After months of marinating
or just a downright
I think I’ve found my
creative mojo again!
I’ve finished hooking my monarch pillow…..
I’ll share that with you once it is actually
made into a pillow
Yesterday I pulled out more of my hooking supplies
to make a moose rug for my good friend Angie….
she wants her moose to be a deep orange/red!
That happens to be a color I love, but I don’t seem to have quite the right color in my
stash, so that will give me a chance to get out my dye pots……
something I haven’t done in a long, long time….
can’t tell you how excited I am about that….
I’ve already got the wool soaking!!!
I also took time out yesterday to work on a project that has been marinating in my mind for quite some time.
We have a quilt, just a pretty quilt from TJ Maxx, that we’ve had for several years, but it’s taken quite a bit
of abuse from Buzzbee….he likes to “dig” and “nest” before he settles in.
So now, it has several tears in it. I could just donate the whole big king size quilt to a thrift
store or animal shelter, but I like how soft it’s gotten over the years, and a bit faded….I’m embracing
it’s age! Maybe this is something we do more often the older we get.
I’ve had a vision of covering all of these tears (there are quite a few) with silhouettes of swallows.
I “googled” swallow silhouette and just freely drew this on freezer paper and then fused
it to some dark blue wool.
I then cut around it and pinned it over the tear, then proceeded to whip-stitch it down with
Part way through the stitching I ran out of the color I was using, so I switched from a blue
floss to a gray.
This will be a bit of a “make-do” / “re-do” project. I’m going to try to stay with the colors
of the quilt, so by the time it’s finished I will have all different colors of swallows stitched with
all different colors of floss.
Of course doing just this one bird took me about an hour, but it’s not about the time,
this time it’s about the journey.