November 5, 2019

cross stitching....

I learned to cross stitch in the early 90's, but life with 2 little ones didn't allow for much quiet time!  Lol

About a year and a half ago, my interest peaked again and i reeeeally wanted to learn to stitch on linen!  Yikes!  
These old eyes, a magnifier, readers, 2 lights later...and i am hooked!

Since it's Thanksgiving month, i thought i'd start with Tom Turkey.
He's completely stitched...but not sure how i'll finish him.

Blackbird Inn is my current project
             

                                    
sweet needle minder!


I started Flag Folk over a year ago...slow going on this one!

I had it framed a couple weeks ago and just love it!

I made this little bird twice...one for my dad, since he's always outside with the Robins and another for me...cuz i liked it so much!


Spring bunny was my second linen stitch....small projects are nice!

Last summer i jumped from linen to Aida cloth...deciding i would tea stain some and see what i thought.  Definitely easier to see those XX's!


Another bunny stitch using the tea stained Aida. 


Here's my very first linen stitch....oh my gosh!  What was i thinking!!!  I was not use to 'seeing those tiny xx's' ...and the long run on red stitches about did me in!

I'm off on a few places...but i'll never tell, and you'll never know!


And last but not least...my very first cross stitch project.  Small, on 14ct. Aida...so sweet.

Are you taking up cross stitch?  Been xxstitching forever?  
Like Linen or Aida?  I think i'll be sticking with Linen.

Take a look here at some beautiful Pinterest photos, with framed samplers!  It's all so motivating!!

Speaking of Pinterest...i posted this photo a couple weeks ago of Renee Nanneman's Cotton Daisies quilt...it has almost 200k impressions!  Oh my goodness!

Looking for the Cotton Daisies pattern?  You'll find it on Etsy!
And Follow along on Pinterest too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen

October 27, 2019

Cotton Daisies Meet Beehive

Imagine my excitement when I learned Renee Nanneman (fabric designer for Andover and publisher for Need'lLove) chose my Cotton Daisies pattern to create this beautiful quilt using her new fabric line, Beehive.  

And...it's hanging in the Andover booth at Quilt Festival in Houston!

 Renee was so gracious to take a couple photos for me and i asked her to make sure she was in each picture!!  

She is the kindest person!

Renee added a gold flange to her Cotton Daisies quilt, which adds such a nice touch!

The quilting is gorgeous too!   I can't take any credit for it...but whoever quilted this for Renee...it's wonderful!


Here is my Cotton Daisies quilt.  I literally pulled fabrics from my stash to make this and when i saw Renee's quilt, oh my gosh!!  I loooove the softness of her Beehive fabrics!








And the pattern cover...showing an alternative colorway...i think this quilt has soooo many color options!



Looking for the pattern?  I have it available in instant pdf's or mailed copies.  Find them in My Etsy Shop

And if you wait a bit, (Renee is at market right now) I bet she'll be offering some Cotton Daisies kits using her Beehive fabrics/pattern included!

Thanks for stopping by!
Learn, Share, Quilt!
~karen

October 6, 2019

Last Day for Fall Pattern Sale!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the 20% off all Fall Mailed and Digital patterns! 

I just happen to be machine quilting this 'Pumpkin Spice' quilt right now made by Jan.  She threw in blue fabrics which i love!

Gorgeous Scraps!

Can you see the Maple Leaf?   It's the perfect pantograph for Jan's quilt.


Here is the original quilt made back in 2010.  I did not release the pattern until August, 2013.  Quilters are still making Pumpkin Spice today.

Pumpkin Spice is on sale for $8, an instant pdf or $9.60 for a mailed copy of the pattern.  But only through today!

It's so versatile too!
Here's Christmas Spice made by Jodi Nelson.

You'll find all Fall Sale Patterns in my Etsy Shop 

Thanks for stopping by!
~karen

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