Friday, September 30, 2016

keeping busy....

I have been alternating on the projects at hand...the scarf, the ornament and getting some fall into the house and of course my Hawaiian quilt piece.
I love hand sewing so this is a pleasure to work on. I am hoping that by the end my needle turning will be better, but for now it is okay. I have been reading up on the history and such and some of the quilt pieces use a small tack stitch and I was taught to use the invisible stitch. So we shall see and maybe the next one I will try the tack stitch. Oh and the scarf is growing...a bit slowly, but it will get there. My ornament is looking good...
now you did not think it would be in focus did you. I m not sure if my niece reads my blog so I want to keep it a surprise right now  how it looks. I will tell you it is cute! I would like to make a few other ornaments so I am trying to work ion this  a little more each day. This will be my 3rd ornament for Natalia. It really does not feel like Autumn here in Arizona but I started to get the look at least in the house....
I really looks nice at night on the mantel. I is not complete but then again we are still in the 90's most days so it is not easy feeling like Fall! the overnight temps are not too bad and the early morning is nice....then the sun rises higher and boom! it is in the 90's and hot. We have had a bit of rain these past few days but not enough to fill the draught here in the desert. I just finished a laundry and hope to sit outside for a short time. I went for lab work yesterday morning and my left arm/elbow is a bit sore today. The gal who did the drawing of 3 vials was really gentle and I do not have any bruising. Limited handiwork today I think. I am still waiting on Alice from The Attic. They have not placed the order yet...I may try one of the other shops out of Arizona. Not that I am in a hurry you understand to begin her, but I just want her in my house. I have realized that tomorrow is September...my goodness these months are just flying by. With that thought, I best get stitching. It was so nice to have you stop by and welcome to my new friends. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

Monday, September 26, 2016

A new project

Oh I know what you ar3 thinking...?what? but I just have to. My friend Dianna Lynn goes to Hawaii every year and goes to a palace and takes a class in Hawaiian quilting and has made some lovely pieces.
Here she is in Hawaii with some feathered friends. Always smiling!
I asked if I could have a lesson with her and today we went to get the fabric.....I talked about pink on pink or lavender and purple or maybe something on white. So here is what I am working on.....

Pale yellow back round and a pretty shade of orange! The flower is an Anthodium. It is thought to bring luck and protect against evil. It is also associated with magical fairies. Okay, it is none of the mentioned colors but I really liked this together. It is all basted and ready for needle turning. Dianna is very good with the letting me do and learn although she did help with the basting. Quite a time back she helped me with a piece that she had begun but was not finishing but I put it away and believe it or not it is in the closet filed under ???? so I had to start another but this is good so I would learn form fabric folding to cutting to basting. So there you have it. Yes I am still doing the ornament and knitting the scarf. A late post by my standards...but it was a busy morning. Glad to have you here and thank you for your friendship and kind words. Hope the day is good for you.