Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Elephants, Unicorns and Rainbows, etc.

Okay, so I thought using flickr would make the blogging process easier. I was wrong. I'm sure I'll figure out how to make it all work more efficiently someday. But today is not that day. I have quite a few pictures up on flickr, but not nearly as many of my huge collection as I'd like. I can be found on Flickr HERE.

For now, here are several new pieces that I recently finished and mailed out to Mamaw for the long distance quilt.

First up is Trixie the Elephant. This was the free pattern for February at Badbird and can be found here.

This is another Badbird pattern. There's a pegasus to go with this little guy. I may do that one in the next batch. Sorry it's so hard to see. I think it was pretty late at night (therefore I was tired and probably half blind) when I took this picture.

I don't know if I like this more because it's an Elsie pattern or because of the pretty colors. It's probably a mixture of both.
Oh, and I definitely ran out of white after one cloud. I had to go to Hobby Lobby with a tiny piece of scrap to match it to one of the hundreds of colors of embroidery floss. That was fun.
And lastly, something not for the quilt, but for me to wear! I found this cardigan (I looooooove cardigans) at Sears for $15 while I was in the mall killing time until they finished my new glasses at Lenscrafters. I really liked the pearl buttons and it's so soft. Once I got it home, I realized that it needed something. This flower is the one and only pattern I have embroidered twice. I think that says something about how much I love it. This, too, is an Elsie.
Also, this was my first try at fabric stabilizer and I found that I like it quite alot. You just peel and stick and your fabric won't stretch on you anymore. It was just what I needed for this project. And it washes up quite nicely as well.
If I don't get pictures from St. Simons up tonight, it will be tomorrow. We'll see how that goes.

1 comment:

Rischa said...

OMG I love that Elephant!! I've been wanting to draw and eventually paint an elie, but I couldn't think of what to do with it or how to draw it. I tried once and it looked like a big eared dog. Hmm...but I can't paint that or the copyright police might get me. Oh well...the search continues.

Great creations!


PS Thanks for the well wishes on my blog. Feeling a bit better now.