Friday, March 30, 2007
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
For March and April, we are doing a procrastination challenge on my stitching list. It does not even mean finishing a project, but getting out something you have been putting off and working on it.
I have a couple of things I want to do for this challenge. One was to get out this stitched freebie that had been sitting in a basket with the fabrics waiting to be sewn into a project bag. I am so happy that I finished it and wonder why I did not do it long ago! It only took me a couple of hours and now I can use it for my small stitching projects like my monthly pinkeeps. This is much nicer to hold my stitching than a plastic ziploc bag, isn't it?
The sewing basket and pincushion were gifts designed and handmade by my sister many years ago as a Christmas gift. As my sister passed away a good number of years ago, these are items I very much cherish.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
There is lots of talk of hornbooks once again in the stitching world. I thought it would be fun to share mine with you. I stitched this up as part of a hornbook exhibition for one of my stitching lists back in 2005/2006. I used various alphabets from old Sajou charts and created my own design. It is stitched on unbleached 28 ct. linen 1/1. My step father made the hornbook for me. The black trim was given to me by a friend and I think it is leftover from her making her Dutch national costume. I had lots of fun planning it all out and stitching it.
It was also great fun to read about hornbooks and their place in history. You can read more about them at:
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
This week I went shopping for a day with a friend and finally found a low enough basket to use for my pinkeeps. They look really cute in it but it will not take long for this one to be full.
I am trying to become inspired about making some changes in my quilt studio to make it really me. It is a very functional room but doesn't speak to my creative soul. It has not really become my room since I moved into that space. I want to place either some shelving or a small cupboard above my pine desk (which I love) to display the items I love. This basket will eventually be there too.