With all the snow and cold weather we've had - it is a good time to stay indoors and do some stitching on the crazy quilt. The snow was an unusual event for this time of the year - we usually have rain rain and more rain - which is also good weather for indoor fun.
Back in July I posted about the first section of the crazy quilt. You can read about that HERE. Go ahead, I'll be here when you get back.
My tools and supplies. The little bunny scissors were a gift from my dear friend Franni in Florida - I sure do miss her.
I made the Hedgehog pincushion not long after we got back from visiting our son and his family in West Virginia a few years ago. They have Hedgehogs there (we don't have any here in NW Washington state, as least as far as I've seen) and we got to briefly see one on our trip to West Virginia. The Hedgehog pincushion looks more Hedgehoggy with pins stuck all over him - but I just have my needles there for now.
The beehive pincushion was another gift - I have such sweet friends.
I keep my floss wound on flat plastic bobbins, sorted by color. I have three more boxes full of floss, these divided plastic boxes are perfect for this.
I like doing Lazy Daisy stitch too - so many possibilities.
I really enjoy stitching these trees, they appear often in my crazy quilt.
I work on the crazy quilt in sections that are approximately 4x4 feet, and then will join them when all is finished.
I adore making French Knots - as you can probably tell. I tell the story of how I learned to make them when I was seven, in my book "Are We Walking To Alaska?"
Guess which snowy day inspired me to do these stitches.
Busy Bee on top of the pincushion.
This is the section I'm currently working on - maybe I'm dreaming of spring and all the new blossoms.
Back to work. Several of my blog friends do embroidery, are you one of them, and what do you like to embroider?