Sunday, May 26, 2013

Flower Power

WOW, never imagined this would so take over my time, but I am HOOKED! Thankfully I'm going away for a few days so this is the perfect time to give my little sore fingers a break from all this sewing. Here are the hexagon flowers I got done this week. The first two are really special to me. I used fabric from some old shirts and pajamas that I got to pick from after my youngest brother past away last year. I thought I'd use them in a YoYo Quilt but here they are. My small homage to my brother Santos.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Something new...

While cruising various sites online I came across something called English Paper Piecing. I watched a few videos on YouTube and was instantly drawn to trying this out. Little did I know I would so quickly become hooked! I found a website where I could make a hexagon template, printed out a few, dug into my stash for some fabric, and away I went to try it out. I LOVE IT!  Now remember I am a complete novice at this but I am just intrigued by any time of hand sewing and the memories it evokes of my grandmother who was quite accomplished in different crafts.

Here is what I have so far.

Updates...way over due

My poor little blog has been so neglected. So here is a little update on what I've been working on. I finished two cross stitch projects, Miss Peepers by Little House Needleworks and November Cottage by Country Cottage Needleworks.