Monday, March 4, 2013

Is it spring yet? and finishes of late

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! 


K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What a bunch of loveliness you have been up to! Your work is always so cheerful! Your cats crack me up, too. I have one lone kitty as she is too fierce with other cats. Probably for the best since I don't think my allergies could take any more than one feline on the premises.

Right now, my craft basket is full of fabric circles for a wreath and white cotton I am using to crochet a couple of baby bibs.

Have a lovely day, my friend! :-)

vintage grey said...

Such pretties you have been working on!! Love your vintage kitty! And of course your sweet kitties, too! xo Heather

Alicia said...


Miki said...

Wow! Eye candy! And I love to see your kitties! :P