Friday, April 24, 2015

I'll be Out of Town for a couple of weeks.......Tropical Piece of Cake with batiks.....

I've been busy piecing two quilt tops using some tropical colored batiks;I can't seem to stay away from them. The pattern is A Piece of Cake by Thimble Blossoms designed by Camille Roskelley.
They're for my granddaughters, who love fun and color, so these will fit right into their wonderful world. I'm still trying to decide if the tops need borders. The binding will be a Kona turquoise.
That's the fun part, deciding on the details that make each quilt unique.
Happy Friday, stop to enjoy something beautiful!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Strawberry N' Chocolate crazy quilt style sewing kit ....

Strawberry n' Chocolate sewing kit opened out.

Hand embroidery, fern stitch, french knots, etc.

Strawberry N' Chocolate sewing kit made with silks and taffeta is progressing. I've added hand embroidery and vintage mother of pearl buttons and beads.
The red cross stitches remind me of a strawberry patch. My strawberry plants on my patio are producing strawberries! My husband has planted beet seeds and they are coming up already.
We're getting things done around here, how about you?

Inside; felted wool needle keeps, roomy pocket

Wrapped up and tied with crushed velvet ties.

Friday, April 17, 2015

So Excited!! Turned off 'no reply' !!!!

No pictures but great news, at least to me.... 
I was informed by a friend that I was 'set' to 'no reply', wow, I had no idea what to do about that.
I have always relied on my son to help me on those kind of computer related things.
He is away at college and when he does come to visit I've forgot to ask him about it.
So I have been researching on Google and reading and experimenting and doing this and looking at that and finally today, I found a 'tutorial' that made sense to me and I was able to 'unset' 'no reply'.
I thought my profile was only with Google +. I didn't realize or forgot my blog had it's own profile.
I realize to you computer whizzes this seems like a simple thing, but I'm a bit challenged in this area
and it's a big deal to me. So I'll celebrate tonight!
Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Garnet Beach series... and art quilt embellishing progress....

Garnet Beach #2 in a series, 38" x 21".

Garnet Beach #2 is made of just two blocks....

 I had time this week to get my Garnet Beach blocks pieced together. Garnet Beach is in the San Juan Islands off NW Washington state. In the summer sun it is magical with the sparkling white sand and the garnet pebbles.
The different muslin whites make the sand and the colorful batiks make the garnet pebbles.
Raspberry Fizz has had hand quilting added and lots of running stitch added. I feel industrious this week; 'strike while the iron is hot'.
Isn't it funny how that comes and goes?

Raspberry Fizz art quilt close-up of stitching progress....

Friday, April 10, 2015

Crazy Quilt silk scraps for sale...

Crazy Quilt silk pieces + Venice lace

Turquoise, wine, ivory colors.....

I've been busy organizing and planning and I decided to downsize some of my supplies. Some of these silk pieces are for sale in my etsy shop, .
I've been stitching and embroidering and I also got a small quilt top done. I'll get those pictures up in the next few days.
In the mean time, Happy Friday!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Crazy Quilt style 'Strawberries n' Choclate' sewing kit progress....

Hand embroidery added, silk yo-yos sewn down...

 I added embellishment to my newest sewing kit,Strawberries n' Chocolate.I sewed on silk yo-yo's and added embroidery; next will be beads, mother of pearl buttons and glass pearls. This sewing kit has a nice feel to it with its silks and taffeta; it is lined with turquoise silk. Progress is being made. It will soon be up for sale in my etsy shop, . Happy Monday to you!

Back opened out.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Doll Quilt....

Easter is almost here!

I got out some Easter decorations and this doll quilt I made a year ago. The little quilt is simple, just right for the occasion. Now to get some eggs dyed.
I knitted the rabbit's sweater, the pattern is from Fiona McTague's book, Knits for Children and their Teddies;  great patterns. Once in a while, knitting up a bunch of sweaters for needy teddies, dolls or rabbits and the children that go with them, is fun.
Wishing you a simply beautiful Easter!