Saturday, October 10, 2015

A few finishes

In July, I started the embroidery for another Tammy bag.
I finally finished it this week along with a collapsible thread keeper.
The stitching is a Bird Brain Designs pattern.
It is a free pattern at Lecien.
I'm loving those dots...a needle keeper will complete this sewing kit.
The tea towel with the machine embroidered poinsettia
was given to me by a friend...I was cleaning out my linen closet and
thought it was the perfect towel for a little crocheted edging.
I love it!!

I'm linking to 
Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and to Stitchery Link Party # 26 at Super Mom - No Cape

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October's Goal for ALYoF and WIP Wednesday...

I'm racing against the clock again to join these two linky parties...
The Raggedy Ann dolls were started many many moons ago...
It seems I never make just one of anything...
I made 6 bodies about 15 years ago
...yes that's many moons ago.

I made Annie dolls for our grandgirls for their 1st birthdays...
Leah is now 13 and Rylee is 8.  How time flies!!!
My October goal for ALYoF is completely finish one Annie
and give hair dos to the bald Annie's .
I have 2 bald bodies, 
yes I found another one today after this picture was taken...
that makes 3 that needs clothes and 2 need hair dos.
The one on the right with the poker straight hair is mine .
The pattern is by Dianna Marcum, the dolls are 19" 


My project for WIP Wednesday is another batik quilt called ZEN...
I have 27 blocks cut and stitched
...still have 36 more to cut and stitch.
This is the first ZEN I made
...some of the fabrics will be the same.
The two ZEN's will live in the same for her, one for him...

I'm hoping to find a hour or so to work on the Annies tomorrow.

I'm linking to

Happy stitching!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Some embroidery WIPs and a finish...

I finished my ALYoF goal for September...
with not much time to spare.
Here are a few pictures....taken on a cloudy day.
 on the park bench...
 a close up of the snowflake stitching with the swirling wind...
 I cut a dark blue binding...
but just didn't like it so I decided to make a two fabric binding.
You would have thought I had never bound a quilt before.
The second attempt, I cut the fabric for the back to narrow...
...the third attempt worked perfect!!
 The fabric is Moda's Snowman Gatherings II by Primitive Gatherings
The quilt is 48" x 56"

I'm loving my WIP projects...just wish I had more time
to get them made into clothes pin bags...maybe this month.
 From left to's
Bird Brain Designs pattern # 701 Every Birdie Blackwork
  Blueberry Backroads pattern # 054 Oh Yellow Bird
Blueberry Backroads pattern #047 Autumn in Grandma's Backyard
  Blueberry Backroads pattern #033 Grandma's Backyard

That's it for today...

I'm linking to

Friday, September 25, 2015

A couple of finishes...

...a few more tea towels
Fresh Picked Tea Towels
...some fresh picked juicy cherries
and yummy apples.
I consider myself a beginner when it comes to crocheting has to be easy.
I did a Google search...tea towel crocheted edgings.
There are lots of free edgings...some pretty easy ones...
and still I had to rip many stitches...I know how to do the basic stitches
just have trouble counting to 4.

I'm linking to 
I'm linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
and to Stitchery Link Party # 24 at Super Mom - No Cape

Have a wonderful weekend!!
Happy stitching!!