Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Work in progress Wednesday

I added the gold thread feather stitch to this piece.  I think it helps the eye to travel around the block.  Thanks to Sharon B at for hosting this.  It really is helping me!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Take a stitch Tuesdayrrowhead stitch

Here is my attempt to learn the arrowhead stitch.  The stitch itself is quite easy.  Unfortunately I struggled with making it even.  If I worked on an even count fabric I am sure it would have been much easier for me.  Oh well, I do like the stitch and will likely use it again.

Monday, November 26, 2012

600th post give away

I can hardly believe that this is my 600th post!  I really didn't know that I had that much to show and tell.  I created this snowflake in Kaleidoscope Kreator.  Please feel free to right click and save the image to your computer.  Use it as you please.  I would love to see what you do with it!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fondly Rembering

Fondly Remembering is the title I gave to this piece.  This piece was created with a portion of my mother's knitting.  My mother's exquisite knitting has wrapped her whole family of four children and fourteen grandchildren not only in garments but in love for many, many years.  Mom was always generous and the homeless too have been blessed with socks and mittens to keep the cold at bay.  As her dementia progresses I see her skills unraveling.  Although that saddens me I encourage her to continue knitting as she loves to keep her hands busy.  I incorporated watch and clock gears in this piece to signify the ravages of time that we all must face.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Work in Progress

I added the blue feather stitch to this block.  I used some beautiful silk thread for this stitch.  Oh my, how I love working with silk!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

TAST Portuguese border stitch

This is a new stitch to me.  I struggled with the instructions a bit.  I do think that I did get it though.  It is an attractive stitch.  Thanks to Sharon B at

Sunday, November 18, 2012

benefits of volunteering

I have recently started volunteering at a local thrift store.  It is actually pretty fun.  The time flies past.  Check out the dainty pretties I found this past week.  I did not pay more than $1.00 of any one thing!  The necklace is made of iridescent glass beads.  So pretty yet so difficult to photograph!  I am not sure if I should wear it or take it apart to use the beads.  I am leaning toward taking it apart.

Friday, November 16, 2012

November bead journal project

Oh how I love Swarovski crystals!  The sparkle so brightly!  Too bad I couldn't catch that sparkle in my photos!    There is only one bead journal left for this year!  Wow.  I am pleased with the body of work I produced this year. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

Back to this block.  I added the purple velvet rick rack trim, lower right, top photo.  I also added the lace flowers with bead centers in the very fuzzy lower photo.  I feel like this block is getting close to finished!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Take a stitch Tuesday

The checkered or magic chain stitch is what this is called.  It truly is magical how it works!  I love it.  I have done the chain stitch previously but never in this magical way.  Love it!  Thanks to Sharon B at for teaching me this new stitch.

Monday, November 12, 2012

November crazy quilt project

I am excited to see this quilt coming together.  Only one more month left for this project!  Wow!  I just don't know where the year has gone.  I have registered for the 2013 crazy quilt project.  I plan to work on 12 x 12 square blocks next year.  I thought I was being clever working on the heart shape this year but I found it to be a bit difficult at times.

Saturday, November 10, 2012


A sweet friend gave me this pencil case kit.  It came uncolored with some fabric markers to use.  I guess she recognized that this fifty year old had a little girl inside her waiting to play.  Plus it had glitter on it and anyone who knows me know I love glitter!  I really enjoyed coloring inside the lines and look forward to using the pencil case!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

Thanks to Sharon B at for hosting this work in progress.  Having a deadline really works for me!  I added the purple braided ribbon to this.  Another step closer to finishing this block!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Take a stitch Tuesday Closed base needlewoven picot

Another dimensional stitch that I love!  I think I like it even better than stitch from last week.  I especially like that the stitches were very similar and therefore how to do them is cemented in my mind.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Crazy quilt journal project for October

I seem to be running just a few days late.  The end is in sight for this project though!  It is exciting to think of all these blocks put together into a quilt! 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Work in progress Wednesday a day late

I had such a busy day yesterday that I didn't get this posted.  I added the little red flower, lower middle.  I also added the lace.  This block is coming along nicely, I think!  Thanks to Sharon B who hosts this work in progress.