Friday, March 30, 2007

Friendship Doll

Friendship Doll
Originally uploaded by sewquilty.

Isn't she something! This my latest creation. A friendship doll. I am a member of a yahoo group CQInternational. This is a fun group with swaps and round robins. The current swap that I signed up for is a Friendship doll swap. These are the same style as a spirit doll. She will be swapped out and I will receive a doll from someone else. I wonder how hard it will be to mail this one off!
She is 6 inches tall. I crazy quilted her body and used lots of beads on the seam treatments. For her hair I used "Bling Bling" yarn from Bernat. I would describe this as eyelash yarn and fuzzies. And a little bit of sparkle thread too. I drew her face with colored pencils and fine marker. What fun!!
I'm working on another now.

Monday, March 19, 2007


Here is a picture of my block with the beaded butterfly. On one hand I am pretty pleased with the butterfly. It took a long time to do. (Well, I did have quite a few interruptions since I did this on the weekend and the kids were home.) I should have used different colored beads or put the butterfly in a different spot. There is no contrast here so the butterfly doesn't stand out. After all that work I want the butterfly to be the focal point. I will definitely be trying this again!
I forgot to mention that I found the pattern in CQMagonline. I don't have the link handy so I will edit this post when I find it.

Here is a link to the actual article I read. Beaded Fabric Motifs However, I did a search and found a few more interesting beaded articles!

Saturday, March 17, 2007


I'm sitting here working on my DYB RR block. The Met game is on TV. I can pretend that it is summer outside.
I just thought I would show a picture of my block in progress. I love it when people do this, so why shouldn't I. My plan for this afternoon is to add a beaded butterfly. I hope it comes close to looking like one. I'll be adding a picture when I finish.

A Bit O' Green

Unfortunately it's frozen! This is a picture from my front garden. All it did yesterday was sleet. Nonstop. And don't let the white stuff fool you. It's not snow!

I've done enough shoveling for the day. Hopefully Mother Nature will take care of the rest! I'm going to put on the Corned beef and cabbage and continue working on my DYB block. Yes, I finally started working on it. So far so good.

I believe I heard that everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patricks Day so Happy St. Patricks Day to everyone!

Thursday, March 08, 2007


Here is a picture of my latest project. I know, I know. I have so many things that are at varying stages of completion (or not!). Everything I am working on requires thinking. There is nothing wrong with that if you are up to making a decision. I realized that I wasn't and that explained my lack of enthusiasm. I do miss my embroidery and cq. The pretty threads, beads and dodads. I don't think it will be too much longer before I'm back at it.
As for the afghan, I have a lot of wool. Some left over from projects from long ago and some given to me. While I would have loved a scrappy afghan, that would have required some decision making. Since I have a lot of the teal and beige I stuck with that. And the ripple pattern is a no-brainer. For me at least. No thinking required.
So, in the evening I put the television on and crochet away. And I am enjoying this much more than I thought I would. Oh, and I bet my husband will like a new afghan on the couch. The one he uses is starting to fall apart. It must be at least 18 years old!