I know, I haven’t written a blog in months (actually, almost a whole year). My only excuse is the many projects, retreats, vacations, stitch days, bee days, guild days, workshops and other fun stuff.
But today I want to share with you my two most recent obsessions — Sue Spargo wool applique and My Small World.
I’ve done wool applique before but it’s always been a simple blanket stitch. Now with some projects, that’s what is called for. But all there are all kinds of wonderful stitches you can use with wool that add dimension, interest and beauty. Sue Spargo has a new book with all kinds of detailed instructions:
My first project was a simple needle book. My friends assured me that this is folk art and mistakes are OK, they are part of the charm. As you can see by my mistakes, this needle book is very “charming.” Here is the front:
Ok, now I was hooked. And it was a good thing, since I was chair bound for several days after minor knee surgery. So I took a wool project that called for blanket stitch and went to town with all the wonderful stitches I wanted to practice. This is The Fall Guy by Sew Cherished:
My Small World by Jen Kingwell is another project I am working on. This is her pattern book:
My last blog was about finishing UFO’s. And yes, I did finish a few but that didn’t stop me from starting new ones like these two obsessions.
Till next time, hopefully sooner than later!