Monday, January 16, 2012

SEWING SEWING SEWING--


I think that about says it for today--
No now wait a minute--
Miss Gracie has a new clean litter box--so that means someone did do some house work in amongst all this sewing!!!!


 Got another block all hand quilted this morning--
Then I headed to the sewing room cause I have decided that I want to join the Dresden plate stitch along that Anne of Bunny Hill is doing--
I do not have the actual dresden plate ruler--
can you believe that????
but I found a template of one I had made about 8 years ago--
so I used that--
and the Cape Ann layer cake for it--
and this is what I got--
I love it--only it is 23" round--wow!!!
but then I am not sure how round they come out with the correct plastic Dresden ruler?????
I can get 2-3 blades out of each 10" square--and most of the regular prints there is two of each design--
it is just the actual clothes pieces that there is only one sheet of--so I will probably need another layer cake to make it--
but then again--I did discover that the colors in these prints match 30's colors and I have alot of them--
I have tried out two centers--
Center #1-
Center #2
and then there is background to applique this to--
did find this one--
This one has small pink roses on it--and I have some with small blue roses on it???
What do you think?????
Am going to the city on Friday--and could get a solid--probably white or a real pale blue??????
These are so easy to make--or at least the part was?????


Then this afternoon I continued to start another counted cross stitch project--
I know--yesterday was the last day--number 15--but remember I finished one in the one day--
so I felt I needed to have a total of 15 ufo's!!!
so started this one--
Oh my what a job--it is done on 36 ct cloth
and me and the cloth and the threads and counting
are not getting very far--


and really there are 3 letters on here that really should be done over again--
I mean again--have already done a couple of them several times--ouch!!!!!!
and this is just January--there is 11 more I want to do in this series??????
Keep warm--
and keep stitching!!!!
Hugs, Di and that fur ball--!!!

8 comments:

  1. Hello Di and miss Gracie.....Your Dresden Plates are going to look lovely. i prefer the soft yellow centre but how will this look on the background that you picked. Maybe a soft blue background would look nice although I also liked the little flowered one. Decisions, decisions!

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  2. I look forward to your blog each night, Di, cause you always have such a busy sewing day EVERY day! lol I just LOVE Dresden plates. Yours is going to be beautiful. I like the cream color center and the soft pink background. The x-stitch project is going to be so cute! I don't know how to stitch on counted threads like linen. 36 ct. is TINY!

    Looking forward to seeing your progress.

    Carol (NJ)

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  3. Really really pretty whichever one you decide on. Very cheery and the cross stitch is sweet.
    Such a busy bee you are.
    L,A-

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  4. Love your dresden plate block. Can't believe it is so big. I've been debating about doing it, but would only do about four for a wall hanging. I love center #2, but then I'm partial to blues. Will be anxious to see what you choose. Nola

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  5. Busy as usual :-) i love the Dresden plates, I want to join in too. I have ordered the ruler from the us, can't find it here. So I must wait a bit.
    I prefer #2, love blues - and I think it will make your choice of background easier? What does ms Gracie choose?

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  6. Oh good to see someone else overflowing with projects!! Love your dresdens-- I really like the blue centre. And the block you have just quilted - gorgeous! Miss Gracie will be delighted that you did some housework today!

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  7. Very pretty! I like the counted cross stitch too. I glad you started that one - it just needed to be completed it's so cute. I like the blue dots but with a solid background or the solid with the flowered background. I think my preference would be the blue dot for the center. Good luck choosing, either way will be wonderful.

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  8. Love your little dresden plates, they have turned out very well especially as you didn't have a proper ruler, but your template did a good job for you!!! Very nicely done!!! Your hand quilting too is lovely on that quilt! Looks as if you are keeping real busy Di!!!!

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