And so much has happened!! We had our gift giving/Thanksgiving dinner with family and the following Monday headed south to our little Winter Texan abode in north Harlingen. The drive was wonderful without the usual weather related issues. This was 2 weeks ahead of our usual departure time. We continue to be blest with good health for which we thank the Lord!

My stitching “nest” is humming along with 2 completions and 2 more sandwiched and at the ready. I brought along several complete kits as there are no close-by quilt shops, although Hobby Lobby has come to my rescue in the past.

The first ‘share’ is a vintage piece gifted to me (here in TX) from friend Jean……..I was sew excited to stitch that I have very few photos……(whoops)…..The finish is 15”x35”. The first photo with a few registration lines…………IMG_1499, adding a few feathers and “star-shine” lines………IMG_1500 IMG_1943. I finished the outer edge in my usual manner when there’s a beautiful lace edging  (see here, and the previous 2 posts)…with a “string of pearls” to anchor the backing/batting and give a spine to the outer feather plumes. A peek at the back IMG_1508 IMG_1507

Next up… from pattern IMG_1510… was a cute little wall-hanging kit (14”x27”) that I had purchased from Connecting Threads many years ago! IMG_1945 Fused/pieced and ready to stitch……IMG_1947 A bit of SID (Stitch in the Ditch) moments and on to the real fun…….IMG_1949 Some close-ups: IMG_1504 IMG_1952 IMG_1951 A view from behind…IMG_1509  and a finish: IMG_1950

“Click” on any photo to enlarge. Now, on to what awaits.

How’s your Christmas projects coming? Baking? Stitching? I’ll leave you with my somewhat feeble attempt to do some holiday lighting. Yes, those lights are on the little cactus outside my sewing area window…………IMG_1948

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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5 Responses to IT’S BEEN ALMOST A MONTH??!!!!!!!!

  1. I can’t believe how much you get done, and always so beautifully! I love to look at your creations.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Well, as you can tell, time away from the ‘puter and much time at the stitching machine is what’s been happening. The holidays have really gotten me goofed up this year……….wonder why……..hugs……..

  2. kathyreeves says:

    That grid work with bubbles is so fresh, it’s’s wonderful, though I will always drool over your magnificent feathers! Glad the transfer to the south house went well. XXOO

  3. says:

    My goodness, I can’t get enough of your beautiful work. It’s such an inspiration! Merry Christmas and please keep the posts coming in the New Year!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Why thank you so very much 💜. My passion for creating using textiles and threads seems to have even grown greater recently and stopping to do these blog jottings has become an unwelcome interruption that I avoid…….all quite curious to me. I have even been thinking that this past summer of no teaching workshops has been well received by allowing me to focus on some larger personal finishes (gifts that soon will be received so I will be able to share photos). We’ll see just what the future holds and I do hope you’re along with me on this continuing adventure!! Hugs…….

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