Thursday, April 17, 2014

April's Sparkling Stars

Once again it's been a little while since my last post. Spring has finally arrived in our neck of the woods and we are sooo... enjoying it. 
No time to blog, compute or sew!
I've been spring cleaning, cutting grass, contemplating my garden space and walking. It feels so good to get outdoors again.
Last night I finally finished my April Stars for the 2014 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM
Here are the first four months all pictured together.
I was hoping to finish April's block so that I could begin on another project. Several years ago Ginger from Primitives by the Light of the Moon was kind enough to send me a little kit of rug hooking materials to try out. Well I tried and didn't do so well but I'm gonna give it another try. A big problem that I had was that my fabric sagged and I constantly had to keep pulling it tight over and over again. So this time around I ordered some Gripper Strip and my Dad is going to make me a frame to stretch my fabric over. I can't wait to get my hands working on this project once again. Here in our area rug hooking is not something that I've seen anyone do. ( I've not seen any products or supplies at the local craft fairs or craft stores) So I will be in search of old woolen garments to recycle or I will have to purchase wool from the internet.
Anyways, that's a small update on what's going on in my little world. The kiddos are off on their Spring Break this week so it's kind of like a free for all. However, the sun is shining and it's warming up so I may head outdoors and see if I can recruit the help of the big kiddos to get my garden tilled up.


Carmen C. said...

That is looking GREAT! I love it when you post, like coming for a visit:) So glad spring seems to finally be here, I've been planning our garden too and getting excited, Ryan will be HOME in 2 1/2 weeks! Happy Easter to you and your family!

Cindy said...

Love your progress so far on the BOM... very nicely done!