Monday, February 27, 2017

Week 8

Hoop view week 8. I am pretty sure that this thing will get filled before a year is up unless I go with a lot of fill stitching in between motifs.

 Flip side

My not so helpful helper

Checked out a few books for technique and inspiration from my local library. 
They have an amazing selection. I started a list of books I want to check out and began with these 7.
did you know there is a mystery series with embroidery? I know, right.
If I love one, I will buy it. I ♥ my library.

Worked on a mini quilt. 16 spool blocks make up a 12" block. Oy.
Tiny is hard. Going to minter my border and a little bit of hand stitching, maybe something
that resembles thread wrapped around the spool, then bind, the done!

 ♪♫You better work (work it girl) ♪ give it to me (work it girl) ♫ smile for the camera...♫♪

Dot and granddot tearing my closet apart and doing a fashion show.
They were too funny.

Anyone in blogland doing the #1yearofstitches?
Got crazy family members?
Love mini quilts?
Love their local library?

Friday, February 17, 2017

Slow and steady

Some Stitchy progress....

My one year of stitches hoop....Day 47.
My dot thinks I will fill this long before a year is up. I'm aiming for 6 months, then I will do a hoop with black fabric and lots of flowers.....I think.
I'm doing current events and things that will be memorable to me. birthday, Valentines, grammys, the election, star trek, food...just stuff.

 A little mini quilting
See what happens when you forget to pay attention to direction fabrics....LOL

Did a challenge piece. I am a great pattern follower, but I need work in creating my own art.
Still, not to bad.

Best mileage....ever. 
Yes, I happened to be cruising downhill the whole time. hahaha

Fixed some floppy pockets

Had a birthday
The hoop and the board were made by my dot in law

Gratuitous granddot shot. 
She loves having Momo (auntie) do beauty treatments.
In fact, she and the dot were giving out beauty treatments on my b-day.