In the last couple of months I developed a new passion – felted wool applique -- which proves you are never too old to learn. Presenting my first completed project, HO, HO, HO.
The pattern is from Sew Unique Creations. It is supposed to have wool pennies around the outside but mine didn’t come out even so I left them off until I can figure out a solution. My stitching is not very consistent in spacing and length but I think that will get better with practice because I've never done a blanket stitch before.
|Pattern photo from Sew Unique Creations|
I’m currently working on two projects. The first is for Valentines Day, "Hearts & Flowers" by Granola Girls.
I’ve got the wool pieces cut out and ready for placement and stitching onto the background.
The second one is a pattern from Threads That Bind called "Gentle Breeze". It is the sheep weather vane at the top of the pattern.
|Pattern Cover for Gentle Breeze|
Here it is on my design board with the plastic overlay placed. I’m working on the tongues now.
Have no fear, I have not forsaken quilt making, but have extended my interest to this needle craft. My Janome has been to the sewing machine hospital for an adjustment and cleaning so she is ready to hum.
We in North Central Texas are enjoying a beautiful sun shining 80 degree day so my apologies to my snow covered New England readers. Let’s just keep on stitching snow or shine!