Monday, January 17, 2011

Busy B

Literally, I've been busy sewing and have finishes for my online bee and swap.  I posted these sneak peeks on both sites, since one is in the mail and the other will go out tomorrow.  Will have full pics by the end of the week. 

And as if....I needed another project, after noticing quite a bit of embroidery going on around the blogs I visit, I decided to stitch up some lighthouse blocks. Hoping to coordinate with some of the ocean colored blocks I requested from my Block Swap Adventure partners.

Here is a rough draft (emphasis on "rough") of what I'll be doing. I have to practice my embroidery as I am quite rusty! For this practice swatch I quickly traced one of the patterns onto a scrap of muslin and dove in.

Now I am ready for the real deal.  And better yet, I got my mom involved.  She does awesome, meticulous embroidery and I'm excited to see how her lighthouses turn out too.

And finally, I will start cutting into this ....

to begin my next gift quilt...I found the perfect pattern this morning!!

Happy sewing!


Tabbie said...

I think it is great that you and your mom are working on the lighthouses. They are going to turn out great. One of these days we will have to do a project together also.

Christie describeHappy said...

Pretty B blocks and I'm ohhhing and ahhhing over your lighthouse! That's going to be a fun fun project! Good stuff!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

WOW - you have been a very busy girl! Those swap projects look so pretty - can't wait to see the full views. Loving your embroidery - are you enjoying it? And, what pretty fabric - can't wait to see what you're making!

Karen said...

You have been busy Wendy. Love the lighthouse!

Anonymous said...

Those colors in the fabric look yummy. I like your lighthouse. I find it interesting that all the Ozzies I know use the backstitch, and until I started doing Australian patterns, I never, ever used it.