Saturday, February 19, 2011

February Show and Tell, final post

Carol K. inspired me in January and I had a lot to show. This has all been blogged on my blog so if you may want to skip it. This little snail was designed by Thistle Threads as one of their Needlework Nibbles. It was a great deal of fun to do.Carol taught this Sashiko design in January. I completed the stitching. I don't know how I'll finish it. I think I may have another completed panel in my pile and together they would make a nice bag.Carol also showed a bag made from the Origami Bag Pattern. I was inspired and made several fat quarter bags. The instructions are at I have a version formatted for printing I can e-mail you if you want it.My sister gave me the fabric for the bag below and the trim. I love it made up in this cute bag. I will never, ever use this beaded trim on anything else. Perhaps sewing it on by machine would be okay but hand stitching--well, the thread caught in the beads with every single stitch.For the Festival of Broken Needles on February 8, I sorted my main pincushion and made this little two-sided wool cushion. I filled it with squares of wool quilt batting.And last, I had appliqued the front of this bag a while back. While I had the sewing machine out making the origami bags, I added a back and lined this bag. Now I need to add some sort of handle or cording. I got some great ideas from guild members--thanks!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

February show and tell, part II

President Nancy had a show and tell to explain where she was last month--dancing her heart out!It looks like she had a great time.Karen J.'s pieced and applique tablecloth in progress wowed everyone. She plans to quilt it with a thin batting and actually use it as a tablecloth.On my way past, I snapped Chris T's socks in progress. one more post to come...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

February meeting show and tell

Since Jane wasn't present at this week's meeting to do the honors, I did my best to take clear photos of the show and tell. I'm going to post them in a few posts, in the order in which I took the pictures. Here goes...Pat B showed this amazing needlepoint, done with several colors of Watercolors. It is really incredible in person and looks like it would be great fun to do.Carol S. completed this caterpillar bracelet.Jeni S. made these three bracelets and two necklaces. (the necklace "chains" are coiled up around the pendants). She said the necklaces were a free pattern intended to be worked in clear crystals to look like snowflakes or ice crystals. I like her colored versions.This last bracelet is by Karen H. more to come...