March 31, 2014

The Posy Hexi Is Finished Just In Time For The Finish Along

I literally put the finishing stitches onto this quilt early this morning.  But I did finish and I'm so glad that I did it!  Now I can link up to the Finish Along at The Littlest Thistle! This is the second of the two projects I had on my original list.

I simply meandered throughout all the white area and tied the applique pieces with cotton thread.  The temptation was to make it much more complex but I resisted and actually finished it!

This little project, as so many of my projects, did not turn out at all like I originally envisioned.  This gives me the idea to somehow document my original ideas so I can have a comparison when I finally finish them.  I'll do that with the next one.

It started as that little pile up there...and aside from one bit of trouble in the quilting process, was a joy to work on.

The mishap in quilting was my own fault.  My bobbin holder thingy needed cleaning so I cleaned it.  When I put it back together and started quilting again, I got this:

This has happened before to me.  One good thing about this is it is so easy to rip out these kind of stitches.  Almost fun.  Almost.  And only because I enjoy taking out the bobbin thread and being able to pull all the stitches in one very long string out of the front.  So, that's that.

Happy to have finished this and already looking forward to April and the next quarter of the Finish Along!
Hope your projects are going well and your sewing is fun and beautiful!  God bless!

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.~Romans 12:2 NKJV

love, Lisa

March 13, 2014

Goings on and A {Quilty} Bucket List

Hello!  How are you?  Ready for spring yet?  Even with the extreme lack of winter and moisture for that matter, here in California's Central Valley, I am so ready for spring.  I know some of you are still knee deep in snow and all I can say is "I wish I had seen some of it!"  Barely any rain here is making for a severe drought and hard times for the growers here.

Already there are flowers everywhere.  Even on my own front porch.

And a dwarf lemon tree in a pot on the back patio.  We immersed ourselves in yard for a couple of days and it was so nice.  More to come this weekend with the temperatures expected to reach the low 80's!

 Inside the house, more of the same.  Thinking of spring and Easter and new projects in pretty pastels and pearly whites.  After seeing the projects that PrettyByHand has been making from that book up there, well, I had to get it.  So worth it!  I purchased the English version and I want to make each and every project in it.

I would like to start a new embroidery project soon but I have been so very messy in the past with my string that I would like to organize a way to stitch neatly before I begin.  Anyone have any suggestions?

I made a list of quilt projects today after reading some of the link ups at The Tilted Quilt.  I really could have just linked every single quilt from my All Things Quilty Pinterest Board but I did not.  Here is the list with ideas:

~Sampler Quilt -Something like the Green Tea and Sweet Beans by Jen Kingwell
~ Every Project from Yoko Saito's 120 Embroidery Designs
~Medallion Quilt -I haven't found the one yet.
~Red + White Quilt -something traditional
~Modern Quilt -I've never made a really modern quilt but I so want to make this one by Elizabeth of
~Lone Star -I've pinned so many of these and any one of them will do.  Maybe more than one!

And that is it for now but I'm sure this will change sometime.  These are the ones that I have wanted to do for a long while now.  Do you have a list?  I'm linking mine up with the Tilted Quilt!

"But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." ~Matthew 6:33

love, Lisa