Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday Frittering

Here I am frittering away another Saturday. When was the last time you frittered away? Seriously, where do these words come from, and why do they pop into my culturally sensitive brain?

I finally took the time to finish up a couple of cross stitch projects this week. I have the sad habit of doing the needlework and setting it aside. So above you see the pillow I made from a design by Stacy Nash Primitives. I love it! You can see that I finished in it 2010 and the border fabric is current Barbara Brackman Battle Hymn by Moda that just happened to be on my cutting table and is a perfect match. Oh dear, I am putting historians in a quandary. Haha!
This little pincushion is a Blackbird Designs project, again 2010. I have a few more of these and wonder if my eyes are up to it?

I have been on a rampage the past two days making flying geese like crazy. Yes, more designs coming, but it will be a while. I tried to take photos but I am afraid the slide on my camera that holds in the batteries got cracked and so I am having trouble pressing the thing closed while trying to focus. Yes, even with auto-focus you need to hold the camera somewhat still. 
 So here is my photo attempt. Take note of the little cheddar unit. It has a special template on it that I love. It is made by Bloc-Loc. I picked up a few of their precision rulers at market a while back and have really gotten hooked on them. There is a little ridge in the bottom of the ruler where the seam runs on the block. You slide the template into place and it catches on the seam, then trim around the edges for a perfect Flying Geese unit! I know lots of people love wonky everything these days, but I am a stickler on accuracy and these Bloc-Loc rulers give me that. They also have HST template rulers and they keep coming out with new rulers for different shapes all the time. For me these are a great investment because I know I will use them for years and years. Click on the link and watch the video.



Karen said...

I could go for a fritter right about now. There is a local seafood restaurant that has corn fritters with powdered sugar sprinkled on them. Tasty.

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sewprimitive karen said...

Marcie! You're getting so much done! The fabrics in the geese are so wonderful.

Me and My Stitches said...

I love your stitching projects - I haven't done any cross stitching for years...add that to the long list of things I want to do!

Alyssa said...

Wonderful cross stitches on your pillows. And those blocks are gorgeous. :)

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Melanie said...

Love your cross stitchpieces. Looks like a great summer for you. Catching up-- that's a great patchwork piece in the previous post. Names are gives a piece soul...

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Hi Marcie,

Wonderful Cross stitching...great flying geese too...especially the prints and colors!!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

:) Carolyn