When Mdm Samm announced a new embroidery blog hop, I knew I had to participate! I love embroidery!
This is little shirt a gift for one of my friends who has had a baby recently. I added a personal touch. The pattern was found on Pinterest
. On this stitchery board by Julie
are so many cute patterns for all sort of occasions.
Last blog hop I talked about searching for a new couch and the need for new pillows. The first couch has arrived and this blog hop was a good reason to start on another pillow.
When the embroidery patterns arrived, Nana's chair seemed perfect for this. Adding buttons, some fabrics and a knitting basket, instead of the mannequin next to the chair. I'm quite pleased with it :)
Thank you Debbie for sharing this pattern with us and thanks to Jane and mdm Samm for hosting and being great cheerleaders this blog hop.
In this world today I don't find it easy to live as a christian. The bible tells me certain things about womanhood that seem so different from what other sources seem to tell me.
This message by Susan Hunt really helped me. Hopefully it'll be helpful to you too.
Enjoy and be blessed this Sunday!
A new couch needs new pillows don't you think. I know that we're only LOOKING for a new couch and haven't bought one yet, but I better start sewing some pillows so that they are finished when the couch arrives ;-)
This urge to make pillows was a great reason to join this blog hop. I'm not finished yet, but this is what I came up with.
Inspired by this beauty
made by Rachel, I started to draw and cut letters, paper piece music notes
and make some embroidery. What do you think?
Please be sure to stop by these other 'wordy' blogs:
Wednesday, January 16
This post is a little late.... Not much blogging and sewing went on in this house in December. Since I found these books and by now I've already finished two!
I did however made a purse! The matching coin purse followed in January. Before the holidays I joined a few swaps, a Mug rug swap and a Christmas ornament swap. I also joined in on the bloghop at StashManicure: In Your Words. More about that tomorrow....
Seven days of coin purses! This is day 6. Have you seen all the beauties? Please check them out here
! And if you want to make your own, the pattern is available here
This is what I've made. A little coin purse with small pockets inside for bankcards. Next time I'm buying a bigger purseframe and make a slightly bigger purse. Unfortunately I don't have time to make it, because I started my Christmas sewing early!
Do you know the feeling that you don't want to put your mistakes on your blog? I surely do! Katie hosted 100 quilts for kids at her blog Swim, Bike, Quilt
. Her goal was to inspire others to make charity quilts for children in need. I really intended to participate and I made this butterfly quilt.
Before sending it off it was washed and this is how it turned out! It bearded so much. I guess the wool-cotton batting that was used came out and shows very much on the dark red. This picture was made after most of it had been taken off.
It just doesn't feel right to send it of to a charity for children. So I decided to keep it as a lap quilt. Oh well.. I really like the colors and the butterflies and he likes it too!
Although I love all seasons, fall might be my favorite. These photos me and my husband made while walking in the woods. Don't you love those fall colors? Can you smell the scent of the forest in the fall? And see all those different mushrooms?
It reminded me of a song by Laura Story, Indescribable. How indescribable is the Maker of all of this! Wow, that amazes me every time!
From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea
Creation's revealing Your majesty
From the colors of fall to the fragrance of spring
Every creature unique in the song that it sings
You placed the stars in the sky and You know them by name
You are amazing, God!
Pinterest has some real interesting recipes. Today I tried out White vegetable lasagne 'cupcakes'
by Emily on EmilyBites I didn't use a cupcake tray, but two mini cooking pots. It turned out great!Something that didn't turn out the way I expected is, was Crockpot honey sesame chicken by Nikki, Chef in training. The meat was tasty, but a bit hard. I didn't quite stick to the recipe, since I don't own a crock pot. I would like to give it another try, because it sounds so great!
Check out her other recipes. They sound and look amazing!
I also got a little bit of handquilting and binding done on my butterfly charity quilt. Most of the quilting was done with my machine, but the butterflies are handquilted in a different color, so it shows on the back.
I only need to quilt two more butterflies and attach a label, then I can send it off to a local charity, (And start something new...wink)