoy doing that technique. I’ve done other in my gallery.
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Summer’s here

The heat and humidity are going strong. but I’m loving it.

I’ve been sewing to keep cool. To hot to be outside in the afternoon, so sewing it is! Work is also proceeding on my challenge quilt for Colonial Piecemakers guild. lots of beading and it’s taking forever…glad I started now, Picture next week I hope, its all in pieces. I did a couple lace machine embroideries, they were really fun. A couple more are soaking.
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these are about 6″ in diameter. The next batch is square and about 4″

I also worked on a couple wall hangings out of some of my mother’s cross stitch pieces, these will be a present for my sister. Hope they go with her house.
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And last but not least I finished my needlepoint project. Don’t know what I’ll do with it yet, its 24″ square. Not sure I want a pillow that large…
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Wonderful weekend

Flowers are starting to burst into bloom every where, I love spring!
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Haven’t done much sewing, but I did finish my May UFO. Its a fish panel I got many, many years ago…like 6 or even 8 year ago. The Idea was to make it into a bed spread with the fish panel in the middle, very Asian inspired. But what I did do is a wall hanging. I still love the panel, its very peaceful, its hanging on a pale yellow wall in the sun room for right now.
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The good news is I have finished all 6 of my UFOs for the Quilting Adventures Challenge! The bad news is I now need to find a new projects to start…OK maybe I should just dig out another unfinished one and get it going…but whats the fun of that, I think something new would be much more fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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weekend embroidery fest

After we got back from a good but drizzly Powhatan Fiber Festival I started the next banner project. I made the butterfly banners for spring and decided on these white work designs for the summer. I’ve been having fun figuring out how to add to and alter the designs. Almost six hours of embroidery but the nice thing was I could sew on other project while these stitched out. They were only one color designs, so very easy to do.
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I also started working on my Bobbin Robin by Zebra Patterns. Thought it might be fun to do something a little on the zany side. pictures to follow. It wasn’t far enough along to take pictures yet…literally just the pattern cut out…

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