I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Well hello there... it's been a while.
I'm afraid I've been spending the bulk of my time
on Instagram lately.
I've really been enjoying it because
there's no political squabbling,
no advertisements,
just photos.

But I'm here today to catch you up
with some recent finishes, so let's get started.

Despite the title of this post,
this is actually not a finish.
Here's where I was at with RipRo last time.

I made what I consider significant progress...
Only two corners to go!
This is Needle Delights Originals' Ripple Rotation II,
in case my nickname is confusing anyone.

I had a teeny start on Bittersweet September last time.

And here it is all finished...

Then I started and finished this little squirrel...
The wool in the background is what I used
for the backing of the pillow.
This is from Summer House Stitche Workes'
2016 Fragments in Time collection.

I finished piecing my lap quilt, and had to wait
almost two months to get it back from the
longarm quilter!
But here it is, all finished as of this afternoon.
The name of the design is Shadow Play
and it's from Plum Tree Quilts.
It was a workshop hosted by my quilt guild.

I used some large pieces of fabric
from my stash on the back.

And finally, I had a letter finish...

which was also a row/leaflet finish...
on the Prairie Schooler alphabet.

The piece as a whole is getting
a bit harder to photograph.

And I'm plugging right along with it,
so here is my start on the M...
I think the mermaid is kind of homely.
I debated giving her some lips,
but thought better of it.
This is Prairie Schooler we're talking about
after all and not Mirabilia!

I don't think I've forgotten anything.
For those of you who are Instagrammers
interested in visiting over there,
I'm @southpaw.stitch.
I'm not technically savvy enough
to put a button on my sidebar!

Hope you're having a delightful October.
Thanks, as always, for visiting!


Tiffstitch said...

Gorgeous work on everything! I finally joined instagram too, @tiffstitch and will look for you. :) It is so easy and I prefer it to FB for sure.

Robin in Virginia said...

Fabulous finishes with your stitching and quilting! Awesome progress on RipRo.

Brigitte said...

Great finishes!

Rita JG said...

So much beauty! Congrats!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the awesome finishes.


Anonymous said...

Wow...quite a lot to show! The Ripple Rotation colors are gorgeous! You have made real progress on this one. Love those two autumn pieces. Love the finishing on the Bittersweet September! I had forgotten you made that quilt. It turned out lovely. Looks nice on the sofa there! Like the scrappy back too! And your alphabet is half done! Wow. What seems like a FOREVER project is coming along quicker than it seems! You always do beautiful work no matter what you are working on. Kudos!

Anne said...

Beautiful work, as always! I especially love your quilt and Prairie School block. Keep up the good work!!!

Julie said...

So many lovely things to comment on.... better just say WOW!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great work, I agree, the political scene is so depressing right now! I do have some nice groups on FB though so I persist!
The PS alphabet is looking wonderful, with my bigger pieces I stand on a chair to look down on them to photograph them in full!