Saturday, March 6, 2010

Trying to Pull Things Together

Things are getting more organized here, but not quite enough for my liking! The positively excellent news is that the sewing room is more or less back in order. There are, of course, a few lingering items such as paint touch up and a new chair needed, but I can certainly get to work down there if I could only find the time!

The only thing I've worked on much in the past couple of weeks is this new project by Liberty Homestead that my sister and I picked up when we went to Road to California a couple of years ago. At the time, I purchased a fantastic book from them that was a compilation of some of their most popular patterns over their 25 years in business. I swear I could make every quilt in that book! It was worth every penny.  Anyway, the project we are doing has 17 blocks of embroidery and felt applique, which is new to me. At first I thought I would applique in like colors and do the centers including the french knots all in yellow and here's what I got:

It's cute enough and I actually really liked it until I decided to use some contrasting threads instead. Here's what I got with that:



I think they sparkle with the contrast, don't you?
Sure hope to get more sewing done soon. But first are taxes and other boring paperwork and painting at the OFFICE! 

Hope you are getting something creative squeezed into your life!