Monday, March 30, 2009
how long ago... let's say 3 years. I truely love it... it started with
my Love Affair with WOOL... and a pattern in a BH&G Patchwork magazine... (I'll have to find it for the info) this gal designed it inspired by the Amish and their use of color. She did it with hand dyed cottons... I dreamed of a wool quilt and had gathered beautiful hand dyed wool fat 8ths... I purchased some black flannel wool on the internet and felted... it is soft and lovely... and so it began...
I put it all together (top) layered it with batting and backing The original quilt design did not have the flowers around the border... I added that later... I "designed" the flowers myself... and then I attempted to hand quilt it...
hmmm the story ends there for the last say 2 years 10 months
it has set in my closet... While emailing Imi (one of my new online
friends from Holland, ) and discussing wool I mentioned my
quilt... which prompted me to get it out of the closet on Saturday
and pull my stitches of hand quilting. I have detrimined
that if I wait for me... (as I have discovered that I am not a
hand quilter) my quilt will remain forever in the closet...
and it ohhhh so wants out!!! (lol)
I have a local gal here in town who will quilt it for me...
so today it will make the journey to
the quilt store to meet up with her...
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
That floats on high o're vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They strech'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. by William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here is my little stitching corner of the living room... I'm making progress on LHN "Heart of America" I have also started the Primative Traditions checkbook cover. I figure I'll make it for my mom for Mother's Day... am stitching on 40ct R&R Parkcity Blend with Treenway Silks Mangrove and Seaweed ~ I haven't chose the other color yet as I am waiting on my order of Glorianna silks to come.
Oooo, Iam so excited ~ I got accepted to stitch with the Fair & Square group... http://fairsquares.blogspot.com/ I can't wait to get started... but I have to do a little research for my square first... I think I'm looking for a part of a old colonial/new england sampler... if anyone has any ideas please let me know... I will post my finished work after she receives it... can't wait!
You know what is so cool about this stitching community? We are scattered from here to there and back and yet you find that we have the same interests... we have the same feelings... we have the same needs and wants... well, you know what I mean... you might not want a big ol' truck or go hunting and fishing or watch Nascar (boy does that sound redneck or what???)... but we still love stitching... and we still need friendships and interaction. I've "met" really nice people in the last month... I am so thrilled to have peers to share my passion for stitching and quilting and all the rest... So ok, that's all a bit sappy! sheesh... maybe I frost bit my brain!
Monday, March 9, 2009
She made it special... just for me! Thank You Ranae! (note the progress on LHN "Heart of America"
Oooo... what else to tell you about??? I got mail!!! Yay for me! I have ordered a "few" charts and got some of them today!
Primative Traditions: Quaker Pocket Needfuls and Checkbook cover
I joined ByGone Stitchers SAL Blog...http://bygonestitchessal.blogspot.com/
Aren't they all beautiful??? I am waiting for threads for the Quaker Christmas...
Have threads and linen picked for the Primative Traditions Pocket Needfuls... am going to make a checkbook cover for me... and for my mom...