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

Sunday, January 26, 2014

It's that show you my January finish for ALYOF

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 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 
Melissa of Sew BitterSweet Designs 
for hosting the linky parties every month.
It definitely motivates me to finish a UFO once I am committed.
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 permits, 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...