Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
I stitched up this floral embroidery many months ago and I'm finally getting around to posting it. I couldn't decide what I wanted to do with the finished design and decided on a simple hoop to act as a frame. Simple but adds some pretty to my apartment.
After reading Heather's post yesterday, I was inspired to pull out my kitty stitchery, stitched last year some time, and start sewing it into something! Hoping to get it finished this weekend. More photos soon!
This beautiful lilac bush is outside of where I work. I remembered to bring my camera today to snap some photos. It smells so lovely! Looks like spring is here!
Enjoy your Friday. Any fun plans for the weekend? Do tell!
Monday, May 6, 2013
This post is brought to you by Harry. He likes sunning in the window just as much as I love my scraps!
So, over the weekend I was cutting away and found myself with this lovely little pile of scraps. Actually there are even more pieces then this. Shhhh, don't tell. ;) I found myself simply unable to throw them out. Do you do that to?
I mean look at that cute kitten face in the pale green print on the end. Could you throw him out? ;)
I am in the process of deciding what to do with these leftovers!
All those pieces came as a result of cutting wedges for these Dresden plates. I use this ruler. Makes cutting wedges a breeze!
I've had mini pincushions swirling in my head for a while now. Yesterday I pieced this one using teeny, tiny leftover scraps. I'm quite smitten. Especially with the vintage button I put in the center!
More of these beauties are coming. They will be added to my shop soon!
What's your favorite thing to make with scraps?
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Please forgive this post for being a bit heavy on the photos! I finally took the jump into DSLR photography and bought a Nikon D3100. I love it! I have been playing around with the camera set on automatic and I am thrilled with the results thus far.
I started by taking some photos of some of my works in progress and my cats. LOL Although, photo sessions with cats tend to be a game of sorts. Harry is more interested in the light that reflects off the camera lens and he won't sit still! Needless, to say he's a fidgety one.
These are some mug rugs in process for my shop.
This is a sweet table topper I stitched up using a charm pack featuring Lori Holt's Polka Dot Stitches line, and some white Moda Bella cotton.
I had pinwheels stuck in my head the instant I laid eyes on Bonnie and Camille's new line Happy Go Lucky. It's a baby sized quilt and I quite like how it turned out!
Tex couldn't resist getting into the picture too ;)
I have a small landing outside my kitchen and the kitties love to go out there when I return home from work in the evenings, to soak up the late day sunshine. Tex tends to be a better subject in that he cooperates for the picture taking. ;)
Here's Harry chasing the light around with his eyes.
I hope you are all having a wonderful week! What have you been working on?
Saturday, April 6, 2013
A couple of dear friends of mine are about to welcome their baby boy into the word. I searched online and found a free pattern called Charming Lucy and new that this was the one! They have received the quilt so it's safe for me to post photos of it here.
I used a stack of fabric I had from the line Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater for Moda and accented with white Kona cotton. I love the result!
I tried my best to get a full shot of the quilt. Please excuse the less than delightful photo but you get the idea!
In other news, dare I say that spring has FINALLY sprung in central New York and today is full of sunshine. Though we had snow last week, I am crossing my fingers that the snow is behind us until next winter!
What are you doing on this fine Saturday?
Monday, March 25, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Hello, hello! I am happily stitching away at Chez Swing Kitten and have some projects to share. Since winter just won't leave us alone, most all of my free time is spent quilting and sewing. Is it spring yet? I'm ready!
I finished another table runner for my shop featuring two sweetly pieced star blocks. I do love making these! Both the star blocks and the table runners!
My sweet vintage ceramic kitty models the table runner so nicely. ;)
Not quite finished yet but getting there is this doll quilt I pieced using this free pattern. It seemed to take some time cutting the little blue and patterned squares at 2 5/8" each, then cutting them on the diagonal and finally stitching them back together into half square triangles. But I like the result! Now I am trying to decide whether I'll hand quilt, or machine quilt the top. Decisions, decisions....
I whipped up this little embroidery while watching an
entertaining bad Lifetime movie on Saturday night. My excuse is that at least I made something cute while watching. ;) I used a few motifs from Aneela Hoey's super wonderful book Little Stitches. I cut a circle around the stitching and then stuck it in an inexpensive embroidery hoop. I used a piece of pink rick rack looped through the top of the hoop to hang it. Wonderful!
The boys say hello. I keep asking them to get busy around the apartment while I'm gone at work during the day, but all they want to do is nap.
What are you working on lately? Have a great week!