Author Archives: quiltpaintcreate

Sunday Stash June 28, 2020

No change in the numbers, but there will be fabric out next week. I’ve been all over the place, working on four different projects this week: the Brazilian embroidery, hand applique, a shirt and the framing project. I finished the … Continue reading

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Rescue #1

When looking for something unrelated, I found this picture in a drawer. I stitched and framed it at least 25 years ago. Back then I didn’t understand what cardboard and masking tape could do to needlework. Although foamcore board existed, … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash June 21, 2020

No fabric in or out this week. I confess I haven’t felt like sewing much lately. I’ve been obsessed with stitching and was on a mission to finish the penguins. I started another stitching project today, a Brazilian embroidery piece … Continue reading

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When Projects Speak

Sometimes, when I’m really excited about a project, I let it sit. I go in the sewing room and look at it. I walk away. I go take another look. I walk away again. I’m not procrastinating. I just need … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash June 14, 2020

No change in the numbers this week. I spent most the week doing hand work. Friday I stopped at Hobby Lobby to pick up a dress pattern for a wedding in August. Although the stores are open here, the dressing … Continue reading

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Laying out a Plan

Once I bought a new rotary blade, I made faster progress on trimming the HST blocks. I laid them out the other night. I had a rough idea of creating a zigzag pattern and was thrilled to have enough blocks … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash June 6, 2020

No change in the numbers this week. I went to my LQS today and didn’t buy anything. They had a sale going, but nothing begged go home with me. I’m still plugging away at my three projects: The HST quilt, … Continue reading

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The June 2020 Short List

Another month, another list. I finished two projects in May, A Walk in the Woods and the Hope picture. The rain in May kept me inside a lot. We’ll see if creative projects take a backseat to yard work this … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash May 31, 2020

No change in the numbers this week. I started working on another UFO. I will not stitch anything down until I make sure all the applique pieces fit like they should. I ditched all my original fabric choices except for … Continue reading

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Wood Stain Test

Some ideas just won’t go away, and painting fabric with wood stain is one of them. I looked it up online to see if it had been done before. Most sites discouraged using stain on fabric because of the chemicals … Continue reading

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