Teacups Quilt Along – Block 12

Our block for the July installment of the Teacups Quilt Along takes us back to applique one more time.  We have cups, and a kettle for the water, teapots to steep and hold the hot tea.  What are we missing? Well, tea bags of course!!  This month, we will applique two teabags on an 8-1/2-inch …

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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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Teacups Quilt Along – Block 8

Last month, we did a teapot, and the discussion that followed was about sugar and creamer (or milk for the true tea drinkers) to go with the quilt along.  I looked around but didn't really see anything I liked.  I briefly considered making an applique pattern from my own little sugar and creamer set from …

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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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Sewing Mysteries

I really enjoy the genre of cozy mysteries, nice easy to read stories without gore, overt violence, sex or foul language. Even the obligatory murder for a murder mystery happens "off camera", and only the body is found. Arlene Sachitano writes such a series with a quilting theme called the Loose Threads Mysteries. The books …

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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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Slow Stitching Sunday #11

Slow Stitching was a success as I finished the little sewing ornaments this week.  Participating with this group has really helped me to stay motivated to make progress each week.  Sometimes it wasn't much, but every week had some progress. They looked a bit unfinished when I got them all stuffed and closed this week. …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #10

I didn't get a long way on these this week, it was very busy with work and a continuing education class that required an overnight stay in Greenville SC.   I was delighted to get back to the sewing room!  So, here is where I started, with all the fabrics I thought would be good for …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #9

Week 9, hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  I had lots of turkey and Thanksgiving goodies, football and friends.  Watching holiday parades and an extra day of football meant I could get the stitching complete and block the piece. Here are the pins and button hooks.  The blue one is supposed to have a …

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Slow Sunday Stitching #8

Wow, have we really been going at this for two months? I wish I could say that I finished these ornaments up this week, as that was the goal.  Alas, a busy life this week didn't leave a lot of stitching time.  I did get one more almost finished, the tape measure. I haven't gone …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #7

This week was fairly productive, but I am not at all sure I like the results, starting with the thimble. I made a mistake, using three strands of brown for the French knots instead of two strands. I didn't figure this out until it was all done, and I don't think I want to pick …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #6

Wow, it is hard to believe I have been at this for six weeks!  Progress is being made, though, and this week was a bit more productive.  I finished off the scissors, in spite of all the knots that the metallic thread made. I got most of the way on the thimble. It was a …

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Slow Stitching Sunday #3 and a giveaway

Another week, and a bit more progress.  It is called Slow Stitching for a reason isn't it!  I have three of the four balls of yarn done and bit of the greenery on this one. I thought the tomato was done, but realized that I needed some French Knots to complete the berries. While working …

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