Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Finish

I finally finished this Blackbird Design journal. I added JAB Co. buttons in place of the chain stitch flowers. I tried to make the flowers but I was not happy with how they turned out. I used a Blackbird Designs fabric on the back and the same fabric for the lining. I hand-stitched the lining on instead of glueing. I am not sure what I am going to put on the inside, I have a lot of papers to choose from.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Crochet or Cross-stitch?

I got a little side-tracked from my "summer to-do list" this past week. I was looking for vintage crochet patterns to make glass jackets and I found this pattern. It was originally a crocheted doily pattern but it looked like cross stitch to me. I don't know what the fabric is, I found this piece in my stash. I used one strand Splendor silk over two threads. This was so much fun, I think I found a new addiction. I have my next pattern already picked out. I just need to find a piece of fabric.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Finish

I was able to finish this quilt last weekend. I purchased the kit two years ago at Chicago Quilt Market held at Rosemont. It was made from a Moda charm pak and pattern provided by Country Threads. It is one of the projects on my todo list for the summer. I plan on taking it to a long-arm quilter for finishing later this summer. I think I give it to Amanda when she buys her new home. It would look so cute hanging up in the back porch.
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Friday, July 3, 2009


Our village has planted cherry trees along the side of one of the grade schools in town. Anyone is welcome to pick as many as they want.
They are so bright red and the trees are still full of fruit.

In less than an hour we had enough cherries for several pies and other treats. A great dessert for this July 4th weekend.