Friday, April 30, 2010

Oh What A Beautiful Day!

It is such a beautiful day here that I just had to sit out on the deck and do some hand stitching. I received my partner information for the Embroidery Mini Quilt Swap and this was an excellent opportunity to get a start on the embroidery. I haven't embroidered anything since I was a teenager so I am a little rusty. I thought a practice piece or two would be a good idea. I will post a few pictures after I get it done and the recipient receives it. I don't want to spoil the surprise. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

In my corner of the world...

In my corner of the world, yesterday was a wonderful spring day. We had a few showers in the morning then a mixture of sun and cloud the rest of the day. The temperature was warm enough to sit out on the deck and relax. Something I have started doing lately is trying to keep my hands busy with sewing or some other craft so I am not thinking of what there is to eat in the fridge. (I would love to lose a lot of weight.) So in between loads of laundry I sat on the deck and started to hand piece the "treasures" I found in a thrift shop last May.

I wasn't sure what this block was called so I researched it and found the pattern in one of my old quilt magazines. It is called a Nosegay. As I looked at what the quilter(s) had already sewn I realized some were hand pieced and others were machine pieced all with a 1/8 inch seam allowance. As I have never made any blocks with diamonds or set in seams I have decided to hand piece them making them a good long term project.

Since last night was The Friday Nite Sew-In I decided to keep working on these blocks so I made a cup of tea, sat in my favorite chair and continued sewing.

I was able to stitch together 2 1/2 "bouquets" by bedtime.

Monday, April 5, 2010

And the Winner is....

Thank-you to all that entered my anniversary give away. This morning I drafted my DH to help draw the winning entry for the tea cozy package. And the winner is Lisa from Lisa's Kitchen. I will be contacting her shortly to get her mailing information to get her prize to her.