Monday, July 9

Checking in!

I've been crafting!!


lavender Swarovski crystal necklacepink Swarovski crystal necklace

Embroidery for a friend's daughter's christening gown:

white on white embroidery

Working on sewing the gown itself is on today's agenda. And my friend is coming over tomorrow so we can finish up. The christening is this weekend!

And progress on the "Wild Things" quilt:

quilt - in progress

Don't mind the dampness on the monster's face. I had just "erased" the water soluble ink. All of the applique pieces that have been made so far are stitched down. The embroidery is almost finished. This monster needs some claws oh his feet and he'll be done. The other monster needs all of his embroidery. Then I just need to add all the greenery and stitch it down. Then piece the border. Then my favorite part...the quilting!

Bead Mess

And just for fun I'll share what happens when a person stacks all of the beads they were playing with on top of the cart used to store the beads. And then moves the cart. As the wheel falls out. Tragedy. This happened more than a week ago and I still need to resort everything. I just scooped it up into one container and there it all still sits.

We're also experiencing pool tragedy here. Saturday I awoke to find the water had turned green. So I added a shock treatment. The green instantly disappeared but was immediately replaced with milky, cloudy water. I tried adding clarifier yesterday but messed up by adding way too much. Apparently I'm quite bad at guessing how many gallons of water the pool holds!

So the water is cloudy and over-chlorinated. I have no idea if it's ok to use or not. Which is a bummer as the pool is where I've been doing my exercise. (I'm still working on losing weight...down 44lbs so far!). I suppose I'll give it a few days and see if the cloudy goes away on it's own. All of the other water levels show to be perfect when I test them so maybe I just need to be patient. And do icky exercise in the meantime. Bleck!

Oh! Netflix finally decided it was my turn to see Miss Potter. I loved it!! Watched it twice this weekend.

And then, this morning, I received an email from The Fat Quarter Shop with their sales and new additions. I could not resist the Beatrix Potter Victorian Nursery line. So a "jolly pack" and half a yard of the green pansies fabric are on their way to me. YAY! I have this book of embroidery transfers that will go nicely!

Well I've got a bit of housework calling my name. Then it's on to sewing the christening gown. I should have more pictures very soon!


ramona said...

I can soo feel with you:

Sarah and Jack said...

O.M.G. Are you kidding me? A wild things quilt????? Jack would go CRAZY. He makes me read him that book at least 12 times a day.

Sharon said...

I'm sorry to laugh at that mess on the floor. But that's something I would so do.

Thimbleanna said...

Your Wild Things quilt is awesome -- I love the Wild Things and that's one great quilt! Also loved Miss Potter -- my favorite movie this year!

Bev Schweigert said...

I've very much enjoyed reading your blog! I love your embroidery!! Just gorgeous!

You have some wonderful pictures and great projects! I've spent a lot of time browser through...

I've added you to my blogroll at and would love to be added to yours...


Journeying said...

Your embroidery on the christening gown is exquisite. Wow! And the Wild Things are so you need to do the Night Kitchen...And obviously your applique is going great guns!

Melissa R. Garrett said...


You are so very talented, honestly. I am just so impressed. Awesome work!!