Sunday, February 18, 2018

Frame


I had washed and pressed my cross stitch.
I ordered press-on mounting board and it had arrived.
I needed a frame.

My friend, Dixie, has me take her to a thrift store so she can buy frames for her paintings,
so I went to her favorite store and found a frame that I felt would work.

I haven't framed a cross stitch piece in years, maybe 20 of them
but it comes back to you.
   

I love pressing it on the board and watching it lay perfectly flat.


I did end up buying a box knife and then having to use our staple gun,
but it is an awesome feeling to complete something.  


While walking to the shop, I couldn't believe my eyes.
Tulips are on their way up.
Let's face it, everything is.  

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Not much sewing time


I finished the binding on this little quilt.
I like it in the picture,
but not so much up close.


I have one more quilt to put together and then I will take them all
to the refugee center.
Then I will start some more.


So I finished half of the border.
It looks like another 3 weeks.


I appliqued the cursive part 
and found thread for the rest.



It still makes me happy.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

BooYaH!

I have a very good friend who gifted me a quilt magazine.
I have to admit, that I have not made anything from this magazine 
and it has been a couple of years.

The other night,
I opened up the newest magazine and
BooYaH!
Here is a quilt that looks like something I would love to make.


I had been feeling the need to applique something.
Don't get me wrong,
I know this is going to be a little tricky.


But I look forward to it.

I had to buy some white fabric for it.
Who runs out of white fabric?
Someone who love to scrap quilt. that's who.

This should keep me busy for a while.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Confessions of an addicted cross stitcher

When my kids were little I was so addicted to cross stitch.
It was something I could do while I was with them.

I did stamped and counted.

I found this in some stuff my mom gave me.
I started it about a year ago.
It has been with me on all my trips this year.
I have been outlining it for the last two months.

It is finished.
I am seriously looking for another cross stitch project.
I should have never started.



I put the final border on this quilt.
I have to admit, that I have been happy to work on it.
I want to get some pink -really pink- minky
and finish it. 





I also quilted this baby quilt this week.
When I work on this thing,
I think it is beyond ugly,
but when I see it in a picture,
it looks okay.


At any rate, I realized that the only way to finish it 
is with some blue.
I only had a couple of inches of this blue,
really?  I have boat load of the wrong color blue 
so I ordered a piece of just the right color.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

One step at a Time


I put this together yesterday.
I haven't decided on the boarder,
but I am leaning toward the black and pink print.

I also had a sit down with my friend, 
Dixie about how to put together some 
hand made octagon blocks.
She was so helpful.
It was a good visit.  


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Brighten Your Day


I struggle with winter.

I was pretty happy to find this little spot of color this afternoon.




I started this little project last week.
The fabric was given to me by the wife of my nephew.
Her mother had passed away and she had come home with this fabric.

I can't tell a lie.
I look at this fabric and think it is pretty ugly.
And it is old.  
However, when I sew with it, it makes me happy.

I am working on a quilt to send back to this girl.
She liked the fabric and it will always remind her of her mother.  



By the way, the pink dinosaurs and alligators are velvety stuff.
I have to use a cloth on top of it to even press it.  

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fabric Stores.


We made a quick trip to California to visit my parents after Christmas.

I love walking into my moms house and finding my projects.
Bless her heart.
She has taken many a project off  my hands.
I made this for her a few years ago.


We took a day and went to San Francisco.

Has anyone else ever been to Britex Fabric?
It is downtown.
I had heard that they had moved across the street and I really wanted to visit.


And I did.

Yes, they moved the button wall.
It is still an amazing site.  



It was a fun trip.  

Frame

I had washed and pressed my cross stitch. I ordered press-on mounting board and it had arrived. I needed a frame. My friend, Dixi...