The hive at Heritage Quilt Guild is always buzzing with chatter and laughter..and of course everyone is busy hand stitching something…whether it be hand quilting, embroidery work, cross stitching, stitching down binding…whatever keeps our hands busy while we visit…and talk quilting! We are SEW good at that!
We also have a growing number of wool workers at Heritage…which is amazing as hardly any of the quilt shops carry wool! Several of the ladies order wool kits and others haunt the thrift shops looking for wool blazers, coats and skirts! Heck, one quilter whipped the pants right off of her husband’s hiney! They were gorgeous…heavy hunting pants with little flecks of green and red…perfect for the backing of her Christmas penny! In all fairness, hubby hadn’t hunted in years and didn’t miss his pants…but a girl’s got to do, what a girl’s got to do… to get her wool!
I thought you’d like to see what the Woolies at Heritage are working on…
Greer continues to work on her Warm Winter Blessings by Primitive Gatherings…the perfect project to bring to Heritage!
She is experimenting with various ways of marking lettering on dark fabric/wool so that she can embroider words…she has tried pens but they don’t seem to work on the dark fabric…so she heard about a food wrap that clings to fabric. You can write the letters on the food wrap, stick it on the fabric and then easily hand embroider through the wrap and then it just rips off. She is using it on a test piece of fabric before she uses it on her beloved quilt! I will keep you posted! I am hoping that if it works (and it looks like it will), Greer will bring the roll to our next meeting so that we can do a photo op of it! Then we won’t end up buying aluminum foil instead of this seal and stick stuff. (I wrote the name of the product down…but misplaced the paper!! The story of my life!)
Glynis is working on her HOUSES, HOUSES, HOUSES Quilt…a BOM from Primitive Gatherings. Drop dead gorgeous!
Beautiful wools and lovely yarn dyed Diamond Textiles fabric!
Sandy is stitching this wee mat…also a Primitive Gather pattern and words do not do it justice when I say it is sweet!
Glynis is almost finished THIS sweet mat by Bonnie Sullivan…OMGosh…CUTE!! This is a kit from Dorr Wool…and I just might HAVE to order this kit! The wool is PERFECT…I guess that’s what happens when you have a MILL at your disposal! Can’t you just IMAGINE what that would be like?!
Delores is working on her Christmas sheep…this one is on my TO DO LIST!! After seeing Delores’ lamb it just got bumped to the top of that list…so many projects, so little time! This is called ‘Cozy Fleece’ and it’s by Threads That Bind. Delores will have to share pictures after the pennies go around it. She has them all cut out and ready to stitch!!
And this is my project…this has become my Heritage project as I have everything in my tote, needles and threads all ready to go…just grab and run! Seriously some days are like that! This retirement gig is so hectic…haha…and so much fun!!
This penny came as a kit…and was a gift from a special friend. She bought it as a kit and there was enough wool to cut out TWO mats! Imagine that!! I received it all cut out and labeled! I LOVE IT!! It’s called ‘Under the Stars’ by Piece of Work!
Wasn’t that a nice way to begin a Woolie Wednesday…looking at all these lovely wool projects! There is something about stitching on wool that is so satisfying…I bet it lowers blood pressure and relieves stress!! I think someone ‘out there’ needs to do a study on it…I’d bet a penny on it!! :o) Get it? That’s wool humour…I know lame…
Have a wild and woolie Wednesday and happy stitching!~P