Sunday, April 25, 2010

Not Cool Enough

I saw a great post on Anna Maria Horner's blog about quilting with embroidery floss. I even commented (which I rarely do) that I would try it on my next quilt. Well, my next quilt is one of the twins quilts for Brian's cousin. I thought that I could use the same color of thread for both quilts to help make them more similar to one another, but it turns out I'm not cool enough for colored thread.

As you can see, I have my usual obsessively-tiny white quilting thread on the left and the chunky purposefully-larger embroidery thread on the right. It turns out that I am not open-minded enough for large visible stitches. I'm back to my little white ones and if anybody can use some navy embroidery thread, let me know. I have more than a few skeins :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

This is a peg-rack using thread spools as the pegs! It was posted to Facebook by Martha Guidosh, a friend of Pam and me who went to school in Hubbard with us. We think it's really cute! I've seen a similar jewelry rack where the spools were used to hang necklaces and bracelets - I was thinking of making one of those for my dresser with some old spools I picked up at a flea market.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

more baby quilts

My love affair with 3 inch squares is apparently not over yet. I started another patchwork quilt (2 actually) but on a smaller scale for some baby quilts. Brian's cousin is pregnant with twin boys, so we figured a couple of similar-but-not-identical quilts would be helpful. Here's a picture of early planning steps on my project board:

Wedding Invitations

I haven't done any paper crafting in a long time and it was good to stamp and double-sided-tape and arrange things just so on the wedding invitations. All while watching Hulu, of course.

I don't have any pictures of the wonderful envelope liners, so you'll have to see the real thing when they arrive.