Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Take It Further Challenge

Sharon B has posted her 2008 Take It Further Challenge:

Also have been working a bit on my block for her Encrusted Crazy Quilting class. I think I have taken off and unstitched more than you see here, but am still working on it. I was trying to get the spider web roses finished last night above the green lace, when Kyleigh and Jaeger called from Disneyland, the night before their trip back home. Jaeger kept telling me he had seen the "REAL Captain Jack" (From Pirates of the Caribbean). Can't wait to see them again.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Hope those that celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful one. Now that it is over, I can get back to stitching today, hopefully.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


I'm working on a CQ RR with a group of friends,
Moira, Susan, Fran and Gail.

This is Moira's block, sideways. She sent us 2 of these strips, and a smaller block and we got to choose which what we wanted to work on.

Fran had already done some beading around the flow, and placed the lady bug, and did some ferny stitching up in the left hand corner,and put a piece of braid on this one.

I decided to finish this piece up. I made a cast on flower for the first time with some bead leaf buttons. Right beside that, I did a double herringbone stitch. On the other side I did a seam with feather stitch. And the scrolly red block, I stitched the scrolls following the pattern on the fabric. I also did a scallop seam beside that. Am getting this in the mail today for Gail who has another whole strip to work on. I loved the Moira's blocks this was really fun to work on.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

I am in several round robins and this week, have been trying to get my blocks out. I am in a 15-month round robin with 14 other ladies, and this was my starting block I sent out for my nautical/seaside theme.

Also, I am taking Sharon Boggan's Encrusted Crazy Quilting class, and this is my block I constructed.

Friday, November 09, 2007

New Handbag

After I finished my last wooly flower project, my hands were anxious to start another wool project. I have had this McCalls handbag pattern for a few years, and I decided this was the perfect project to do before I got into Christmas projects.

The handbag is an overdyed blue wool, with wool flowers. I had the perfect handles I had painted the same red as the flowers. I went to put them on, and they were too big, 12" instead of the 7" I needed. So had to go find some other ones the right size. I guess I will have to make another bag to fit those handles now!