Walk About Quilt #2

Our nephew on my husband’s side just turned 3 so I made him a quilt.  I debated on what to make because 1) he’s a 3-year-old boy but 2) they live in a very small apartment and I wanted to make him something that would kinda flow with everything.   And as we all know, kids do grow super fast and the cartoon or superhero they like today they may hate tomorrow.  Plus, he really, really loves monkeys and I could not find a good monkey print that fit what I pictured.  So instead I made him a Walk About Quilt in blues and greens.  

Sandy at Grapevine Quilting and I talked about the quilting and decided not to do monkeys all over it for the quilting because it wasn’t the right pattern for that.  But she did put a special little monkey on the one corner for him.  

I also made him a fleece pillowcase with some monkey prints. 

They sent me a picture of him holding it up but I can’t share that.   But wow, judging by the picture he’s gotten tall!  He’s holding up the pillowcase and is about the same length as his height.  (Pillowcase is almost 1 yard/3 feet). 

Stitchin’ Kittens – Progress

The kitten outlines are done and I did decide to fill in the bodies. I used long and short split stitch to fill them in.  Two are done and the other two are in progress. 

This first kitten I used ThreadworX #11211. 

The second kitten I used ThreadworX #1036. The variegation is more subtle in this one than the previous kitten. 

Kitten number three I’m using DMC #414. A pretty silvery color.  

Kitten number four is all tuckered out from playing so hard.  I’m using DMC black, #310, and DMC white.  

The yarn they are playing with is a hand dyed thread that I really love. It does not have a brand or number.  

Stitchin’ Kittens

Spending my evening with a kitten on my feet…

…and kittens in the frame.

The outlines are done with stem stitch.  I’ll probably fill them in with split stitch but I haven’t completely decided if I will fill them in.  I still need to add another kitty or two into the picture.

I found the design on Pinterest,  although in a different layout. When I get on the laptop I’ll add the source information.

ETA: The photo on Pinterest says that it is from: allie-oops on Flickr, vintage scans 035.

Just a Little Test Video

Nothing really exciting,  just wanted to test out posting a video so I decided to take one of my machine working hard tonight. Trying to finish up a gift for a friend.  

My machine has gotten a workout today! 

Hopefully this gift and one I did for a very cute kiddo will get in the mail this weekend. Then I can post pictures of the full items! 

Unexpected and Amazing 

Yesterday, there was a box delivered to our house.  We weren’t expecting any deliveries so I wasn’t listening for the doorbell, plus I was working so I probably wouldn’t have heard it anyway.  Mom stopped by to pick me up to go to our craft group’s monthly meeting and she found the box and brought it in. 

I looked at the return address on it and a huge smile broke out on my face and I started pulling at the flaps to open it. It came all the way across the country from my friend Renee at: Living My Dream. She sent me this gorgeous clutch purse that she embroidered and made!

I remember when she was working on the block and I just fell in love with it.  I can’t decide what’s my favorite part but probably the treasure chest followed up by everything.  :) 

She does such amazing work!  Renee is actually who inspired me to really get into crazy quilting embroidery which then led into my love for needle painting embroidery.  

Look at the details!  

Sorry for the shadow on the last picture,  my phone didn’t want to focus in on the tiny fishies. 

I’m just in awe over this wonderful gift.  Thank you,  Renee!! 

Here is the link to her post on the clutch purse: Under the Sea Purse.

Sewing Helper…or Not

Here I am, minding my own business,  just trying to get a little sewing done.  And little miss Pixie decides she is going to be helpful.

I guess pins are the toy of the day!

(Note : I did stop her from getting ahold of the pins. Last thing I want is one of my girls swallowing a pin and getting hurt or worse)