Monday, October 8, 2018

Another Small Finish!

Back again so soon?! Yes, with a small finish, too~ February of Joyful World is done! Love the blue flowers!!! I so admire the effort Snowflower Diaries has put in when designing these imagines. The animals are so vivid! 

Here are January and February together!! These animals are too cute!! I enjoyed stitching them very much!!

We do not have ducks in our community, but this bird just moved in. This one is still a youngster, we often can see it walking around our neighborhood. I think I just disturbed its nap when taking this photo. It does not look too happy....

Thank you again for visiting~

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Back with More!!

Since I have my sewing machine out, I have made a lot of progress on my quilt this past week. I have finished piecing all the individual blocks!! Yay~ I find that it is kind of difficult to make the center point meet perfectly. I had to redo some of the blocks cause they were wayyyy off. Any tips on how to make perfect centers??

I laid out all the blocks to have a peek on how it will look in the end. It does kind of feel like looking through a kaleidoscope, doesn't it?

Sadly I will have to put this aside for this moment. Big work due date ahead meaning no time to quilt, plus I have to give my dining table back for dinning~ Hopefully I will be able to get back on this soon. Thanks for visiting~~

Thursday, September 27, 2018

More Quilting~

Lately, I have taken over our dining table and been working on some quilting. There is so much piecing to do on this pattern!! Finally, I got one block pattern done!!

Still have another pile of pieces to work on, but I am happy to see some progress on this quilt. Maybe I can have it done by Christmas? Wishful thinking~

Monday, August 20, 2018

Yes! I am still here!!!

Can't believe it was March since I last post!!!! I do have a little achievement, finally after one year since I started, January of the Joyful World SAL is finished!! It was this cute little thing that drew me to this design, and I am glad to see it come to life on my linen~

Because I wasn't sure if my linen was large enough, I have actually started out by stitching all the border first. It was a dull process, I am glad that part was over!! 

I have modified the border a little bit to fit it on to my linen, I'm quite happy with the effect~

I hope the fun little animals will be able to keep me going!!! Until next time~

Monday, March 19, 2018

Finally, A Bit of Progress!!

Hello my friends,it has been a while since my last post. Sorry for the long absence. I am still here, just got caught up with work and holidays and not a lot of progress on my projects. I finally got my sewing machine out again and made some progress on my quilt, and then there is the dilemma. I can't quite decide which pattern to go with. What do you think? Should I go with A:

Or B?
Decisions, decisions.....

Sunday, September 3, 2017

And then it is September....

I'm back!! Sorry for disappearing for so long, it has been a busy summer. I haven't been doing much stitching these past few month, but finally picked up my needle again last week and started Joyful World by the Snowflower Diaries. I knew I had to stitch this when I first saw all these adorable animals, but was debating about the finish size. Finally I picked up my courage to do it over one! I hope I will have the momentum to finish it!!!!!

I've also started a new quilt. My goal is to do at least one quilt per year, and I am already at a late start!! I have made all the cuts, now on to piecing them together!! 

Thank you for visiting, see you soon!! (I hope!!!!)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Cheerful Finish!!!

To tell you the truth, when I first pulled these colors together, I had my doubts. The original silk threads look more subtle. Will this be too bright? 

As it turns out, it's perfect! This unusual color combination is so bright and cheerful. I really like the look! Maybe it is the bright orange and blue, somehow it gives out a southwestern feel~

Pattern: Blackbird Designs “Birds of a Feather” 
Thread: DMC Cotton Thread
Fabric: 32ct Belfest Linen in color Country Mocha
Stitched Size: 10.5” x 12”
Completion Date: 06-07-2017

I stitched 2 over 2 in stead of 1 over 2 as indicated on the instructions, cause I like the plump look of stitches. I also love the different flowers on the border, they are so cute!!

The chain stitch around one of the flowers is also an unexpected touch. I kept it as the last thing to do and almost forgot about it!! Caught it at the very last moment, and I'm glad that I did~ 

Moving on to the next project!! What should I do? I think there is a quilt awaiting~ Thanks for visiting~