October 4, 2011

Projects in Progress

One of the benefits that comes with not having our etsy shop anymore is that I have a lot more time to just have fun with quilting and crafting without feeling guilty for not working on something for the shop.  Can any of you relate? Anyway,  I'm really excited to be entering the Fall season with time to work on Christmas projects and gifts.  I joined a swap last week in which we are supposed to send five 5" squares of modern Christmas fabric to 9 different people.  I had a lot of fun picking out the fabric so I wanted to share my find with you. :)

Aren't these fabrics wonderful? They are part of Kate Spain's "12 Days of Christmas" fabric line.  I couldn't resist and purchased more than I needed so that I will have some left over after the swap.

Another project that I'm working on right now is my first ever embroidery project.  I'm working on a series of tea towels that I hope to have done by Christmas so I can give them as gifts.  Here's a look at how far I've gotten so far:

This one is called "Apple Basket" and I bought the pattern from Bird Brain Designs. 

I also wanted to give you guys a heads up that I'm selling my Husqvarna Viking Emerald 118 on eBay. I've decided to upgrade and go for a Juki so that I can work on bigger quilts.  Here's the link if anyone is in the market for a used machine: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290616132160

I hope all you northern hemisphere types are enjoying Fall so far.  We are having some cooler weather today which inspired me to do some baking, and I'm loving that the house smells like pumpkin muffins and brownies right now.  I'm counting calories so I won't be eating them, but my husband's men's Bible study group is sure to enjoy them tonight. :) Happy Fall! 


Shannon said...

The fabric is pretty! I love the tea towels that you are working on...so my style! Thanks for sharing. :o)

Anita said...

I love Flurry too! I won some pieces in a giveaway...can't wait to work it into something fun! =)

and yes, not having to make things for shops, etc, is great for the creative juices! I love the freedom to sew anything I want. =) Have fun!

Barb said...

I love your fabrics and your stitchery.....sounds like you are enjoying your new freedom