Friday, January 31, 2014

Almost All Caught Up

Mandatory rest for a few weeks. Lots of stitching, drawing, reading and listening to upbuilding material. I'm almost caught up with the Winter Stitching Club (pattern by Wild Olive). I'm able to start light house work in 1 or 2 weeks (however I'm doing some already) and I thought that vacuuming, sweeping and mopping was included in that time frame as well but for those 3 chores the actual wait is 6 weeks!!!!!! Thankfully, I have a hubby that is good at housekeeping ;-).

As mentioned before, I will be using practically all the same fabrics as for the Summer Stitching Club. I printed all the tiny patterns that have been released on Sticky Fabri Solvy to speed up (or skip) the transferring process. There is a pair of mittens and a snowman that I need to embroider and stitch hexies for to be completely caught up. Hoping I'll be able to do so by Sunday then I will be ready for the upcoming pattern that will be released on Monday. Linking to Slow Stitching Sunday.

Oh!!! Before I go, I would like to share that there is an embroidery pattern sale, 25% off all patterns until Feb. 4th, 2014 at Yesterday's Charm. The coupon code is on the homepage. I am cutting back on my handicrafts purchases so I treated myself to only one. Not affiliated, just sharing a nice stitchy deal :-)!

Have a great weekend!!!

(PS: Still posting from phone App.)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Summer Stitching Club New-Do

I'm very happy with my Summer Stitching Club new do! Twelve flowers, using the English Paper Piecing method, that will eventually become a lap quilt. Below is a picture of how it looked before the new do and here is the original post of it's beginnings.

Midway on this post there is more on my plans for these EPP hexie flowers just in case you like to know more ;-).

Currently, I'm working on the Winter Stitching Club. Using same fabrics. Will try to post an update on it in a week or so, I have an eventful weekend ahead. I've linked this post to Hexie Weekend.

Oh! Before I go, have you seen the super cute free hexie embroidery pattern that Mollie posted? You have to go there and check it out!

Until Next Time!

PS: [My PC is not working and I'm posting from an App, hopefully it'll go through with no hiccups :-).]

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!

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