This past week I had a lower back then a knee injury which kept me close to home and spending time sitting with ice packs and heat pads.  It’s very rare for me to sit for longer than a few minutes at a time so I picked up some stitching to keep me busy.

I have a few more stitches on my practice “doodle” cloth. (this is where I just practice and play with needle and thread).

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I LOVE the woven circles below.  I will be making many more of these.

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I pulled some scrap fabric and randomly sewed the pieces together then basted the piece to muslin and began stitching on that.

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And then created some fabric wrapped and beaded balls.

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I saw these on Alma Stoller’s blog and couldn’t resist making them.  I would love to make lots of these, layer them in a clear jar then place them on a coffee table.  Wouldn’t they be lovely to look at and a good conversation starter?

A few weeks ago, I discovered Debby Schnabel’s stitched quilts and fell in love with her hand embroidered Kantha beauties.

I am pondering using her style of embroidered circles with Kantha style stitching on this quilt top that I finished in February.

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I think appliqué embroidered circles will lessen the checkerboard effect of this pattern and provide another layer of color and texture.

This week also began our local CSA subscription at Working Hands Farm.  Look at the beautiful organic veggies we received.

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Beets, radishes, spinach, broccoli, chard, kale

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Is there anything better than fresh (picked that morning), organic, locally grown produce?

How about vases full of flowers picked from my cutting garden this morning?

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Keep it Simple!

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  1. debby says:

    That looks like it will be fun, to do the kantha stitching on top of that bright top! And, I am so jealous of your gorgeous flowers!! So many roses! Also, thanks for the link on the fabric beads. They look like so much fun to make. And a good way to use up those teeshirts I am getting ready to take to the thrift store!

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