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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Colorado Stitcher has a New Look

A couple of days ago I looked through and tested various blogger templates and chose this one - it is part of their awsome template group. I also decluttered by blog a bit my putting a lot of my lists on individual pages - the tabs are at the top of the blog. Blogspot lets you have up to 10 pages that you can link to from your blog.

Please let me know what you think of the new look!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

American Patchwork update 2

I have been working on the field of stars so I am posting a picture focusing on this area. I have not worked on any red or white stripes. Here is what I have so far.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 20, 2010

American Patchwork Update 1

I have been working on my Debbie Stiehler piece off and on. I have one row of blue done and working on others. I am stitching it one blue box (star) at a time. There are 5 different blue stars for this section and I am doing them in numerical order, so there is some bouncing around. My needle is in the last Blue 3 star (top stitched row far left) and then I will move on to number 4. I find it easier to do all of one type at a time, but I did goof on one placement. The nice thing about this piece is it really does not matter if a box is out of place. After I get the stars done I will move to either the red stripes or the white, not sure yet.

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, September 13, 2010

American Patchwork - Debbie Stiehler Update

Now that I have gotten my GCC and Sampler Guild Project done I put American Patchwork back in the floor stand and am working on it - at least until the Christmas Stitching takes over. I finished another star last night. Here is the progress so far.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

French Sewing Box - Fini

I finished my box Friday night and took it to today's meeting. Quite a number of boxes were finished and it made for a nice display.  The top picture shows the inside of my box and the second picture shows the inside and the top. The angle of the top picture makes it look a little warped, but it really is a round box!  I was able to make this project almost entirely from stash. I only had to buy some poster board for the lining and the wood box. I have decided to try and do as much as I can using my stash in an effort to save some money. But new stuff is fun too, so I am sure to need something and will help keep my needlework shops in business!

Now on to the next stitching adventure!! Actually I have placed the needlepoint flag project back on the floor stand and will work on getting that done, or at least make a dent in it before the Christmas stitching needs to get started!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sampler Guild of the Rockies Sewing Box - update

As you may know from some previous posts I am working on a Sampler Guild of the Rockies (SGR) project called a French Sewing Box. Everyone who finishes by the September 12 meeting gets a surprise gift. And by finished they mean stitched and inserted into the box. Here is my progress so far - I have inserted the top.

The next step is to line the inside and insert the bottom. I missed the meeting that passed out the kits with the cardboard to use as the lining so I need to get something. I am thinking poster board. I used (and am using) mat board for the round inserts. The top was not problem and I created a paper template for the bottom so I think that will be ok. I just need to get the stuff for the lining. Did I tell you this is "due" in 3 days?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It is my birthday month = more posts?? & GCC Assissi

This is my birthday month. So my gift to you (har har, too big for my britches) is more posting! Here is a picture of the critique I got back recently for my GCC Assisi. The instructor was Marion Scoular and you will see that she hand writes all her critiques (and courses too). Very classy and nice handwriting too. You would never be able to read it if I wrote it out by hand! Also pictured is my completion certificate from EGA. Sorry the picture is not great, but since it is not the actual stitching I am letting it go as is!

Now to get back to work on my French Sewing Box!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

SGR French Sewing Box - Base Completed!

Last night I finished stitching what will be on the bottom inside of the French Sewing box mentioned in a previous post (Sept. 2). Now I just need to put it all together. Everyone who finishes the box gets a surprise gift at the Sept. 12 meeting, so I best get finishing!!

And now I leave you with a picture I hope makes you giggle just a little. Have you met Miss Maddie? The dog who sleeps like a people?

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sampler Guild of the Rockies Sewing Box

I am a member of the Sampler Guild of the Rockies . One of the projects from last year is a French Sewing Box. I believe it is called a French Sewing Box because we are using only red thread which is a traditional color for French Samplers. It is made to fit into a 6 inch diameter round box found at Ikea.

I finished stitching the top which will go inside the area under the handle.

Stitched on 28 count Monaco in the color Tea, using DMC floss # 347.

Next I stitch the part that will go inside the box. It will sit on the bottom. There was a kit (I joined the guild after the project was announced) which included a cardboard piece to be lined with fabric and placed inside to act as a lining around the inside walls. I think I can manage to line it without the cardboard. But, first things first, I need to get the bottom done!