Saturday, May 19, 2018

Petals, Threads, & Leaves

We went to take a tour of the Library flower/quilt show in the afternoon.  I heard it had been very well received and a lot of visitors.  This is one of the Kandu Jackets made during one of our guild challenges and was set with a beautifully matched arrangement by one of the garden club members.

Another guild challenge of dimensional flowers paired with just the cutest wire basket filled with a simple vase of matching flowers - and some old wooden spools to fill the basket and support the vase.

Another dimensional piece paired so lovely - just so stiking!

I just loved this setting in this little room.  That is a handcarved/painted table top - would love that piece in my house.

The lilac room where the Tea will be held today.  Oh, how you could smell these as you walked up the stairs to the upper rooms.  There are a few pieces in here to coordinate with this lovely setting.

One of our members made this for her Mom who lost her home to the Irene flood - she loved her lilacs out her kitchen window.

Another Kandu Jacket with a beautiful basket display to match.

A sweet postage stamp table topper with a prairie point border set so lovely in this alcove.  I just love a clear vase filled with cut flowers - and I adore doilies!

The meeting room's long plank table set so cute with the water-color flower basket and the floral arrangement made to match.  The quilt draped on the corner chair just adds to the elements.

An antique linen table clothe paired so softely with these two miniatures that a member made to use up scraps from a quilt.

And then my camera decided to freeze up (yes, I need a new one).  There are two very large ornate fireplace mantels in this lovely old home/now library.

There are several more arrangements/displays thru out that I would have loved to share.  At this time the crowd was arriving to make the fabric covered planters (yes, we donated fabrics) and they had lovely pansies to plant, too.  I am anxious to hear the number of people who attend that part of the event as they were dragging more tables and chairs out.

Well, I better get a few things done so I can go attend Tea this afternoon.

Sewingly Yours,

Friday, May 18, 2018

Still No Sew

I still haven't touched my sewing machine and my handwork projects have sat idle as I finish up the commission cross stitch piece.  It is in the blocking stage at this point so hopefully we will be back to a regular schedule.

Although -----  our local quilt guild is involved  with a special program this weekend.  We hung and laid out our part of this combined event Friday night and the flowers will be placed Saturday morning. 

I gifted a large bag of fabrics for the tabletop planter crafting - more out of the stash even if I can't sew it.  I hope to visit this crafting and assist if need be.  Of course, I want to attend the tea.  The flowers are up for the weekend, but we are leaving the quilt displays up until Monday evening and I will be back with the crew for take down.

I look forward to my sewing time with my blogging buddies - miss you all!
Sewingly Yours,

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Slow Stitching

I have been missing, but still stitching - mostly hand work.  The next temperature rosette is showing that Spring is trying here.  Trying is the word as we get a warmer tease with some pretty wild weather.  We had our first thunder/lightening storm a couple of nights ago that shook the valley!  The high winds that came with it did more tree damage which will result in plenty of firewood for the next winter season.

82 - 72 - 74 - 64 - 62 - 60 - 68

I haven't touched my sewing machine in days due to concentrating on getting this piece finished.  I have about 300 miles of back stitching to do and if you do cross stitch, you know how tedious that is.  This is worked on 16 count Aida cloth with one, two, and three strands of DMC thread for a lot of dimension.  I can't wait for this to be finished - my eyes will be glad too.

BUT it is Mother's Day and I deserve a little machine time.  I did a presentation on making journal covers at our last quilt guild meeting and those sample pieces are sitting there.  I have three that are designed for my grandkids to cover composition notebooks for their journaling.  Maybe I can get these finished so I can send them on with some other goodies.

Enjoy your day,
Sewingly Yours,