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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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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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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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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