Not a lot of stitching going on around here lately. About the most I got accomplished this weekend that was stitching related was framing my At Plimoth piece I stitched at Thanksgiving last year. My intention had been to frame it and put it out this year, but I completely forgot about it. In fact, I wasn’t even going to decorate for fall really. But, then I was looking back at some old posts on the other blog, and came across a reference to this piece. So, on Saturday I went by the bookstore to pick up the next book for my book club (The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell) and then I went to find a frame for this piece. I love how it looks framed and I’m so glad I finally have it done! Such a simple piece, but I just love it. And I loved stitching with the Simply Wool threads. (Pardon my reflection in the glass.)
So, that’s the extent of my craftiness of late. In lieu of some progress pics, I thought I’d share some photos from our trip to the State Fair. I love the textile building, and I always find such interesting things in there.
I loved this quilt – it looks like a Jo Morton to me.
This Christmas quilt was pretty. I love the “ribbon” border.
And I had to share this one for Missy. She and I both bought the kits to make this quilt. She’s at least started hers though. I just stare at mine longingly.
And this one is for Kim. Sailor Sock Monkey. How cute is he?
You may remember that I’ve actually started this piece – I started it on Christmas day last year. It’s the Marbek Nativity, and there are actually two more panels. Of course, I only stitched half a sheep before I set it aside for something else. Yet another project I should pick back up. This piece did reinforce how much I like it on the blue rather than on the white background.
And lookie – Paulette’s Hare’s Christmas…
This one is still on my to do list. I even have fabric picked out for it.
And finally, I just had to share… this is ALL BEADED. With little bitty seed beads. All of it. The whole thing. And then the main piece and the two cartouches are mounted onto the background. Amazing and sparkly in person.
I had fun looking around and still somehow missed this piece that Andrea pointed out.
I did also spend a few minutes trying to explain to Eric what quilling is. Then a stranger jumped in to help me with my explanation and had to show us photos of quilled pieces on her phone. Eric was not amused.
Hopefully the stitching mojo will return soon. First I have to recover from my latest adventure – a 10k trail run in the dark through the woods. That’s a story unto itself.
I am grateful for the fact that I am still alive.