Friday, March 27, 2015

Quilt progress, Geese Flight, WIP

this week I have progressed on the 2nd block in Quiltmania's mystery quilt

learning to do my first flight of geese block

and then progressing on a "panel" for an exchange  (France, open to all)

:)  I am thankful to have this opportunity to post what is in progress - it really helps me keep moving ahead and pressing on...and learning...continuing to learn and to grow

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WIPW, work in progress wednesday, a beginning...quilt block work

Hooray! My first Work in Progress Wednesday!!  I have been a follower (albeit from a distance) of Work in Progress Wednesdays since I first started reading on Sharon's pintangle blog - I read back to see when it began..could it have been 2009?  I have been reading her blog even before that, using it as a helpful stitch reference - anyway...

before shot of leaf and center flower (finishing up the first block of Quiltmania's mystery quilt block 2015)   here is the after shot, showing the work in  progress completed so far

these leaves have the addition of rust+blue dmc floss embellishments, and

the center flower has the addition of blue, bright pink/red straight stitches and bright pink/red french knots.  ( my photo taking  is a whole work in progress unto itself :P  )

and have added filler stitches in as well

special thanks to Queenie, whose weekly postings of WIPW have inspired me these past years, so that I have finally joined along :D  thank you!!  
 (3/19 I found this WIPW link-up:  
via Karen's blog   fairies and fibres  )

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1 John 5:11

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Progress - of quilt block & more

Quiltmania/Colmar, quilt block 1 nearly finished

I have been working on the first quilt block via Quiltmania's youtube videos (colmar mystery quilt),
and have been learning and practicing appliqué, trapunto, embroidery embellishment and more..

some flower bud embellishment

and it all begun ( as projects do)  very humbly, as I pieced together fabrics...determined to use fabric which I already had on hand....

not knowing how it would look - or whether I had chosen properly...

but by just starting, and stepping out, and learning,  this  has become

this :)   life is like that, no? :)   

Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.  
philippians 3:12-14

Friday, March 6, 2015

YouMakeMeCraft Lovely Art from Lovely Friend

A precious 'family' member of mine - not biological, but spiritual, has recently opened a shop on etsy with the delightful name "YouMakeMeCraft".

Annie, the artist and proprietor, has been a consistent, steadfast help, and strong support to me, my daughter and son.....

SO please, if you read this blog at all, just add a click and view to her shop buy visiting her page and clicking and viewing each item

and think of and visit her shop for a gift for yourself or a dear one ~
thank you!