Friday, January 31, 2014

A little stitching with Michelle Ridgway patterns...

...a wee peek at a new project I have been working on.
The embroidery is on to choosing fabrics.
I'm looking forward to finishing this...
I have quite a few patterns by Michelle Ridgway.
I talked about them here and now
some of Michelle's patterns are available at
Crazyquiltgirl Fabric Shop ...there will be more to choose from soon.  

Another project I started piecing this month
is a donation quilt for Safe House in Ann Arbor MI.
The tumbler blocks were already cut...not my color or fabric choices...
I volunteered to sew them into a quilt top.
The tumblers were cut, packaged in a pie box...tied with a bow
and ready to stitch...I couldn't resist.
Our next guild meeting in March 8th 
I hope to have it quilted and bound by then.

Something else I've been working on...
...have you seen these scrubbies or used them?
...they are long strips of tulling/netting crocheted into a circle 
and then stuffed with more netting.
They are great for cleaning Teflon and glass top ranges.
I use them to scrub the tile in my bathroom.
They are the best pot scrubbers!!
I've just started crocheting them and it has taken a few tries
to get them looking pretty good.
These are the first two...I'm working on a turquoise one now.
The next one will be purple...luv all the colors that are available.
I even put them in the dish washer...they last a long time.

I'm linking up to Cat Patches linky party
and  Such a Sew and Sew's linky party
and crazy mom quilts' linky party
and Confessions of a Fabric Addict's linky party.

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Happy stitching


Suze said...

You come up with the best(est) ideas. I need something to clean my glass top range, for sure. Thanks for the idea - except now I have to learn to crochet. lol

Donna said...

Your embroidery is lovely. What a cute pattern.

Lesley said...

Love your stitchery!

QuiltSue said...

What a gorgeous little embroidery panel.

Josie McRazie said...

My Aunt makes those scrubbers. But she uses onion bags! I know they aren't near as pretty, but what a GREAT way to recycle!

suemac said...

Your little scrubbies are adorable.

Barbara said...

Cute stuff here. I love your embroidery. said...

Cute embroidery, the quilt is cute even with those colors, and I need to make some of those scrubbies. I must find the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

Lorene Holbrook said...

I always love to see what you are doing! great projects! please don't tease us though! I have been looking for a pattern for those scrubbies!!!! where did you find yours? I love them.....

Karen said...

That's a gorgeous Rag Tag stitchery. Are you making the bag, too?
Great work with the tumblers. That's a tight deadline for quilting and binding. Good luck.
Love those scrubbies. They are such a good idea.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That sewing machine with the teddy bear is perfect for you. I have one of those scrubbies. I had to buy mine, since I don't crochet.

Brown Family said...

My Daughter in law made me a scrubby! I love it on my stone ware and my porcelain ware!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pauline I'm not familiar with her patterns - or better said I haven't stitched any of them - but this is one is darling. I'm trying not to buy any more embroidery patterns until I have gotten through several more that I already have but then I see one like this and it's hard to resist! blessings, marlene

Elizabeth said...

Love that tumbler quilt. The colors are pretty and you did a beautiful job! And those dish scrubbies are cute too! My mom makes them (I didn't inherit the crochet gene, unfortunately) and loves them.

xo -E

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