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

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Catching Up

The time since my last post has been rather hectic, so we have a lot of catching up to do.  Let's get right to it, because there are a lot of photos.

This is my Prairie Schooler alphabet, finished as a quilted wall hanging by Vonna, the Twisted Stitcher.

I was able to find coordinating fabric that had a "stitched" alphabet pattern in it.  It was perfect for this piece!

I finished the last little bit of this Needle Delights Originals Easter design, and now its home is in the lid of a Sudberry box.

Another very recent finish is this little pillow from Hands on Design's A Year of Celebrations.  It's not my best finishing job, but it is what it is, and it looks cute from across the room.  The word "grow" under the daisies could almost be mistaken for "snow" which is what we got today.

This is from Prairie Schooler's A Prairie Year leaflet - the design for May.  A future pillow.

This design from Lizzie-Kate's Spring Smalls booklet is another future pillow.  I haven't been finishing these things too quickly, so these two may not make it for Spring 2019.

The ladybug that I showed a couple of posts ago now has a daisy to sit on...

I've started the background, and it is a painfully slow go.  I had planned to take this one to the county fair in August, but I'm not confident that it will be done in time.  We'll see.

I have a good start on this design by Jeanette Douglas.  It was featured in a class that she taught at the Fancy Works retreat in Bloomington, IN, at the end of March.  This will be a little tray, and there's a scissor fob and drum pinkeep in the set, too.  The overdyed ground fabric is really very pretty, but I guess my camera didn't like it.

This is the progress I've made on my ANG challenge piece.  Two and a half packages.  This one definitely won't be finished by the end of June, and I'll be $10 poorer.  But at least it's no longer a UFO.

Last but not least, this is what the stylish, color-coordinated dog will wear on a stroll if she's recovering from foot surgery and has a bandage that needs to be kept clean and dry...

Molly looks about as happy with the whole thing as we are.

I think we're caught up now.
Thanks for stopping by.


Jackie's Stitches said...

You PS Alphabet finish is amazing! You definitely found the perfect fabric for it. Will this be a fair piece too?

My EGA guild does an annual challenge too. I consider it a win if I make progress on all the projects I put on there. Finishing is the icing on the cake!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the lovely finishes and stitching.


Robin in Virginia said...

Hope Molly's foot mends fully! Your PS Alphabet looks fabulous finished as a quilted wall hanging. What perfect fabric you found for it! Your other finishes look super and I think you have made good progress on your WIPs.

Carol said...

What a treat to see your PS alphabet all finished up and hanging on your wall, Pat! What a wonderful find that fabric was--as you say, just perfect! Vonna did a great job with the wallhanging and I'm sure that was a huge savings compared to having it framed :) More money for stash, right? Love your sweet Easter finish and that ladybug stitching so much! You always have such interesting projects going on.

Hope Molly recovers quickly--poor thing...

Julie said...

So many lovely things in this post, hard to know what to comment on first so i'll just say ... fabulous stitching.
Poor Molly, hope she is soon recovered.

Astrids dragon said...

So many beautiful finishes! Vonna did a fantastic job with your alphabet!
The Easter design looks great, I love the colours in it.
I like your starts, the ladybug looks like a lot of work, but so worth it!
Awe, I hope Molly is doing better.