Thursday, June 16, 2011

Whew! Springtime!

I hope everyone's been well--I've been away from blogging (and often commenting too) for a couple of weeks now! I do miss it, but maybe you'll understand when you see some of my distractions:



My progress on PS Bk 132 Autumn Leaves (Recommended Fibers on 32ct. Vintage Antique Ivory). I'm only planning to stitch this bottom vignette--so I'm almost done! This one gave some frogging trouble, but I kept picturing how good it would look grouped together with the Autumn PS goodies I've received from Edgar and Christina. :D I'm still not 100% on how much more to stitch--it COULD be finished now, right? ;)



I do not even KNOW how to tell you how much quilting and un-quilting both hand and machine I've done on this piece. lol! I *think* I'm enjoying it, however. I've pretty much come to the conclusion that it isn't possible to finish the edges before machine quilting---perhaps a long-arm is required?

It's quilted in the ditch up and down the aisles, and these two panels. (Which right now aren't "done", but maybe I'll decide they are. ;D) Not sure why the sun disappears when I try to photograph this item, lol!

Also, I want to thank everyone--quilters and non--who commented with advice and encouragement about my quilting foray. You guys are the best! :D

Finally, a tinsy bit on Kindred Spirits:



My orange floss came in (along with a pair of rabbit winders from Kelmscott and PS December), so I wanted to put in at least a little of it. Please excuse the waste knots!


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Finally, here's a sneak peek of what's REALLY been keeping me--you're looking at the trim I just finished making as the final part of trimming some GIVEAWAYS! Yup, I'm overdue to have some around here, so I decided the launch of my freebie and design line was a good chance! Please look forward to seeing what these belong to and your chances to win one soon!~

Yours,
Berit

15 comments:

Bertie said...

You have been busy! I love your PS house, gorgeous, also like kindred spirits.
Quilt is gorgous, the stitching looks fabulous:))

Shari said...

everything looks great...I especially LOVE the PS piece....

Catherine said...

Great goodies!!! Love the PS piece!

Deb said...

I think your PS piece is great and looks finished to me. Very pretty colors.

And that's too bad about the frogs visiting on the quilt. But you don't finish off the quilt before quilting because the fabric pulls in and you can end up with problems. Would be nice if we could because then when the quilting was done, the quilt would be done. You don't need a long arm though.

Kindred Sprits looks wonderful and will be perfect for Halloween, and can't wait to see what you're going to do with that trim!

Sandra said...

Hi Berit,
I cannot wait to see what you are working on with that great trim. I love trims like that.
Many happy Stitches,
Sandra
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Myra said...

It is so good to see a post from you! Your PS piece looks great as always and I just love your little quilt. I am loving that trim and can't wait to see what you are going to use it with.

Margaret said...

Love your PS piece! The quilting came out really beautifully on your quilt! Kindred Spirits is looking good too! That's exciting about your design launch coming up. Good luck with it -- can't wait to see!

mainely stitching said...

You made that trim? Wow, it's stunning! And so is your stitching. :D Nice to hear from you again and see all the lovely stuff that's been keeping you busy.

Carol said...

I love your PS piece just the way it is, Berit (of course--there's a black cat in it!!). And your quilting looks so pretty--glad you're enjoying your newest creative outlet :)

Chris said...

Your fall stitching looks great. I love Prairie Schooler.
I am excited to see what is coming next!

Patty C. said...

Busy girl !! - I too have been taking an interest in quilting - But it seems I am stuck on hexagons right now

I do have a jellyroll coming in the mail ;)

Keep up the good work - Your skills are coming right along !!!

Cristina said...

I love your pieces, especially the PS - I love its Autumn colours.

Sadie said...

Very pretty PS piece, and yes, it could be finished :-)
I love Kindred Spirits, that kitty is adorable!
Your quilting looks great and yes, it looks done too :-)
Pretty trim, cannot wait for the launch :-) :-)

Annemarie said...

Oooh, this all sounds terribly exciting! I definitely think the PS is finished, as is the quilt you're making. How clever of you that you can quilt. I'll stick to very quick and very easy hooking. Speaking of which... that trim looks intriguing!

Giovanna said...

Love it all, especially the cross stitch WIPs - they're gorgeous!