Tuesday, July 12, 2011

First Crazy Quilt Block

I don't quilt or I should say know the right way to do it and I've always liked the look of crazy quilting. So yesterday, I took a class from Cindy who owns Hooked On Quilting here in Fayetteville. It was a little easier than I thought it would be, but I'm not finished yet. It is an 8 1/2" block. This is it now before the stitching and embellishing.

 I need to go thru and see what I have in the way of trims and laces, then get my threads and beads out to start stitching.I may leave this as a single block and finish it off or frame it. Time to decide that when it is complete.
Cindy suggested I go home and make another block while it was fresh to me but Sophie wanted my attention the rest of the day.

As far as the stitching is going I've been working on my SAL's. I have next parts to the  Romantique Sampler so I'm doing that and I've just got the July block for the 12 of Hearts BOM. The SAL with Yiota's Cross Stitch on Facebook is going slow , not even thru page 1 yet.
I did another ATC swap for July, I have it ready to mail, I haven't received mine from June yet. I was told it was on its way but Canada was having a postal strike. Will have to wait and see.
Well, I have to pick up my granddaughter, she's going to visit for a couple of days.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Star Sampler Part 6

I hope everyone is having a great 4th of July. Hubby and I are having a nice quiet day at home. I've been stitching and he's been grilling and working on landscaping the front of the house.
I was a little late in getting part 6 of this, but it went very fast today so here it is,
 I got started on another SAL, the other day but no pics yet. It is The Tree of Life by Klimt. Yiota's cross stitch on Facebook is hosting that one.
I'm also waiting to get the next part of the Romantique Sampler, probably next week. I also found another SAL today, reading blogs lead me to it.This is it  SAL Guimauve et Violette and you can find it here.
I may start it. I really need to stay off the computer. LOL 

Friday, July 1, 2011

This is the Life....

What better way to spend a hot afternoon, lounging on the love seat on the porch.



Time for the TU SAL pic, so here it is,