Saturday, June 14, 2008

Still working with tiny pieces....

I had trouble downloading the picture for "Tiny Pieces" so here it is.....

These are my buds. The start of them, anyway. There is the green part for the base yet. They look really pretty (at least in my opinion) when they are done.

I've been working at improving my applique skills and trying some really difficult things. In comparison, these tiny pieces seem easy.
Here is one appliqued down. The stems are finishing at 1/8 inch, and I'm really pleased with everything. It looks a little uneven right now, but I haven't pressed any of the applique yet.
This is what my oldest is making. If I could get it one here without the black lines, you could see how truly beautiful it is.
The youngest got hold of the camera again.... This is what he did. He took another picture of himself.... and the mess behind him... What can I say, We live here, folks.



Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tiny Pieces...

I've been working on buds. People think I'm crazy or weird (that's the word my grandmother used). But I love those little pieces of fabric. I'm about half way through, then the green part gets added.

The applique provides sanity in a house filled with kids and summer and school books and dishes and the mountain of laundry. I sit and ponder, while stitching tiny buds.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Start of Summer...

Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but we wait until 180 days have been completed. I try to keep everyone in check until the school year is complete. And now it is....

Our summer plans include 4-H and the projects, day trips to local sites and maybe even hike around the park, trips to the library.... Of course, there is the "not-so-fun stuff" of de-cluttering, spring cleaning (or is it summer cleaning since I've waited so long....)

Here is a quilt block I discovered in my EQ5 some time ago and thought that any quilt block called "Contrary Wife" certainly deserved some attention...