Monday, February 27, 2012

Some of what I have been up to....

I am again behind on my posting, so I thought I would start with these pictures of my three grandchildren. The oldest two--Jacob and Emily live in TN and they were home for about ten days in January. So of course we had a family get together and since Jacob and Emily and my two sons--Kyle and Tristan all have birthdays in January we went out for dinner.

In front is Silas, then Emily and Jacob.

Here is my youngest son Tristan and my oldest grandson Jacob comparing tatoos!!!! Not to sure Uncle Tristan is a good influence:)

Here are all the birthday kids!! Tristan who is my youngest son and Kyle my oldest with their niece and nephew--Emily and Jacob. Kyle and Jacob share the same birthdate! My SIL Donncuan also has a birthday in January but I didn't get him in the picture. So needless to say I had a busy January.

I have been quilting too. My DIL MacKenzie wanted a quilt for their king size bed. So here is a snippet of it. Can't get it all in the picture. It was a simple design but a HUGE project. Each side is about 11o inches long. A lot of hand sewing for the binding.

I made these matching pillows. I still have one more big pillow to make plus two more europeon style pillows.

Here is a close up of the 14 inch pillow I made. I am really happy with how it turned out.
As soon as all the pillows are made and it has all made it to the bed I will have to take
another picture of the whole project.

This is another quilt I made recently. My daughter Kelsey needed a baby present for a friend so I sewed this up.

I was in the Friends through Threads red exchange and I stitched up this pillow for Marie. I even dyed my own chenille. I so enjoy dying fabric and such. This is a BBD--Basket of Memories stitched with DMC 115.

In between everything else I stitched up this shop model for Country Sampler in Spring Green, WI. This is a Carriage House Sampling design called A Mind Independent and Free. It was quite a long stitch but fun. I would like to stitch this one for myself.

This was a WIP I had in my basket and I decided it was time to finish the stitching. This is a BBD Loose Feathers Peacock Pinkeep. I stitched it on 28 count gingham which I had dyed and used Belle Soie fibers: Tortoise Shell and Rose of Sharon. This is the view of the top.

Here is the side view. I just finished this one yesterday. I love how it turned out.

I just framed up this piece this last weekend. I ordered this frame from JoAnn's with a coupon so the frame was only $16. I really like the edging on this frame. I am happy with the results.

Also got my Poinesttia House framed. This frame I had in my stash. Which always makes me happy.

Lastly I sent this small stitching portfolio to Wendy Jo as a belated birthday gift.
Better late than never:)


Mrs. DillyDally said...

OMGosh Good have been busy! Your projects are beautiful...very inspiring!

JillMN said...

Joanus...Your peacock pinkeep turned out GREAT! I really love your loose feathers framed up too! Beautiful!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Oh my gosh, what a lot of eye candy! I'm sure to forget something but first - what a lovely family! Love the pic of the boys comparing tattoos.
Quilts and pillows all glorious and what a nice thing for you to do to take on such a big quilt.
Love all the stitching - the BBD finishes are all fab but boy! did you do a great job on the Loose Feathers Pinkeep! I love it - it looks absolutely perfect.
All of your frames are perfect for the pieces, too.
Thanks so much for sharing all your good works!

Deb said...

Wow - like Terri above said - what eye candy!

I think that all your stitching is just fantastic and you've gotten so much accomplished. I love Mind Independent and your Peacock pincushion. You did a wonderful job on it. And your other pieces are wonderful as well. Great score on the $16 frame. You just have to love those coupons!

Catherine said...

What a lovely post. Had to chuckle at the influence comment! Everyone looks like they had a great time.
Love all of your projects and finishes!!

Lesleyanne said...

You have been really busy. Love the quilts and pillows. Your stitching looks gorgeous.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

You have been really busy! It looks like a lot of fun. Love your stitching finishes and the framing is awesome. Have a great week!