I'm far from a football fan but I'll cheer for the Hawks for my Seattle granddaughter, Ava!! I hope you all enjoy the Super Bowl regardless of team!
This lovely quilt made in 2012 is now in my collection and I want to share some close ups. Lisa did such beautiful and delicate embroidery on this quilt that it needs to be studied to see them all. I see something new every time I look at it, which is often. I hope you take the time to look closely too. I love all of the “cute” spiders and bugs....nothing scary here!! The wonderful ribbon embroidery, the intricate seam treatments, and sparkly spider webs all make me feel so good.
Thank you Lisa!!!
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It’s been almost a year since I’ve blogged. Pat Winter included photos of my quilt in her magazine but thought those of you who may not have purchased the issue would like to see the finished product. It was a slow process but I kept up and now only have a few things left to correct on it when I take it down off the wall. Isn’t it funny how you see things you don’t like when you finish something and they just niggle at your mind!?
I’ll try to do better, but no promises. I just hope you hang in there and check in from time to time.
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It’s November I know, but I just got my October 2012 Journal Project finished and am working on November. I also signed up to do the 2013 CQJP. It will help me to stay motivated to keep going. I will probably have to continue with this quilt in order to get it finished. I do have an idea for my next crazy quilt project so I hope with my lack of posting I haven’t lost your interest. Please stay tuned!
Earlier this month I received two gorgeous 6" squares from two talented ladies and I couldn't be more pleased.
Carolyn Phillips sent this beautiful Asian inspired square with the focus point being the hand-painted crane in the center. I so wanted to ask her to paint something on my square, as she does such glorious paintings, but I didn't want to influence what she felt like doing. Not only did she send the square, but she also painted these awesome pansies for me to incorporate in another project. Carolyn also included a dragonfly kit which I will add to my 2012 CQJP. I was doing the happy dance when I opened the package.
Marie Alton, who has been my online friend for years, sent me this intricately embroidered square which has to represent hours of work. Her stitching is so delicate and absolutely precise and I so appreciate her for this work of art. Stunning!!! Marie also enclosed a pretty white beaded heart with red picots around the edge for me to use on a future project.
Thank you both so very much!
It's been over a month since I've posted. Summer slows everything down but I haven't come to a total stop. The CQJP is keeping me working at least in small increments. Here is my June installment.
I've also sent out three 6" squares this year. I'll share those photos here and will post the ones I receive in return as they come in.
Heather has done most of the online classes being offered at my web store and has sent photos of her beautiful renditions of several of them for me to share with you. Here are three along with her comments about them.
I enjoyed a wonderful afternoon yesterday working on the "Twisted Waffle Flower". The directions were very good and I am delighted with the final result.
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing the pattern for the butterfly on your April CQJP Block. I copied your pattern and used a Caron Wildflowers thread, I am really happy with how it turned out.
I just wanted to let you know that I enjoyed this Take It Anytime class. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I chose to use it as a CQ seam treatment instead of a bookmark.