Category Archives: Embroidery

February OMG Goal

Patchwork Times announced February UFO goal number 9 which happened to be a threadplay project for me:

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I decided it needed some ‘spark’, so I added gold thread to the ribbon.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I am using Sulky rayon thread for the free motion embroidery.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I used a simple meandering loop (with Sulky rayon thread) for the free motion quilting.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

Leftover fabric was used to piece the backing.

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

I am happy to have this one finished!

One Monthly Goal - Threadplay

It has already been gifted!

I have spent the rest of the month continueing scrap control.

Scrap Bags

I feel like I’ve gotten a hold of Mary Poppins’ carpetbag; my little scrap bags seem very deep!  Ha, ha!

However, I am gaining a whole lot of useable strip sizes…all neatly stored and ready to use.  I feel so much better!

Just the reds, pinks, purples and browns to sort.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times and One Monthly Goal.

Slow Sunday Stitching

I haven’t accomplished a lot with my slow Sunday stitching goals but, then, I guess that is the point, isn’t it?  Slow and steady wins the race!

I have finished embroidering Block 7 from Aunt Bea’s Parlor.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 7

On to Block 8.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 8

I have done some embroidery on Block 8, but I don’t have a photo of the progress. 

Not a lot will be done today. 

I have a movie date with Hubby!

I am linking up with Kathy Quilts.  Check out the other slow stitchers that are linking up there!

Slow Sunday Stitching

Kathy, at Slow Sunday Stitching, is keeping me on a wonderful, relaxing pace.

I have finished Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

Here are the first six completed blocks:

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Onto block 7.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 7

And I am continuing to  work on scrap control.

The black, gray and white scrap bags are sorted and cut into various usable strips.

I am sorting the green scrap bag.

Scrap Bags

What a tedious job.

Scrap Bags

Please don’t let me allow my scraps to take over ever again!

Slow Sunday Stitching

“In emerald tufts, flowers purple, blue and white;
Like sapphire, pearl, and rich embroidery,
Buckled below fair knighthood’s bending knee;
Fairies use flower for their charactery.”
― William Shakespeare

Continuing on with blocks from Aunt Bea’s Parlor. 

This is my Slow Stitching Sunday project for as many Sundays as it takes.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished embroidering Block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

On to Block 6.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 6

It’ll be a good Super Bowl project.

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

“What are you doing?”
“I’m darning a sock,” he said, holding it up to show me.
“What’s that lump inside?”
“A sock egg.”
“A sock egg? I didn’t know socks hatched from eggs.”
“Only the best ones do. I can’t wear the cheap kind, the ones that grow on trees. They give me blisters.”
― Polly Shulman, The Grimm Legacy   

 

I am working on some mending that I have long procrastinated on.  Nobody cares, least of all myself.  Ha, ha! 

What else is happening this Sunday?

I continue to work on Aunt Bea’s Parlor for Slow Stitching Sunday.  There are 20 blocks, so this is a long-term project.

I have finished block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Next up, block 5.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 5

I am linking up with Kathy at Slow Sunday Stitching.

Slow Sunday Stitching

Today is Slow Stitching Sunday.

Before I sit in my easy chair, I am planning to try a new-to-me recipe.  I am making a No-Knead Crusty White Bread recipe (King Arthur Flour website)  that I pinned to My Pinterest Bread Board.  The dough is in the refrigerator, ready for baking later.

I will also spend some time free motion quilting on Aunt Sukey Spins Off , my January 2017 UFO Goal.

After these activities, I’ll be ready for my easy chair.

I’m still embroidering Aunt Bea’s Parlor, block 4.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 4

Happy Sunday!

Jenny of ELEFANTZ

I’d like to give a shout out to Jenny Reynolds of Elefantz Designs.

I have followed Jenny’s blog for some time.  She is not only a talented Aussie stitcheries designer, but a very encouraging and inspirational sister in the Lord.

Jenny shares God’s grace in very special ways.  She has many sweet and uplifting patterns available in her Craftsy shop.  She also offers a monthly Stitchery Club.

Today, Jenny is showing her generosity by offering a free eBook of 20 Christian themed patterns.

Elefantz Designs

Check out Jenny’s blog…you’ll be glad you visited her!