Thursday, January 9, 2014

Back? Not Quite Yet

Actually, I'm not fully back... still need at least one more week ;-).
This break was not as refreshing as I thought it was going to be so I'll be extending it a bit.
In the meantime I leave you with my completed Doll Sampler (pattern by Charlotte Lyons). I need to start stitching another one. They will both be turned into throw pillows for my princesses' rooms. This one is the one that belongs to my oldest. My youngest's will most likely have lighter colors.

I've also been re-arranging my Summer Stitching Club 
(by Mollie Johansen/Wild Olive).

At first I finished the top of the table mat following the instructions of the pattern, however I didn't have the need for a table mat and since I've been meaning to make both of my girls lap quilts I thought this was the perfect opportunity.

For now, probably, my oldest will be getting a quilt made by a combination of the Summer Stitching Club with the Winter Stitching Club and my youngest will be getting a quilt made with a
combination of the Autumn Stitching Club with the upcoming Spring Stitching Club.
This is still tentative, I may just end up using Winter for oldest dd and Spring for my youngest... and make myself one with Autumn and Summer... LOL. I'll see! 
English Paper Piecing (aka: EPP) is so addicting... I truly enjoy it, especially when it is mixed with embroidery! I'm currently running an EPP fever :-). I'm kind of behind with the stitching of Autumn and Winter, hoping to catch up soon.

I've also made progress on my Barney Park Sampler,... more than what this picture shows.
Currently I have stitched all the way to where the 3 flowers below the window are.


I started with Mrs. Maggie Rabbit (pattern by Alicia Paulson).
Again, more progress than with this picture shows. Here you see me about to start cutting the pattern pieces for one of the three bunnies. Currently I'm already almost done with sewing together one of the three. The first one I'm making will be for me,... it's my test-run one ;-).

Finally, got some premium muslin for a simple lap quilt I will like to make for my mother. It will consist on 8" or 9" blocks stitched with a variety of mix-n-match designs from my Aunt Martha's Transfer Pattern collection that I recently blogged about. 
This one I will like to start by February.

This particular quilt will be on the top of my list once February arrives. Everything else, I'm afraid will fall on the back burner, at least for a while. There are two other projects that I will like to make progress on. I'm referring to my Epic Alphabet (pattern by Sublime Stitching) and my Daisychain ABC Sampler (pattern by Alicia Paulson) but we'll see. So much to stitch so little time.

My spirituality, family, friends, health and enriching goals come first so all these projects will be worked on as time and life permits.

Until next time!


  1. Lovely! I haven't stitched one stitched of ANY of the Wild Olive hexies! I just haven't had the time. Yours looks great. Hope you are well!!

    1. Thanks! They stitch up quickly, putting the project together does require more time. Hope y'all are well too!

  2. I'm really enjoying your blog, since I also love to embroider. And I do think it is SO wonderful of you to give of your time and talent to teach your daughter this craft.

    It's o.k. if you don't always reply to comments; use your time to make more beautiful things. And thank you for visiting my blog; my readers give me the incentive to keep sewing, embroidering, and quilting.2698298

    1. Thanks! Working with our hands bring the greatest satisfaction :-).

  3. What cheerful pieces you are working on! I started my first embroidery project in over a year. It just happens to be a quickie from Wild Olive. Like Minds! Hope your "break" is a blessing.

    1. Thanks! Hope you enjoyed embroidering your project!

  4. Can't wait to see the finished product. Hope you are all well....HUGS!!

    1. Thanks! I sure look forward to finishing it. Hope you and your loved ones are doing well too!

  5. So many delicious hand stitching projects! Thanks for linking up to Slow SUnday Stitching and sharing your creativity!


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