Thursday, April 7, 2011

Japan Embroidery

I finished my embroidery piece for the quilt that Mom Wald's Place is making for the earthquake victims in Japan. The theme is fruits/veggies. I put alot of pressure on myself to make this block perfect. Of course, it is not perfect. I did my best but faces sure arent my specialty. So why did I pick a pattern with faces on it?? Because it is so darn cute!! I found the sweet pattern on Flickr by the awesome member MMAAMMBR
I love her vintage patterns and find myself using them alot! I am so glad that Mary is doing this project and I am so glad to help out.

After finishing up my embroidery I decided to go check out the new Quilt Shop. It is called Sewn with Love. I know the owner from the quilt shop that I used to work at (she worked there a little while too) She has always wanted to own a shop and when the only quilt shop in town closed..this was her chance! It's a cute shop and she has some beautiful stuff! I didnt have my camera or I would have taken a few pics. To help her stay in business I bought some 1/2 yards and a fat quarter. I was surprised to find out that her FQ's are still $2.50. I was immediately drawn to all the large scale prints but I remembered that I have PLENTY of those at home so I tried to buy some blenders. I love the fabrics that I got!
Here are a few shots form Cade and Andy's adventure. The went to The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. They loved it!!
This is the little chapel on base. They both want to go back!
Enjoy this day! I have to go to the grocery store then I HAVE to get a quilt basted!


MomWaldsPlace said...

OMWord! Your embroidery is soooo adorable! Faces can be downright hard, and yours came out perfectly. Thank YOU so very, very much. I wish we could pack up a big crate of fresh veggies and fruit and send them over right now, but doing our quilt will have to suffice.

A new quilt shop, how fun. Your kitty fabric is another "flavor" of one of my favorite fabrics. Pink and light green are my latest choice colors, and to think you found it in light green. You lucky, lucky gal! Here are two wee projects that I made with mine. Knowing you, yours will end up in a beautiful quilt. Now I will be going over every quilt you share to see if I can spy it!

Anonymous said...

I love the fruit and vegetable embroidery - those patterns are from my era. I can remember my mother, grandmas and aunts having towels just like that which they hand-embroidered whether they were good at it or not.

Val said...

Your embroidery is so darling. I could not imagine doing something like that. You are really good. I am trying to learn but not doing good of a job. I guess practice makes perfect. (I hope).

Kristie said...

Love your embroidery! How exciting to get new fabrics too! Looks like the guys had a nice day, Hunter would love going to something like that.

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I love that embroidery!! Your faces look awesome! And woo hoo for getting your mojo back!!