I want to say that it has been quiet around here. But it really hasn't been. It's been a bee-hive of activity at my desk and on my computer screen, but unfortunately, I can't show you any of it yet! Frustrating to me, but I know how you like surprises! *Wink!*
The Hawaii cruise quilt is almost all quilted, a little more stitching, then binding, and a label. Whenever we're going (November is still the plan, but ??), the quilt will be ready.
Revamping the Stitchery Crossover online course is making good, but slow progress. So much going on behind the scenes on that one, even (crossing my fingers) a whole new product! I wish I could share, but . . . not yet. (It's gonna be awesome!)
And The FLOCK bird kits are in various stages of design through the end of the year. The November 2020 kit is currently on the computer screen. It's amazing! But then, they all are, IMHO!
From time to time, I dig into my stash of small quilt patterns that used to be restricted to wholesale customers. Shops would kit and sell Snap Sack in their stores.
I'm now picking the best of the lot from the pattern archive to convert to individual pdf patterns.
This week, Picnic Pickin's is ready for its close up.
August and 'pick-a-nicks' seem to go hand in hand. This year, picnics are smaller get-togethers, but we can all dream of getting back to those big family gatherings. Slicing into a giant watermelon for a refreshing picnic snack, is one of the highlights for me.
This fun project goes together quickly and easily with a few fabrics from your stash. It looks a lot harder than it is to make.
With a little extra fabric, I bet you could lengthen the pieced and applique panels, and turn the wall-hanging into a summery table runner.
Download the pdf now and raid your stash for some juicy fabrics. Then get sewing!
Pin Cushion #19, Shut-down Series
My pin cushion pile was getting high, so I rearranged the stack into two layers of 9 pin cushions. The blue and cream with yellow and red accents is the newest addition. Every Sunday morning, I make one ornament (2020 Christmas edition) and do the embroidery on one pin cushion. If I don't finish either item on Sunday, then I don't allow myself to work on anything else until they're done. That is keeping me motivated, at least so far.
20 to go! Nearly past the half-way point!
Make your own four-patch pin cushions. For the step-by-step tutorial, jump over to the blog and scroll down to the first Puffy Fours post from March 5. That's when I started, about the same time the world was shutting down to contain COVID 19. And that'll bring you to the beginning of the four-part tutorial.