Thursday, March 15

February CQJP

The February CQJP. Hearts - a predictable element because Valentine's day is in February. I crocheted the white little hearts. Got the patterns online - the little hearts were made following a great tutorial found here.  and the pattern for the bigger heart can be found here

Here's what happened in February.Clearly got carried away with the chain stitch which was one of the stitches for TAST in February.
Pic to give you an idea of how the Crazy quilt block and journal part are oriented. 
I wanted to embroider a Valentine quote on the Crazy Quilt block and this one by Schultz was perfect.
'All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt'. 
Have a wonderful weekend. 

Tuesday, March 13

One Blue Bit Short

One Blue Bit Short is the latest creation.
Black tussar silk.Fringe like raw edge along all four sides and all the usual suspects - blanket stitch, running stitch and sequins.
One Blue Bit Short is elegant if I say so myself. Will be available at Plantation House this week.
My next scarf is going to be a hand pieced patchwork one, haven't made one in a long time. I also want to see if I can move from squares to hexagons or may be octagons which means I'll be marking and cutting a whole lot hexagons or octagons out of cereal cartons which I've been saving for just this.
Here's an update on the Little Houses Project and here's a moving account by Joni of people trying to rebuild their lives a year after the earthquake,tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.