Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sew Savvy

Last Saturday I went to Sew Savvy at Hi Fashion.  Following are some pictures of show and tell items brought by the members of the group.  Pretty awesome!  Like these American Girl doll clothes!

A machine embroidered Easter egg!

These travel bags are amazing. I'm tempted to make one - it's a class offered at Hi Fashion. But... I need to finish some other projects first...

By the way - HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!!!!  I hope you're wearing GREEN :)

These feathers were quilted with rulers - what??

Hope you have a great day!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Busy Week!

It has been a busy week!  Partly because I've been working on Woodland Whimsy and trying to get all that I could done on it before my final finishing packet arrives sometime next week.
Following are some pictures of the embroidery I've been adding in the sashing and setting areas.

Below is a picture of what the top half looks like so far.  This has been a really fun project to work on and I'm getting excited to finish it!

Hope you all have a great weekend and squeeze in a little quilting time!!

Monday, March 12, 2018


My daughters enjoyed a painting day together this past weekend!  Looks like a ton of fun and their artwork is beautiful!  I'm a proud Mama :)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Little Bits

Wednesday I went to my miniature quilt group meeting - the Little Bits. Besides great company and show and tell (see Susan's art quilt above!), June taught everyone how to make these Wonky Stars.  Always a fun time with this group!!

June is really a fantastic teacher.  She puts a lot of time into the preparation and makes everything very clear and understandable.  She teaches classes for Sunset Slope Quilter's Rendezvous and everyone raves about them :)

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Woodland Whimsy

I am starting to fill in the sashing spaces on my Woodland Whimsy quilt. It's a lot harder to embroidery in the middle of a quilt rather than just on an individual block!  I am happy with the way it's turning out though :)

Now here is a smile to brighten your day!!  Have a good one :)

Thursday, March 8, 2018

EGA Show and Tell

There are always great Show and Tell pieces at the Embroidery Guild.

This small piece (about six inches square) is made entirely of French knots with a single strand of embroidery floss!  Amazing...

This is an interesting piece where the stitcher chose a different stitch and a different color for temperatures in Grand Junction in the 100's, 90's, 80's etc. She averaged each weekly temperature for one year and stitched it in for that week. You can see in the piece on the left that we had more warm days that cool or cold days in GJ during 2017.  2018 is shaping up to be much the same!
I believe Jeanne made these pieces and the one pictured above.

Two wonderful pillows!  My granddaughter would love this one :)

Two wool mats - designed by Laura.  One was made by her and the other by Joan.

These next two pieces were also made by Joan.  This rabbit is teeny tiny!  Maybe two inches square!

Some bead work...

A beautiful quilt gifted to one of the members by a friend and a quilt, below, made by Val!

It's always fun to see and be inspired by others' creations!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018


Yesterday at the Embroidery Guild I took a class on Japanese Temari.  I've been wanting to try this for a long time and was so glad to finally have the opportunity! I bought a book about it awhile back but there is nothing like a class being offered to get you motivated.
Temari balls are a form of Japanese folk art.  The balls were traditionally made by mothers and gifted to their children on New Years Day. The brilliant colors and threads are symbolic of wishing the recipient a brilliant and happy life.  Also the mothers would place a small piece of paper with a good will wish for her child inside the wrapped layers of the ball.

The balls pictured here were all made by our teacher Barbara.  They're so beautiful!

The design below is the one we worked on in class yesterday.  I'll be sure to post a picture when I finish mine!