Friday, September 26, 2014

It's Friday!!!

And I should be working on a Finish It Friday item but the problem is I am not at a point of finishing anything today. I do have some items to move forward though, actually I have a lot of items that could do with some moving forward actions. So I’ll try and pick a few.
Scribble Love Embroidery

I have been working on another 15 minutes (or more) a day scribble embroidery that I could finish the embroidery on today and maybe even get it damp stretched but I don’t think I could get it framed and ready for hanging. I think I will at least get the hoop I plan to use for framing it painted. I decided I would like to use an oval hoop because I like the way it looks in the working oval hoop. And I think I will paint the hoop blue.
Student's needle nabbers

This week I had the opportunity to teach a group of ladies how to make my Needle Nabber flower. I sell these online in my Etsy shop and I have sold a number of them at a quilt shop on the Big Island of Hawaii. I think the shop is currently out of them. When I pulled out my supplies for the class I discovered I had a lot of these almost completed. I had totally forgotten how far along they were, I just need to paint the disks they sit on and make the crochet doilies to cover the disk. So since I’m painting today I will paint some disks for these. I also have an order for two more kits from one of the ladies in my class. I have the supplies but really need to improve on my written instructions. They were done in a hurry and I need to add more information to them and also add some photos of the different steps. So I think I have my work cut out for me. I’m watching my grandson this afternoon so I will plan to embroider or crochet while he is napping.

Happy Finishing Friday!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Now That Feels Good!

Finished the kid's block with only a little un-stitching, re-stitching. 

Frogs and Ladybugs block finished

And I even finished the black and white one! This one I'm not sure about though so I may make another one, I have time - lol.

Black and White Block Done
But I must say it does feel good to have them done 4 and 1/2 weeks ahead of time rather than months behind!

Happy that I finished my FIF today!

Staying On Top

Finish It Friday is in process!

Some of you know I belong to a quilt guild near where I live. One of the activities for this group is a monthly block exchange.  You only participate if you choose to and I almost didn't choose to this year. Every one in the exchange receives instructions for a block to be produced and hopefully turned in at the next meeting. At the end of the year there is a drawing and you receive a particular set of blocks to use as you see fit. I say hopefully because I am almost always sadly behind. Why? Mainly because I procrastinate and only start it the night before or even the day of the meeting when it is due. And I underestimate the time it will take me to make an acceptable block. (I tend to do a lot of un-stitching and re-stitching.) So this month I caught up.

These blocks were turned in last month:
Spring Block
Brown Road to California
These blocks were turned in this month:
Gold Block

Green Block

Red White and Blue Block
So I have a block due the second Tuesday of next month (well actually I have two blocks due but not because I'm behind). We are doing two blocks for next month in order to have all twelve months complete with our December meeting which is when the names are drawn and blocks assigned. 
I started selecting the material and cutting the pieces for one of the blocks and considered the fabric for the second one. One is for a child's quilt bright, colorful and fun. The second one is the same pattern done in black and white fabric. My Finish It Friday will be the child's one and maybe the black and white one. 

Here's my start:
Frogs and Ladybugs Block

Black and White Fabrics
Stay tuned for my finish!

And yes I know there is a mistake in the red, white, and blue one! I fixed it before I turned it in. It always pays to double check your work - lol. I just forgot to take a photo of the corrected block before I turned it in.

Looking forward to finishing these today!

Friday, September 5, 2014

And Done!

Stitched - check
Blue Marker Removed - check
Dried - check
Damp Stretched - check
Hoop Sanded - check
Hoop Painted - check
Embroidery in hoop and glued - check
Excess Fabric Removed - check
Hang on Wall - check
Planning Next one - check.

I'm thinking I might have embroidered with blue thread along the first running stitch following the scribble. See the previous post to see what it looked like with the blue marker still showing. Had considered using a blue thread along that line but decided to leave that for another scribble. 

Gonna Try

I've been working on this black and white scribble as my 15 minutes a day embroidery project.
Black on White Scribble Embroidery 

I'm experimenting with the scribble and embroidery hoping to get some finished as samples for an article I want to write.

So as I was stitching today I realized I only have a little more to do and then I'm ready for washing out the blue, damp stretching, and then mounting in a hoop.

I think I can do this today so I'm making it my Finish It Friday project.

Hope to be back later with the finished product but I do have a lot of things on my To-Do List for today.
Only a little more stitching needed
Happy Finishing! - Rose