Wednesday, June 14, 2017


this seems to be what is taking up all my time lately.  And of course reading, I'm on this QUEST of sorts on reading.  To finish the Alex Cross series by James Patterson and the Alphabet Mystery series by Sue Grafton, which you can find my list in my Series Books Tab at the top.  But, back to embroidery and quilts.
While I was blog hopping a couple weeks ago, I ran across this embroidery challenge called Summer of Love.  It's sponsored by DMC and is taking place at the San Fransisco School of Needlework and Design.  It's a  stitch-at- home embroidery challenge.  When your done you can either send the piece to them or email a picture of your piece.   You can find all the info you need by clicking on the link.  That's what I've been working on, "Summer of Love".  This is what I've gotten done for now.
I've also been working on my Crazy Quilt for the 2020 Crazy Quilt Challenge going on over at Sharon's place, Pintangle.  I've got Block 7 done and have pieced Block 8.....started adding some lace and ribbon on it, but that's it for now.  My process of doing Crazy Quilt blocks is to let the piece "talk" to me.  Meaning, I let it lay a few days and let thoughts roll around in my head as to what to add to the piece.  So it could take a few months for 1 block to be finished.  But this quilt has  about 4 years to get done.  The object of the challenge is to have 2,020 different pieces of fabric, lace, ribbon, buttons, embroidery work, charms, rick rack and what ever else your counting.  These are the things I'm counting for my quilt.  Plus I'm keeping a little journal of each block so I know how much I've gotten done.  So far I've got 299 different pieces.  I've got a long way to go!
So that's what I've working on, I'll be working on these plus trying to get my Christmas Quilt tied so I can bind it.  What are you working on now?
Block 7
Block 8

I'm linking up with Heather over at Books and Quilts for Needlework Tuesday.

I'm also linking up with Wendy over at Sugarlane Designs for the Friday Night Sew-In.


  1. Good for you on taking up Sharon's challenge - I am looking forward to seeing what quilts are produced. xx

  2. That is a bold challenge. Good luck with it. I like the inclusion of the little bits of lace and trim. They re just too lovely to throw away.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.


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