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Bluebird Birdhouse Embroidery
This is my latest hand embroidery project and I'm hoping to have them done for January. I felt like doing some bluebirds, such happy little birds.
I tried some different flowers and more satin stitches along with my favorites I put in every pattern. I found some wonderful linen tea towels at a quilt shop not long ago and I will put part of the design on one of those too. Merry Christmas!
I am very excited about making this market bag. I bought the magazine "Bags, Pillows, and Pincushions" by Better Homes and Gardens. It is full of fun projects and this market bag was one of them. I had a charm pack of Moda's Aviary fabrics and put them to use for the bag. It went together very easily and I decided to put a loop and button closure on it. Will use it for my trip to see a Shakespeare play next month in Lake Tahoe, "Much Ado About Nothing."
I bought a quilting pattern a while ago to make potholders/hotpads and I thought it would be great practice for quilting blocks and it was. I used some of my Spoonflower samples to make some of them. Spoonflower samples for all the pieces used in the one above. This hourglass pattern stumped me a bit and I had to stay calm and get the seam ripper out :) After looking at the design I assumed I knew what to do...I used some of my cabbage rose collection with some commercial fabrics in this one. I liked this pattern, it is very easy and I can handle the two triangle squares on two corners... I used my cabbage rose fabric collection for some of the squares in this one too. These are all that I made. I really liked the log cabin hotpad and used up several scraps and it turned out bright and cheerful. There are a few more patterns in the collection I want to try. Fun new thing for spring!
I am very excited that I finished my "Touching the Autumn Sky" Mirabilia cross stitch pattern over the weekend. Whew, took a long time. I can't even remember when I started it. I'm looking for just the right frame now. I have completed two of Mirabilia's patterns in my cross stitching career, the other one is "Under the Friendship Tree". I really like her patterns of children. I have started the letter "C" of her letters series, however I am using Weeks Dye Works flosses instead of Crescent Colors. Looking forward to see how that turns out.