Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mid Week Mosaic

(photos from pinterest: antique quilt, greengate, bordiere and more greengate)

 I have been doing some binding on a secret project...
and have embarked on an embroidery project.
Now, it's kind of manly, but I have a new vision for it.

It's Hook Line and Sinker by Crabapple Hill Studios.
I plan on making it girlie. The colors in the collage 
are my favorite kind of palate. So, hopefully I can pull it
off and do so without making the guys in my family
grumble too much!

Can you see my vision? The colors in the embroidery could easily 
work with pastel blocks.
I have plans to change the name from Blue Lake to (my local) Bass Lake.
Also, beer bottles... will be root beer! 
Maybe that creel should be pink?

In order to make sure I stay on track...
I have 2  reasons to give me incentive.
1. I have a friend now working on the embroidery with me.
(the same one who did Winter Wonderland with me)
(um, however, I confess... she finished and I did not)
2. I have been put on the waiting list for a Crabapple Hill retreat...
for 2015.
Have you seen the photo albums of Meg's retreats?
They just look like too much fun!
And they must be because the retreats fill up
within hours of registration.

The reason why I need those two incentives is:
1. I lose focus on embroidery.
2. It's probably going to take me that long to finish!

I have a growing collection of Cosmo floss and I have acquired 
a lot of DMC floss... the DMC is wound on clothespins.
I wanted to do something a little bit different with the Cosmo floss.
I have been gathering ideas. 
The plastic cards are just too boring.
Stay tuned to see what I come up with!

Now the question is...
who won the patterns from Monday's post?

The randomly chosen number was 18... 
Kimberly from my brown bag studio!

10 friends stopped by to chat:

Lesley said...

Can't wait to see your 'girlie' quilt!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Congrat's to Kimberly! I loooove Crabapple patterns! Your girlie quilt is going to be wonderful. :-) Have a good evening!

Kris said...

OH MY GOODNESS...I LOVE it! LOVE it! LOve it!!!
Hope you haven't sent the pattern yet. We have had our mail stolen twice in the past few weeks!!! Greg installed a security mail box today!
xo Kris

Just Sew Sue said...

Cosmo have cards to put floss on that are shaped liked a Sheriff's star, I believe.

Michele said...

What a great idea :-) I'm looking forward to your version! Congrats to the winner of your drawing :-)

Auntie Pami said...

The Cosmo cards are adorable, but pricey and would require a special storage box. I really like the Sajou floss cards, but again, same story. So, I'm curious to see what you come up with. I have a large amount of DMC that may be going to a local charity. (they can tie quilts). Love the new pattern. And, Meg's retreats are amazing. I'd love to go.

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- a girlie fising quilt. That will be awesome -- can't wait to see it!

Shelley said...

I love the color palette and a pink creel...AWESOME :) Love crabapple patterns too..I have done only one so far but I love the detail.can't wait to see your progress on this one :)

Kimberly said...

Thank you SO much! I am beyond excited, especially now that I looked again at the patterns! I've just now finished cleaning and sorting my sewing room in preparation for a studio open house over the next couple of days. I will blog pics in the morning. These patterns will replace some that I'm ready to part with...its the sewing circle of life! Thank you again!!!

Jeanna said...

Congratulations to Kimberly!

I love the new project and can't wait to see how you make it 'girly!'