Tuesday, March 15, 2016

La Belle Dame... WIP Update

Well, I finished another page on La Belle Dame...

I now have the first 20 pages done!  Whew!  This last page was a lot of black.  So glad I'm done with it.  The next page has quite a bit of black but does have more of other colors so it will be less tedious.

Here is my progress photo:

I will start something different in my rotation but tonight is my bowling league so my next project probably won't get chosen until tomorrow.

Happy Stitching!


Christmas Challenge Update - March

Well, this time I did get some Christmas stitching done!  I have another ornament completed!

This is one of Mill Hill's Charmed Santas - Santa Jingles.

Happy Stitching!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Quilting: String Blocks

I forgot to post this a few days ago.  I made up some string blocks for a swap on StashBuilders.

I love making these blocks 'cause they're easy and use up scraps!

These are just a few of the 15 I made for the swap.  These were trimmed to 8" to tidy them up but the finished size will be 7.5".

I also have a bunch more that I'll add to the "new" ones I get from the swap so that I can make a full size quilt.

Here's a quilt that I've made using string blocks:

This one is a wall hanging.  It's hanging along the stairs to my sewing room.

I have a couple of others.  One is in my living room (no photo...yet), the other isn't quilted yet.  The un-quilted one is a Christmas string quilt.

Happy Stitching!


Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FIU Challenge Update

Here's my list updated for March.

  1. Bind my 4-patch quilt (poor thing's been waiting for over 2years)  finished on 21 Feb 2016
  2. Remove last of carpet in sewing room (it's really in the way and is hampering my crafts)
  3. Finish my "Merry Christmas" framed set
  4. Tidy up all my quilting scraps
  5. Frame my Mother's Tree.
  6. Clean off my scrapbooking desk so I can actually scrapbook!  clean enough to work on 15 Jan 2016
  7. Finish the Disneyland scrapbook for my sister
  8.  List the rest of the items I have set aside to sell on Etsy.  finished on 7 Jan 2016
  9. Re-starch/shape the rest of my crocheted snowflakes.  finished on 29 Feb 2016
Here's a photo of my finished 4-patch quilt:

Thankfully, it's done!  Now I don't have this big "lump" that I have to keep moving out of my way in my sewing room.

I've also finished #9!  Well, the last batch are in front of the fire to make sure that they get completely dry...but they're done.  In all, there were 22 that needed to be starched and shaped.  Here's a picture of a few of them.

I have also made some progress on items #2 and #4.

Happy Stitching!