Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Week's Worth of Stuff

It has been a ridiculously cold week around here. We aren't getting the snow that a lot of the surrounding areas are suffering under, but I almost wish we were - a couple feet of snow would shut down my company for a day or two and I wouldn't have to go out in the sub-zero temperatures. It is cold enough that a lot of schools are closed today and tomorrow, because it isn't safe for the kids to be waiting at bus stops. I honestly just want to curl up on my couch under a pile of blankets and never leave the house until it warms up outside.

In the meantime, I've been doing a little bit of everything this week. Here are the two cross stitch projects that I have been focusing on.

I made three AoTH quilt blocks and started satin stitching.

I also spent some time with the sewing group at church teaching two ladies to make nine patch and hourglass blocks.

It looks kinda rough right now, but the brown matches a color in both the orange and yellow fabrics and here is a mock up of the layout.

And lastly, I cut out the rest of Jack's short sleeve tunic. I really think I'm still dragging my feet on this one because I'm not quite sure how to embroider it, but it will get done sooner or later.

I also dropped the entirety of my quilting SFS budget on more thread colors for AoTH satin stitching and three yards of textured black BG fabric to use with one of the FQ packs I picked up during Black Friday last year. I want to make a basketweave quilt like this one (not mine, picture borrowed, please see photo credit):

By Pam C:
And I also want to make a quilt from my new quilt book a Quilter's Mixology. I picked up this book with one of the gift cards I was given for Christmas.

So, yeah, busy busy busy. Too many ideas, too little time!


  1. Wow, that basketweave quilt is AMAZING!

  2. Nice progress on your cross stitch pieces. Pretty quilts.


  3. beautiful work on your cross stitching and quilting

  4. Gorgeous quilts! Must be so satisfying bringing them to life.

  5. Your hearts-blocks are beautiful, and I love seeing the progress on the dragon & wizard cross stitch. I picked up the same kit years ago, but never got as far along as you are!

    Also, now I really want to work up a crochet pattern mimicking that basket-weave quilt. :-D