another Monday

The weekends go by so fast, it hardly feels like I had one. It was also a little cloudy. I can’t get a good pictures with just the indoor light, thats my excuse anyway. The wool appliqué is almost done. I’m going to do some more hand stitching in the border, just a vine type thing, I like it. Its my first attempt at wool with stitching, looking forward to the next one.


Finally after 30 years in the same house I decided to put a curtain in my sewing room. I sewed up scraps till I had enough to fit the window. Not fancy but it beats a sheet…I made a yellow one for the bathroom, but I forgot to take a picture…

Next up was a fabric challenge for the Country School Quilters. we had to use these two fabrics or should I say I went with the blue and green group. I put the black on the back.
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Its from one of my doodles, stitched and painted, I really doing these.

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Another Weekend gone…

They go by so fast. I did remember to take a couple of pictures. I’m working on the RMQG challenge so I can’t post those images yet. But I did do a new banner for the window and some Christmas post cards on the embroidery machine. I don’t know much about the machine yet but I’m getting there. Its very cool watching it crank out the designs.
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Most of the weekend was spent working on some ATCs for the swap next weekend at Quilting Adventure. If you’re in the Richmond VA area stop by, September 27, 2015 1:00 PM. Lots of fun, any media, any style is welcome. This batch is a mixed bag of stuff

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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.

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!

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…

I’ve also quilted and have on my bed the Garden Delight quilt. I love it. Makes the room so bright and happy.

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.
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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