Saturday, June 30, 2012

Melting in Kansas City

It is dreadfully hot here (100 degrees F) and there's no end in sight! the heat wave is supposed to be here for around 10-12 days total. Whew!

Sounds like a good day to:

  • Go hide down the basement where my sewing room is conveniently located
  • Sew - both mending (my serger is back from repair!) and quilting
  • Install Aperture on my computer
  • Play with Aperture and the pictures I took this morning at the garden
  • Post to my blogs.
I usually get my best sewing done in January and July, when it's just dreadful outside. July is just around the corner. My current quilting project is to finish a quilt I'm making for a charity silent auction. Hopefully I will have a photo of the top for you today!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Camera is back!

My camera is back from Best Buy! Well, not exactly - they decided to replace the whole thing. That's fine, but it seems silly when the problem was a scratch on the lens. DH thinks they may have dropped it.

This evening, I practiced on a bloom in my garden:  a "Peace and Love" rose that started opening yesterday. The color is so vibrant! This is pretty darn close to actual color.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Fret, fret!

My camera's out getting repaired and I'm fretting about not being able to take pictures. Everyone says the best blogs are all about pictures. I don't have any new ones to share!

Early summer time is a time of gardening, yard work, outdoor festivals and travel.

Needless to say, my quilting and stitching are not progressing quickly. I continue to progress on the cross stitch fingertip towel which I showed a few posts ago, and at the same time I completed a monogrammed tea towel from a Martha Stewart kit. Michael's had the kit on clearance so I grabbed it right up. I'm not super-experienced at embroidery, but this design only required a few of the easier embroidery stitches: stem stitch, french knot and backstitch.

Heh! No camera.....but I still have a scanner!  Here's the monogram on the tea towel. Rather sweet, wouldn't you say? It was easy and a lot of fun to do. I found the bird design very finely detailed on the pattern and it was a little difficult to follow when stitching. Unless you compare it to the original, though, you really don't notice any difference.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Small Blog Meet

I'm participating in Lily's Quilts Small blog meet.

Lily's Quilts

I am the definition of small. I have three followers that I know of, and a few lurkers that stop by now and again.  I am hoping to meet other fiber-crafters who blog about their projects, their crafting life, their inspirations, and their creativity. Blogging and crafting is fun, and although I know many people make businesses out of these things, I'm on the hobby side. I do it for love and I never want it to become work for me.

Although, it would be fun to do some of the things the businesses get to do...publish a pattern, give a talk, win a prize, inspire others, and become delirious from the beauty of it all.

Are you like-minded? Drop a comment....maybe we can form our own little network.