Sunday, April 6, 2014

I spy update...

I do believe that spring has sprung! The iris are blooming, I've seen butterflies, and today we had our first hummingbirds. We put the feeder out earlier this week because they always show up the first week of April and sure 'nuff they did.

I've had a couple of these block done for several days (weeks maybe) but just getting to this. There must be a way to make this more regular. Maybe I need to make a date with myself!

Remember these are for a nephew who is still a toddler so there's not beading or button work. Also since it's for a boy there will be no lace. I am doing all the decorating with all those fancy stitches that came on my machines. Gotta use them somehow! I'm also trying to use up as much of my scrap stash as possible.

And we have new little critters in the house. Soon they will be big enough that I can move them to the barn.

Now back to stitching. Several projects to work on so I'll post more later.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Just got this mailed this morning ...

so I thought I'd go ahead an post a pic of it. It was done for the Gray/Grey RR on one of my Yahoo groups. It turned out so pretty I'm not sure the photo really shows it well. It is my photograph but I hope the owner of the block doesn't mind me posting it.

More later.

Is this always going to be this hard?

I have been trying for three days to load photos. Today I tried a different browser and we will see if that works. I can't believe that adding a photo would be so frustrating. I hope it isn't always going to be this hard!

Anyway, I was trying to post photos of recent CQ blocks I have done. These are not fancy in that they don't have a ton of handwork and embellishments. They will be for an "I Spy" quilt for a  young man in my family. He is only three so the decorative work will be done with the machine. All those fancy stitches that I  (and hubby) paid $$$'s for will finally be put to use.

These will be backed with batting and a shaped backing and then stitched together in such a way that the backing is turned and stitched down making a border around the blocks. I haven't decided whether to make all the blocks and then put them together or as I stitch the blocks go ahead and put them together. I do know that the bigger it gets the more difficult the piecing will be.

Wheeee! I finally got pics to load. Wonderful.

Well I am off to sew some more. Will try to post a lot sooner than this has taken. You'd think I'd have lots of things to blog about with as much sewing as I do. So I'll try to do better from now own.