finally joining

I am seeing white. Lots & lots (...........did I say 'lots'?) of white. . All of these white hexies are being hand sewn....
...and finally being joined to the colorful grandmother's flower garden blocks.
I loooooooooove the way these blocks come to life. Half of the fun of this quilt is matching the fabrics. The other half is the quietness of piecing these hexies together.
Now. Let's see. How many more to go before this is a queen-sized quilt?


crazy for a purple pillow

I'm a bit crazy for purple. And it's funny -- I have found that others either love this color -- or hate it.

I love it. And I love embroidered flowers. And I love the sweet ambience & serenity of this English Country cottage.

I simply printed a pic from a computer image onto muslin that had been ironed onto parchment paper. So easy, although truth be told -> my husband would freak if he knew I was running fabric through our printer.
And then pulling a whole slew of purple fabrics, I built this crazy block by just adding & sewing & cutting & more adding & more sewing & and more cutting purple fabrics.
Then the embellishment begins and ironing on vintage embroidery transfers, I 'planted' a thread garden.

Someday. I will reside in such a place as this.

But for now, it will have just have to be a crazy pillow.


patchwork crochet finish

Do you remember this Star Gazing doily?
I finished it!
The pattern is from Magic Crochet magazine which I am sorry to say -- is no longer published. And the crochet thread is oh, so gorgeous in its vivid aqua-ness.

Too bad we have a small house. I could fill every room with these.


so girly -- once again

Once again we are -- so girly -- here.
Another one of these small carryalls, but for our older teen.

Taking cross-stitch pattern that looked most like her from this book ...

and the deepest blues that mimic the sea....

and a black & white animal print...

a couple of fabric yo-yo's and some ric-rac...

And she's got a brand new bag.