And if this little guy looks familiar to you, it's because I've stitched him before. Isn't he the cutie? He's also a fun stitch.
I received these square from my partner -- gorgeous! This is by iStitch Designs and is so perfectly delicate. I love it! Thank you Linda.
For my next piece, I actually broke out my little sewing machine and used it to make my first little quilt -- taa daa!
Okay now -- no giggling or snickering from the back rows! Yes, my sewing machine is about the size of a dictionary, only does straight stitches (that's 2 lenghts, thank you very much!) and is mostly plastic but it's "NOT A TOY" and "Requires Adult Supervision" -- as is clearly labeled on both the machine and it's box.
This was a first for me and I think it turned out okay. I had a couple minor problems while assembling my little quilt but I was determined to finish it without getting cranky and tossing the whole thing (that is, the cute little machine) across the room in frustration. (Sewing machines and I have a somewhat rocky history that I would rather not go into here.) I should also mention that I actually did hand quilting (another first and not viewable on this picture) along the seams. Needless to say, the hand quilting needs some practice.
I painted the dowel rod black (so it looks much better) and still want to add a big button to this but that's basically it.
I am very proud.
And now onto my Sticklounge projects:
This lovely piece, called Heart Note Alley, is becoming one of my favorites. It is so graceful looking and the colors I chose are so soothing. I love it!
This second piece is called Purple Garden (though mine isn't purple). Everytime I stitch on it, I can't help but feel cheerful:
And this last project is called Berlin Work Sampler by Pelin Tezer. I just started it yesterday so there isn't much to see yet:
And now for three beagles resting comfortably:
May your weekend be as restful!