Thursday, July 28, 2011


I totally forgot to post about my winning!  I posted a comment on this post a few months back and I won this cute handmade wallet!  I love it. 
I went onto the Moda Bake Shop website just now and saw my wallet and it reminded me that I haven't blogged about it.  So here I am, holding my wallet up to the picture on the website.  Isn't it cute?
I've been working on my embroidery.  I saw on some website (I can't remember which) to try embroidering on a printed fabric.  So that is what I've been embroidering on.

It's been fun trying out different embroidery stitches while doing this.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Bliss Quilt

I'm all done with the quilt from  "The Practical Guide To Patchwork" by Elizabeth Hartman!  In the book, the name of it is Little Leaves.  Since I made the leaf appliques all with Bliss by Moda charm squares, I think I'll call it my Bliss Quilt.  For the quilting, I just quilted a quarter inch on each side of the square seams.  I didn't want to take away from the appliqued leaves.

         And here's the back.  I just did the same as what the book suggested.

                                             Here's a close-up of the binding.
It now sits on the back of the couch in my craft room.   I think it adds a nice touch.
And, as you can see, Lady Liesl, once again, approves. :)

Here's what I've been knitting.  Nothing exciting.  Just some simple baby beanies that will be donated to a local hospital.  I like to knit these while I listen to my knitting and quilting podcasts.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


This is what I've been doing.  I've taken up embroidery and I really like it!  I went to Google images and found this cute picture of yarn and knitting needles. I printed it out and traced it onto the fabric and embroidered it using a backstitch.

And then framed it.

Here's what my craft room is looking like.  It's a continuous work in project.

I stenciled the word onto the wall and that is fabric bunting above it.   

I really need to get going with my kaleidoscope quilt.  I still haven't finished cutting all the triangles yet and the QAL is over!  Yikes!  I'm going to make an attempt to finish by 8/5 so I can be entered into the drawing for free fat quarters. 
I'll post again today when my camera batteries are charged so I can post pics of Lady Liesl and stuff I've been knitting. 

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Craft Room!

I finished my In Color Order warm-cool quilt-along wall hanging!  It was quick to put together.  And now it's hanging on my wall.

I have been working on changing our guest bedroom, slash, office into a craft room.  I decided to paint the walls a turquoise blue, with red accents.  I have this adorable blog to blame for my new color obsession. 
I have always wanted a fancy chandelier and now I finally have my new craft room!
 The color theme for my craft room is aqua/turquoise and red.  (BTW, is there a difference between aqua and turquoise?)   It still needs more work, but this is what I have done so far.

And here's Lady Liesl taking a nap on the couch of the craft room.
Isn't she adorable?