Monday, April 26, 2010

Back in the Sewing Room and Loving it!

Wow, it's been a really long time. Frankly, I just didn't have much to share so haven't posted. I've been working mostly on embroidery items, one of which I've already shown you and another that I can't show you because it's for my BFF's birthday. Finally, this weekend, I got back to the sewing room and have been working on a few things. It's been so long and it felt so good to be back at it!

I recently joined my first swap. It's from Quilting Gallery and is an embroidery swap. Here's what mine looks like so far.

The dark outer border makes it look too dark, I think. I was trying to go for something lighter and springy, so I will probably change something here before I'm done. Luckily, I've got it mostly done well ahead of the May 25 deadline!

 Also got a VERY easy DJ block done. Well, I just HAD to get SOMETHING done on this project. It's been positively ignored for a couple months. And to think at the beginning of the year I had grand plans to be done by June! I'll have to rethink my schedule for that. Still want to have it done and to the quilter by the end of the year. Anyhoo, here is the block:

I think it is J4, it has 7 pieces and was paper and regular pieced. Voila!

Here are 2 that are prepped for applique, but not yet done. 

Lastly, I'll show you these French Provincial fabrics that I think are perfectly gorgeous! I am well aware that not all people are fond of these prints, but they really do something for me! I'll show you soon the project I'm making with them. It is fun and simple!

I sure hope this finds everyone out there in blogland happy and healthy, oh, and sewing up a storm!