Saturday, August 30, 2008

Back Home and Stitching

I arrived home very late on Wednesday night and
have struggled a little with the time change. I was really happy to have my new house quilt with me on the plane as I had a few delays as well as long lay overs. That's what happens when you try and save a few dollars on a more reasonable flight price. I am always amazed at how many people have idle hands, this is always one of my best times to stitch, no interruptions and it sure makes the time pass quickly.
Here is a sneak preview of my new quilt along with more beads I just can not resist. As you can see I just love the combination of hand dyed wool and fun cottons along with many yarn and bead embellishments. It is hard to know when to stop. The only reason I am hustling is that I may be teaching this quilt early next year and will be needing to have it photographed shortly. It will also be an upcoming book in the spring.
Along with this quilt I am working on my 2008 BOM. I am very excited with its progress along with all 13 birds that will appear on the quilt. Here is one with a little attitude.
Today I have just been writing my newsletter for September and here is a new kit 'Red Clover' that will be available as soon as the updates are made. This quilt was featured in the Australian Homespun Magazine earlier this year. I had fun using hand dyed wool, raw silk, velvet and cottons and embellishing with fibers, beads and buttons.
I have been on the computer all day and have grumpy teenagers to feed so I am going to call it quits for the night.
Hope you all get some stitching time it sure makes me a happier person.
Take care


  1. Love the new post with the pictures. Birds on quilts are always a fun addition.

  2. Cute polka-dot bird. Your designs are wonderful!

  3. How do you do it all, Sue? I'd love to hear about your daily schedule. Do you make time to stitch every day? What keeps you moving forward? I love all your designs.

  4. Love it all as usual, you can do more things with just a bird, Your Vietnam trip will certainly be an odyssey. I went to their website, how great to become a part of that by teaching. Nancy

  5. Fabulous design! My daughter is sitting next to me and she loves it too! I love your color choices...

  6. I love your bird designs! I'm a quilter too and have just found your blog (and books) from being on the Material Obsession Blog.
    Happy Quilting!