Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

It's Wednesday again, and I've been quite busy.

I've been doing a lot, and I do mean a lot....
of embroidery work this past week or so.

The first set is called "Country Chickens" from Ace Point Embroidery.  

I love chickens and since my house is a early 1900's farm house, I'm doing the whole kitchen in a chicken/country theme.  It all started with some old antique chicken/rooster salt n pepper shakers passed down to me from my mom.

Next a embroidery swap buddy sent me some really nice chicken kitchen towels.

So now I'm adding to the theme. I'm going to do some place-mats, hot mitts, potholders, and napkins with some of these stitch-outs.  Then I want to do a whole table cover to coordinate with some of the folk art floral designs.

I made this recipe book cover today.  It's just a basic  3-ring binder and I'll add some clear page holders to
insert my favorite recipe's into it later.

Recognize the fabric.  I have used it in my "Hearts Desire" Applique quilt project as well as it is the same fabric I used to cover my ironing boards a week or so ago.  And I still have lots of it left, so you'll probably be seeing more of it.

I'm still working on the Jacobean embroidery blocks to make a quilt for my Mom.
You saw a little of this project last week.

As you can see, I've added quite a few more blocks since then.

And of course I'm still playing with border idea's 

I've also added a few Jacobean birds into the mix.
They were just to nice to pass up.  These designs are also from Ace Point Embroidery.  I'm not affiliated, just love her designs and do some testing for her, so you'll see a lot of what is new  over at Ace Point, here on my blog.

Check out these cute birds.  What can I say, but they were just to adorable to pass up.
I have no idea what I'm going to make with them yet.

And then there was these butterflies.  Again, i don't know exactly what to make yet, but I'm sure I'll find something. : )

I finished the cute little kitty apron, and just need to put the binding on the pot holders.
I showed it to some family members and now it looks like I need to make more.  So I've cut out four more sets.
Each will have different embroidery.

And I have more pot holders in the works...

Lastly, I'm still cutting out more applique leaves for my Hearts Desire Blocks.

I ran out of my original green, so I need to do some fabric hunting before I can proceed.
I have not been able to do any of my evening stitching on this for about four day's now, and I'm not so patiently waiting for the opportunity to finish these blocks up so that I can start the first border.  It's all so exciting seeing it come together.  It's kind of like waiting the arrival of a special gift.  
Have a great week everyone.


  1. Everything is so wonderful! The Jacobean birds look terrific in the mix. Good call!

  2. Oh my goodness! I am really craving some embroidery time myself but simply can't make time for it, so this has been a treat, seeing what you are up to here. Your chickens are a treat! And I always love jacobean styles...lovely, thank you for sharing

  3. You are a busy gal. Your embroidery blocks are wonderful. What machine do you have I have a Husqvarna Designer SE and the D1 Bunny