Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time for some Stitches

We were away for three weeks visiting my 94 year-old MIL in Florida. Things went well there and my mother did well here on her own. She had visits from church friends, her "I've-fallen-an-I-can't-get-up" pendant, my homemade frozen dinners (AKA glorified leftovers) and daily calls from me. This is when I truly appreciate cell phones.
Before we left I had the opportunity to enter several items in the Southern Lancaster County (Solanco) Community Fair with very good results. If I have any quilters still following, they may be interested.

This is a small wallhanging from a pattern by Cynthia England. This features her "Picture Piecing" technique using freezer paper. (It is not paper or foundation pieced.) I used assorted reproduction fabrics to mimic my stack of rescued antique quilts. Each section is quilted differently as would be various old pieces.

Next is a wool penny-type rug using tongues instead of pennies for the border. PTI followers may recall this from the May Blog Hop. It is completely hand done using felted, overdyed wool and perle cotton buttonhole stitching.

And lastly, a stamped card also from the May Blog Hop.

I also received Red Ribbons (second place) for a punch needle project, tole painted doll house dining room set, and a scrap book layout. I had never entered the punch needle, stamping or scrapbook categories, so this was extremely exciting.

I hope to get back to more sewing and stamping now that we're home and getting back into our regular (somewhat crazy) routine. For those of you that enjoy quilting, I have a new link on the right for Free Quilt Patterns Info. It links you to many great designers who offer free quilt patterns when you visit their blog or web site. There's some big names included and many, many lovely patterns.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to chat again soon.


Rhonda said...

Congrats Linda!! I know they only give out so many of the treasured BLUE ribbons at the fair. The wool penny rug is stunning.

Merry said...

Congratulations....such wonderful creations.

Terri said...

Congratulations on all your wins! They are all wonderful. Glad to hear your mom did okay while you were away too.

Sharron said...

Congratulations, Linda! Fabulous creations--love the wool rug!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a wonderful thing to come back to. Congrats on all your First Place ribbons. Your projects are gorgeous!!! I love the wool penny-type rug. And your card is definitely first rate!!!

Nerina said...

Oh Linda! How exciting - thank you for sharing all of these amazing projects with us! Your quilt is stunning - your rug looks absolutely beautiful and your card is so delicate! Every ribbon was totally well deserved!

I'm glad your mum is doing well - and that you're home safe and sound!

Cammie said...

Linda, what welcome treat all those ribbons were! The wall hanging truly looks like secions of old quilts pieced togethe would love r. The rug is absolutely stunning! I would love to also see the items that won second place ribbons. I am glad to hear that both mothers are doing well.

peggysue said...

Congratulations, oh my I'm so proud of you! You are such a busy crafter and do such beautiful work! It would be nice to see these in person,I can only imagine how stunning!