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 finished...now 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





Sunday, January 26, 2014

It's that time...to show you my January finish for ALYOF

A Lovely Year of Finishes
I had 2 sets of 8 reindeer and snowmen blocks.
My Januaary goal was to take one set of the blocks and make a quilt top.
If I still had time I was going to work on the second set of blocks...
a woman can change her mind right??  
My flimsy was finished and I couldn't wait to see it quilted so...
I loaded the flimsy onto Lizzy.
...with 5 days to go I'm hoping I can have the quilt bound
and have a finish!!  I can do this!!

I had been working on some redwork projects that travelled to
the Road to California Quilt Show.
There was a Redwork Exhibit using Bird Brain Designs.
If  you have been following my blog you will know
I love to embroider...
I started stitching in October and finished 4 projects...
2 message boards,
a 4 seasons wall hanging
 I called it "I Love All Seasons"
 I've changed my mind...I love only 3 seasons...I can do without winter!!

I called this quilt "Santa is Coming to Your House"
All the embroidery patterns are available at Bird Brain Designs.
I quilted it with snowflakes....it was easier than I thought it would be
and am quilting the Snowmen and Reindeer quilt with snowflakes too.

I'll be posting again on Friday....hopefully I will have
the Snowmen and Reindeer quilt bound...
and a few more finishes to share.

I am linking up with Fiber of all Sorts' Finishing Party.

If you are in Australia...stay cool
if you are in Canada and the USA...stay warm!!

Happy stitching,





Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Lovely Year of Finishes...January goal

Thank you to 
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and 
for hosting the linky parties every month.
It definitely motivates me to finish a UFO once I am committed.
A Lovely Year of Finishes
I have been procrastinating...I've changed my mind many times...
but I have finally decided to use the hand embroidered blocks I stitched 
about 4 years ago and make a lap size quilt.
I will use 8 embroidered blocks and complete a quilt top...
that will be my goal for January.
I have enough blocks to make 2 lap size quilts.
If time permitts, I will work on the piecing for the second quilt.

I won't have any difficulty finding a UFO for each month in 2014.
The difficulty will be to do it... while preparing to move back to Canada.
It will be a challenging year!!!

Happy stitching...