Monday, May 27, 2013

Design Wall Monday--May 27th, 2013

This is the first DWM I've joined for weeks!  Since starting my new job any progress in the sewing room has slowed to a snail's pace. But I did sew yesterday and plan to sew today, yay!

On the design surface this sunny morning are the pieced border segments for the Greenpiece quilt. 

And here is the latest wool applique block, also for the Greenpiece quilt.  I still have many more wool applique blocks to complete but have been taking them on my bus commute and feel good if I get even a few stitches done.  This apple needs some wee seeds added.  That is going to be a challenge!  Maybe I should just embroider them and skip the teensy wool pieces, you think?

Off the design wall and out of the hoop is this embroidered pillow I've been making for DD Elaine and hubby Chris. On the slow bus ride south on Friday afternoon through all the holiday traffic, I got the last stitches done.  Saturday night I washed the backing fabric and then when I opened my ironing board, it broke!  So 9 pm on Saturday night I went to Target and bought a new one.  Dedicated crafter, here. 

 A simple envelope back for the 12 x 16" pillow form.  I bought a nice feather filled one.

Here it is in its new home.  I drove it the mile or so over to Elaine and Chris' and when I pulled in their driveway, noticed that Elaine had texted me to say they were in the jacuzzi.  You can see her wet footprints on the patio and rug, hee hee.

See more Design Walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.  A peaceful Memorial Day, everyone!

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

One MUST have an ironing board...maybe even a back-up! What a terrifically modern and awesome pillow. Love your little apple. :o)

Patrica said...

Annie I know just what you mean. I have not done a stitch of sewing the entire month of May - just too much yard work and house work and family visits to keep me busy. I thought retirement was supposed to be relaxing but I have found just the opposite to be true, I go to bed exhausted each and every night!

Shay said...

An ironing board is a must for any crafter. I dont use mine for any other activity expect pressing seams though.

Love that cushion and it looks perfect in its new home.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the apple...what about some embroidery floss or some beads?

Rhonda said...

Love the pillow and your wool apple. Great job..

Janet O. said...

The apple looks great. I'd embroider the seeds, I think.
Pillow looks great in its new home.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, I adore the wool applique... and I giggled at the wet footprints too. I live a good distance from any Target that's why I have not one, but two(!!)backup ironing boards if I need them. Hey, we can't be too prepared. Somedays I feel like a full day in the sewing room can make everything right with the world. :)

McIrish Annie said...

Pillow is awesum! I haven't done much sewing and NO blogging all month. Hope to post tonight if I can get the pics loaded

Kathie said...

that wool apple is adorable
great pillow! Kathie

Kate said...

Happy to see that your commute time isn't all drudgery. Love the new pillow, very modern looking.