Friday, April 26, 2013

Marking & Quilting

I am still here, just keeping on , keeping on. Quilting, Quilting, Quilting. I have all of the appliqués and sashing quilted on Ladies of the Sea, so now I start the background fill.

I have also been helping a young coworker, with absolutely no sewing experience, make a quilt out of her little girls baby clothes. Thank goodness for the 1/4 inch foot on the sewing machine. It is progressing nicely and she is determined to do the whole thing, piecing, quilting, and binding. You go Tish!

The sampler is also getting closer and closer and I am enjoying the change up in hand work.

So, I am hoping to have a couple completions in May.

Happy Spring all. I actually saw my first dandelion yesterday, there is hope the winter that does not seem to want to end will.


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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mostly Cross Stitching

I am taking my time machine quilting Ladies of the Sea so I don't really have any different pictures of the progress there. Because that quilt is currently at the sewing machine I have only been prepping Sally Post blocks but not actually appliquéing them, so no new pictures there...

But, I have been doing a lot of stitching on my reproduction sampler from the Scarlet Letter blog stitch along.

I am stitching this on linen which continues to be a challenge, my mind just takes in all the holes not the counting over two threads. I think it would also be a little easier if the threads were even size but on this homespun linen some are thick and some are thin.

None the less I am keeping at it and it is daily growing into a beautiful piece. The linen count is 25 threads per inch and I am using silk embroidery floss, soie d'alger, that has a wonderful sheen to it.

Happy stitching all and have a good weekend.

PS - Look at the little surprise these yellow tulips had when they opened. Red stripes, and no they are not from my yard they are from Walmart : )