Saturday, May 10, 2014


No, not a tornado.  Just the status of my sewing room after two hours of pulling everything out of the closet.  OK.  It was a mess before pulling everything out, but now???????????

Resembles an episode of Hoarders, doesn't it?

It's going to take a lot more hours to get it back into usable shape!  Plugging away here.

As The Fly Lady says, it didn't get this way in one day, and it's not going back quickly either.

Please send positive vibes.  I need them.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Lucy Boston: Patchwork of the Crosses

This pattern has intrigued me for a few years.

It amazes me how many different looks can be achieved with so few pattern pieces, just depending on the fussy cuts of the fabric.

Here's an example from http://everystitchblog.blogspot.com/.

Some stitchers are going totally scrappy and others are using a planned palette.

I was perplexed as to where to start until I found this wide border fabric on the left on the sale shelf at my LQS.

One of the others was with it, part of the same line.  The other two I added.  I think there are zillions of possibilities for fussy cuts with just these four, but I'll probably add more.  Anyway, it's a great starting point.  I think this will make a super take-along project.

POTC can be made using Inkingo or with paper pieces.  Hmmm...............

The I've Been Hexed and I Like It Facebook group has inspired me with this project.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Today in sunny and hot FL, I went sailing.  24 boats completed.
More to follow.....................