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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Girl With A Kitten Purse Complete!

I completed the stitching on this last night. Oh, what is it about crazyquilting that is so interesting to do and so interesting to look at? I have been doing one form of needlework or another since I was 8 years old. That's almost 40 years of stitching and I have never found any technique that I enjoy nearly as much as crazyquilting.

Girl With Kitten Purse

All that's left to do is the assembly which I won't be able to get to now until next week sometime. I have company coming for Thanksgiving this week so I have a bit more cleaning to do and I need to make my grocery list for shopping tomorrow.

I do need to have some stitching time later. I just don't feel good without a little stitching time each day. I decided to do a bit of outline embroidery so I do expect to have something to share with you tomorrow.

To those of you who wished me luck with my booth in the brick & mortar store, thank you so much. Quite honestly, I was terribly frustrated with my things sitting in a drawer up in the dresser in the guest room. They're so beautiful but photography, esp. mine, can't capture the dimension or the sparkle of all the beads and sequins that I use. At least this way, my quilts and purses can be seen in person which is what they need to be truly appreciated.

Well, I'm off to do some more chores. But I'd rather be stitching!

7 comments:

Charlene said...

No wonder crazy quilting is your favorite needlework - you do such a beautiful job!

CameoRoze said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Pam!

I'm thankful for the daily inspiration you provide.

Cameo @-->-->---

Susan said...

That is a wonderful finished CQ piece. I know you are still making it into a purse, but, for me, it is finished. You always seem to put just the right amount of "stuff" on.

Coralsea_sews said...

Wow, this is beautiful. I don’t really know anything about CQ. I was looking for information about symbols and colour in Japanese embroidery and discovered Hideko Ishida’ blog. From there I’ve been following link after link and today landed here.
May I ask, is the image pre-printed or do you use some transfer method?
Your stitching is beautiful. I love the way the variegated threads look. Do you dye them yourself? I hope you don’t mind me asking but I am very interested to know about your work.

Coralsea_sews

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Coralsea! I'm happy to know that you found my blog! And thank you for your lovely compliments on my work.

For my images, I use commercial inkjet fabric sheets and print my designs on them using an HP inkjet printer. I like the commercial fabric sheets because the colors come out nice and bright. They are a bit stiff due to the coating though but I'm used to working with them now.

As for my threads, I have hand-dyed my own threads but in this piece, what you see is Watercolor threads from The Caron Collection.

I'm happy to answer any questions that you have so please don't hesitate to email me privately if you would like to. My email address link is on my main website:

kittyandme.com

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful! I agree, crazy quilting has captured my attention for almost 18 years. I will never tire of it.

themixiepixie said...

I am so inspired by this! You rock!

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