Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
The pretty scissors were a find while I was in the Alsace in France this last May on vacation. I really love this pair and was happy to add it to my collection.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." ~~ Clarence Budington Kelland
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
For this pinkeep, I used a scrap of sage green and beige gingham for the back. The satin ribbon on the side is dark blue with both dark blue and light blue bows. I choose to combine blue and green glass head pins to reflect the colors in the stitching. This has turned out to be a very cheerful pinkeep!
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The bed still looks very empty but hopefully it will not take too long to have a few more pillows completed.
I used some of the leftovers scraps of fabric from the quilt to sew the pillow. First I sewed an edge of lace in place and then added one of the green fabrics with little pink roses. This really brings out the colors nicely in the design.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Now slip the cover on the notebook and mark with a straight pin where the second flap will begin. Pin and sew the second flap as shown in the previous step.
Now simply insert your notebook into the cover.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I am running out of a color I am using on my Marquoir and decided to get out the bag of my extra thread to see if I maybe already had it. I was thinking while going through this bag once again how rediculous it was. I knew there were colors in there I still needed to add to my thread boxes even. I am now going through them all this week and placing thread on cards that are almost empty or new colors I needed to add to the boxes. I am also going to search for a list of the DMC threads so I can mark down what I have and how many extras I now have to avoid having to search for them. I think I will seperate the extras into small ziploc bags according to numbers to make it easier to locate one when needed.
I am spending long weekends with a good stitching friend who is on vacation with her husband up near our cottage. We always talk about how good it feels just to look in our thread boxes at all these luscious colors. When you get home at the end of the month and read this Sonja, you will know I was thinking of you while organizing!
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
When I arrived home on Monday from the cottage, there was an envelope waiting for me on the doormat. It was a "just because" present from my mother. Look at the wonderful buttons. I have some ideas to use them already.
She also sent along some pins and the fabric and DMC thread to make her redwork squares for her quilt. She asked me to make her a quilt using redwork between squares of red fabric. The redwork is being done by family members and a few special friends she has asked to participate. Everyone will draw something special to remind her of them. I know what I am doing but have to sit and work on the drawing now. I will be making a square in memory of a few people who are very dear to my mother but no longer with us ~ my father, sister, grandmother and one of my aunts.