I see you have been busy with the embroidery, cute stuff. I have been very busy with my quilting. Since I cleaned my sewing room, I have been so inspired. I have three quilts in progress and another two that need quilting and I have the itch to start a new mini. It is a butterfly block with sashing and cornerstones. I also spent last weekend trying to do a 20 inch broken star. I have to pull out some stitiching to get it to go together, but it was suppose to be a practice block and boy has it been an education. I am trying to improve my piecing skills and with all this practice something needs to improve! LOL
Tatting is so much fun, I prefer needle tatting than shuttle tatting. I like to do hand work as well....I just finished tatting two snowflakes.....I hope you join us in the world of tatting you will love it.
Rebecca, this was my first attempt at crayon shading. It was so easy. I used freezer paper on the back of my fabric and used a light touch. To set the crayon, I just covered it with a cloth and pressed it with an iron. I think you will enjoy it. It really made the embroidery even move enjoyable.
The chickens wall hanging was a kit , but the little birds was not. I found out the hard way about the fraying. I actually tried (more than once) to use a length that would go 48 plus inches. Most of my hand piecing was on small items so the question of where to stop never came up. Then when I did our bed size quilt by hand (my first hand pieced bed quilt) the question then needed to be addressed. Thank you for the info. Hope to hear from you soon. Bonnie
I am a former navy wife and stay at home mom. I am also a grandmother. I like to do a wide variety of needle work, but like quilting and knitting the best. I usually try to make my Christmas gift also and I have started on them. They are not quilted gifts since I am currently working on a quilt for curling up in. I decided to use one of my other hobbies, that being beaded banners and ornaments. Hope to hear from you soon.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Rebecca, thanks for adding me as your friend. I have lots of fabric gleaned from my MIL when she passed as well as fabric I've got from my sewing days. Friends know I quilt and they pass along fabric. Recently a good friend's mother passed away; she was a quilter so the friend passed on her stash. I'm in the process of trying to get it all organized so I really have an idea of what I have. I recently finished a scrap quilt - piecing it that is - called Run Away Thread. I've been meaning to make a pic and post - just haven't gotten around to it. Also have a number of 5 inch blocks left to start on something else, but that will have to be put off. I'm working on a bargello quilt for my youngest son plus I've just found out I'll need surgery on my thyroid - it's scheduled for Monday - but that shouldn't take me out of commission for long. Loved looking at your pictures.
Hi Rebecca, Yes I used Warm & Natural in the bookmarks. I brought the backing around to the front to form the binding. I have made other bookmarks using Peltex they are more stiff but they are much thinner.