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Reading can feed your addiction

And that is a good thing. 😀

Thanks to Toni I read blogs from Google reader. Being able to read more blogs let’s you find the best info. For some reason this morning I decided to actually go to Cinderberry Stitches’s blog. Am I ever glad I did. Cinderberry has a tutorial on doing stitcheries. I sew needed that. Plus she has a few free patterns.

Friday evening I once again worked on my first block from Capricorn Quilts BOM. These little blocks are so cute and fun. Then Saturday I started the second BOM although I wasn’t finished with the first block. There is good reasoning in my starting the second block, I want to use the dark turquoise thread in the block and since I still had an ample amount of thread in the needle I wanted to use it up. This is what I accomplished on Saturday.   No that is not black in the running stitch but a very dark green.

I did find a water soluble pen while at Hancock’s the other day. Thank goodness. However, I do intend to pickup one of the pens that Cinderberry uses in her tutorial.

Happy stitching!

P.S. Can anyone suggest a good needle to use?

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Stitcheries

Finished the travel trailer last night. I finally figured out what I was doing wrong, I was taking too big of stitch. Changed to a much smaller stitch and immediately saw a great improvement. Today I got the pattern traced onto my muslin and got started on the first block from  Capricorn Quilt BOM.  August and September stitcheries are still up if want to get the patterns. I decided for the time being I would just continue using the muslin. I hope to get caught up on these someday so I am doing the current month. The letters are stitched in a very deep purple, I think I should have used one strand of floss on the letters instead of two. I’m learning and figuring it out as I go. Not bad for being self taught.

Happy stitching!

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Blue bag, stitchery and a bright idea

I made another Japanese Knot bag. Loved the fabric, so fun!

   This was suppose to be my bag but DD snatched it also. 😉 I’m going to make a purse for myself that she would think looks like an old woman. 😀

Then I had a bright idea regarding said new bag. So I had this picture in my head and it don’t look like this.  I don’t think I like the borders on each end. I think I will take those 2 rows off.

I’ve been working on the travel trailer stitchery. It is slowly coming along. The unbleached muslin is so boring. I think I will look for something more exciting.

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Not bad after all

Monday might have started off wrong but it turned out fine. DD and I shopped for fabric for the borders and backing for Bunny Dreams. Unfortunately, we have not located ANY bunny or carrot fabric yet. Tomorrow we will hit the LQS downtown and Hobby Lobby. We might not have found the perfect fabric but we did stop at Borders and we found books. I purchased The Friday Night Knitting Club and an ice coffee. Yummy! 😀

I’m slowly working on the travel trailer stitchery. I don’t make pretty stitches but I’m hoping by the time I’m finished they will have greatly improved.

Have a great day!

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Busy Friday

Morning got off to a late start. I slept until 8:00 am, Nikolas was up before me. Needless to say I didn’t get the last 2 bunnies fused, maybe in the morning. I did get the rest of the carrot tops applique’d and I only like doing 1 block and 1 1/2 carrots on another block. So all in all I did have a pretty productive day.

Last night I decided I would stitch the travel trailer first so I could practice making pretty stitches. I do not like EZ Washout Cloth Markers. I will be visiting Hobby Lobby to see if they have a water eraser pen. The cloth markers are so light I have to go over it several times before I can see the line and my fabric kept moving. I couldn’t see the blue pencil marks no matter how many times I went over the line. I have a disappearing ink pen but I was afraid it might disappear before I got it stitched. This is all I have accomplished.

Have a great weekend!

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Where???

Several of the blogs I read talk about doing stitcheries. Where are they finding these darling patterns? What stitch are they using?

To see some of these darling stitcheries go here:  AbyQuilts, Happy In Quilting, Coffeetime quilting, and Luv 2 Stitch, to just name a few.

Thanks for any help!

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