For the "Stash" part of each report, I will continue to share fabric additions and finishes - don't we all love eye candy! - but I will no longer post yardages purchased versus used etc. This girl just wants to have fun and not feel guilty about whether I'm adding too much or not using enough stash :*D
I don't have any additions this week, so that part of today's post is pretty darn easy.
But I do have a finish!
|This is an older picture in different lighting so the colors look different....|
I'm really late in joining up with Judy for her Get It Done party for January! Here is my list:
1. Binding on Pineapple Blossoms - DONE!
2. Complete piecing Easy Street mystery top
3. Complete writing up the pattern for my Stitchery Keeper
4. Dresden Blog Hop project
I've also been busy doing a little Slow Stitching this week. My current Promises and Borders block got some attention while watching tv a few nights this week ....
And I made a couple of luggage tags with these cute little paper-pieced sewing machines -
I hand embroidered some names at the top (shhh! it's a secret!) as well as all the little details on the machines.....
Aren't they just the cutest little things!!! I found the pattern on Pinterest. It is designed by Megan at Monkey Beans blog, and she is sharing the pattern free for the sewing machine if you would like to make one too :*D
And I also stitched down this gorgeous plate on the next Blue Collection block...
It fits in between the bowl of peaches and this yummy aqua vase, which will be next to go under the needle. The vase has much more aqua in it than it shows here.
I really enjoyed preparing the pieces for this block using my new favorite method - the starch method! You can read about how I fell in love HERE if you want to know more about it. I also wanted to show you the iron stand I picked up in Gatlinburg for the little applique iron.
I was having a hard time keeping the iron in a safe place and off the floor. But this stand works perfectly - it made the whole process just that much more enjoyable :*)
In other news, Gypsy wanted me to be sure to let you all know that she is feeling much more herself and happy to be on the mend! She thanks you all SO much for your kind thoughts and prayers =^..^=
|Here she is back to one of her favorite habits - drinking from a slow stream of water in the bathtub.|
Can you tell that she is a little miffed that I am taking a picture instead of turning on her water????
And last - but certainly not least! - did you notice my new blog header picture? Well, that was painted by none other than MY MOM! She was so surprised when she saw that I had made it my header LOL! I'm thinking she's pretty talented with a brush, right? That's a bird with personality! Mom knows that I love cardinals, and she told me I can have this picture if I promise to make her a small quilt just like it for her standing frame - I told her "Heck yeah! It's a Deal!!!!"
Hugs & Blessings!
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