Ever since Gayla died, I haven't really been doing much of anything...or even wanting to. The only thing I've really wanted to do is some handsewing...I don't know why...I guess because it's still somewhat creative yet brainless, ya know?
So, I did start hand piecing a little patchwork quilt together, but haven't gotten very far on that yet.
I have been doing TONS of embroidery, though! So here are some pics...
This is a pillow I made for my mom...it goes on the bed in the playroom.
The other thing I'm working on is decorating my laundry room...it's really long, and needs something on the walls, so, I decided to embroider little laundry related patterns, then "frame" them with a coordinating fabric, quilt them, then hang them up. I've been using the Aunt Martha's Hot Iron On Transfers, which is basically just the outline which is cute on it's own. One day though, I decided I could add more and jazz it up a little bit, so here are a few of those in various stages...
Still in the hoop:
The embroidery is finished for this one, but I haven't added any fabric around it yet. Notice the towels on the laundry line and in her 'hand'...all my very own design! LOL!
One more...All hand embroidered and I even hand sewed the fabric on around it! It never even touched the sewing machine!
There are several more in the works...you wouldn't believe how many animals there are out there doing laundry! lol! And I think it's going to be really cute when they are all done.