Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Stitching

I have made a lot of progress on this quilt.  There are a lot of details that I am enjoying as I stitch.  There are plenty of French knots and satin stitches. There are also some lazy daisy stitches that are fun to do as well.

I have a coworker who wants to learn how to do cross stitch and embroidery. I dug through my stash of projects and found a few bibs.  I am looking forward to teaching her.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rose and Lace Fan Quilt

The moment that I saw this quilt I loved it.  I wouldn't let myself buy it because I have enough projects to last forever.  For a couple of years I would look at it online and contemplate buying it, but refused to do so.  Then one day I found it for a pretty good price and put it in my wishlist.  My husband ended up buying it for me.  I wouldn't let myself start on it until I had my Mary Engelbreit quilt completed.  I got it out for the first time the other day and started on it.  It will probably take 10 or more years to complete, but I am up for the challenge.  I decided that I will try to keep a journal as I stitch this quilt.

Here is a picture of my progress.

Close Up

Here are some pictures of each quilt square in this Mary Engelbreit quilt.  I haven't decided if I am going to put the quilt together now or after we move.  I have fabric packed away.  I even have some fabric that I used in my girl's dresses.  

Thursday, July 9, 2015


All 6 squares are now completely stitched.  I just  need to put them together.  I am looking at some fabric now to go in between and around the squares.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

On The Road

We just returned from a short road trip to Nebraska to see my son at Maranatha Bible Camp, some friends in Lincoln, NE, and my sister and dad in Gothenburg, NE.  We had a great time.  I went swimming with my daughter Stacie.  I really enjoyed the long slide at Maranatha.

I worked on my owl quilt on the way up there and back.  I decided that it would be easier if I did a part of the quilt that didn't require me to use the pattern.  One the way up there I was able to complete the swirls around the border.  On the way home I took another square out and did the blue border.  It is a cute block.
Peter working at Maranatha