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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pushing myself along

After seeing the pattern "Snow Days" from Crabapple Hill at a quilt show earlier this year, I decided that I'd try expanding my horizons. I hadn't done any embroidery in well over 40 years, but took the plunge anyway. Now I'm going to post the first three blocks as an incentive to me to keep plugging away at it.

Actually, this type of handwork lends itself well to sitting by the TV in the evening. Just have to get the "old" hands back into working condition. I hadn't done any handwork since finishing the applique that Rosey designed, and that was at the end of last winter.



  • At October 20, 2011 at 4:21 PM , Blogger Phyllis in Minnesota said...

    Nice work! Crabapple Hill has the most wonderful patterns in a huge variety of themes. I just finished their pattern of a Christmas tree with a fluffy snowman pushing another fluffy snowman up a ladder to decorate the tree.
    Enjoy making the rest of your blocks.

  • At October 21, 2011 at 3:34 AM , Blogger Laura in IA said...

    Sweet. Nice work. I envy.

  • At October 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Nice, Kathi - I like the background - looks like snow. NancyH

  • At October 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Lightning57~ Sandra from SC said...

    Your pictures are very pretty and will look lovely when done. Do you plan to place them in a quilt?

  • At October 24, 2011 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    This is the link to the pattern. I'm starting to get the blocks done, even though it will take a lot longer to do the embroidered ones.

    Thanks for the nice comments. I'm glad, Nancy, that you could see the dots. I was hoping that they would make it look like it was snowing.

  • At October 25, 2011 at 6:31 AM , Blogger Sara in Florida said...

    Kathi-Are you doing the Quilt University class? I've started!
    If I could learn how to "scan" and do other computer things it would be helpful, but I'm plugging along.
    Your snow squares are lovely.
    Let us know if you put them in a quilt or not.
    Sara in Fla.

  • At October 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    I decided to wait on the Quilt University class....way too many things going on at once here right now.

    I'll be looking forward to seeing how your project turns out, though.


  • At October 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM , Blogger Marge in Louisiana said...

    I too have discovered Crabapple Hill. It is nice to rediscover something I have not done in ages. I am working on the miniature ornaments that look like quilt blocks.
    Hello to all I have not talked to in ages either.
    I've been quilting but mostly charity quilts that are quick and easy.


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