Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crazier and Crazier

First, I have some exciting news!  My work was published  in the latest issue of Crazy Quilter's Quarterly!  Isn't that awesome?  Sure, it's Viewer's Submissions but I'm published!  What?!
 I can't believe I'm saying this but I did almost no hand stitching in the months of March and Apirl.  I managed to keep up with the Round Robins that I signed up for but that's about all.  Carpel tunnel sucks, although I have to admit yoga has really helped so much.  This is part of the Batik Me Round Robin.  I tried a woven stitch for these Egyptian like flowers.  They turned out pretty cool but I'd have to admit that my execution needs some improvement.
This block belongs to Carmie A.  The one I did last month got lost in the mail and delayed about 3 weeks.  I felt so bad!  The block owner made a replacement and then the original showed up.  Gees.  These round robins have more drama involved than what I'm used to...

 I tend to do a lot of paisleys, I know.  Can't help it, I love them.  I also did the rick rack below it.

This rose ribbon was given to me by a member of the Yahoo Crazy Quilters Group.  I was rummaging through my lace box and it fell out on to the block and I just loved the colors with the block!  It's almost cheating but not really.  It certainly helped with my carpel tunnel, just a quick slip stitch and it was done.

I've lost track of who this block belongs to.  I'm pretty sure it was part of the Novice Round Robin that is just finishing up.  These pictures are terrrible but you'll get the idea.  I did a zigzag chain with bugle beads in the center.  Then along this great velvet striped fabric, I did orange stars with green  colonial knots in the open area.
I did a metalic gold herringbone stitch with gold beads and the button cluster in the middle.  I really didn't know what else to do with the wild focal fabric.

This is the whole block with everyone's work.
 This is my most recent contribution.  It's also part of the Batik Me round robin.  The block belongs to Pat F.  I did  the leaves and white baby's breath over a printed fabric that was brown sketch.  I love how it looks like the dragonfly is part of the same motif.  But, the dragonfly was done before I got to it.

Then I added  the threaded linked chain leading up to the tatted butterfly that someone else did.  It's super wonky but kind of appropriate for a butterfly trail.
  I also added this ribbon wheat stalk.  Not bad for a first time, I guess.   
And, this is my May Crazy Quilt Journal Project.  I love the little duckling but I fear it gets a little lost.  I'm still working on keeping things balanced.  My ribbon work often over takes the block.  We'll have to see what next month brings.

I realize how ridiculous it is that this is me, giving up stitching for prom season... What can I say?  I'm a bit crazy.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Wow! I know a genuine celebrity!!! Congratulations! Your work is beautiful and only 2nd to your imagination!

  2. Congratulations on being published! How exciting!! Some beautiful stitching on all the blocks! So pretty! Christine x

  3. Congratulations on the publication in the magazine - it's a thrill isn't it! Love your paisley. I've been mustering my courage to try a woven stitch and now I just might!

  4. Great to hear you've been published! Congratulations! I love all of your embroidery work - and can't believe you can keep up with all the round robins and challenges in spite of carpal tunnel and prom season (and still bake cupcakes)!!

  5. Are these stitched by hand? They are beautiful!