Surprise lily is appropriately named as they are truly a surprise to see each year. I often notice them blooming in someone else's yard then go home to find that mine have shot up to over 2 feet tall over night and are in full bloom also.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
Just heard this morning that this is the 10th heaviest snowy winter season for our area. It just doesn't seem to want to end even though it is now March. What better way to spend a cold, snowy Sunday than in my comfy chair stitching. I continue to work (and rework) this pillow top and I'm pleased with the results. A few more touches then ready to make it into a pillow. The size is somewhat odd 15" x 15" plus the sides so will now search for the pillow form to finish the project. I was not pleased with the daisy wreath in the top left section so reworked it yesterday using Brazilian embroidery stitches to wrap each petal. It added some dimensional depth to the piece. What do you think?
Monday, January 27, 2014
I started 2014 like many of my crazy quilting friends....feeling like it was time to clean and organize my sewing room. I took some photos but don't want to show how really bad it was stacked. The good thing about having a sewing room is that I can just shut the door and leave it in what I call organized chaos. Others would call it a mess. During my organizing and cleaning I admitted to my husband that I may have a hoarding problem. I was seeing some of the signs but I'm not quite convinced yet. He laughed. I found too many UFO's that I had good intentions of completing.
I saw this quilt made up in a Branson shop and really liked it. I want to work crazy quilting into the piecing of the embroidered blocks.
This is a purse that I worked on during a crazy quilt retreat in O'Fallon. I really like it but again haven't gotten it completed. But I will soon. Stay tuned for my progress.
I have been home for a few days and decided that the cq pillow would be my first project to complete.
I am pleased with the results so far; I have a hard time deciding when enough is enough. So many great ideas and stitches to incorporate into each piece. It is so nice to have my trims, buttons, beads, and fibers organized. Made it easy to pull just the right ones for this project. On a cold day like today can't imagine a better place to be than in my comfortable chair (otherwise known as "the nest") stitching.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A day later than planned but the CQ witches hat is now complete. All names went into a box and out came the winner's name which is Go Crazy With Me.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
I will be wearing my hat on Halloween and it will be fun to see the surprised looks from all. I talk about my crazy quilting hobby and of course everyone thinks I'm making quilts. This will give them a glimpse of the various ways that CQ can be enjoyed. Check back to see photo of completed hat. And it isn't too late to get in on the drawing. Just leave a comment so I can put your name in the hat.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A few more stitches then will seam the top, add the hat brim and a few buttons and trims to finish.
It has been a beautiful weekend and much was accomplished. Couldn't just stay inside and stitch all week end. Flower beds were cleaned up, hay was hauled and put away in the barn and some baking done. Along with the usual week end chores it has been a busy few days and gone by way too fast.