Thursday, March 15, 2018

Stitch, Fabric & Thread by Elizabeth Healey, A Finish, Binding Progress on Two small Quilts

Getting the binding, in Moda's Grunge Dot red, ready for the final 'sew down.'

Mt. Rainier on a sunny afternoon from the Kent valley, last week.

My Violet Sampler, finished 2018, started in 2015.

It's been gently washed and pressed lightly from the backside.

Happy Thursday, from the Renton, Washington highlands. Where we've had frost at night and clear sunny days. And it's almost St. Patrick's Day, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!

I've been slowly working at getting the binding pressed and pinned for the final 'sew down' on both baby quilts. Yes, I take time to press and pin, I like the results doing it that way. Some people, I know, don't pin or press binding as they're sewing it on. That's fine, everyone has their own go to method and reasoning.

I finished the Violet Sampler started in 2015. I ordered it from the French Needle, which specializes in beautiful counted cross stitch patterns from France. I'm happy about finishing and soon I'll ship it off to it's new home, DD's, on the East Coast.

Queenie , my blog friend and stitcher extraordinaire, recommended this book, Stitch, Fabric & Thread by Elizabeth Healey . I agree with her it's a beautiful inspiring book for all those curious about or enjoying all things having to do with stitching, a great buy.

That's the news from the shire, where the young deer and rabbits are making appearances on the edge of the wood. 
Have a great day and remember to share a smile.
I'll be by to visit.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your violet sampler is wonderful - you should be very proud! Thank you for the book recommendation - one more to go on my wish list I think.

Ann said...

Your violet sampler is a delight. It reminds me of my grandmother's fabric painting. Very gentle.
Wonderful view of Mt. Rainier. Thanks for sharing.

Queeniepatch said...

I can see Mt Rainier in Japan, too, but only on a can of coffee, ha, ha!
It is nice to see your beautiful cross stitch, recently you seem to have concentrated on colourful quilts so it was nice to see that you have not lost interest in delicate embroidery!
The quilts will be finished soon, too, and two babies very happy to have such colorful quilts to Spy on.
Thank you for promoting EH's book which has given me lots of ideas I want to use on my crazy quilt and elsewhere.

Pamela said...

The violets are gorgeous and I love the mountain photo!

Janie said...

You're welcome, Queenie, Elizabeth's book is full of good ideas.
I certainly haven't lost interest in embroidery, that's ongoing.
It's why I'm always visiting your blog!

Janie said...

Thanks Mary Ann.
Maybe your local library has that book or you could recommend it
to them.
I'm going to check my library.

Kaja said...

How beautiful your sampler is. I love the script but also the soft colours, perfectly violet-y.

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