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Mar 4, 2014

Odds & Ends

Mar 4, 2014
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I've a few random bits to show you.... things I've been working on, but aren't necessarily my major projects.  No matter how many hours are in the day, there just aren't enough to sew!  Above is a bee block made for @babydoxie on Instagram.  I am back in a bee again!  I haven't been a part of one for a few years, and I've missed the connection with working collectively in a group.  It's so much fun to work on bee blocks that challenge you to learn new things - and to see everyone's blocks together.  They always end up so different.  There is a new bee that started in the Columbus MQG - and this is the first block.  The Modern Maple - tutorial here.


I'm a bit rusty at cross-stitch, but I've been busting my buns to try to keep up with the lovely x-stitch blocks in Quilty Stitches at LMS.  I'm officially behind - block #4 was released yesterday.  Nonetheless, I am enjoying working on these in the evening.  Either I am slow or they are quite time consuming.  


This second block (the Odd Fellow's Chain) is what inspired my mini quilt last week.  It's funny how I can churn out a new mini, but cross-stitching the same thing takes me forever! Pin It

5 comments:

  1. Love the scrappy maple leaf and why not cross stitch quilt blocks. They look great.

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  2. Love the colors in your bee block. Also, I'm obsessed with these Quilty Stitches I keep seeing everywhere, The colors you're using are fantastic! I've got all this thread laying around from my cross stitch days...I think I need to make one of my own.

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  3. I am doing the Quilty Stitches and had kept up, but my aida colour and colour scheme in general was mocked by a friend so I have to start again. It really is pretty ugly. I tried doing what I did for your BOM- use Design Seeds, but it didn't work that well this time. I am going to be 3 blocks behind this week. That is a nice way of saying I haven't started the BOM!

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  4. Your cross stitched blocks look great! I also cross stitch; it's how I got started using the needle and thread decades ago. Then I moved onto quilting. I still cross stitch once in awhile but I only embroider small projects for the same reason you have - difficulty finishing.

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