Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Catching up!

Basics Charity Challenge can be found here. Only 1 week left!

Well once again far too much time has gotten by without me posting here. I will get more organized and get posting more, it's just a matter of time, I really can't get any worse!!

I do have some exciting news to share, ok not that exciting to most but for me it is! I was asked to contribute to something. And it comes out in April. And it involves fabric, laminate fabric to be exact.
That's all I'm going to say for now but keep an eye out because I'll be sharing more later.

Right now I'm trying to decide on what colour or colours to paint my sewing room. I think I've got it down to about 4 colours but who knows if that will change before I get my little sister here to paint for me.

I also have been working on lots of projects that I can't show you. And depending may not get too for a while. But can I just say I ADORE Stitch in Color?? The blue from this may be my favorite, ultimate favorite. But I say that every other month when a new one comes out. But it is fantastic.

I also got some Tilly, Daisy Janie's newest GOTS certified organic line. If you are at all interested in organic fabric you have to check out Daisy Janie. Not only is her stuff beautiful with a gorgeous feel, its responsible and she knows more then anyone I think on the environmental issues facing out industry.

But one thing I have been working on that I can is embroidery! I've fallen in love with it.
It all started with Bari J and We Love French Knots, and was pushed further by Lynette Anderson at Quilt Market and then even more by Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches.

It's become a bit of an obsession. I really love having it to do when laid up or just relaxing, and even cooler is the fact that Little Bit and her friends have also gotten into it. They ask to do it every few weeks and they all have 4" hoops they are working on. It just makes me so excited to see them stitching and loving it! And the improvement they're showing just as they practice is awesome!

In my exploring embroidery I've learn several things and was wondering if you'd be interested in some posts on embroidery? I've found some neat products and some useless ones.

And like most of us I ever once in awhile troll Etsy and I found these awesome earrings!! I seriously <3 them. I got them from Annette, who has all sorts of neat earrings.

So that's it for now but I will be back soon!


sandra said...

Hi Cara
Glad to here from hope you are well I have been finding this up and down weather hard on FM.
Love the embroidery but need to finish the quilt things first before I take on something else. It is really fun to watch the little girls catch on and improve. Blessings Sandra

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I love hand embroidery so I'll enjoy hearing what ever you enjoy sharing.


Designs By Annette said...

I really appreciate you purchasing the earrings Cara and featuring them here on your blog.

Thanks again!
Annette (Designs by Annette)

Colleen said...

You might like this blog - which is mostly about embroidery, but also some quilting. Monika does beautiful embroidered prairie scenes.

Kristy said...

Love your embroidery and those earrings are just darling!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Can't wait to see all that you have been working on. Stitch in Color is gorgeous. I'm in two embroidery clubs and would love you to feature some here. I love seeing and learning new things. Annette's earrings are neat. Thanks for showing them to us.

Threeundertwo said...

Darling earrings! I love embroidery so post away.