Wednesday, September 17, 2014

More good news

Lost 2 more doctors today.  Don't need to see them anymore.  However, I did gain a physical therapist.  I should have more mobility and less pain in my arm so the plastic surgeon gave me a referral to physical therapy.

Overall very good news.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Good news for a change

Doctor's office just phoned.  My mammo was clear so after my specialists appointments on Wed don't need to see any doctor for 6 months :)  YAY.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

W.I.P. - 9-3-2014

Didn't get all that much done this week.  Left shoulder was out of commission.  No idea what I did to it but it is finally starting to loosen up.

Got some work done on my CQ blocks today.  Both of these blocks are from the Intermediate CQ class with Kathy Shaw.

The task was for Sunflower, Daisy or Violets.  I went with white violets.  Have never done these nor the leaves before.  I think the leaves a too big for such delicate little flowers.

I felt that space under the wisteria was crying out for a bench so viola made one and am happy with it.  Will be adding 2 more elements to this block.  Will be working on seam treatments soon.

Linking up with W.I.P. Wednesday and WoW.  Go check out the eye candy and see what others are up to.

Friday, August 29, 2014

What I have been up to - picture intensive again

Mainly concentrating on the Crazy Quilt class with Kathy Shaw.  Am having a lot of fun and learning a lot!

Here is one of the blocks that has the most work done on it.

I have something planned for the upper right and lower right corners :)  Just have to wait until we get up to those lessons.  I had only done 1 partial block prior to taking the beginner class with Kathy a few months ago.  Now I have plans in the works for a few blocks once I am finished the classes.

Other than that I did take some time off and get caught up with the hexie BoM through Hexie BoM got 5 of the blocks finished this week.  April's block was partially done for awhile now I had just misplaced it then other things took precedence.  May - August were all done over the last few weeks.

Monday or later this afternoon will be working on my 2 local BoM's and get the August blocks done.

As you can see I always have so much on the go.  

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

W.I.P. 8-13-2014 - picture intensive post

I have been very busy this last week.

Finally got my hexie quilt top done.  It is packed away until I can get some of the tops sandwiched and quilted.

Got all of the kaleidoscope hexies made.  Am thinking of one round of black around each of them then not sure what color for the path but will be a single row.

Border pieces for the kaleidoscope

Here is my progress on my Crazy Quilt blocks from the Intermediate CQ class with Kathy Shaw.  Keep in mind that these are a work in progress.  The beginners class concentrated more on the seam treatments the intermediate is concentrating more of other elements that is why the seams are not embellished yet.

Am currently working on the frame around the silkie.

My very first web and spider.

My first monogram

Will be linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday , Esther Aliu's WoW and Linky Tuesday

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pets on Qults - voting has begun

Here is where you make the post with your selection.

Here is where you find the entries.

Go check out the eye candy some of these quilts are spectacular.

My quilts are in category

1 - #58
4 - #57

While I would appreciate your votes, vote for your choices freely. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Redwork Course through Stitchmap

For info on Stitchmap please see the previous post or click on the Stitchmap button on my sidebar.

The Redwork Course starts with gathering of supplies and ends with some finished pattern weights and a bag to hold them.

Each stitch is described in detail with pictures and text (we covered 16 different stitches I think).

I learnt a few new stitches and relearned a few others (I was self taught through books and the internet).  You are taught to do the stitches like grandma would have.

Here is what I made during the course.

Pattern weights

Bag to hold the pattern weights.

All of the above designs were done during the course.  One of them was even redone as the first one had too many oopsies in it.  Like I said above I learnt a lot and had some fun doing it.

I would recommend stitchmap and this course to anyone interested in stitchery whether they are beginners or experts.