Monday, November 19, 2007

Quilting show

This past Saturday, my sister Amber, our friend Abby and I all went to the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. The Festival is held in the western U.S., several times. Oh, for those of you not in Washington state, Puyallup is pronounced pew-ALL-up.

Abby is not a quilter - yet. I think the combination of Amber, me and the show has created a new convert! ;-)

We all showed remarkable restraint in our purchases. No credit cards were harmed in the course of the show.

What I did buy was:
  • Romanian Point Lace: Christmas Ornaments, Book #1 by Sylvia Murariu
  • a bundle of 4 1yd cuts of fabric with roses - Victorian style
  • Strip Delight: 10 Fabulous Quilts from "Jelly Roll" 2½" Strips by Suzanne McNeill

Sylvia Murariu was working her booth. All of her items were GORGEOUS! She is a very charming lady and gave us a quick demonstration on making Romanian Point Lace.

All three of us purchased the same bundle of fabric as and we're going to see what each of us comes up with.

After the Festival, we had lunch at Ruby Tuesday's at Hawk's Prairie. Yumm!

Since the Festival didn't take as much time or money as we expected, we also stopped at JoAnn Fabric & Crafts in west Olympia. I purchased:

  • Double Wedding Ring Add-On which is an Omnigrid product - book and acrylic template
  • 6, count 'em, 6 Santa Claus ornaments - my Santa tree should be even better this year!

Well, that's all for now. Happy Stitching!

Stacy C.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Another ornament + Eagle in Moonlight

Well, I've finished another ornament. I don't think I've done this many ornaments in one year since I was in my mid-teens! Back then, they were beaded bells and it only took about 1½ hours to make each one so I made lots. Here's my latest finish.

Charmed Santa Faces - Series II

Joyful Santa

kit from Mill Hill

Thanks to a new digital camera (yeah!!), I've finally gotten a decent picture of my Eagle in Moonlight. The frame and mats are from Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

More Mail Order S.E.X.

Woo Hoo! Got my order yesterday from ABC Stitch Therapy. Here's what was in the lovely package:

  • Rainbow Gallery Fuzzy Stuff in white
  • Skein of DMC Precious Metal Effects in gold - E3821
  • Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Wreath with bow
  • Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Holly Leaf (2)
  • Mill Hill Glass Treasures - Silver Star
  • Mill Hill Magnifica Glass Beads - Vanilla
  • Mill Hill Magnifica Glass Beads - Antique Cranberry
  • Mill Hill Crystal Treasures - Clear Rondel (2)
  • Mill Hill Crystal Treasures - Siam Rondel
  • Weeks Dye Works - Whitewash
  • WDW - Teal Frost
  • WDW - Kohl
  • WDW - Cypress
  • WDW - Red Pear
  • WDW - Bordeaux
  • Gentle Arts Sampler Threads - Tarnished Gold
  • GAST - Cherry Bark
  • GAST - Adobe
  • GAST - Shaker White

Almost all of these items are going to be used for various ornaments from the 2007 Just Cross Stitch Ornaments Issue.

Happy Stitching!!


Monday, November 5, 2007

2 recent finishes

Well, I'm definitely in the Christmas mood early! I just finished a quilted wallhanging that I've been wanting to do for several years. It feels really good to have it done! The overall measurements are approximately 22 inches x 28 inches.
I've also just finished another Santa ornament. I am really enjoying stitching these as they work up quickly and are cute yet elegant at the same time. Now I can hardly wait to start decorating my Christmas trees!! ;-)

Charmed Santa Face
Santa Claus
from kit by Mill Hill