Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Where Did 2013 Go?


Hello blogging friends. It has been a whirlwind year!  I have managed to finish a few things and I thought I would post them so that I can look back and remember what I accomplished. It was not as much as I would have liked, but a few things none the less.  This is the first time I have used my iPhone to post so I hope the pictures will be satisfactory. Above is my Shores framed. 
This is a punch needle pattern by Buttermilk Basin. It is in a series of blankets for a sheep. I mounted it on a hanging basket and added some rusty keys to the side. 
Halloween Queen by Notforgotten Farm. I stitched this on vacation in October.  I used the color changes from Shepherds Bush and added the buttons as they suggested. I loved stitching this!!!
This is a long retired pattern from CedarHill Cross Stitch. I have had it in my stash for a long time. I changed the colors to Gentle Art and it stitched up in a couple of nights. I love the frame for this piece. 
This is a little Shepherds Bush kit called Fa La La sheep. I stitched this on vacation too. Sorry for the blurry photo. 
This table runner is from a Primitive Gatherings magazine I believe it was Fall 2013. A couple friends and I made this at my house at a mini retreat we had in the Fall. This is a gift from my mom. It is a pattern by Pine mountain designs. I love how it sits on a cocktail plate that is glued to a candle stick holder. So clever. 
In September I went to a quilting retreat with my guild and I assembled some quilts that I had been doing as exchanges.   This is Kim Diehl's Idaho Farm Girl. This was a difficult quilt but the results were worth the effort!  
This is another exchange called The Spool Quilt from Edyta Sitar. It's from the book Friendship Strips and Scraps. I still have all of the appliqu├ęs on the border to do. That may take another retreat to finish!  
Another exchange we did several years ago. This one is called Girl Gang. I want to add a piano keyboard border to this quilt and back it with something soft. It looks like a nice usable quilt to me. 
Finally a Bullseye Quilt that we cut out using an Accucut machine. We exchanged blocks after all the sewing was done.  This quilt was made out of scraps we would normally throw away. There were no rules on fabrics, it was anything goes!  I love to sit and look at all of the odd combinations of fabrics. It was fun to put this one together.  
Earlier in the school year I took my kids to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and to Bryce Canyon. My daughter wanted a costume to wear so I made this from fabric and scraps I had on hand. I didn't buy one thing for it except grommets which my dad gave to me. He bought a package at Harbor Freight for $3.00 and they worked great!  That was a lot better than buying them at the sewing store. 
For Thanksgiving we were in Arizona and my mom and I went to The Attic for a visit.  I bought the pattern for this sampler, Petite Mexican Sampler by Sampler Workes. The company is no more so once the patterns are gone it will be OOP.  I thought is would look great with this little sampler ....
My Scarlett Letter sampler ABCD 1817.  I finally finished it last weekend!  It only took me all year to complete. I changed the colors and added the date and initials of friends.  
I loved seeing all of the Scarlett House samplers in the store. Tanya has an eye for great things!  I want to stitch them all!  
For now I am working on Snow Days by With Thy Needle and Thread.  Conversion by The Atttic Needlework store in Mesa Arizona. 
There are a few more things I could share but I think this post is long enough. I will share them next time. 
I hope all is well with all of you!  Enjoy your holiday season!