Friday, 1 June 2012

Slow progress!

I'm not sure how this post is going to go with all these changes to blogger, but here is an attempt anyway, to see if I can master it! We have been blessed with the most beautiful weather today, which just called for lines of washing to be hung out! yes, sadly I had multiple washes to do, to my shame, but I honestly believe the family members of this house land down their entire wardrobes when I call for dirty laundry! Again, another busy month has just flown by and again as a result my poor stitching only gets fits and starts here and there, so I will share with you what I am working on, as there doesn@t seem to be many finishes around here anymore. So blogger puts photo's on in the order we download them now???? Well, I will know for again-maybe you should start at my last pic for that was how they were intended! I am still slowly plodding with 'Home Sweet Home' in fact I am behind as I have only one stitched of this grouping and the next set have arrived. I so wanted to keep up with this one. I suppose if I stopped starting other projects, that might be the answer......
Like this one.....just had to have a little cross stitch on hand and loved this from 'With thy needle and Thread'
What it will hopefully look like....
I haven't ever done much piecing and some time back I bought a layer cake by French General, so thought I would give it a go-a bit less prim than I am used with but I so loved the fabric and so enjoyed making something bright and 'summery'!
Don't be looking too close but I am trying to hand quilt it after googling techniques-I think the secret to even sized stitches might me a special thimble which I don't have......that's my excuse!
I have loved seeing/drooling over all the new patterns/fsbrics from quilt market; so much to be tempted by, but sure not enough hours in my day to accomplish many, but it doesn't stop me wishing. Thanks again for stopping by-I hope this publishes ok as the preview thing is scaring me-looks like it has already published and I haven't finished. We shall see how it presents, O no, where is spell check gone???? Happy stitching, Shazy

14 comments:

  1. The house and tree is my favorite of your projects. Wonderful piece thus far.

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  2. Hello stranger, but so good to read your post and see your gorgeous work!!
    The quilt looks amazing and I'd say that was great progress!
    Speak soon!
    Christine

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  3. Oh my Shazy,
    You put me to shame w/your gorgeous quilt and hand quilting! They are beautiful!! and of course, I love your other stitchy things too, as always!

    Tanya

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    1. WOW! Love all your projects..you have been very busy.

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  4. I love the cross stitch project! I think I'll look for that pattern. Your quilt is awesome and your little house is so cute! You are really busy with hand work, aren't you?

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  5. I'm working on that BOM as well--- the leaves aren't too exciting...but I Can't wait to sew my first six blocks together.... I quilt half way complete.....Love your stitching, it's going to be a great pillow. Summertime is a great time for handwork and porch sitting....

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  6. I love the tree and house. The quilt is beautiful.

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  7. Love your blog - prim but not too prim, if you know what I mean! Just a suggestion for the thimble - I really love the Nimble Thimble - light, small, soft leather with a metal tip. Wonderful. Or the Clover Protect & Grip thimble - gel finger grip with a metal top. I've used both and forgotten I'm wearing them - ended up washing up with it on once!

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  8. I am also trying to learn how to use the new blogger interface!!! uffff!!!
    Love all your projects especially the house and the tree!!!
    hugs

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  9. Hi Shazy :)
    Long time no see, sorry I've not been around to say hello sooner but its lovely to hear from you ...
    You and me , both not sewing much :( but you're still further ahead than me on the BOM ...lol! And I even have the same lovely cross-stitch pattern , except mines not been opened yet just drooled over a lot ...hehehe
    Hope you're all keeping well, enjoy summer!
    Big Hugs Wendy x x

    P.S LOVE your 'French General' quilt ... its gorgeous! :)

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  10. The star quilt is beautiful,,,, ciao Ale

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  11. Dear,

    I love primitive art. I will follow your blog.

    Kisses from Barcelona.

    Olga

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