Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Having Fun!!!

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, but with school-work and all, it has been kind of tough to find time to post. I don't have any pictures today but have been working on a bunch of different projects. I have been getting frustrated with the Dear Jane and my hexagon afghan, so I have been working mostly on cross stitch and hand work. Next time I work on my cross stitch project (a pink lily piece) I will put all of the thread scraps into a glass jar of some sort which stitcher call an ORT jar... this stands for old ragged thread!! Okay I'll post pics another day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I have this weird little habit of working on many things at one time. Literally. Most of the time when I feel like crafting I take one of those plastic tubs and fill it with around a half dozen projects. I then work back and forth on those projects. Even though this isn't the most practical way to complete projects, this is one way that I won't get bored and give up on any given project. Today I'm just going to share what I did get completed today and a few other works in progress.

First off is my Dear Jane quilt. These first two blocks that I am about to show you were actually already completed. The third I finished today.

Here is the block that I did complete today. I just might have to redo this block when I get more experienced in applique... as you can see, the actual block part is not centered.

Next, I have some coasters. They are double-sided so I just showed you both sides. They need their binding. When these are complete I will link to my ArtFire shop.

Here is the binding that I would like to use, though, as you can see, is not folded yet.

Here are the pieces from SackBoy from the previous post.

And this is what he will look like once he is assembled.

Here is a table runner that I am working on. This too will also be located at my ArtFire shop when it is completed. As you might be able to see, the center is attached on the far left, while the middle is only part-way appliqued down. None of the flowers are down yet.

I am going to be trying to complete a hexagon afghan during the Olympics, so here is my practice block. I am not allowed to use this in the actual afghan, though, because the official starting date is the 12th.

And here are some of my tiniest balls that I am going to be using in the hexagon afghan.

Also, I got a couple beading books from the library and am enjoying both of them. Their titles:

- The Beader's Color Palette and
- The Beader's Guide to Color

They were both written by Margie Deeb and I would highly recommend them both. (Note: Each of these books include color palettes that are beautiful and I am going to be using some of them! Until next time, have fun crafting!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sewing Sackboy

So I don't really have any pictures of my stuff for this post, but I do have some progress to share with all of you. First of all, I finished all of the four patches that I need for the Confetti quilt. Also, I have been working on a "sackboy" for my brother Brandon. It is from a video game that he loves and I am stitching it out of orange fabric. Here is a picture of what it looks like on the game.
Isn't he cute?! Mine won't look quite like this but it ought to be fairly close. You never REALLY know until it is actually done. The next step for my quilt though, is to cut out 356 squares 2" big. That is a LOT of squares!! I have been sorting through all of my stuff: quilting, knitting, crocheting, beading, scrapbooking and cross stitching... and purging stuff! The reason for this is that I am going to be transferring all of my crafting stuff, excepting yarn arts and cross stitch to a nook separate from my bedroom!! My dad owns his own business and he rents a building and, lucky me, we live very close to the building. I am moving the stuff to a small room over there to make more room in my bedroom. That's all I have for you today but we will see what the future holds!!