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Slow Sunday Stitching

“October is the opal month of the year. It is the month of glory, of ripeness. It is the picture-month.”    – Henry Ward Beecher

 

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

 

I am a happy camper!  I actually finished a block in just one week!  Ha, ha!

Block 17 done!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 17

The pattern, and my Google searches, show the embroidery being done with a running stitch, or a backstitch.  I chose to embroider with a stem stitch.  

I don’t know why.  But there ya have it.

Onto Block 18!

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 18

Just three more blocks to go, and the embroidery portion of Aunt Bea’s Parlor will be finished!  Woohoo!

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click on the link, and check out the projects that others are working on!  Maybe you’ll be inspired to relax with some slow stitching, too!

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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

 

“Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that – one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

 

I am still slowly; very, very slowly, stitching blocks from the Aunt Bea’s Parlor pattern.

I have finished block number 16.  

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 16

Onto block number 17.

Aunt Bea's Parlor - Block 17

Progress is happening!

Slowly.

I am linking up with Kathy’s Quilts Slow Sunday Stitching.  Click on the link, and check out the projects that others are working on!

This and That

I was blessed to have my son, and his family, visit for their spring break.  I had to work, but we managed some time together.

One of the things that we did, was to take a little walk around Old Marcus

Every year, Lake Roosevelt is drawn down, and reveals the old site.  One can see the crumbling town foundations that are normally under water.

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My granddaughter has a little sewing project going when she visits.

Alyssa's Kitty Cushion

The kitty will become a cushion, but it is slow progress since we don’t live close to each other.

The family has gone back home, and I have spent the morning making small design boards.  This small project has been on my to-do list for a long time.

Mini Design Boards

I used pieces of scrap foam core and batting to make mine.

They range from 9″ to 15″ square.

Mini Design Boards

I used the tutorial from Bee in my Bonnet.  These are useful little boards!

April OMG 2017 Goal

Judy, at Patchwork Times, announced #1 as the UFO goal for April.

I shall be working on #3 as that is the number called for in January, and I worked on #1.  Oops.

My goal for the month, then, is to make shopping bags.

One Monthly Goal - Grocery Sacks

My thought is to incorporate some orphan blocks into the project.

This should be fun and easy.

I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts at One Monthly Goal.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

Tammy Silvers, from Tamarinis,  invited me to participate in the Island Batik Coastal Mist Blog Hop.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

This is my first blog hop and I have had a great time! Thank you, Tammy!

*Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to enter a fun giveaway!

The fabrics that I chose to use from this sea breezy collection are beautiful and vibrant!  My photos do not do them justice!

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

I’ve showcased the fabrics with a table runner.

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

 

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

I used Aurifil 50 wt. for the piecing.  Aurifil 50 wt. and WonderFil 80 wt. Deco-Bob were used for the machine quilting.

Aurifil/Wonderfil

 

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

 

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

 

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

If you are an EQ7 user, and you would like to have the project file for the Sea Breeze table runner, simply click on my Freebies Tab at the top of the blog.  You will find a link that will take you to Dropbox, where you can download the project file for free.  No need to have an account with Dropbox.

Sea Breeze Tablerunner

I also made a cute little fabric basket from the scraps.

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

 

Coastal Mist Blog Hop

 

Listed are the dates and participants of the Coastal Mist Blog Hop.  Have fun!

January 23 Tammy Silvers blog and website
January 24 Jessica Stewart of Izzy & Ivy Designs
January 25 Susan Emory of Swirly Girls Design
January 26 Connie Campbell of Freemotion by the River
January 27 Katie Laughridge of Live Originally
January 28 Julie Stocker of Pink Doxies
January 29 Linda Pearl of One Quilting Circle
January 30 Laura Conowitch of LC’sCottage
January 31 Cheryl Schenck  of Unspooled
February 01 Marian Pena of Seams To Be Sew
February 02 Vanessa Fromm of Fabric Confetti
February 03 Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
February 04 Erin/Aurifil of Aurifil

Click on the link below to enter to win a Coastal Mist Precut Bundle giveaway! (Link expires when the blog hop ends.)

Siggy Doll

I have wanted to make the Siggy doll since I received the premiere issue of Soft Dolls and Animals in 1997.

Umm…yes…1997.  I was going to make the doll for my daughter.  Somehow, time has gotten away from me.

So, I have made two dolls…one for each granddaughter.

Siggy Doll

I think I lost my mind!  I thought that it would be fun to alter the simple pattern a bit.

I have a new respect for doll makers!

Siggy Doll

I tried making bendable fingers…that was tough.

Siggy Doll

I tried making toes.  That was tough.

Siggy Doll

Worst of all was the hair.  Whatever was I thinking?!  Hot glueing a bunch of tangled, curly hair was tremendously boring and tedious for me! 

Oh nooooo…I couldn’t just buy a wig…or make one.  I had to glue this stuff by individual strands.

Sometimes, I am an idiot.

These dolls have more hair than Cousin Itt!

Siggy Doll

I shall be making a dress outfit for each doll.

Should be a piece of cake.

Country Roads Quilt Block Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I showed the Country Roads Quilt Block in straight set quilt designs.

Country Roads Quilt Block

Today, let’s look at the block set on point.

Here it is set side by side and on point:

Country Roads On Point Set

The next sets are also on point, but the Country Roads block has been set with simplified versions of it as well.

Country Roads On Point Set

Country Roads On Point Set

Country Roads On Point Set

I think my border choice needs work, but that is just personal preference (as are many, if not most, aspects of art).