A Little Patchwork



This is a little patchwork I started to work on this weekend. It is an interesting project for several reasons: each square measures only 1 inch, I have never done piecing that small, but the most important aspect about this project is that it is not going to be for me. I joined the Pretty Little Pouch Swap (my very first swap!) and this is part of what will become the pouch for my partner. I'm quite pleased with the way that is looking. I just hope that my partner likes it. I can't wait to send it to her and share with you more details about the finished pouch.

I hope you have a lovely week,



Cross Stitching

Cross Stitch - Rose Pattern
Cross Stitch
Emboridery Florss

I started a cross stitch project! Can you tell I'm excited? Cross stitching has been in my mind for a while, but I always seemed to find an excuse to postpone it. Well, it seems like my dad read my mind and decided to give the encouragement that I needed. He just came back from a trip to Mexico and brought me several cross stitch pattern booklets and cross stitch fabric. I was so delighted with my present that on Saturday I took out my embroidery flosses, organized them (finally!) and started stitching. I'm very slow, but it is really fun to the see pattern come together as you stitch every single little cross. At the speed that I'm going it looks like it is going to be a long term project, but it gives me something to do when I'm watching TV with my husband. 
I hope you have a lovely week.

*Linking up to Fabric Mutt for the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up from Plum and June and Sew Cute Tuesda at Better off Thread*



Reaching For The Stars

Star Block
Star Block
Star Block
Star Block

Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful time during the holiday season. I had a good time; Holidays  are still bitter-sweet for me. During this time is when I miss my mom the most, but being with family and friends makes it a little easier to get by. I'm really excited about 2013; last year was a very good year. I met many wonderful and talented bloggers, I got my sewing machine and started quilting. I hope to this year learn more things about this wonderful art that is quilting and hopefully by the end of this year have finally conquered my fear to free motion quilting.

I kept pretty busy during the Holidays and made handmade presents for some of my friends and family, but for some reason I felt like I had been away from my sewing machine for a very long time... and today we finally reunited again. I started a new quilt. I've been dreaming about a star quilt ever since I started quilting and I thought it should be my first project of the year. I'm using the star block tutorial from Cluck Cluck Sew, amazing tutorial and the blocks come together super easy. I completed a few blocks and I can't wait to get back to my sewing room to keep working on this.

How was your weekend, did you make any big resolutions for the New Year?