I wanted to do something during the Olympics – and since Valentines Day had passed (so I could not make more hearts) I decided to make Easter eggs. When I moved here 25 years ago, I noticed people would hang plastic eggs outdoors on trees during Easter. (I thought it was VERY strange.) So – I’ve adapted. I started sewing these with no pattern or idea of what to do. As I make progress, I throw out ones I’ve already finished (and did not like) and replace them with better eggs. It’s easy to do, and a great hand sewing project. (Did I mention how much I miss the Olympics?) As per usual, it led to ordering more wool felt in springy colors, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. So I’ll keep plugging away until I have a tree filled with lovely eggs. The bird is one I did long ago, I love doing the birds. I thought this bird looked Easter-y, all spring colors and such. It makes me feel good to look at this little tree, it reminds me that spring is just around the corner.
Daily Archives: March 9, 2010
I need help. I’m about to finish up the Lady of the Lake from hell quilt that I’m making for some friends. There is absolutely NO WAY that I can hand quilt this thing, even if my machine piecing skills didn’t go to hell in a handbasket on this one. (Okay, I know my Bernina needs serviced, but I can’t send it in until I get this top finished.) LSS, I need to find a machine quilter who will take a blood oath to never speak of the “quality” of my sewing. I’ve never machine quilted, or had to find one. Where do I start? What do I ask? HELP!