Friday, June 29, 2012

Wooly Leaf Exchange

I'm so excited about the exchange I'm doing with a friend. Our goal is to make 10 sets of two leaves (keep one and trade one) and then we'll take it from there later.

I've been wanting to try the whipped wheel since I've been seeing it all over the web-maybe at Take a Stitch Tuesday first? I made my spoke points by using coins and buttons as guides. After adding the bullion stitch border, it needed a little something else, and I think the beads added some pizzaz.

I can't wait to see dozens of the leaves together on a sampler!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dye Party!

Some of my quilty friends hosted a dye party. This time I took some languishing thread left over from an old girl scout project and did some over dying. I can't wait to use it in an embellished wooly leaf exchange I'm participating in!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bonus Triangle Project Continued....

I used only a few of my bonus triangles to piece together a background for my new project and then tried to figure out how to transfer the heart pattern I made from tissue paper. First I traced around it with chalk, but that wasn't showing up well enough. Then I decided to quickly machine baste around it and that worked out great.

I took my prepped background to Wooley Bee and was able to attach all the leaves and begin embroidering the vine.
 I finished up the vine the next day and decided it was too pretty to get beat up in use as a project bag, so now I'm thinking I might make it into a pillow.

Stay tuned. This kind of edge-of-your-seat excitement never ends around here!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bonus triangle project

I've got dozens and dozens of bonus triangles that resulted from making the quilt blocks for Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage. I'm planning on making an embroidered project bag that will have a lot of wool leaves. I've needed something new to work on at Wooley Bee.

Amazing embroidery inspiration can be found at She has a new book out and I'm trying to decide if it matters that it's in French.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A new project!

I need something simple and portable to work on this summer, so I've started a new quilt by Crabapple Hill: Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage.

Ellen helped me color on the crows and now I'm embroidering them. Hopefully she'll stay enthusiastic about coloring because there are many blocks to go and they are really big.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Busy hands

How many inches of lace can you tat at a middle school band concert?

About 12