November into December has me rushing to finish up holiday gifts. in the past week i managed to finish two blackwork pillows that i spent the summer stitching. The blackwork patterns for both pillows were acquired from The Steady Thread design site. The first pillow shown was created as part of a year long stitchContinue reading “Winter Crafts”
now that our harvest time is over and the fields have been turned over to the deer and wild turkeys for grazing I can get back to working on a few crafts. one of my largest projects is a hand pieced king sized quilt top that I am working on for our bed. The techniqueContinue reading “Orion’s Belt quilt”
The rainy weather this past weekend allowed me to start a blackwork and counted cross stitch piece that will be turned into a holiday pillow to accompany a postage stamp quilt. The needlework piece is titled Cup full of wishes by Valentina Sardu, and the postage stamp quilt is designed with holiday fabric scraps thatContinue reading “Cup full of wishes”
Finally finished the blocks and borders for the Diamonds & Ice wall hanging. I love the rich color palette on this piece. If all works according to schedule the top will be sandwiched and quilting stRted this weekend.
Starting to make a bit more progress on my optical illusion pattern by Aaron Art. I finished the counterclockwise center yesterday evening and will move back to the larger clockwise outer circle in about a week. Once all of the cross stitching is done metallic threads of various colors will be used for outlining andContinue reading “Optical illusions”