July 31, 2012

Wanna See Something Pretty!

I am a member of a blog with a group of friends that we call The 12 Of Us.  It is a private blog because some of the friends did not feel safe if we didn't make it that way.  So, although we cannot share with everyone right on the blog, we can share on our own personal blogs as we have things to share.  We are making something for each other over the course of several months.

Dee had my name to make me a sewing hussif.  I received it in today's mail and I am so happy with what came out of the box!  She knows how I love pigs and how I love to crazy quilt so the hussif was made with those in mind!  Her work is exquisite and she designed this herself!  If I could zoom in close enough to show you those teensy tiny binding stitches I would!

It came all decked out with plenty of tools to work with!

I would love to sell these in my online shop! Reckon we could talk her in to making a few to list??

July 23, 2012

A Little More CQ'ing

Since it has been one more hot summer, we are swapping snowballs over at  
an online crazy quilting Yahoo group!

As in a lot of things, I am behind on getting mine out but this week I am taking some time in between finishing the 2 quilts I started prior to my trip to Alabama, to get a few things caught up that I owe others.  It feels good to be getting things out the door, whether they be large or small.  I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak. :)

We set our themes for our own snowballs and chose between CD size or hexies and I chose hexies.  My theme of course was none other than PIGS!! in the Garden!

Cathy Labath sent me this gorgeous Snowball first! I fell in love with it at first sight!

Cathy's theme was flowers, butterflies ... anything in the garden. I chose to do her a butterfly garden with a few other critters to keep them company! 
 I do hope she likes what I have done.  She is a far more advanced  stitcher than I am but I am trying.

If you love to stitch and need a place to hang out where there is a lot of awesome inspiration, come on over to CQI!!  We would love to have you!

July 21, 2012

Crazy Quilt Pincushion Swap

I am a member of an online crazy quilting forum, 

We swapped wool crazy quilt pincushions earlier this summer and this is the one I made for Carolyn!
The dyed lace is from Nicki Seavey's Etsy shop - RavioleeDreams!

And this is the one I received from Leslie!
I really love this and especially the pig! But more so all those tiny seam treatments! That is enough to inspire me to practice harder!
Thank you Leslie!
I have a few other backlogged commitments that I am working on so stay tuned for more photos.