Friday, January 21, 2011

Crab-apple Hill's 'Snowmen A to Zzzz...'

This is my newest embroidery project, it was to be finished this fall...however my new hope is to have it finished by spring & sewn & quilted up for the Myer's Quilt Show in Hardwicke, NB this July. 
The finished size will measure 48 1/2 x 72 1/2, a good size wall hanging this Christmas. The back of my stitching is lined with diaper flannel, giving a soft look & no threads showing through the white Kona fabric.
I've been working on it during my Florida trips & I'm off to Florida again this Sunday with embroidery packed. If you want to embroider on the plane, needles are allowed & if you take you tooth floss the cutter on the floss package works just fine for cutting the threads!

Off to Florida again!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Waverley's Christening Dress

Waverley's silk christening dress is now completely finished.  The scalloped hem line was a full 5 hours of sewing on 495 pearl beads! I wanted the design of her christening gown to be similar to the bottom of the silk wedding gown worn by her mother in 1997. Another heirloom for that little girl to treasure years from now. The bodice is lined & the sleeves lined with tulle & lining, giving it good body, when cinched in with the silk ribbon ties. The skirt has twice the fullness in tulle & is also lined for comfort from the tulle. The back has shell heart shaped buttons, I broke two trying to pull them off the card. I hope the baby won't be too slippery with the silk, tulle, & lining. I know she will be beautiful! Last summer I shopped on line for a white sweater from April Cornell's website & found little girl leather Roobez's at Kingsmill Department Store this holiday season.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Merry Mayhem Mystery Quilt Unveiled

It's finished...I had fallen behind with the basket handles, 16 in all to trace, cutout, bond, & sew on. Then I had sewn the handle onto the bottom of the basket...4 times, needing to pick it out & sew again taking up more of the time needed to complete it on time. I embellished the center with appliqué using the same basket fabric, only using the wrong side of the fabric. I'm quite pleased with the out come of today, it was fun.

Play Time with Scraps

My quilting calendar has many blocks - 365 for each day of the's 2 variations of January 1st.

January 1st 2011

Fabric has been selected from my Connecting Threads stash & cut as instructed by Merry Mayhem