Thursday, May 29, 2008

The excitement of new projects

Yes, I have a basket full of stitching WIPs.....
Yes, I have hangers and racks full of quilt UFOs.....
.....but there is such an excitement in starting new projects which makes me do just that when I should be working on an old one.

My step~father made me two more wooden hornbooks and brought them with him on his visit. I have the first one stained and ready for me to design a new little sampler for it. Part of the fun of these is designing your own front. You can see the first one I made here. I will show you more as it comes along.

This is all I can show you of this project. My stitching list is have a secret swap who's theme is 'Good ol' Summertime'. The swap gift has to be handmade but can be anything. Then we also include a floss in a color that says summertime to us. Once this gift is finished and received, I will share the total photos of it with you so stay tuned.

After our stitching get together, I was just too tired to concentrate on my quilting or stitching. I have been wanting to try making square yoyos for some time now and thought this was a perfect time. It was something I could do without have to really concentrate. For my yoyos, I used a charm pack by Moda. It is 'Dandelion Girl' by Fig Tree Quilts. I love the summer look of these fabrics.

As you can see, the yoyos are ready to be sewn together. I will share a photo of the progress on this project with you next week.

In the meantime, my blogging friend Carolien is coming over this morning so I must be off. We are going to stitch and chat over tea and lunch. I hope you have an inspiring and productive Thursday!


Elizabethd said...

Have a lovely stitching day, there's nothing like sewing with a friend!

Nancy said...

Yes, new projects are very exciting! Beautiful hornbook and fabrics and yo-yos! I can't wait to see what you will make with the yo-yos. Have fun with Carolein!

Nancy said...

Hi Heidi:
I am going to Amish Country with my cousin Louise today. That is always a fun time for me. I am still stitching the same project and also reading. Nora Roberts gets me everytime. I found another new paperback by her so yes, I bought it.
I'll be waiting to see what you put on the hornbook.
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Have a nice time with your friend stitching,sounds like fun.I like your square yo yo's must have a go at those.The dandelion girl fabric is very pretty

Susan in SC said...

I just love your crafts! You are always an inspiration! Susan

Joanne said...

I love the square yo-yos! I never would have thought of doing that, but what a great idea for charm packs (and I have lots of them sitting here on my shelves!). I might have to give this a try. But, right now I need to think of something to make for our Christmas in July swap on the holiday list, so I'll do that first. Or... this might have given me an idea. Hmmmm.
Hugs, Joanne :)

angelasweby said...

Your little hornbooks are lovely. The other one you made with the little sampler on was so pretty sitting on your bookshelves, i am looking forward to seeing what you do with this one.

I love your little yo yos they always remind me of when i was a little girl. My auntie made me a dress and made some to trim it with :>)
Pretty fabrics too!
Hugs, Angela