While recuperating from surgery, I have been able to make use of my idle time by working on my son's Ruby McKim American Ships quilt. I bought an embroidery book with an explanation of stitch types, as well as many embroidery design downloads for future projects. Having this book really helped me to perfect my stitch, so it was well worth the money just for that. I am able to stitch away a little faster...or it could be that I have nothing else I can really do at the moment!
So far, these are all the ships I have completed. Small in comparison to what I have left to do. To put things in perspective, the top row of the quilt is made up of 8 squares (6 ships and a compass at each end). There are 9 rows that make up this quilt. The more I do, the more ambition I have towards completing it. I purchased this quilt pattern from StoryTime Quilting.
I had a wonderful surprise in the mail last week! My aunt Nancy has mad skills at finding treasures at yard sales. She sent me all these beautiful trims! I don't know how she does it, but she finds the most amazing things. Most, if not all, look to be vintage--I can't wait to incorporate them into my sewing! I just love looking at them!
Below is a slip that I have been working on in the Gertie Sew-Along with Butterick 6031 pattern. Who knew that a slip could be so easy to make?
And here is another sleeveless button-up, lace yoke shirt (McCall's 6951) that I am making for my other daughter. I have this fabric in pink, brown and green--thank you to my friend Vickie for sending me this lovely fabric! Oh yes, we girls are all getting matching tops!
As much as I sew, and I sew a lot, there is always so much more that I want to make. I have to control myself when it comes to buying more patterns. I really need to sew up what I have bought! Maybe I need to make out a written sewing to-do-list to keep me on track. I get so easily distracted when I see what all of you are doing on your blogs. I find myself in hunt of a new pattern and new fabric. It never gets old and I love it!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley