Saturday, July 28, 2012

Hand stitchin' for Olympics watchin'...

Recliner's set...hand quilting project at the ready---bring on the Olympics!! Started while watching the opening ceremonies last night. I really enjoyed it! And now Queen Elizabeth is a Bond girl! Pretty impressive for the 86 year old monarch. ( i love her!)
Not much other sewing going on. But the garden flowers are happy-happy after some much needed rain.

The phlox is nice this year. Hasn't been damp enough for the mildew they sometimes get. Hoping the varigated variety above spreads a bit more next year.
I grow snapdragons every year in memory of my Mom. And i have cut flowers all summer. And who doesn't love marigolds?? Reliable always.

Have a great weekend! Get outside when ya can....and watch the Olympics when you're in! GO USA!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pillow in Progess

Pretty ribbon embroidery on linen, purchased at a specialty fabric store (Haberman's ) in Royal Oak Michigan. Trimmed out in green and bordered in a home dec fabric by Kaufman.
Bought the fabric with the intention of making a bazillion little makeup bags....(there's still plenty of fabric left for those when the inspiration (read bravery ;-) hits sometime in the future!!
Happy sewing!! :-)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hidden Spools medallion perhaps....

Just a trial layout on the 'design floor'. It's Bonnie K. Hunter's free Hidden Spools pattern from her website.
The fabric was won 2 years ago at a monthly guild meeting.... 22 flower themed fat quarters!! The center fat quarter was purchased at Delphine's Quilt Shop in Gaylord Michigan last summer! Time to get a move on here already!! ;-)
Debating on sashing between each row of spools, or maybe just around the 'medallion'. And hope to keep it square. The blocks are fast and fun.
Easy, mindless sewing on these dog days of Summer. Stay cool everyone!! :-)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Movin' slow.....

It's been VERY hot here (& everywhere!) and the motivation level wanes under these conditions. Lots of reading (Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown...) and a little bit of big stitch hand quilting on the LOVE wall hanging. I see I need a trip to purchase some green and blue perle cotton. Methinks it can wait till the temperature drops a few degrees--Like back to the 80's!! ;-) So here's what's pretty outside, where I only appear very early or nearly sundown.....

And one more little African violet whose color is the prettiest, vibrant purple.....
It lives inside with us--the air conditioned couple!! Hope you're all handling this warm summer weather better than me. Really can't wait to open the windows again soon!! Be well, all. And happy sewing! :-)