Sunday, December 21, 2014

Catching Up--a little....

The latest issue of Simply Vintage finally arrived in Brainerd--I have been waiting anxiously for the final part of the Bonnie Sullivan mystery Susie's World. As soon as I got home with my copy of the magazine, I dug into my Susie's World tub and got to work!
The last block!
Little Susie in the garden....

and the piecing that surrounds it.

Yes! I finished the whole top! I love it!
I'm hoping to get it quilted sometime in January--fingers crossed!
You can see past posts about Susie's World HERE and HERE and HERE

Before this kit got buried in piles of stuff on my cutting table, I thought I better get it put together.
It's this years Black Friday Weekend freebie kit from Primitive Gatherings.
I have to confess I switched out a few of the fabrics--too many blah ones included--now it's a little happier.
I only have a half bag of crushed walnuts left, so I can't stuff it until I replenish my supply--this pin cushion is huge-almost 5"x 9"--it may end up as a door stop!

I forgot I had this little wool felt ornament kit until I started clearing a space to cut my flying geese for Susie's World. I decided I better get it put together before it disappears again.
At our October long arm meeting, Rebecca brought some things she was weeding out of her sewing space. Rebecca had started the ornament, but lost interest in finishing it, so I pounced on it! I added the pine branches since it looked a little bare. When I completed all the blanket stitching, I spritzed it with a little distress spray so it would look a bit vintage-y. 
Sunday I will be spending 6 hours in the car, so I am hoping to get at least a couple of my wool hexagons stitched--we'll see!
Slow Sunday Stitching

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work you're sharing with us. Distress spray? I've never heard of that ... and must go check it out now.

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  2. The cat quilt is adorable. I like the colors you used for it.

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  3. All THREE of these are just beyond cute!!! :

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  4. Suzy's World is fantastic. And already done wow! Congratulations! I also love that pincushion. Must admit at first I thought it was a mug rug. :)

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  5. I absolutely love Susie's Garden--so cute! Have a safe and happy trip Hugs, Julierose

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  6. I am not a cat lover but your kittens are adorable! Your little ornament is cute too. Love working with wool although I don't do it enough!

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  7. Oh your SUsie's World is just adorable Karen!! So bummed I miss that pin cushion!! I love it and NEED a bigger one. I like the brights you used and it's too cute to be used as a door stop!! :)

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  8. Wow! You are amazing! I was excited that I stitched around the jacket on my Northwoods Santa and you have accomplished all this :o) Love your projects!

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  9. I especially love the pincushion and the ornament. Great job dressing up the ornament. : )

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  10. Susie's garden is adorable. I am looking forward to seeing it all quilted. I Love that little mitten ornament too.

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  11. Susie's World is super cute. So glad you got it done before the end of the year. I had to laugh about the pincushion, door stop. Too funny.

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  12. Such wonderful projects! Maybe you can stuff the pincushion with part batting scraps to make it a little lighter.. all those walnut shells will be heavy!

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  13. Your Susie quilt is looking wonderful. That has turned out so well.
    And the little pin cushion is great too.
    How lucky to pick up that wool ornament. A lovely finish.
    Hope your trip goes smoothly.

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  14. All your projects are so cute! Love that little pin cushion.

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  15. What a sweet kitty quilt!! Love the mitten finish. Hmmm.. yeah, that's a big pin cushion, alright! No lack of space there. There have been times I've wished mine was larger!

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  16. All these projects are so wonderful!! That quilt top with the cats playing in the garden is so gorgeous. Sometimes big pincusions come in handy... when you need a doorstop :)

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