Over the last few weeks or so I think I've been doing far too much Blog Surfing - even getting a bit of a suntan & all ... I only go on for a wee while and before I know it it's lunchtime or teatime ... time just runs away from me but it is lots of fun and I've found so many interesting places to visit.
On one of these Surfing days I found Baumcat's site, through an Ozzie site too, and ohh what a visual delight it was to look at - all fabric & what we used to call fancy work stitches now I notice it being called crazy stitching. I had been working on applique' squares for Miss M. birthday quilt - don't mind doing a bit of needlework while watching TV with the old boy of a night ...[well he doesn't have any hair anymore for me to run my fingers through his curly locks ... ha ha] Anyway to get back to Baumcat's site she had these lovely little Crazy Stitched quilties? that she calls Inspirational/Healing mini quilts and "inspirational" they are. I wrote to Cat and I found her to be a very giving sole and has explained to me how she makes them. We have talked about what I should use and I've tried to work out equivalents from what I know in Oz. but I gotta say I need to get out more as there are so many new products out there I've never heard about or seen. Amazing how 'blind' we are to things that don't catch our 'tunnel vision' eyes at the time as I have been into PaperCrafts for so long now - nearly forgot I even did sewing once - so that is what the eyes see ... So I've been working away at giving my interruption of mini quilts - mine are the size of a PostCard. This is how I was inspired to join in the Pink Artist appeal by seeing it on other blogs who were into stitching plus papercrafts. Anyway here are my first two attempts... I didn't put batting or felt in between so it's all a bit flat but this is my learning curve at the mo...
Baumcat even recommended this site this morning and I'm blown away that there is such a machine called an Embellisher ... I tell you I need to get out more... Do check out Allie's site
Time by the Sea
5 days ago