Teacups Embroidered Block

This month's block for the Teacups quilt along is an embroidered block.  The quilt along is a mixed techniques one, so I am throwing in some handwork.  This was mainly due to the complexity of the design I wanted for the sugar and creamer, more delicate and intricate.  If you haven't joined us for this …

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Christmas Redwork Pillow

The Christmas Redwork project almost didn't get finished this season.  It seemed like the days just flew by and I didn't get a lot of stitching done each week.  Progress was made, but just not quickly. Last weekend, stitching resumed in earnest until the redwork was done.  I wanted to add some beads to dress …

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Redwork Christmas

Getting back to my redwork project today, as it was put to the side for the entire month of October.  I think I have enough time left to finish it for this year.  When I last wrote about it, I had stopped here with the bottom section done, and the Santa started. Stitching on the …

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Sunday Stitching

Sunday is a fine time to slow down, take a break from the week and relax.  I've been taking some time to do some handwork, starting a Redwork Project a couple of weeks ago.  Only a little bit has been accomplished so far though. I did get the bottom section finished last time I had …

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Redwork Project for Christmas

I am finally getting to this project I've been wanting to start for over a year.  I got this adorable pattern from Red Brolly some time ago.  Unfortunately, Bronwen Hayes has closed her store, no longer posts to her website, and has abandoned her Facebook page.  The 'temporary closure' was in January 2017.  Messages to …

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More Fun at the NC Mountain State Fair

More fun at the NC Mountain State Fair began with the crafting competitions. I worked so long on this set of crewel ornaments last fall, and was thrilled to find them hanging in the crafting competition area with a red second place ribbon. This was baby animals day, and we were lucky to get to …

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Slow Stitching a Quick Project

Remember this little cross stitch Christmas tree that I showed you during Christmas in July? It is one of several designs in a kit. The problem I have at this point is I don't want to make it the way the pattern says. It calls for the stitched piece to be cut out in a …

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Christmas Stitching with Ideas For Finishing

How many of you have stitchery kits for Christmas laying around?  Every year, if you are like me, you find them close to the season and realize, there is no way to finish them in time for that year, so you pack them away again.  This is true for the cross stitch and needlework magazines …

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Quilted Art Project – Update 5

It has been another month, and I just cannot find the time to get back to this project.  I did do a little on it, but not much.  The lure of warmer days and digging in the dirt is too strong right now, LOL!  But a rainy day on Friday kept me inside, and I …

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Quilted Art Project Update 4

I know, it has been a couple of weeks since I showed any progress this project.  I had to set it aside while I worked on the Moda Bake Shop recipe that published this past week (Pin Woven Tote on the sidebar).  Between that, the charity quilts, the car club, and spring springing, little time …

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Quilted Art Project – week 3

Another week, and it has again been busier than expected.  I did manage to get some stitching done this week, and I plan to do more today. I added a few more buttons, and realize I need more lighter ones for contrast.  I finished the couching on the lavendar trim too. I made one little …

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Quilted Art Project – Part 2

I finally got back to the Quilted Art project, but couldn't spend a lot of time on it this week.  However, even a little bit of progress each week will, over time, complete the project.  I think I'll be able to stitch some on it today.  For now, here is where it stands. The last …

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Quilted Art Project

This project will be a Slow Stitching project over the next few weeks.  Today, I'll show the overall plan, and will update as I get farther along.  Someone asked me recently how many projects I have going on at any one time, and the answer is usually two or three.  I'll have something next to …

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Super Bowl Sunday, Fun Food and Slow Stitching

Go Panthers!! Today will be a fun day, and I hope the Panthers do well.  One thing I learned a few years ago, I don't want any company for the game, and I don't want to go anywhere.  I want to watch both the game and the commercials, without having to entertain or have conversation …

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Mardi Gras Mini Quilt

The table stand needed something colorful for Mardi Gras, so time to bring out the scraps and make a new mini quilt.  The colors of purple, green and gold are gathered in this small quilt based on a single block.  The diamond shape created with the color placement is reminiscent of the harlequin designs used …

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