Thursday, June 28, 2007

Angry Chicken Mailorder #7

Mailorder Club, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

I'm going to post just one more photo. The rest you can see on flickr. I got my Mailorder packet in the mail a few weeks ago and just in time!! I volunteered to make mini (3") foundation paper-pieced ornaments for the shop. Thank goodness for Amy Karol! I was able to get some practice ones in (like this one) and have gone on to make 4 of the mini ornaments. I'll post pics of those later. I have to say that it's a lot of fun and a great way to use up all that stash which means that's more reasons to buy fabric!

BTW, check out Amy's new book: "Bend-the-Rules Sewing." The patterns are simple (maybe a bit too much) but it's great for beginners plus the pictures are inspiring. I love her writing style - you feel like she's sitting at your kitchen table sharing a snack with you! And, she loves color. So many of the sewing books out there seem to be afraid of color; looking at them makes me think of cold, wet, rainy days. Amy's book is cheery, fresh and colorful. The rest is up to you!

Happy stitching!

At last, some new pics!

Charmingly Raining, originally uploaded by stitchingpink.

My card reader stopped working so I haven't been able to add any new photos to my flickr account. Plus, life's been hectic. We just did a round of IVF and I wound up with an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy - the whole process has been exhausting. The upside is that my creative juices have been flowing. The pictures listed are only a small sample of what I've been doing. Bags, needlepoint, quilts, mini quilted ornaments (with foundation papers).... This list goes on. Thank goodness for all of my needlework. I know that I couldn't get through this process without it!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Felicity Miller Raincoats

Remember that raincoat fabric I wrote about a while ago? Well, I finally made it into a quilt using a very cute pattern called Charmingly Retro by Pixie Girl Quilts. I'll post the photo this afternoon.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Lucy going in to arrange her roses

So I know that I haven't posted much in a while - we've been quite busy with traveling and other stuff. I thought that I'd share some cute pics of Lucy Rose with her grandmother cutting roses. I promise to post recent projects soon: Liberty peasant shirt for Lucy, easy quilt out of rainy day prints from Rowan!