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The Widow’s Mite – Part 8

It has been a busy summer, but I have made time to work on The Widow’s Mite.  My original thought was to keep quilting minimal.

So much for my original thought.

I know the angle isn’t great for these photos.  I’ll post better photos when she is finished.  Almost there.

Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.
Part 5 can be found here.
Part 6 can be found here.
Part 7 can be found here.

The Widow’s Mite – Part 7

Details are being added with thread painting.

Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.
Part 5 can be found here.
Part 6 can be found here.

 

This and That – Kitchen and Widow’s Mite Update

Kitchen project update:

Remember that?:

Now it is this:

Remember that?:

Now it is this:

Fresh paint and new hardware.  Check!

Hubby is finishing up the glass cabinet doors, and then on to that floor!

The Widow’s Mite project update:

Applique pieces are being secured with free-motion zig-zag.

When the zig-zagging gets done, then I’ll stitch in some details with thread painting.

Update on the Weeding project:

Not so much.

What’s your progress?

The Widow’s Mite – Part 6

For those of you following the Widow’s progress:

A closer look:

Now the fun of choosing threads:

I like to use Mettler 60 weight cotton embroidery thread.  It is a fine blending thread.  Besides using this thread for fabric portraits, I use it on applique when I am using a satin stitch that I don’t want to shine, or to stand out too much.  It covers beautifully.  I don’t carry this in my shop, but I’m beginning to think that I should.  It is hard to find…at least in my sphere.

Anyone else use Mettler 60 weight cotton embroidery thread?  If you do, I’d love you to leave a comment sharing how you use it.

Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.
Part 5 can be found here.

 

Widow’s Mite – Part 5

For those of you following the progress of The Widow, I haven’t forgotten. 

Spring is here, and that means that I have less time to spend sewing, blogging, etc., because time is needed out in the gardens. 

Not to mention that I want to paint a couple of rooms around here.

But we are all busy.  So, without further excuse, here’s a photo of The Widow’s progress. 

I found a background fabric that I really like!

Part 1 can be found here.
Part 2 can be found here.
Part 3 can be found here.
Part 4 can be found here.