Monthly Archives: November 2010

New Silkies!

New Silkies!
New Silkies!

I printed up these 4 new silkies over the weekend. The photo in the upper right corner is my grandmother’s 1927 college yearbook portrait. She taught me to embroider and crochet so I think a crazy quilt pillow adorned with those two artforms and her portrait are in order.

The red and gold ones are from a book I picked up for $4.00 at the Ooops store in Myrtle Beach this summer. The little blue butterfly is a freebie from Dover Publications.

Life is like a Crazy Quilt!

Life is like a Crazy Quilt!

Once upon a time, I had a student named David. Like myself, he had the gift of gab! What a talker! He also had a gift that I wish I had, a beautiful singing voice. Sometimes in the middle of class, he would just blurt out, “Mrs. Hartzog, why don’t we all just sing!” and break into song!

Today, I’m home, sick, and turned on the TV for some “church.” Charles Stanley was on, but I decided to check the local cable channel. Sure enough, there was my boy, David, in the pulpit, introducing his song, “Great is Thy Faithfulness!” It was beautiful!

David’s gifts have come together in his life like velvet and silk, and I’m so proud of him!

Bead weaving and stitching

Bead weaving and stitching
Bead weaving and stitching

Speaking of medallions, I think bead medallions would make pretty adornaments in crazy quilting. My search for bead weaving led me to this wonderful list at Glitter Glow Beading.

One of the best links on the list was the Interweave store at Interweave Press. They have oodles of reasonably priced downloadable patterns, not only in beading, but in knitting, quilting, fibre arts, you name it! They also carry craft merchandise and instructional DVD’s, in addition to books and magazines!

Emma’s blog also led me to ArtFire! Thank you, Emma!

I also like to stitch beads to fabric using charted designs and waste canvas. That led me here:

I’ll most likely join; I spent hours looking through the downloadable graphs. As a matter-of-fact, I believe I’ll take care of that right now! (What else have I got to do besides sweat and shiver?)

Angelina Fibers

Angelina Fibers
Angelina Fibers

I did a search for Angelina fibers and found sources and tutorials! I hope http://www.embellishmentvillage.com/ won’t mind if I borrow a photo since I plan to order from them very soon! They also have sequin medallions, which I had not seen before. Wouldn’t they be great for embellishing and adding to a cray quilt project?

Internet Goodies!

Internet Goodies!
Internet Goodies!

Well here I am again, night #2 of a hateful virus that has me feverish, then freezing (malaria?–no, that’s a sporozoan!) Except for steping out on the porch to snap a couple of photos, I have spent my day (and now my night) surfing the net in search of all things needle worthy.

I recently joined the Yahoo group of Crazy Quilting International. It’s actually 4 groups and you need to join all 4 to access all it’s features:


Click to join crazyquiltinginternational

Click to join crazyquiltinginternational

The eye candy alone is worth the trouble. It’s so rich, you can feel your teeth rot when you look at it!

I visited fellow members’ blogs:

http://pinyoncreek.blogspot.com/ (Be sure and click on the photo on her July 24, 2010 post so you can get a better look at this gloriosity!)

http://www.shawkl.com/ (Ummm,umm,ummm, what beautiful work and generous giveaways!)

http://olderrose.blogspot.com/ (Check out her tutorials.)

http://dianem.wordpress.com/ (She knits preemie caps!)

http://www.pintangle.com/ (I recently joined her “Stitchin Fingers” group.)

http://karensouth.blogspot.com/ (I was inspired by her vintage ladies!)

http://kerrykatiecakes2.blogspot.com/ (Did I mention eye candy?)