I'm still stitching the Homespun Elegance Wooly Thyme sheep blankets, one every month. Here is the February blanket.
In January of 2006 I started a Dutch Treat tabletopper. It was meant to be a Christmas gift that year...and it didn't happen. Well, Christmas happened. The gift did not. 2007 came and went. I finally finished it earlier this month. I'm so glad it is done! The giftee reads my blog from time to time, so I'm not going to share a picture until April. I am SO glad it is done! Oh. I think I mentioned that already.
Laundry signs by Echevette - These were fun to do but disturbingly like chocolate or potato chips - I couldn't stop at just one. All were stitched on 32 ct fabric and I used the DMC floss colors called for on the chart. Blanc was stitched on Natural Belfast.
Fragile was stitched on Antique White Belfast.
Couleurs was stitched on African Daisy Jobelan.
If there are more than 3, please don't tell me. I need to work on other things.
My Mark Swirly Heart - Stitched on gingham linen. Too cute!
My progress on Old Sampler and Deftly Wrought has been slow and I don't have any pictures to share. Maybe next time. My progress on BOAF Happy Hearts has been nil, thanks to the Echevette laundry signs. My regrets to fellow SALers, Lelia and Carol, both of whom are overdue for emails from me and have probably finished their samplers by now...
I did manage to finish something crafty. Some months ago Pat taught us how to make fabric baskets during a Violet Threads meeting. I bought the book the weekend of Art East and had good intentions. Here is my first attempt, a two-color basket.
My technique for finishing off leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hoping Pat can give me a few more tips at Violet Threads next week. In case you are wondering, this was made with clothesline (from Walmart) that is wrapped with fabric strips (from my stash) and then zig-zagged together on the sewing machine. I've been told that this was popular in the 80's but apparently I missed it the first time around.
I also learned to hand piece at Violet Threads. Ilene taught us. It was fun and easy. I'm still not inspired to quilt, but I am all for improving my handwork skills.
Thanks to everyone for your encouraging emails and comments. I have good intentions to blog regularly and obviously it doesn't happen. I also have good intentions to visit your blogs and that hasn't been happening either. I recently left about half of the Yahoo Groups I was a member of. Hopefully this will lighten my imaginary load and give me a bit more time for the things I enjoy. Blogs are near the top of my "enjoy" list.
March 21st is my blogiversary. It seems wrong to celebrate, in light of my recent bad blogging behavior. I guess I'll just be happy with the fact that I haven't quit and try to forge ahead into a better blogging year.