My mini break is over…i did finish up my Le Poulet pincushion and the stitching on the Sashiko style pillow cover…haven’t gotten it made into a pillow yet, but all in good time.
Lucy Boston week 90…how has it been nearly 2 years since we started this trip to Lucy’s Summer Cottage? Seems like yesterday i was pulling fabrics…eagerly waiting on new fabrics, trying to keep from using that mint green in every block.
( we still have some summer cottage block kits available.)
i haven’t added any more blocks to her, but i have been working on the next set of cornerstones and sashings…once they are all done…i can just sit and stitch on a row. I get so focused on stitching on the blocks that i’m liking the idea of having all the pieces ready for the entire row…cuz once you get started it doesn’t take long to stitch it.
Row 3 blocks are in my bag, so once i finish up that last sashing piece i can get going on it.
After Row 4 i’m planning on taking a mini break to work on a little Brazilian Embroidery and a Ribbon Embroidery project…but we’ll see…i may have to buckle down and finish her up…it would be the halfway point!
The wall of Lucy’s Summer Cottage blocks sure is looking bare with 21 of them being stitched together and later blocks pulled since their kits are sold out.
i’m already looking to the next EPP project and the next after that. Several on my *to finish up in 2019* list.
Lucy’s Summer Cottage
Mrs. Billings (i am loving putting this one together. i am using my stash and trying my hardest to use a little of each civil war print–i forget how much i love the total scrappiness of Civil War Quilts.)
Sweet Sunday by Treehouse Textiles –this projects features a delightful mix of florals and vintage embroideries…so i am on the hunt for vintage linens featuring pretty embroidered flowers, etc.
Dusky Flower Garden–i have some center/2 ring flowers that need a ring of white and a path of white…hopefully it can be a summer project. These are 1 inch and super scrummy.
Shabby Smitten–i have started a new cotage style smitten…a couple blocks are finished…just need a little time to work on it…thinking i should cut the blocks from my favorite fabrics and have it ready to go when i want to work on something quick and easy.
Virginia Snowball–this red, white, blue, and pink lovely is classic, sweet, and patriotic (which i LOVE)!
Pastel Primrose Garden–this is cut and ready to go…however, i’ve confiscated all the loose honeycombs for Lucy’s Summer Cottage…so this once is on hold until she’s done.
hopefully you can find time to work on your own list…even if you don’t have a chance to work on the projects themselves…at least get a list written up…then maybe cut out a flower, baste some white honeycombs, or bag up a block and toss it in your bag.
**a little look at my new favorite Tote***
Lucy’s Summer Cottage has gone from a little tin inside the Mrs. Billings Box…to a circle canvas tote with the most wonderful handles…
love that little moda patch with the barn quilt style quilt block!
It is truly unbelievable how much this bag holds…there are 7 more blocks underneath along with a little moda tin, a couple little fabric bags, my hexie bag, some papers, fabrics, Pandan cookies, granola bars, and of course the new Moda Look Book is sticking out of the top on the right but could easily be stuck down inside.
i didn’t mean for the end of this post to be a little plug for this new tote…but if you are in the market for a tote…this one is my new favorite…i have it listed over on the website here.
now…i’d better get back to packaging up last night/this mornings orders…then maybe a little rearrange or pattern printed…the jury is still out on that one.