Wednesday, 1 April 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Yesterday I sat down and got my two remaining BOM done. First up is the Buttermilk Basin March Mystery BOM. If you want the pattern you can go and click here for the pattern.
Here is a closer look at my bee, some of my bullion knots are a bit slim for the queen, but I like how she looks on her hive.
if you click here. I love the expression on his face, I chose the line mouth rather than the suggested French knots. You can't see the eye on the sheep as I forgot to stitch it. He is supposed to have a closed eye, so you just can't see it on the black!
Thursday, 26 March 2015
I joined an online Wool Applique group and Trish Harriman is designing an Ornament of the Month for us. If you aren't a member of the group you can order an ornament pattern or kit from her shop Attic Heirlooms. She offers the pattern free for the current month so if you go to the link you can still get the March block.
Here is my interpretation of the January block. Growing up we always had blue and green ornaments on the tree so that is going to be the background colour of all my ornaments.February was this cute mitten one, Trish put 3 small rusted bells on her sample.
Monday, 23 March 2015
In East Vancouver there is a street that is amazing each Spring. Unfortunately our Spring started as a rainy weekend although Saturday had some lovely sunshine. Located just north of East 1st Avenue and Windermere Street is this lovely two block stretch of flowering Star Magnolia and Cherry trees.
Looking west under the Magnolias you can see the pink of the Cherry trees at the bottom of the hill.Across the intersection of Windermere you can see the cars parked under the Cherry Trees and one Magnolia on the right through my windshield. It was raining and I didn't want to block traffic by getting out of the car to take pictures.
These trees have been here for more than fifty years, I love the interesting shapes to their trunks and branches.
Friday, 20 March 2015
Today is the anniversary of my dad's birthday so thoughts are about him today. My spring wreath hanging on the front door that I made several years ago.
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
I have several blogs I visit on a regular basis and one of these is Wollensails. She has a lovely design aesthetic and is a very sharing person. Several weeks ago she shared a lovely needle punch design as a Monday Freebie; click here to go to it.
Buttermilk Basin's Spring Thyme blog hop. Today is the release of her latest Mystery BOM; I just printed if off to add to my to do list.
This design was offered by Quilts by Cheri; Here is the link to the project. I chose to add stems to my leaves and use a smaller button on mine.
Jeni's blog from the Willow. Here is the link for her pattern. Once again I went a bit brighter with my colours. I'm not sure if I'm going to add the grass fringed border when I finish mine off.
There are several stitchery and other wool projects that were featured but as we are winding down Winter and enjoying Early Spring blossoms I thought I would share what I stitched over the weekend. And to finish off this post my favourite picture so far taken on February 18th..an early bee enjoying some pollen gathering time.