Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just A "Few" Finishes

I hope all my American friends had a nice 4th of July. I spent the majority of it sorting through my fat quarters and having fun matching it up with my stitched pieces looking for just that right backing fabric and then going to my trim basket and searching for just that perfect piece of trim for the final touch. Here is what I accomplished over the weekend. For trim, I used ric rack, chenille that I rit dyed and on the last one "America" I used jute and I stuff all my pillows with walnut litter. I am really happy with the way everything turned out. But I must say...I am rather burned out from finishing for now anyway!

I am now back to stitching Americana things as I have so many I am still wanting to work on and it is still July so I am still in that "mode".

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my package to Staci. I really appreciate your visits and comments.

Happy stitching.
Wendy Jo

Friday, July 1, 2011

I'm Seeing Red, White & Blue!

Is it really July 1st? and is July 4th really Monday? WOW! This summer is just going by way too fast!

Well, I chatted with a dear gal pal in the Rocky Mountain region this a.m. and she received a package I was actually working on when she sent me this beautiful scarf! OMW...I am sure I need not mention what beautiful work Staci does but...boy oh boy...she REALLY DOES do beautiful work...a very talented lady! Plus its red!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I was on my Kansas trip I came upon a Stacy Nash pattern "Liberty Sewing Pouch" and I knew I would love to stitch that for Staci. It is just too cute. So I did and I took some chenille trim and rit dyed it, which I learned you really don't need much dye when you are dying chenille. I am really happy with the way the trim turned out. I did stuff the pillow with poly fil as I thought the walnut litter might be a bit too heavy.

I have been having a very loving relationship with my sewing machine the last few days so I decided to give making pincushions a try so...I pulled out some of my Moda charm packs and put this one together for Staci as well. I used walnut litter to fill. I think it turned out pretty good so I am now going to make one for myself.

I have been playing in my fat quarters and am going to be doing some sewing over the next few days and get some things finished. I have some wonderful trim, buttons and of course chenille that I want to get out and play and experiment with so that is my game plan for the holiday weekend.

I hope everyone has a good holiday weekend and also find time to put needle to thread.

Thanks so much for visiting.

Happy stitching,
Wendy Jo