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.
My holiday towel this year is a Redwork Chickadee on a Berry Branch. The design is on a 27" x 28" flour sack towel. Flour sack towels are great for embroidery because you can see the pattern easily through the fabric for tracing and the fabric is really nice to embroider on.
I have a new set of Christmas Holiday Ornaments. It is a set of six with the snowman and peppermint chocolate featured here. There is also a hound dog, a kitten in a stocking, polka dot mittens, and a cowboy snowman.
I liked the soft grey in the vine pattern of the fabric so I chose a medium grey floss to compliment the burgundy red, creamy white shade, and holiday green for the designs.