Thursday, February 28, 2008


The Quilting Bee project is finished and ready to give to my mom. Last weekend I bought a mounting board for embroidery projects (thick and sturdy, with one sticky side) and a clearance frame--a good thing, too, since this project didn't take long at all.

I wrote my name and the year in pencil and embroidered it--I like that it is my handwriting!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quick notes

My quilting bee project is coming along:

A better picture of the vintage dress:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Thrift store find

A bit of spring's hanging on my closet door!

Honestly, this dress doesn't fit me around the hips. I want to chop it and make it into a top. Lovely!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not junk mail

Hoorah! Today I got my Quilting Bee embroidery pattern! I'd like to embroider and frame it for my mom. I think it would look good on a canvas shopping bag too.

Ariel shot of Dodger:

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


This is my new favorite knitting gadget! It's more convenient than the row counters that fit on needles. I use circulars pretty much exclusively, so my old, roundish row counters were easily misplaced.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008


This was a super fast, secret hand-sewing project for my roomie's birthday. She likes owls.

I faked the pattern after looking at this tutorial, which was linked on the Mason-Dixon website. I made it with scrap cotton fabric, polyester craft felt, stuffing, buttons, embroidery thread, and I put a circle of cardboard in the bottom to help it sit up.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Shopping bag

This was a fun little project, using the Sublime Stitching pattern I got for Christmas, Krazy Kitchen (thanks, Leslie!). The canvas bag was 50% off at Hobby Lobby, making it a very affordable $2.50, and is a nice size for grocery shopping or any kind of shopping. I will use it soon!

The large weave of the canvas was easy to stitch.

Click on this picture to see the bag bigger.

My cleaned-up embroidery thread caddy. Oh, the colors!