2/22/2009

Spindle Doll and Cross Stitch Pillow


I woke up Saturday morning really early.
I had an image of a primitive doll in my head.
I couldn't get her out of my mind, so I knew
I would be making this doll.

I was inspired by a doll I had seen at Cottage Herbs,
as well as a pattern I had seen in Kindred Spirits.

She was created without mishap or distraction.
I originally thought she would be smaller, and
she was intended to be hung as a greeter or wall hanger.

I just had an urge to work with wool.
It felt so good
to do the stitching.

As I began cutting her out,
I remembered this spindle.
The rest is history.



Her name is Pheobe.
She is available on WSOAPP.


Cross Stitch is another passion I have been doing lately.

I haven't done it in a while, because it's the kind
of project that feels like it drags on forever.

I'm very impatient, but this pillow
worked up fast enough.

I am very fond of Lori Markovic's designs.
I was very sad to learn she has
retired from designing patterns.

I used over-dyed Valdani floss for this project.
The colors are all varigated, and in soft hues.
Good Stuff.

Well thanks for peeking.
Time to get dinner in the oven....

2/16/2009

Making Mini Quilts now...


What a great weekend for getting things done!

I managed to whip up this little
prim log cabin quilt.

I soaked it in walnut crystals, and
love how warm the colors become.

I have bags and bags of fabrics
all sorted by color.

It was a little overwhelming trying
to figure how to take a little bit
here and there....

so, I might just have to cut strips
by different widths, and build a stash.

I put this one up for sale on my
selling blog site.

Don't know what to expect, but I
do have some plans for more
mini quilts....