Saturday, April 4, 2015

Happy Spring

Hi there, friends!  It's been all kinds busy around these parts.  I hope you have all had a chance to enjoy some fabulous weather lately.

I thought I'd take a moment and show you what I've been working on.

This is my 2nd 'Neighborhood' entry for the quilt show this summer.  But, since it's the opposite of a neighborhood, I've already started another one...

I've decided to call this the Irish Country Side.  It's based on a photo I saw on Pinterest.  I basically played with some different embroidery stitches to decide which flowers got planted in my gardens.  I feel like adding just a few more boullion roses down in the far bottom left corner.  I'm particularly fond of the crocheted rose.  And, the fat sheep.

On to my third 'Neighborhood'...

Another Pinterest photo.  It's hard to tell but the little cone of flowers on the door is woven.  There's a little handle on the door.  The rose vine is couched and the roses are french knots.  Eventually, I'm going to add a pot of something on the left of the door.  And, maybe a something on the right of the door.  Not sure what. Maybe a topiary?  I kind of feel like that might be too high class for this neighborhood.
Roberta Anne with an 'E' got another addition, too.  This month shes tasting a strawberry.  I was feeling a little weird about this one because of the greens I used.  In person, they blend a little too well with each other.  They do photograph well, though.
This is 'Love In The Mist'.  It's a Y-seam nightmare.  I only have 5 more to go but it is absolutely the reason I have no desire to sit at my sewing machine right now.

There's more but I'll put it in another post as not to bore the snot out of everyone!

Happy Easter!


  1. Yikes!! All those wonder you don't want to look at your sewing machine!! Love, love, LOVE your Irish Countryside, to be sure, to be sure!!

  2. I absolutely love Irish Countryside! All of the stitching is great but the sheep is ADORABLE!!!!!