Welcome to another of my WIP posts. I am chronicling my Crazy Quilt squares. This is a project that I work on now and again. Winter is a good time because there is something so comforting about stitching on a cold winter night... the fire crackling in the fireplace, a cup of hot chocolate beside me, keeping my fingers warm and limber!
But oh the mess!! I've spoken of it before. Thread...thread e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e!
And needles... scary, sharp needles. They fall on my lap, in my chair, on the floor. I have to use a lot of different needles because the threads and stitches and beads are all different.
Piecing the pieces is the hardest to me. I enjoy the stitching, and thread buying is pretty fun. Sometimes I dye my own threads (you can see a hand dyed thread above, it's variegated. I like the way it moves in and out of soft colors.
But the most fun to me is adding the beads and buttons. I have a good collection of vintage buttons. If I don't have just the right ones, I go shopping. I get giddy. Bead and button shopping is about as fun as it gets around here!
Thanks for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed this block. I think I might drag all the stuff out and work on my newest block today.
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