The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Holly Berry Red Birds

My latest blocks for Sue Spargo's Bird Dance.

The blocks are organized by the predominate wool color
used for the bird bodies.
You gotta love the purple accents with the red.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Monday, September 05, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


In honor of the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service,
some of my Yellowstone vintage post cards.
Photographer was Frank J. Haynes

1916...The woman bear

Fort Yellowstone in the background

Twin cubs

 They actually fed the bears back then.

Old Faithful Inn

Elk in Hayden Valley

 Fort Yellowstone located at Mammoth Hot Springs

 Mt. Washburn

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Amazing that they did feed the bears garbage near the hotels.
Mammoth Hotel, located at the North Entrance.

Gardiner, Montana

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Working on Bird Dance

After much anticipation my kit for Bird Dance arrived a few weeks ago.
The first three blocks that I'm stitching are the
Ocean Front Blue Birds.

All of these birds use the same blue wools.
The background applique fabrics are stitched first.
The wool applique for the birds is added and then all the embellishments.
Rick-rack stitched over the scalloped fabric and French knots added.
I still need to add the beak which is stitched with a woven picot stitch.

Lots of drizzle stitches are added to this bird.
The applique fabric has seed stitches added
with more to be added along the length of the fabric.
A velvet ribbon will be added, too along the edge.
Needs his beak and crown using the woven picot.
The appliqued fabric will have circles stitched with a specialty thread.
A nice variegated ribbon added to the breast using the closed fly stitch.
Needs his beak.
This is going to be such a fun and challenging project as are all
of Sue's projects.