Monday, March 23, 2009

Stitching Up a Storm

As I was stitching up a storm, Spring arrived in my garden.

Last weeks goal was to catch up on my BOM stitchery projects and I did just that. Bathtime and Bed'n Breakfast, from Veranda Views, are now complete. Also, the March Country Calendar block. I just couldn't help myself. I had to add a couple of shamrocks.

I look forward to Karen's Tool Time Tuesday and after reading last Tuesday's post, I headed straight for the hardware store. I purchased a handful of eye bolts, but sadly was unable to locate the other gadget. But, that's okay. We have four different hardware stores in town, so the search will continue. Upon returning home, I attached some pretty ribbon to my eye bolts and threaded them up. Then, I took one for a test drive. It was perfect! Wouldn't they make a wonderful gift?

Eye Bolt Thread Holders

Until next week.....happy quilting!

Karen

19 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

That is a very clever idea!!

Love you pictures of spring too. Autumn is making itself felt in my (overgrown and neglected) garden.

Jackie said...

You were a quick stitcher and they came out just lovely! All of them. I love here tool time Tuesdays as well. I love your idea with the ribbon to hold them. It makes them pretty!

Fiesta said...

Karen lovely stitchery. You make them so well. I like the thread holders.

Nanci said...

Your embroidery looks so delicate! I love it.
I really like the tools too!

Carol said...

Isn't it nice to spot something blooming again? Good job in getting the stitcheries caught up. Time flies by so fast it amazes me. Clever idea for holding spools--your ribbon is just the right addition!

Quilt Hollow said...

I saw the eye bolt things on a man cutting fabric at Hampton too. Cool idea! I love how you added the nice ribbon to yours! It is always fun to see a subtle change in the same stitcheries...love the shamrock idea! As always, great post!

Kaaren said...

You've been busy stitching and they're wonderful. I love adding things to designs because in that way, they're more personal and memorable.

I too can't wait for Karen's TTT tips tomorrow. I think the eye bolt hangers would make an awesome gift to another stitcher. Yours look great Karen, especially with the coordinating ribbon.

Have a super week!

Carrie P. said...

Spring is popping up all over your blog. Those hangers are very interesting.

Chris said...

These thread holders are adorable and so clever.

Catherine said...

Love the thread holder idea!

Your stitcheries are, as usual, looking fabulous. The shamrock addition was inspired!

ROZ said...

Those embroideries are really charming. And excellent stitchery

Darlene said...

Your embroidery projects are wonderful. There's just something about handwork, isn't there?

The eyebolts look adorable with the sweet ribbons - cute, cute, cute!

Robin said...

Your stitcheries are wonderful! And thank you for linking to Tool Time Tuesday. Such a fun idea! :)

gwen said...

Thank you for linking to Tool Time Tuesday and to all others links you have on your blog, I could spend hours here!
YOur stitchery and appliqué look great!
I noticed that you had a "few" projects on the go, glad I am not the only one! Take care.

Ariel said...

I love love love your "march" applique. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...I lived in Brampton, Ontario for a few years when I was a little girl...loved it.

Yvette said...

Your embroideries look wonderful. You are quite the amateur photograher.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Oh Karen, I feel so bad that I missed this post. Where have I been under a rock!! Actually, I've been in hardware stores. These are so darn cute!! I have one with the tape measure ribbon too, but I love the color of yours so much more. Thanks so much for the link. I'm linking you right now on my next post!!
Thanks again,
~Karen~

Bizarre Quilter said...

I just love these gadgets - and mighty cute ribbons!

I just love your bird stitchery.. I am really liking birds in quilts at the moment...

CabbageQuilts said...

These thread bolts are just fabulous. I love the ribbons you have used for them. Thanks for sharing Karen's great idea.