Sunday, June 30, 2013

First a Little Housekeeping

As you probably know by now Google is closing their RSS feature tomorrow.  I will miss it for following all of the blogs I like to read.  I have considered what to do ever since I heard about this change.  I have decided not to go to Bloglovin or any other service.  So if you follow using RSS you might consider following me via email and I hope you do. You will still be able to comment by going to the blog and proceed in the usual manner.  I love to read your comments.

So now to the fun part quilting/sewing and cross stitching.  Once again it has been a long time since I have posted. I was doing a lot of cross stitch and other needlework.  I found that I was best to stick to one project at a time rather than trying to rotate them.  So I have made a lot of progress on Birds of a Feather by Brenda Gervais.  As you can see I have all of the alphabet done and most of the tree.  I had some frogging to do on the bottom border but that is almost done too.

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Since my last post I have attended two workshop/retreats can’t post a photo of the first one, because it may be in an upcoming book by Betsy Chutchian,but I will give you a hint it is crib sized and really cute.  The next one was with Jo Morton during her annual trip to Texas.  It is call Tea for Two and the pattern is available through Jo’s website.
I was determined to use the particular background fabric and had a limited amount.  So at retreat I made the 6 inch blocks and could not go very far with the amount of fabric I had.  I came home and put it up on my design wall and while doing some other things I kept looking at it and finally said Nope to big.  So I deconstructed the top and recycled the background fabric and went with the 3-3/4 inch blocks.  I love the way it turned out.  I am not sure how I will quilt it yet.  Have you ever done that?

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I have also brought out Lily Rosenberry out of hiding  - I decided to rotate the blocks and I will be changing the border.  I am currently working on the fourth block.
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I will be attending  another retreat in a few days and I am not sure what I will work on I have really been trying to get some of those unfinished projects done. 
I think I have rattled on long enough.  Thanks for stopping by …
Until next time.