Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A couple of finished projects...

So, I have been in a very stitchy mood lately. I get these moments of obsession where I want to finish lots of different projects. I love this small piece from Shakespeare's Peddler. It is so pretty!! And what a fast project. I finished it in one night. Now, I need to find just the right size basket to make it into a pincushion.

Raise the Roof Libertyville is a perfect summer project, don't you think? I had the first three pieces in my "To-Do" basket and started working on them about a week ago. I stopped by to visit with Theresa and do some shopping and was able to pick up the last part. I stitched on it yesterday evening and this morning. I just think it is so cute and love the buttons. I think my favorite part is the little motifs under the hill on the last panel. Great design, Theresa!!

Now, I have a few projects in my bag and hope to get one are two finished before the end of the month. I do want to start on the current Blackbird Designs yearly series with the houses. I found a piece of 28ct. Natural Linen in my stash last night that will be the perfect size. I may start this next month.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week and try to stay cool!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blackbird Designs Peacock Pinkeep

I started this pattern a few weeks ago. The pattern actually calls for red and brownish-green silks but I didn't want to spend the money, so I pulled some Threadgather Silk 'n Colors that I had received as a birthday present a few years ago. I think they worked perfectly. I just love the finished product though. This pretty pinkeep will sit on my stitching table for a while.

The finishing was actually pretty easy. The inside is a coil of felted wool and flannel. The top and bottom are just circles of cardboard that I cut from a cereal box. Then I just sewed all the pieces together and what a pretty finish.

Now, I need to decide what my next project will be...

Friday, June 04, 2010

Too long since last post...

Wow! It has been a while since I posted, hasn't it? I have been quite busy for the past few weeks, with all of the end of school events and my trip to Denver. I have been stitching a bit, but I don't have that much to show for it. I finished the LK Cat Lessons for People. It was really fun to stitch and turned out really cute. I want to frame this for my kitchen.

Last night, my younger sister and I attended a sewing class at the local quilt shop. We learned how to make a tulip bag. It was really a lot of fun and I think my bag is really cute. I am definitely using this one as my purse this summer. Of course, I have to curb my impulse to go out an get enough supplies to make lots of these. Maybe later in the summer...

I'll try to be better about posting because I have some really neat projects in line for the summer. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great weekend!!