Monday, March 23, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Decisions, decisions

This was a difficult decision. I received 6 lovely blocks from Lauri in our CQI Under the Sea swap, and I had to choose just one to work on.

This one kept saying "mermaid, mermaid" AND it just happened to be in my favorite colors, so this is IT.
I looked through my stash and a piece of lace kept shouting "PICK ME! PICK ME!" What is a person to do? I added a variety of fibers, beads, and floss to the insistent lace and now I'm good to go on this project tomorrow. Now, how best to do a mermaid?????

I just finished my wall hanging for my Block Buddy group flower themed swap. I bought this fabic because I really like pansies. Then I wondered what I would do with it. No one else does this---RIGHT???
When I saw it and the nice spring green piece, I thought a bowl of these cute little monkey-faced flowers would be pretty. Yes, I think they are! (Even with all the fussy cutting!) I also got brave and decided to finally attempt to use the alphabets on my new machine to make the label. After a few false starts, I got it right. So it is ready to go on its travels. Another task marked finished. Catch you later, off to get stitching, Peg

Decisions, decisions

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

March came in like a lion

March was true to that old saying and came in like a lion with wind gusts of 20-30 mph and short squalls of driving rain. The wind also blew in more winter weather as the temp is once again falling into the 30s. Ahhhhhh! Sewing weather!!

Here are three lovely post cards received from swaps in my landscrape goups. Thanks, Mary T, Miriam G, and Linda. We are having a lot of fun learning about perspective and how the use various fabrics to represent parts of the landscape.

I'm ready to start a wall hanging in Shirley's Learningfa group. It will be fabrics enhanced with thread painting to create a forest scene. Should be very interesting.

I'm involved in an Under the Sea rr in my CQI group. This is the block I hope to change into an underwater wonderland. So, I guess I had better log off and start collecting fishy things to work onto this block. Hope I can do your pretty block justice, Lauri!

Happy stitching until next time. Pegsue

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Can Spring be far behind?

I heard a loud chirpping sound from the backyard. Opening the blinds I was amazed to see that my backyard was covered with ROBINS!!! There was aflock of about a hundred birds hopping around the yard. What a lovely sight!! You have heard the nursery rhyme 4 and 20 blackbirds baked into a pie? Well, in my case, that could be rephrased to 4 and 20 robins squeezed into a birdbath. It was rather crowded and the water was splashing in all directions! What a time for my camera to be non-functioning. How beautiful, but saddly my yard is just a stop-over on their way back North. But I look forward to them every year.

I finished some landscape pcs for the 2 landscaping groups. These little guys are so much fun to make. I am looking for a good source of landscaping fabrics. My favorite quilt store only has a couple of sky patterns and a brick and one stone pattern.
Iam looking for suitable materials for trying a 3 fabric wallhanging. You start with a printed panel, add a fabric for framing and a third fabric to fussy cut and embellish with. But that must wait until I finish my sweatshirt jacket, which I need to work on now, so until next time--happy stitchin'.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Experimenting with landscapes

I have been working with landscape quilting the past few weeks. What fun! I was quite happy when my Art4Mail group decided to do an exchange of 6 inch quilties. I thought this would be an ecellent way to landscape on a managable level.

The theme was a winter scene, so I did a mountain scene with wild horses running throught the snow. I was quite pleased with the results.

Now, I must get back to work on my personal Valentine cards. Happy stitching.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Back Again

Well, I'm finally back!! Since my last post in June, 08, I have dodged hurricanes, survived the heart surgeries of both brothers-in-law on the same day, the making of curtains for my nephew for two re-locations, and a myrid of smaller problems. Thank the Lord I have finally reached a breathing spot and can resume SEWING!!!!!!!!

I am finishing my group swap obligations. Several are complete and serval more are in various stages of completion. NOW my camera seems to have decided to go on, only things that can be scanned will be shown.

Well, my sister is here, ready for our shopping trip, so I'll see what can be done with my camera while we are out. Then, hopefully, I can return shortly and get back into the swing of things.

Later, Pegsue