This is what’s on my Design Wall today - Moonglow…the first 8 medallion blocks.
The block on the bottom right is the one I finished up late last night.
It is called the “
.” By about 11pm, I was calling it the “ Sea of Fertility ”!!! Let me tell you – I am NOT enjoying these blocks. The first ones were fairly simple and a nice challenge. But they get harder as you go along – a lot harder! I worked on this block for two days! I cut templates, marked everything super carefully. Sea of Futility
Pinned at each point, etc. etc. etc. So, so careful, and STILL ended up with the big pouchy thing in the middle when I was done!
I had to iron it into submission! It’s not perfect, but it’s done and boy am I glad!!! Only five more medallion blocks to go! Woohoo!!! The question is, will I survive it? =^..^=
Since this is my March UFO Challenge, I’d really like to have it done by the end of March. So hopefully it won’t be taking up space on the design wall too terribly long. We’ll see ….. enough whining already!!!!
I’m also working on designing a carrier for my Winter Wonderland embroidery project. I like to roll my appliqué and embroidery rather than fold, and since I carry my stitchery projects with me on my travels often, I thought a nice carrier suited to my own stitching quirks would be fun to make.
First, I made this little thread catcher to go along with the carrier. Isn’t it cute! And it folds up flat so it is easily transportable.
I have several of these that go with me when I sew away from home. These are the fabrics I chose to work with. That pretty aqua has little rose-colored ladybugs on it! So dang cute!!!!
So this is what my new Stitchery Carrier looks like so far. This is how it looks rolled up with the stitchery project and all my tools inside. The ties will of course be tied into pretty bows. I left them untied so you could see how I close it. The fabric was quilted with a nice soft Warm & Natural batting.
Open it up and this is what you see first. It is a cover for the stitchery so it does not get dirty. I simply lift this cover and wrap it around to the back out of the way when I am working on the project.
Directly under the cover is the stitchery itself.
Then under the stitchery is the working base that holds all my tools.
On the upper left is a pocket for my thread catcher....
Under that pocket is a pin cushion stuffed with wool, and under that a felt needle keeper.
On the right are two pockets with a tie to hold my spool of thread in the middle of them. The top pockets holds various tools like my marking pen and thimble, and the bottom pocket holds my scissors.
When I'm done, I simply place my stitchery on top of the work space, pull down the cover and roll it all back up, securing it with the ties. I still have to sew down the binding at the top, but otherwise I am done! What do you think? Cute huh!?!
I also traced off the newest Promises and Borders Block #3. This block adds hearts - LOVE!!! Here is a picture of Jenny's block from her blog. Click HERE if you'd like to see more about these blocks on her blog.
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Hope everyone has a lovely week!!!
Hugs & Blessings,