50 States Update!

A few weeks ago I posted about the 50 States Stitching Club from Mollie at Wild Olive. I ended up redoing the ones I had done before on a thicker fabric. The thinner fabric was really see through and I felt like it looked bad. I had only done a few and it seemed worth it to just start over. This past weekend we went up to Milwaukee for my birthday and I brought all of the states along to get caught up. There have been nine patterns released (the tenth comes today!) and I managed to get them all done. I am working on assembling the stars now, but it feels ... Read More

50 States Stitching Club by Wild Olive

Mollie from Wild Olive has another fantastic stitching club, this one is the 50 States! I swore to myself I was going to finish the spring stitching club before starting, but I just couldn't help myself! Every week is a different state and in the end I will have a quilt. I picked out my fabrics and I stitched up the first three states. On Saturday I went to breakfast with Mollie and I gave her a few state themed gifts. I had Jen from 52 Lasers cut this map thread holder and needleminder. I love how they turned out! I also saw these state cookies at Whole Foods ... Read More

WIP Wednesday – Hexagons, Embroidery, and Plastic Canvas

I'm working on a lot of different projects right now and I can't wait to finish them up. In the world of hexagons, I am working on the Wild Olive spring stitching club. I have last week and this week's to do still and I'm a little behind on the hexagons. But I love the colors and the patterns that Mollie has sent out so far! I loved the size of the hexagons for the stitching club, so I decided to make a table runner. I'm really close to finishing, I just have one more row to attach. I think I might finish it with a felt backing but I'm not sure yet. I'm ... Read More

Wild Olive Spring Stitching Club

This winter has been brutal here in Illinois, it's been so cold and there's been so much snow. I am definitely ready for spring, and the Wild Olive Spring Stitching Club is a good thing to keep me busy until it shows up! I'm still behind on the Winter Stitching Club, I've stitched most of the designs but have only assembled one hexagon. I copied the same fabrics that Mollie used and I am in love with them. They are so bright and pretty, I working with them makes me so happy! The hexagons are bigger than I'm used to working with, but I like them a lot. I think it ... Read More