Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super cute embroidered chair

Dana over at Design Sponge created these cute embroidered chairs-I just had to share them. What a cool idea. I love finding new life for old if I could just find the time to transform them :) I have a sofa table and 70's chair waiting at home for a facelift and I can't seem to find the time lately. Maybe this will get me jumpstarted!

Aren't they just awesome? What a cool idea. I love Design Sponge, one of my favorite blogs.  There are so many great before and after furniture redos--Go check it out here.

Happy Stitching All!

Monday, June 27, 2011 room (for a friend)

card from her young cousin at the baby shower...too cute :)
I took a bit of a road trip this weekend, headed east to St. Louis to see my good friend Pam. She is expecting twins in September and had asked me to come sew the stuff for the baby room and attend the baby shower. So with double the things to sew I wasn't sure how long it was going to take me......

two boy & one girl
I got about half way done--the bedskirts are done and one curtain panel. I have the other curtain panel left to do and two diaper holders. Her Aunt surprised her with two crib quilts to match the room and stuff I had sewn, they are just darling.
one curtain panel...still needs the other  mate :)
The fabric she picked is just so cute--I love it. Can't wait to see the whole room put together. They are getting new carpets installed this week, so I don't have a picture of the whole room complete, but I will get some pictures from Pam when it is all finished!

What a busy (and super fun!) weekend! Hope you all had a great one too!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kitch'n Stitch'n on the Sara vs Sarah Blog today!

Go on over and check it out. These gals are Awesome! They are both named Sara (one with an "h" one without, obviously) and each week they do a show down craft and viewers can vote on their favorite project.

This week they are giving away our three striped towel and the Kitch'n Stitch'n pattern--hurry on over to the website and place your vote now!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Project help

So I was discussing with a customer the other day about putting together a kid's embroidery learning kit (that will be another post at a later date) and she brought me down her old teaching book from the 40s.

It is just such a neat book in general, but I wanted to share a part with you, that I thought was begging to be stitched up.  Look at these calendars! Are they not just the coolest? There is of course one for every month, but I didn't want to overload the post with them all.  

I am thinking of enlarging them and stitching them 11" x17", using a dowel at the top and bottom to hang them taught. I  want to use these in our home with some sort of embroidered pins so the dates can change from year to year. But the tough question is all in redwork? or colorful? Ahhhhh I can't decide. Anyone? thoughts?

This will be the largest embroidery project I have ever done. I am excited to work on it though--it is something I want to get done before we have kids. I know life gets busy and I probably won't be able to make time for it later. Has anyone else out there done a calendar project like this?

Happy Stitching All!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Quilt From the Past

While I was at Quilt Market, I was fortunate enough to have a beautiful story shared with me. This quilt began with the hand embroidered blocks from our Dutch Motifs (#3021) pattern, many many years ago. When Betty B. (shown standing next to her quilt) was a girl she embroidered these blocks. She recently found them again and decided to embark on her first quilt project. Her daughter Marlene designed the quilt (in a very cute dutch windmill inspired way I might add), and Betty hand pieced all the blocks together and then quilted it by hand. I cannot imagine the hours she put into this quilt--but it certainly was worth it. What a treasure! I am so thankful they shared it with us. I hear that Betty is onto her next quilt (using a machine this time) and we can't wait to see what she does next. Good luck Betty and thanks for sharing! We are touched by your beautiful quilt!

Dutch Quilt pieced and quilted by hand - Betty B. Meza, Arizona
Quilt Pattern by Marlene Oddie of KISSed quilts (check out her website here)

Happy Stitching All!