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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!



  1. Ah, a fellow quilter! Don't you just love your craft room? When our children grew up and moved out I transformed one of their bedrooms into a quilting room. I absolutely love it because now I can just close the door when I'm done and pick up where I left. You're a very skilled crafter!

    1. I do love my craft room! In fact, my plan for today is to try to return it to some semblance of order as it has become the dumping ground for non craft related stuff! Thanks for stopping by my blog! And thank you for saying I'm a skilled crafter.