Monday, January 25, 2010

Overdue update

Again it took ages to update my blog. Time seems to fly away all the time.

Shortly ago I wrote in an email to someone that I had finished page 4 of "Manhattan Wonderland". To my utter despair   astonishment I realized that that wasn't the case when I grabbed it to work on it. There wasn't a page 4 finished. Sigh. I REALLY thought I had that page finished. Must have been in one of my dreams...lol. With that said...page 4 partially finished:





I also stitched 2 more Prairie Schooler ornaments. The first one is from the Gift of Stitching magazine, and I did that one already once - and gave it away as a gift. For the very first time I regretted giving something away. So I stitched it again.
The other ornament is one of the 3 ornaments to stitch that belong to "Christmas Eve". I didn't finish them off yet, because I want to stitch the other ones under it and then ornamentify them in one go.





Then there is an update on Alla Turca as well.




I did some sewing too, my very first time doing applique. Better said this is my (almost finished) second go at it. First time I had it completely finished, and then realized in one glance (it was quite obvious....lol) that I cut the base fabric wrong. It missed 1/2" in width. On the bright side, exercise is the key to learning isn't it?

I need to stitch a word on the dark blue fabric, but had troubles to get the lines on it with the light method because it didn't shine through. Ordered now water soluable paper and wax free tracing paper, if there are more options, I have an open ear.

The block is the first part of "Snowbound" which is a free design by Bunny Hill Designs.

16 comments:

Donna said...

Very nice stitching. And I love your applique!

Missy Ann said...

I'm using white transfer paper to trace some embroidery onto black fabric for my witch's hat project. I found mine in a craft store near the tole painting supplies.

I cannot tell you how much I love the background fabric your picked for the first block (yup - I've got these downloaded too). It is so perfect!

That little PS Santa is another favorite of mine. There's just something that cracks me up about 2/3rds of Santa in a fireplace.

Nancy M said...

Nice update!! I am almost done with page 2 of my HAED!! LOL I just got one of the PS leaflets with ornies on it. Haven't gotten a chance to do any of them. I have been busy stitching some surprises which I will be able to share soon! Good luck with the sewing and applique.

Carolyn NC said...

Regardless of the page you're on, MW looks wonderful, as do AT, your ornaments, and your applique!!

stitchinfiend said...

Manhattan Wonderland looks wonderful. Great work on finishing off the 2 ornaments. Love your sewing, I am collecting this pattern too - not sure when I will get around to stitching it.

AFwife99 said...

Manhattan is coming along. I really like the ornaments- they will be nice. Keep up the good stitching!

Ineke said...

Manhattan Wonderland is amazing.

Giovanna said...

Lovely stuff - especially the PS ornies, really should get cracking on those myself...

FayeRaye said...

Alla Turca is absolutely beautiful!! I love the vibrant red!!

MarchAnn58 said...

All the great stitching and quilting wow you are a busy lady of the floss.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love to read everyones comments.

staci said...

Your needles have been very busy! All of your stitching looks lovely. And you are doing a wonderful job with your applique too!

Deb said...

Wow, have you been busy. I love watching the progress of your Manhattan piece, and really like your two PS ornaments.

Meari said...

Your stitching (and applique) look great, Gabi

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching!! LOL about thinking you were further along on Manhattan Wonderland. That is SO something I would do, and have done! Only once have I picked something up and had it be further along than I'd thought.

Your quilt block is wonderful!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Manhattan piece is going to be stunning... keep working on it!!!

Justflo said...

You look to have been busy with the needles. Never mind that you haven't got as far as you thought. It's looking great.