Monday, September 15, 2014
I have scoured the internet looking for a wool company that hand dyes wool in both primitive and contemporary colors. I have always loved both styles very much. When it comes to wool, primitives really dominate the market. And it is understandable, because the latest surge of interest in wool and wool projects has mainly come from primitive artists. I do love primitives, especially the historic reference that is evident in the style. But I am happy by nature, and I have trouble staying within the darker colors of that palette.
I gotta be me!
But I digress,
I have recently found a wonderful little company called In The Patch Designs, that dyes both prims and beautiful contemporary brights, and even pastels(almost impossible to find!) I was so excited when I started working with their wools I decided to offer them to you in my Etsy Shoppe!
And look at how cute they are packaged, with coordinating buttons!
So pop on over and have a look. I am sure you will find a bundle or two that you can't resist!
I know I did!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
I belong to a wonderful quilt guild. It has almost 300 members and it is vibrant and active. We bring in national teachers every year, and there are tons of little quilt Bee's of every type, buzzing around all the time. Right now I only belong to one Bee-it is called Bee Woolie. It is a wool applique Bee, and let me tell you, the members are very talented!
We have been slowly working our way through Sue Spargo's stitch book:
If you are not familiar with Sue Spargo, run,...don't walk over to her website and FEAST YOUR EYES!
Seriously, she is some kind of EMBROIDERY GODDESS!
Anyhow, this month it was my turn to teach a stitch, so I "learned myself" the Van Dyke stitch!
I started a sampler to put all of my practiced stitches on. And I have to say, I'm obsessed with it! It is all I have worked on the last two days! Today I am driving to Designer's Desk to buy more fibers!! and I'm scouring the internet looking for more WOOL!
Here is my sampler so far:
I am so inspired!
Some of the stitches used: buttonhole, pekinese stitch, crested chain stitch, fly stitch, whipped woven circle, threaded running stitch, Tete de Bouf stitch, pistil stitch, woven picot, and French knots!
I found Sue Spargo's CLASS on Craftsy!!
I immediately signed up, and I'm sitting on my hands over here waiting for my luscious kit of supplies to arrive in the mail!!
This is the project:
Be still my heart!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Good morning friends!
Here is a companion piece to my free Little Bunny stitchery that was offered earlier in the week.
Isn't she cute!
I like her little leggies!
She is available for instant download here at my Craftsy Shop.
This is such a quick stitch-you can do it in 1 night! The design measures about 5" by 3", so it's perfect size to put on little handmades for baby-a little bag, or bib or burp cloth!
The sky is the limit!
I think I'm going to put it on a little puse I'm making for Amy. She loves putting things in and taking them out!
Don't you just love babies?