Wednesday, September 29, 2010


I was sorting through some needlework bins today and came across a few old projects that are finished, but not quite finished. Here's what I found:

A Mary Engelbreit counted cross stitch design. Love the colors. I think I made this back in 1992. It needs to be made into a pillow or picture or something.

This is a small counted cross stitch hatbox - maybe 3" square. This needs to be made into something too - I was thinking a pin cushion.

How about this redwork girl in a bonnet that I did in pink - the stitching is all done. Maybe she would make a nice pillow.

Here's an embroidered square that has been stitched and quilted - but that's as far as it got. Look at those tiny quilting stitches! All by hand - no machine here!

And last, but not least, one of my first quilts. That's me holding up the quilt. :) I must have made this one in the early 1980's. The quilting fabric selection was not very good at that time. All of these dresden plates were stitched and appliqued by hand. I even stitched all the squares together by hand. Take a close at the back.

Not bad, if I do say so myself. I love hand sewing - it's so much more relaxing.

This is the design I had planned to quilt on the blank squares. I know why I never finished this quilt - Y-U-K!



PunkiePie said...

The ME stitchery is adorable! They are all beautifully done. They should be completed and displayed! Your first quilt is pretty awesome too. Dresden plates AND hand stitched!

Thimbleanna said...

Not Yuck! I LOVE the quilt -- and it has such history behind it -- you should finish it. Why didn't I realize you are a quilter -- so fun! Love the little ME stitchery! And you've hit upon the reason I have a little pile of samples -- I can never think of ways to finish them, other than pillows -- and how many pillows does one need???

deb said...

LOLOLOL...1992...thats great....glad Im not the only one who does this, I have an unfinshed needlepoint pillow from when my daughter was a baby...and now shes 36!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

campwandawega said...

This quilt is beautiful.