Sunday, January 25, 2015

Katherine stitched this lovely kitchen towel. I think kitchen towels are quite fun since they are useful too. I like that they get used often and rotate quickly through our kitchen, one is always a little piece of art on display.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

I'm happy to be participating in this beautiful and organized block of the month from one of my favorite designers! I've got all of the plain squares cut and ready. I added a title block for my finished wall hanging since I don't have the same border print she suggested.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Another heart stitched to a patch, stitched to a bag.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A dear friend gifted me with many lovely variegated perle cotton threads. This was my first time working with perle cotton, and I love it! I can see why it is a bit pricier. I stitched the heart to a plain piece of fabric. Then, cut it into a circle. Then, sewed the circle to an old dryer sheet. Explaining this would work better if I had pictures of the process. Anyhow, the circle patch is handstitched to a purchased cotton drawstring bag.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

These are the last two for a total of four Wildolive stitching pouches. This ticking fabric was given to me by a friend. It was the leftovers from me making her 2 new removable laundry hamper liners. I lined all of the pouches with a pale blue and white sheet and one layer of 809 interfacing. This is the sort of useful, fast, easy project that I could easily make a couple dozen of. But this time I won`t.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

 Although I am adjusting how much I sew, I still managed to make a few of these pouches. This is just 2 pics of the same bicycle pouch with wide teal lace. Since I am participating in a couple Block of the Month patterns I`ll need to keep some projects going for a while. Hopefully this will help me stay away from keeping my projects in ziplocs.

Monday, January 19, 2015

I`m going to try to snap pics of more of the onesies as I stitch them. I enjoy making these because they are super quick and easy to show off. since the baby wears them.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Katherine has been doing some hand embroidery with me lately. I decided she needed a little pouch to hold her hoop and latest project. One of my favorite blogs had a cute and fast idea. She suggested using a ruffle, but in the interest of time and simplicity, I used some lace scraps.

wildolive stitching pouch

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

I'm running a little behind. WildOlive is having a United States stitch along. We are at the halfway point and should have 25 of fifty states stitched. I'm not very good at quilting so I modified the project to be a wall hanging. I also am challenged by cutting straight lines so my patches are circles. I'll be finishing off each one with dryer sheet applique. Please don't be critical about my New England states. This is my second try and I know I'll have to try them again. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

A collaborative effort. Christmas tree ornament. The kids and I got out the book Fa la la la Felt and a stack of supplies. The book came as a kit. I helped with some cutting on this one and Katherine did the sewing.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

I've embroidered countless onesies for this baby, but I often forget to take a photo. Here is a pattern by WildOlive called Little Snackers. These are goldfish crackers and an Oreo cookie.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Not my make, but I'm proud of my daughter for making her hamster this unicorn Halloween costume. This amazingly patient hamster, Teddy, has never bitten anyone and puts up with a lot, including wearing his 'costume'.