Piecing.

28 02 2012

Tonight I’ve cleared the dining room to assemble my quilt top. It’s gigantic & unwieldy & awesome.

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Mixed media

25 02 2012

My quilt top panel with an embroidered signet.

I really can’t get enough of the awesomeness of all the mixed linens. I can’t wait to see it all pieced together. It’s HUGE – queen+ sized.

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Round house

24 02 2012

I’m so happy someone (not me)  is finally renovating the round house in Somerville.

I lived a few doors down once, and the place was in a bad, bad way.

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My John Hancock

23 02 2012

Tonight I’m signing my quilt in stitchy goodness.

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Freshly pressed linen

18 02 2012

On deck are the final pieces of my quilt top. Yards & yards of pressed linen waiting to be zipped together.

I can’t wait to see it finished.

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Home improvement

14 02 2012

I haven’t been crafting much this week since we’ve been busy around the house. We live in a 140 year old house that constantly needs something fixed. It’s endless.

This week we tackled the entry mat. The house has an inset in the wood flooring. It had a grungy black walk off mat in there. It was probably as old as me.

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We pulled out the mat, laid down some tile backer board & installed a slate mosaic tile.

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After all the curing & grout setting time here is the finished product. 1000% improvement.

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Tonight we drain & flush our hot water heater. The glamour never ends!!

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Pin up

8 02 2012

Finished my pin up yesterday.

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I purchased the pattern at Sublime Stitching and it’s based on this pinup called Ankles Aweigh, 1939 by Gil Elvgren.  It’s interesting to see the original because I hadn’t Googled it until after finishing up my own piece.  In hindsight, i probably would have changed colors to match the art if i had checked it out first.

Ankles Aweigh 1939 by Gil Elvgren