I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Friday, June 26, 2020

My tiniest quilts yet........

I have been stitching the late afternoon hours away,

placing hundreds of stitches, by hand,  

onto layers of design, batting and backing fabric
and have finished 3 quilts. 

3 very tiny quilts.  Each one measures 7" X 71/2"

each one different and pretty with the hand stitching on front

and with that crinkle quilt look on the back

and they all came from this fabric which is close to 30 years old.
I purchased this fabric a long while back, with the intentions of 
making tiny quilts .......but along came other things in life
to keep busy with and the fabric was placed away.

I came upon it a few months ago and decided to start to working 
the printed quilts into miniature quilts. 
I will hang some for decoration, use some for the doll boxes I 
make and who knows what others can serve a purpose for?
I know that some of you are still keeping busy at home, working, homeschooling, 
parenting, and other many tasks that this time has thrown upon you,
but do you spend a little time stitching......or doing some other kind 
of creative work?  Have  you found something stashed away, years ago , and have started to work on it?   I would love to hear!

Monday, June 8, 2020

In early June the world of leaf and blade

and flowers explodes, and every
sunset is different
John Steinbeck