Frog Stitch

My blog about quilting, crafting and other random things I come across.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

A new magazine

Things have been pretty busy around here. I'm almost finished a project that I need in a couple weeks (I'll show you later) . My local quilt guild has started planning for it's next quilt show (in 2008) so I've started to think about planning and how to organized paperwork (I'm in charge of registration).

I picked up a new magazine (for me) this weekend. I've seen Marie Claire Idees before but never bought one. I must say I really liked it. Every other page I was pointing out projects to the mister (which I'm sure he appreciated). Here are a few of my favourites - just a note the magazine is in French, which is OK with me since I'm fluent.

Monday, March 05, 2007

TAST: Cross stitch

I decided to try something new (but still pretty traditional) with TAST this week. During my snow day, I started a new heart for Chain of Hearts. I've read about other people using waste canvas, and have been wanting to try it for a while (I even went out and bought some almost a year ago). This week was the time to try it (and make good use of my cross stitch). The pattern I used is from I'm going to be adding some flowers to the bottom corner and this heart will be ready to swap.
I will say that using the waste canvas was really easy - and tweezers really helped in removing all of the strands. I think I may be making a few more hearts like this.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Snow/ice/slush day!

After a dumping of snow, ice and rain, I've decided to stay home today. I tried to shovel our sidewalk which was about 2 inches of slush. Water filled up the space immediately so now there's a great big puddle on our sidewalk instead (I'm not too sure that's better).

I have a bit of work to do (I came home prepared yesterday), some furniture to move, but after that I can sew! I'll update you this weekend.