Summer is moving along at a fast pace. And I am not getting as much stitching done as I would like.
My ebay consignment business is keeping me busy. My latest client just filled my car up twice with items to sell. She is a quilter (that's how I met her) but she is a collector of many things. And I'm expecting more stitching items from NY.
Here is another reason why I'm not stitching as much as I'd like to-
This is today's haul from my garden. The strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes and zucchini are not included here. I have canned 62 quarts of green beans, 14 pints of zucchini relish and pickles are next .
I do have one finish to report. This is the biscornu that goes with the American Patchwork Shaker box top and scissor fob I showed in my last post.
Or maybe I should say "kinda" finished as I have to design my own bottom to the biscornu. The photo below shows the extra canvas for me to use. I have a couple of ideas.
I finally got the fabric this week to start Elizabeth the Pincushion doll! OK, Annette, count me in on your SAL. Here is a photo of all the items I have been able to put together for her.
Are you thinking that I have enough stitching on my plate right now? You would be absolutely right! But whenever did that stop me???? I got the pincushion doll bit between my teeth and this is what happened.
When I ordered the doll body for Elizabeth, I reminded myself that I had another pincushion doll pattern by Guilia Punti Antichi. Here it is below!
I ordered the little Dutch girl body to go with this pattern and the windmill box with smalls pattern that I already had in my stash. Yes, I have the fabric, hornbook and box too! Doll #2
Oh my, what about the GPA doll pattern that I had in my stash from the Gift of Stitching magazine? Yes, it needed a doll body and a chatelaine (even though she has a thimble holder). Doll #3
Did you know that Elaine at Brier Rose also sells Guilia's pincushion doll patterns? So I got this pattern and doll body along with my order too! Doll #4
And last but certainly not least, Guila has a new pattern out for another gorgeous pincushion doll so here is the doll body and chatelaine for her. No, I don't have the pattern yet, but I MIGHT find something else to work on while I wait!!! :) Doll #5
What else have I been doing? Babysitting grandchildren, working my real estate job, and I went to a local quilt show yesterday. This is what I came home with. A pincushion & ort bag that sits on the ironing board (or couch). I have been planning to make myself one for ages, but why bother for $15? It is stuffed with walnut shells, my favorite.
I also got a few little kits at the stash enhancement stall.
I spent a day working on beading and came up with some scissor fobs. These are the only two I could find at picture time.
Yes, I made myself a Snooty parrots scissor fob as I plan to start the sampler this year (not sure when though). The other scissor fob is a gift to my secret pal in EGA.
That's it for now. I'll try to post more often. It is only a few more posts and I will be at 400 posts on my blog! Then it will be time for a giveaway!