I am definitely in an embroidery mood. Sewing, not so much lately...but
embroidering...Yes! I was really excited and pleased that my Rhapsody of Reds embroidery pillow
was liked by so many. It inspired me to do another!!! I designed a
fall group that I am just in love with. I can't quite tell you all
about it yet, since it's not due out for a while, but I'm really really
excited about it! I'll give you a few clues. It's fall inspired. I
painted all the designs. Sunflowers are involved. Ok..that's enough
for now :)
My grandma Willie Ann, born in 1900, was an avid quilter who
taught me to sew with a thimble as a small child back in Oklahoma. I have used a
thimble faithfully since then. After talking to other Connecting Threads staff
members, I started to feel I was the only person who still uses a thimble.
I decided to do a thimble survey...
There is nothing better than stitching with wool when it’s a handwork
project! I love the texture because it’s so soft, supple and cushy. When
wool is felted, raw edges look lovely and seams aren’t needed. I also
enjoy the rich, dark colors and my preference is hand-dyed wool if I can
Another cozy, rainy weekend in Oregon provided time to
finish the Pumpkin Spice project I blogged about as
a work-in-progress on November 13th.
Look at this darling little bottle-cap pincushion from Super-cute Pincusions.
It is SO cute and very fun to make! I am a lover of wools so this
project is made of wool. I love to embellish and was attracted to the
embroidery stitches that adorned the minute pincushion. It has quite a history too!