Monday, March 3, 2014
Last week "Pretty little things" comment included a question about how I applique my hexies. I use Jessica's paper clip method when I baste, which makes it easy to remove the papers. Then I trim away the excess fabric.
I hide my knot inside the seam allowance and make my little applique stitches around the pinned in place hexie. It's a good idea to bury the thread tail on the back when finishing, so that it will not shadow through the white background later.
Friday, February 28, 2014
This week I appliqued another strip of hexies. Two more to go on this long, long road. This cold weather is slowing down my hand sewing fingers. We are expecting another 8 or 10 inches of snow this weekend. My driveway is getting longer with each snowfall, too!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Hand sewing is my most favorite way to create. It's up close and gives me time to really see the color and design in each fabric as I go. Reminds me of my piano teaching days and how I related to each student personally. Also why I prefer walking to driving. Takes me longer to get there, but I love the details along the way. My Monday Morning Count is 9 more appliqued this week...and I know each and every one!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
My mom is very ill and won't live to see spring. I have been on the phone with her the past few days, sharing memories and feelings, and her one piece of advice was "Life goes by so fast...Enjoy every day!" She is 94 and has managed to do just that for most of her life. God bless her...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Another Postage Stamp piece here. This time I used them in a little quilt for the Metro Mod "Love" swap. When I found out that my swap partner has also been making a Forever Stamp quilt, I was stunned by the coincidence! What are the odds???
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Taking a break from EPP to make a charity quilt for the guild. I was inspired by Barbara Brackman's blog post titled "Cabin Fever" and did as she suggested....started making some HST's. Used up a lot of white scraps to use with this pretty blue that I picked up on the give-away table If this winter doesn't ease up soon, I will have to buy some new fabric. Awww....
Monday, February 10, 2014
You can hex anywhere and anytime, but the best way is hexing with friends. Spent an afternoon sewing with Christa this week. Before I knew it I had 20 new hexies basted. We shared stories and made great progress. Jessica, the mother of Monday Morning Star Count, has fostered many friendships online and in person. Thank goodness for friends who can talk, blog, and sew at the same time!