Wednesday, July 23, 2014

More Lace....

Working on lovely lace once again...I had forgotten how much I loved working with this technique...
adding lovely knots to cascade on this piece...
 another lovely piece I am working on...these come together so quickly and are such a joy to work on...adding stitch is so relaxing...
 my ledger is going to be full of lovely samples when I am through with these...unless I decide to take them further and make something with them...undecided for now...
this one needs to be damp stretched before I can stitch more onto the surface...lovely bumpy bits...
another lovely shot of my work table today...I have spent the day with lovely fabric bits, lace and thread...I am a happy girl indeed...
Wendy

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blocks for Bliss

I have crocheted the first block of four for Bliss's blanket...she was in a block swap in one of her groups a while back and she had some that never came in the mail...so I volunteered to make her some blocks so she could finish her blanket...this is the first one...it is made with the grit stitch which is a very easy stitch to do...each block is 12 inches by 12 inches...her blanket will be so pretty when complete...
Wendy

Saturday, July 19, 2014

FNSI The Results

 For FNSI I worked on my lace piece...I added french knots, bullions and blanket stitch lace...
 I love how this sample is turning out...a bit of color in the knots to go with the snippets I have on the lace...
 I had intended this for my round table cloth I am making, but added the color before I thought about it...so this will be a working sample for my ledger instead...
Time always flies by when I am working on these pieces...hope to have it finished soon...now I off to put more knots on this while I have a few moments to do so...I am linking up here if you would care to go see what everyone else got up to on Friday night...
Wendy

Remake....

I am in a swap that takes place over six months...for some reason my first package did not arrive at its new home...this is my remake for my partner...something for the Sewing Room...
I made an armrest sewing caddy and a scissor keep....
I also included two embroidery thread spools and some hexagon templates that I punched out with my new tool...another parcel is heading its way there as well for something for the Laundry...the next project is for the bedroom and I am already drafting it out I sure hope my partner will like it...until next time,
Wendy

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Playing...

Playing with lace again...this time I am extending the play with methods taught by Karen in her class Lace Paper Cloth and Stitch...making different surfaces to embellish with stitch is always fun...these are waiting for stitch embellishment to happen...
The pink and blue metalic bits are vintage ribbon that I cut and used to add some color and texture...
 Every time I use this method I fall deeper in love with the process..I actually lose myself into the making of this cloth that I forget time all together...I guess that is a good thing when you are working on something you love...
The above not so good pic of the back of the larger work...sometimes I fall in love with the back as well...
 I have not had time at the machine in a couple of weeks to just sit and play, so this felt good to be able to take the time and play a bit and make something just for me...
Off to stitch on this beautiful cloth now...I may add some sre to these as well...we shall see...
Wendy

Friday, July 4, 2014

4th...

Happy 4th of July to all my blogging friends who celebrate our big day of Freedom!...I am so glad that I live in a land of free people...we are not perfect by no means, but we are free, which is such a blessing...I also want to take a moment and thank those who are far from home that are serving our country...may your day be blessed and filled with the knowledge that all you have sacrificed for freedom is much appreciated...
Wendy
ps...remember that tonight is FNWF....

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bloggy Mail....

 Look what arrived in my mail box this week...this is the card she sent...I am so very excited...I had commented on a post about the wonderful work that Suz was doing with her gellie plates...
And the back is as beautiful as the front...so I can swap it from time to time if I want...the front is my favorite though...notice the hexagon hiding in there...
the designs were great and fun...I also commented on her lovely block that she is working on...she does the most amazing tatting...she also included several runs of Josephine knots for me...
I am so thrilled with my card, the larger piece which I am going to frame for the sewing room and the tatting that she made for me...thank you so much Suz...I love them all...
Wendy

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Block...

I started on another POTC block...this one is coming out pretty as well...I have two more cut and ready to go...a great distraction from my other handwork...
Wendy

Monday, June 30, 2014

TaDa.....

I am so loving this block...it turned out way better than I thought...the colors and patterns on the fabric are so gorgeous...a closeup of the center which is fussy cut...
The colors are awesome...lovely purples, greens with hints of red and a touch of turquoise...sigh.....I just love it....
I already have another one cut and ready to piece this coming week...I have no idea what these will become as of yet...it could possibly be a quilt down the road...we shall see...maybe a table runner....hmmmmm...plenty of time to decide as I am just enjoying the process of making these lovely blocks when the mood hits...it is a nice break from all the stars, hexies and yoyo's that have taken over my life lately...see you next time...linking up at Life Under Quilts....
Wendy

Friday, June 27, 2014

Have You...

Seen these lovely blocks floating around blogland and pinterest? They are called Lucy Boston, Patchwork of The Crosses and they are ever so lovely...This is my first one I will be sewing together on tonight...whats on your agenda for tonight? I will be back tomorrow on this post with a pic of the finished block, see you then...
Wendy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Under the Machine...

Quilting is about to commence on this little 12 inch mini...soon to be flying off to its new home...this is for the 12 inch Mini Club hosted by Cheryl here...is this coming to live with you? I used Jazmine's flops as a pattern and in exchange I am also making one for her room as well...off to quilt this up and package it for mailing off tomorrow afternoon...
Wendy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nest....

Builders of this kind are not allowed on our property...too many in the family that are deathly allergic...
these bad boys were removed this past weekend...there were hundreds inside packed in like sardines...that one in the corner looks like he is peeking out the world...
A bit of fuel and these evil hornets went to hornet heaven...so glad to be rid of them...now the yard is safe once again...
Wendy

Monday, June 23, 2014

FNSI...The Results

I am late in posting my results from the FNSI for this month...first up I worked a few more rows on the knitted shawl I am working on...this is being worked on huge needles to give it a loosely woven fabric...as it is a basic knit I am doing well...yay for me....next up...
I worked on my klosjes again as it has been a while since I made any new ones...three more to the stack...and I now have a large stack ready to sew together...
Finally more yoyo's cut and ready to go...these are easy to sew, just have been put on the back burner as I was bored with making them...this project will take a huge amount of these, so I consider it a long time work in progress...no hurry, it will get done when done...what did you get up to? You can go here to see what everyone else did during the sew in...
Wendy

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Playing With....

Snippet cloth again...I am loving how this is coming along...even on its own it is looking like a crazy quilt...how awesome is that!:) 
I am so happy about this outcome...this piece will be large to be sure, but will be cut up and used in the crazy quilt I am making for my final project in Alchemy with Karen Ruane...I will forever call this "Crazy Snippet Cloth" in honor of crazy quilts...one more peek at my lovely cloth in progress...
On this past Saturday the hubs and I went to a local charity shop and look what I found...
These are 100% linen table mats and napkins...eight in total...these are vintage but new in the package...just beautiful and I could not pass them up, so they came home with me...
There are eight of each...the table mat is 20 inches wide and 19 1/2 inches tall...the napkins are 20 inch squares....just lovely...the weight and feel of these table linens are so wonderful...I have plans to use these in a future wrapping cloth...
I am sure these will be finding their way into several projects along the way...I also came across this spool of vintage trim...
the pic does not do it justice...it is a deep chocolate brown color and so very rich looking...I am thinking this is embroidery anglaise but am not sure...there are about 20yds here...I am off to work some more on my crazy snippet cloth so I can start piecing together the actual project...keep calm and stitch on,
Wendy

P/S...don't forget FNSI is this Friday, which for us in the states is tomorrow...do go here and sign up if you have not already done so...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

And Then There Were Two....

I had no idea that these dolls would be addictive...but they are...I have finished another one which I am calling "Off To The Ball"...
she is made with vintage lace as well as new lace, ribbons and beading...her over skirt is made of ruched tulle that sparkles and her skirt is fuller than the first one I made...she is my favorite of the two I have made...I am thinking of one in red/black lace...
such glorious sunshine today after two weeks of rain every single day...I could not resist these lovely clouds in the sky...
Coy gave me this lovely little basket of flowers for Mother's day and it has been in bloom all this time...lot's of little blooms ready to burst forth...and the roses are beautiful and still blooming...off to work on some snippet cloth as I am making a really large piece so that I can cut it up to use in a crazy block...I am really enjoying the process of making this cloth...talk soon...
Wendy

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lace, Scrim and Images

Blogger is not playing nice and my pic below is turned to the side...sorry about that...
I made this lovely doll using the tutorial I found here on Lilla's blog and it comes together quickly and is very satisfying to have a finished project in a short amount of time...Lilla has some very pretty projects on her blog...she also has a you tube channel with some of her tuts...this is the one for the paper doll with lace....
I had so much fun making my doll and I plan to make more of these in the future...now go on over and have a look see at Lilla'a blog, you will be so glad that you did...you can also find Lilla's other projects at the link listed below for youtube...
 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs_Lr971GHcEGb4NUJr2IBA
Enjoy,
Wendy

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