While on the 2019 summer motorcycle trip, we stopped at Ocean Waves Quilts in Eureka, California. Travelling by motorcycle doesn't leave much room for impulse purchases. One that I made room for was the Cactus Wall hanging project. The other was two fabric panels by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman fabrics. One panel had four friends… Continue reading Workbasket – Friendship Dollies
I love-love the look of white on white embroidery and quilting. For our knitting group Christmas gift exchange I wanted to try my hand at Boutis quilting and thought lavender sachets would be the perfect small project to try. The first time seeing Boutis quilting was the Tristan and Isolde quilt. Then I saw the… Continue reading Workbasket – Boutis Sachets
Christmas for crafters begins much earlier than Dec. 6th (St. Nicholas' Day). I looked back in my project notebook to see when I actually started this year's Christmas sweaters for the grandsons. I had neglected to even mention the project on the index page. On the actual project page, I see 11/20/2019 as the start… Continue reading Christmas 2019 – The year of the Ugly Fruitcake
I have been busy, as I am sure you have been also. There has been work, running, eating out, schoolwork, family, friends, teaching, puppies, yard work, etc. In between all of that life, I have found time for a few little projects. Hopefully soon there will be more time for sewing room fun time, being… Continue reading Workbasket – Maid to Man
The first part being the piecing of the background, I have completed the second part of appliqueing the wool felt cacti to the background. The next step being the embroidery of the details on each plant. There aren't any REAL instructions on the exact details. Only how to create the specific stitches and the… Continue reading Workbasket – Have Achieved Cacti
This last weekend I had a couple of hours to work in my sewing room. I was almost at a loss for what project to work on, then I remembered that last time I straightened up the room I put many unfinished projects (UFO's) into one location. I hurried over and opened it up. This… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette Done!
The layette project is almost at an end. Being that I had started this project as a gift for someone else, but it was no longer needed, I hadn't initially had a hard "finish by" date. When DC had mentioned that she'd like it for a baby shower gift, I had to speed things up… Continue reading Workbasket – Layette & Succulent Wall Hanging