Sunday, December 28, 2014

Trying to get back in the Groove!

  I have taken an extended break from blog land and crazy quilting. I decided that since I woukd be home this winter and not working to get back at it! My sewing room is once again up and in working order, so I have no more excuses!

I will be doing the CQJP 2015 challenge this year. Today I started to dig through fabrics and pictures for inspiration, the fabric I had hoped to use has Christmas words on it, which makes it not as usable as I had hoped. I am leaning toward a winter palette, snowflakes, snowmen....white, silver, blue. Not an original idea I know but these are colors outside my box and I do really like snow men!

Each month I have picked a different theme related to season, holiday, etc. should be fun to see how it all works out.

I am off in search of  an inspiration piece, picture to start from!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Prayer Flags!!!

 I decided to give something new a try last week!! LOL  I always want to try something new! I think this one is a success. I have seen these many different places on the internet and liked the idea so I checked some out and found out the size is about 5 X 7. This one is exactly that size, I used muslin layered over a cotton batting, just turning the top over to give me somewhere to put it on the flag holder out front. The fabric in the middle is some that I sun dyed last summer, then I added embroidery to it.

My second attempt is on a piece of canvas, another of my sun dyed fabric. On this one I wrote on it using a black Sharpie. I do not think it is done yet. The top of this one will get fabric glued together so it won't spoil the area where it says Blessings! Not sure what else it wants, maybe some buttons.

I am planning on working on another one with this week's TAST.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Tast Week 8

This week the stitch is the chain stitch, another fun one to do that can be used in so many ways!!

It is nice to be caught up just in time for another stitch tomorrow!! I have had such a great time and am happy to be back "in the stitch" again! As always you can check out all the fun at Sharon B's Blog !

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Green is Here!!

 Happy Sunday!!
Thought I would share with you some of the decorations that I have put out for St Patrick's Day! I love this white tree, after Christmas sale!! Gotta love a sale!!
The kittens think it is alot of fun to play in so I have to keep an eye on them all the time!!
No I am not Irish but I enjoy decorating for the holidays! I don't care which one!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

TAST Week 7

  Can you believe that we are almost ready to start Week 9 of TAST on Tues?? I am behind on posting the fun I have had. This week's stitch was Detached Chain, I love this stitch  (don't I love them all???)
The idea of the heart was one I had someone put on a block of mine many years ago, I have used it ever since, and love the look of it. I also made a couple flowers on another piece of the crazy quilt.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

TAST Week 6

 Week 6 is the Chevron stitch. I enjoy this stitch. Mine are never perfect but I try. Thank goodness DGD does not know the difference that my stitches are not straight!!

I am continuing on the CQ for her. It is coming along and will be done and need to be finished before too long!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

TAST Week 5

I have been keeping up with TAST but neglected to take pictures and post!! This is week 5 Herringbone stitch. I did two layers of Herringbone and then added a row of fly stitch. These again are being done on the CQ that I have in progress.