Thursday, March 13, 2014
IT'S A RUFFLED WORLD
I think of ruffles as curtains and little girls dresses and flounces on pillows so when Madame Samm announced her blog hop I was not sure what direction I would take.
I goggled "ruffles" and at the head of the list what should appear but "Ruffles - All Dressed". Must be ideas for unique clothing I thought. Who would have imagined that Ruffles is a food group. (I hope you noticed that when I did a taste test I choose the HEALTHY lightly salted version.)
I stitched a new padded cushion for my stool and created a frivolous look with a flower ruffle.
Next came a ruffled pillow case to match a new afghan for my musical niece.
Tea towels for the kitchen. If I was smart I would have made the ruffle match the new stool covers.
Last week Kaaren of The Painted Quilt gifted us with her First Friday Freebie pattern for a pincushion stitched in wool. My idea was to make a pillow with ruffled edge but I thought it would suit me better as a table mat.
This was a fun stitching project. Choosing the applique fabric and raiding my button collection brought spring closer banishing thoughts of snow.
Should add a whimsical look to the table for Easter.
If we use mug rugs for our tea surely St. Patrick deserves his own for the celebratory Irish Coffee on March 17. This design may be found on Pat Sloan's free pattern page: Remember...it's 5 o'clock somewhere.
So choose your favorite beverage and join the other stitchers as we celebrate ruffles.
And thank you Madame Samm and Amy for gathering us all together to stitch creatively.
1 shot Irish Whiskey
1 Teaspoon sugar
1 dollop of whipped cream
Strong, hot coffee
Preheat stemmed glass. Add whiskey, sugar & coffee. Top with whipped cream.
Monday, February 10, 2014
BOM'S FALLING LIKE SNOWFLAKES
It must be the endless snowy weather, some attack of new year foolishness or reading too many blogs with good ideas which forced me to begin several BOM's since 2014 began.
I am stitching the Aurifil BOM exclusively from stash. Each month a different designer creates a block.
Pat Sloan began a Globetrotting BOM. Picked black and white for my colors then found a cute FQ with keys. Her blocks are called Washington and Venice and will travel the world of famous cities.
It has been a while since I attempted any paper piecing and Sew Kitschy looked like a cute project. The first two months oven mitts and a cookie jar (still needing embroidery) are done.
Monday, January 27, 2014
SHE WHO SEWS
Welcome to Day 1 of an exciting blog hop. Thank you to Mdm. Samm (SewWeQuilt ) and to Carla (Creatin' In The Sticks) for inspiring us to expand our imaginations and sew.
A wonderful selection "HANDMAIDS" fabric created by Quilting Treasures made working on these blog projects a pleasure.
A perfect little runner for tea time break .
Mug Rugs **
There are so many neat characters in this fabric. I looked at this and saw a Scottish lady. She was calling for tartan.
A ruffled fringe for framing and I have a new cushion.
I created a mini quilt using the gentler colors.
What started as a small lap quilt grew. The pieced back includes one of the original panels. I was not supposed to start another quilt but those designs just spoke "quilt".
Hand quilting will be in this quilt's future. This picture was taken in -22 on a beautiful cold winter day after a blizzard.
Thank you for visiting. A visit to other sewing rooms will provide more stitching delights.
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