Thursday, July 29, 2021
CQ Block (so far). I have two more tasks to do before it can be a finish. This is part of Kathy Seaman Shaw's BCQC-101 class. More information can be found here: http://www.shawkl.com/.
Woven Roses + Kreinik Metallic #8 Braid (042). I look forward to adding charms, beads, buttons, etc. I think there is another ribbon embroidery task to complete before the embellishing.
Seven Fargo Roses - that don't really look alike! Ribbon Embroidery is so new to me. I forget how different surface stitching is to counted specialty stitches on linen.
This is such a good course. The information provided is exceptional. I'm taking my time to learn and have enjoyed each task.
And, yes, I did get my Bent Creek pattern finished into a pincushion - which I've been using. The bobbin lace edge sewn on - it really is a small pincushion. I used wool roving, pretty light weight.
Sunday, July 04, 2021
I've been taking Bobbin Lace classes via Zoom, and had finished this edge. Found a Bent Creek stitched piece in my stash (of things to finish) and added some beads. Planning to finish into a pincushion.
Bent Creek pattern
The Little Bunny
I used Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art:
Pink Azalea, Willow, Oatmeal (blended with DMC 712), Evergreen;
Simply Shaker Sampler Threads from The Gentle Art Harvest Basket, Grape Leaf;
and DMC 3021. Beads: SJ Designs, Glass Seed Beads size 14, Color #1832.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
This is the next step in Kathy Shaw's class.
Class information HERE.
These are my ribbon violets -- After trial-n-error, they seem to be okay.
In addition to the ribbon embroidery, GF Cathy B, blogging at With Needle and Thread,
helped me out with a complimentary pattern from Prairie Schooler.
A friend made a pincushion for me, years back, and I've used it so often, it is getting beat up!
I started a new one, on aida cloth.
It is a nice pattern and will grow up to be my new pincushion.
The rabbit needlebook, in above photo, is on the same color aida cloth.
Pattern from Prairie Schooler, In The Woods.
The Prairie Schooler, c.1994, Book No. 46.
Saturday, May 08, 2021
The next part of my CQ block
is making ribbon flowers.
I've done very little with ribbons.
I have purchased some & owned some from Pat Winter, now hanging up to get the wrinkles out!
Next week, I'll get a section done.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Saturday, March 06, 2021
I signed up for Kathy Shaw's
Basic Crazy Quilt Course (BCQC-101)
Started with some fabrics and Kathy's pattern. I have added some tatted edge trims, and some surface stitching with perle coton, size 8. Kathy provides templates to keep the stitches so even! The next couple seams will have some embroidered chain stitches and stem stitching. Stay tuned ....
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Link to Pattern
Will the groundhog see a shadow, six more weeks of winter? Will the sky be overcast, and the groundhog not see a shadow, early spring?
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Because there are blog followers, unable to leave comments, I have been asked about our cats. I guess I haven't posted about them in awhile. Yes, we still have four indoor kittys AND 1-2 ferel, outdoor kittys that come by.
This is Jasper. He poses for the camera!
He was a driveway drop off that we adopted.
He is apx 9 yrs old.
Jasper + Callie.
Often curl up together.
Callie - apx 5 yrs old. Not sure where she came from. She just showed up pregnant and kept visiting. We guessed she was a barn cat. Unsure. We adopted her after she was injured - during her recovery, she got along well with the other cats, so we kept her.
Honey is camera shy, enjoys sun spots in the house, curls up under desk lamps, or floor heater vents. She does catnap with Callie.
Simon is our son's cat. He came indoors one 4th of July. He is about 9 yrs old. When our son adopted Apollo - the two males didn't get along. So, Simon is back in our household. Simon gets into EVERYTHING all the time.
He does not like to be picked up, or brushed. Every evening he is the first to run into bed.
This is Apollo, I enjoy visiting him when I use our son's treadmill. Does not live here - lives in our son's home.
In addition to our indoor kittys, we have visitors. I feed them so they leave my birdfeeders alone. Plus, they keep the chipmunks away.
This one is an infrequent visitor, and our Callie doesn't like this cat. I've seen it a few times this winter.
When our children were growing up, living here - we had multiple dogs, cats, chinchillas, hermit crabs, fish tanks.