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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Things I've been working on....

I have been a teensy bit busy creating.   I am working on some redwork for our guild's quilt show in October.   We want to have a section devoted to red and white quilts so I decided to do some redwork.   I've also quilted a small wall hanging from a panel of fabric I bought at the Quilt and Sewing Expo last year.   And, I've even made some maple leaf blocks for a quilt that a group of people are making to be raffled....

Lately I've been trying to work on cleaning/organizing my craft room.   I'm not getting very far though so I've been avoiding my craft room!   I did work in it for about 3 hours yesterday.   I managed to clean out a drawer - I swear it was a bottomless drawer because I kept pulling stuff out and pulling stuff out but finally I got it emptied, went thru stuff that was in there from 2000!!!!!!   Now it holds my journal which I don't write in very often (probably because I couldn't find it), my coloring book and coloring pencils and pencil sharpener.   Wonder how long it will stay that way!  Ha!

 This is the quilt I quilted from a panel I bought at the Sewing and Quilt expo last year.   I was playing around with different thimbles so I'm not really happy about the hand quilting I did.   This is hanging in my kitchen.
 This is one of the redworks I have finished stitching.   I am planning on adding small beads for the buttons and some of the snowflake ends.   Three down, six more to go before I can create a quilt top.
 This is what is in my hoop right now.   Little House Needleworks - Small Sheep Virtue - Friendship.  It went fast and I was in the mood to do something that I could finish in a couple of days.    I need to finish the stitching then decide if I want to frame it, make it into a pillow or what.  
My two maple leaves.

I hope you all are doing well.  

Happy Easter!