Thursday, January 28, 2016

New Etsy Shop: Russian Miniatures

This little hedgehog was made by slava che in St. Petersburg, Russia.
It's a featured item in his brand new Etsy shop: Russian Miniatures. Click on over. 
He has over 200 miniature glass items listed! These are some of my favorites.

See more about this little dog.

See more photos of this graceful fish.

You can see Russian Miniatures on fb too.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Floating Star Quilt

This "Floating Star Quilt" is featured on the University of Alberta (Canada) Museums site. No date is given for the creation of this quilt, but it is probably an antique. Similar to modern quilts too.
I like the simplicity of the colors and design, so I Pinned it. Today my Pin Stats page revealed that it has been wildly popular so I thought you might like to see it too.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King!

Today we celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. 
This clergy stole is the first in a new series made from my collection of beautiful fabrics from Africa. 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Wearable Art by Amber Studios

Barbara of Amber Studios in New Jersey creates the most wonderful wearable art! If I was a snow princess I would definitely wear this sweater. And I'd keep my castle nice and cool so I could wear it indoors too.

Another show-stopper by Barbara, a woodland style bag with felted flowers. Wow!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Catherine Timm's Forest Quilt

This is "Winter Forest Sumac" by Catherine Timm of Ontario, Canada. I found it on The Textile and Fiber Art website. Did you notice the little patch of red in the lower right corner? I like quilts with a surprise. Nice job, Catherine!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

23 Spools of Thread Used in 2015!

Surprisingly, I use about the same amount of thread every year. In 2015, I used 23 spools, slightly more than my average of 21. I know this is a flimsy measurement. My spools are different sizes, I don't start the new year with all new spools, and hand sewing uses less thread than machine sewing. But I like to toss my empty spools in a basket throughout the year, then see how many I have at year end before tossing them out. Yes, they're all Coats & Clark's Dual Duty. The basket's empty now, ready for the new year. I hope you have a lot of quilting fun this year!