Hydrangea cabinet and table top set

hydrangea tea doily

Wanting to learn free motion quilting, I decided to create place mats and other small-medium size projects to practice on. Quite enjoying the mosaic designs that can be created using border striped fabrics, I went looking for free patterns and … Read more

Physalis, cross-stitch

Physalis cross stitch

Took me several months, but I finally completed this cross-stitch. I love the design and colors, but cross stitch takes me forever.

Purchased on ebay as a kit, it is 18 count, 21cm by 40cm cross stitch kit called Physalis … Read more

Purple Bargello Quilt

purple bargello quilt

This blog page is a brief discussion of how I created my first quilt, my Purple Bargello lap size (60- by 52-inches) quilt.  I assume you are either comfortable with the various stages of creating a quilt, or like me, … Read more

Digging Out Snowman, Bellpull

Digging out snowman

Final finish of 2018!  Digging Out, beaded cross stitch bell pull.  This was a full kit purchased from 123Stitch. Mill Hill’s 2007 Keeping Cool Collection.  Approximate finished size is 2.5 by 5.5-inches.

Digging out ,snowman… Read more

All Aglow lap size quilt

All Aglow quilt

This blog page is a brief discussion of how I created my second quilt, my All Aglow lap size quilt.  I assume you are either comfortable with the various stages of creating a quilt, or like me, you viewed several … Read more

purple pillow cases, machine sewn

purple pillows

My notes for creating pillow cases and decorative stitching (on the cuffs) pillow cases:

14 by 28-inch size pillow forms purchased online from Joanna fabrics.

100% cotton fabric:  Maywood Shadow Play (purple).

Pillow cuff: decorative stitch functionality of my sewing … Read more

Summer 2018, embroidery and stitching

I have greatly been enjoying completing projects and learning something new this summer.

I have been working on two Hardanger and one Bargello designs for the last year and a half. I lose myself in designing and embroidery work. Shame … Read more