"Small" finishes for March

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"Small" finishes for March
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Sun, 03-10-2013 - 12:35pm

The first is the last lesson in "Color Through The Ages" VIntage Kitchen!

Ooops --- someplace, I can't figure out where, I miscounted and my larger blocks aren't large enough! SO the twinchie is 4 stitches short of being 2"! When I'm not so pressed for time, I'll try another and get the proportions right!

Anyway, DMC cotton gloss, 310, 349, 746 and 909. I like the red (349) ane the "white" (746, which is really a very pale yellow, sort of how white bakelite goes when it's old) but next time I would probably darken the green (909) up more... this came out a little "Christmassy."

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Thu, 03-28-2013 - 10:26am

I THINK I've finished part 1 of Sumptuous Surface Embroidery...

but even if I haven't, I'm moving on to part w so I wont' fall too far behind.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 9:39am

Despite the snow on the ground and the below freezing temperatures, it is officially spring, and daffodils are trying to poke leaves above ground. So this month's Bead Journal butterfly is called "Promise of Spring", even if that promise has yet to be fulfilled! In colors of spring (crocuses, daffodils, narcissus) and Easter:

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 1:22pm

Here's the Mt. Fuji mitten:

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Sun, 03-17-2013 - 4:05pm

the eleventh mini-sock from Janet Perry's Mittens and Mini-socks class. It's called Mt. Fuji:



I used DMC 827 for the sky, DMC B5200 (satin) for the snow on the mountain top, a dark brown for the mountain itself (I can't find the color band - it's probably in the washing machine with my bedsheets as I type!) and two shades of white (blanc and B5200) an d one light grey (415) for the clouds.

I'm working on the matching mitten adn hope to get it donw tonight...

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Tue, 03-12-2013 - 12:49pm

Two more "small" finsihes for me...

My "Mug Rug" which is 9 x 12, and (GET THIS) I did some needleturn applique ont eh front and QUILTED IT MYSELF!  WAHOO! MY FIRST EVER QUILT, even if it is only 9 x 12! LOL I even applied the binding by machine, at least partly --- but found it wouldn't work for stitch-in-the-ditch for the back side so I hand stitched that part...I can't believe this --- I will now HAVE to go to guild on Thursday, despite the pot luck part, and show this one off! Laughing

Front (top) with the needleturn (motif cut from the backing fabric):

Back (bottom):

And my March Crazy Quilt Journal block, monochorme red:

I think I'll take today off!