Thursday, June 23, 2011

Some finishes, and some silliness

I have two FOs to share with you today. Over the weekend, I was able to complete my third embroider-bee block. This one was a doozy, people. It wasn't hard, but there was a lot of stitching. I'm glad I chose it, though. It's such a fun design, and it gave me a chance to learn two new stitches.

French knots and what not

I can now make french knots to my heart's content, and lazy daisies are now in my knowledge base as well. The embroidery design was drawn by theflossbox, a fun little etsy shop that I will definitely visit again.

Embroider-bee block #3

I had fun picking a color for each section.

Embroider-bee block #3

I chose my fabric scraps with the thread choices in mind, and I like the eclectic mix. I probably would never choose some of these fabrics together, but I think it works!

I've only got one embroidery block to finish for this bee, and it's a good thing, too! My deadline is one week from today. I'm about halfway through the stitching on the fourth one, and I hope to finish it up this weekend.

Jill had a barbecue on Sunday. I always like to take my sister a little homemade something, and this time, it was a new pillow for her couch.

FO: Yellow Birdie Pillow

I made a quilted log cabin square with some of my current favorite fabrics and just made a simple envelope pillow for her to enjoy. I used some Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush, Kona Marine, Joel Dewberry Aviary 2, and an unidentified Moda fat quarter (I think it might be from the Happy Camper line, but I'm not sure).

The back

Love it!
I can always tell if it's a good gift by whether or not I want to keep it for myself!

Speaking of Jill, she posted this picture of us on flickr recently. It's from my mom's wedding (almost three years ago). We have a fun little game where we make silly faces, but she usually breaks into laughter before I do. Oh, how grateful I am for my sister.

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  1. That pillow is freaking' sweet! (and reminds me that I haven't posted about the mug rug yet. Thanks for the reminder.)

  2. I love that embroidery block.

  3. LOVE that pillow! You've had so much fun stuff going on this week - it was an extra treat this morning when I finally had a chance to sit down and read blogs. (A certain someone has been a reluctant napper this week so my internet time has been pretty sparse.)

    And in answer to your question from a few days ago, yes, I would love some easy bag pattern suggestions.

  4. That embroidery is so nice! I bet it took FOREVER.

  5. I love your embroidery block! Fantastic!

  6. oooh, I'm a sucker for embroidery!! gorgeous.

  7. While I don't have time to comment on all the posts I've missed, I did look at each and every one of them because I can't bear to miss any of your craftiness! And so many great things to see...a beautiful pillow, an embroidered owl (and other great embroidery), super cool bag with glasses on it, another finished block in green for that quilt I know I'm going to drool over when it's done (purple is my favorite block so far though!)...and too many other things to mention!

    Thanks for all the inspiration that I can take with me into the field...even if I can't actually craft, I can go to sleep dreaming of all the possibilities to do when I get home!

  8. Oh! Gorgeous! I particularly love the embroidered block. You did a great job with color on that one.


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