I have been quilting since 1962. I usually piece by machine, but love hand quilting. I also like applique. I'm retired, and enjoy hiking or snowshoeing with my two minipoos and my DH, and spend a lot of time knitting, spinning and weaving. Currently writing a weekly story blog for children The Doll's Storybook: thedollsstorybook.blogspot.com.
We were planning a camping trip over the weekend. Preparations for it dominated my week. Of course, I needed a project to work on while camping, so I cast on the Ginger Leaves Shawlette by Christina Wall. Here's how far I got over the weekend.…
Thank you Peggy. I have the site up on a tab on my computer right now. I have used crayon on fabric only once but did not embroider it. I am interested in trying it again, and with embroidery. I love the look, and am getting back into simple embroidery stitching, slowly. I used to do quite a bit, long ago.
It's funny how quilting has changed my color vision. I am not a fan of purple-but-when a quilt screamed at me and stomped it's little foot, I added some purple applique and it was perfect. What do I know??
I love all that space you have in your sewing room. My room at the house is 15x20 and this one is 10 ft square. But this one is cozy and the big closet helps keep it neat. Right now I'm working on a table runner with applique so I have a mess in there. I pulled out several colors of fabric trying to decide what colors to work with. I do miss my office desk and bulletin board but I'm making due. I put stuff on my closet doors with that putty stuff. It comes off easy with no damaged. Where there's a will there's a way.
You mentioned poodles in your March comment boy oh boy my ktn kisses all poodles and chichisu coming down sidewalk. Those poodles are so happy for their new found friend. I have to watch him when he outside this lady across busy streets has 3 running inside her fenced yard. He eyes them and they make their presence known by yapping. I grew up on farm with medium size dogs, I too have found new love for small dogs. Very friendly!
Peggy,,How did you get started in Weaving,,all those scarfs and everything you do...I love quilting, but I am also interested in other fiber arts as well...Please tell me how and why you got started. ~ thanks, Joanna