Saturday, January 21, 2006

Hall Corner

Hall Corner
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
I joined a group on Flicker called Corners of my Home and have been enjoying seeing pictures of how others use the corners of their homes for storage & display.

This is one of the corners of our home that makes me very happy. More explanation is available if you click on the photo and be sure to drag your mouse over the photo to see the notes!

We call this Katie's cupboard; don't you want to know why? Well, click on it already!

Redwork Children of the World Block #7

OK! I confess! I can't HELP myself. I'm enjoying doing these blocks SO much and I already HAD this one started when I pieced the CQ block.

There are 13 more to go! I'll be doing Scotland next! Did I ever tell you my Dad's family is from Scotland and we actually have a family castle in Stirling? I've never been, but my cousin went and snitched some pebbles from the fireplace & from the garden for me! Shhhh! Don't tell!

I really AM going to take a Redwork pause now and embellish the crazy quilted block for the TX cancer hospital wallhanging.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nekkid CQ Block

Nekkid CQ Block
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Recently I was asked to become involved in a project with several friends for Breast Cancer Advocacy. As you may know, for the past few years many needle artists have been creating bras for a Bra Calendar and Exhibition.

This project, called the Way to Women's Wellness Foundation, has raised over $50,000 for Breast Cancer Research. It was founded by Victoria Adams Brown who is the owner of She has personal experience with breast cancer by way of family members.

This is an additional project where several needle artists are creating crazyquilt blocks which will be put together for a quilt to be displayed at a cancer hospital in Texas.

This block is MY unembellished effort for this project. The areas that may appear gray in the picture are actually sage and light green. I apparently have a camera that loves peach and doesn't recognize certain shades of green! Who knew?

I will be taking some time off from my current Redwork embroidery project to embellish this block and will post another photo when the block is completed.

Children of the World Block #6

Children of the World Block #6
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Well, here's block #6. Lots of straight lines in this one. Isn't he cute in his little Uncle Sam costume?

The next one I'm working on now is Portugal and he's a little bullfighter!

As I'm finishing these I am pressing them from the back over a terrycloth towel to make the stitching stand out. My Mum taught me that when I learned to embroider as a child.

In fact, I think I knew that even before I learned to embroider because ironing the pillowcases each week was my first household chore. We never had plain pillowcases in our home. She did beautiful embroidery on pillowcases and towels.

I only have sadly worn pillowcases with her embroidery on them now - none are usable for pillows. One day I'm going to make a quilted wallhanging with pieces of the embroidery in the center of crazyquilted blocks.

Perhaps I'll use 30's repros OR the real ones I've collected. I saw something similar in the recent issue of McCall's Quick Quilts.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Children of the World Block #5

Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Well, last night I finished this lad from England - only 15 more blocks to go in this set I'm doing from the 1930's of 1940's.

Redwork is such a calming form of needlework and right now I seem to need it. You can do it while riding in a car, waiting at an appointment and even while watching television.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Children of the World Block #4

Children of the World Block #4
Originally uploaded by lasassone.
Well, it's nice to be BACK!

We had a little get-away-from-the-rain for a week! We drove to sunny Arizona to visit family and friends and to check out the new Sun City that Del Webb is planning out in the desert west of Phoenix, AZ. We were intrigued with the Sun City Lifestyle which we hadn't sampled before.

Evenings while we were gone I worked on this block and now it's back to reality (rain) and....

I'm on to the next one in the series - England - Coming Soon!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Stash Sunday - RED Fabrics

Originally uploaded by lasassone.
This is my red fancy fabric drawer. Lots of lame' in there and Holiday fabrics and a ton of silk dupioni! More than enough to last me awhile!

Stash Sunday - Red!!!

Originally uploaded by lasassone.
This is my red embellishment drawer - lots of goodies, vintage AND new in there! Enough to last a couple lifetimes of crazyquilting I'm sure!