Friday, April 30

OPAM finishes and a cup of tea...

First things first......I've done really well on my proposed "finishes" since I signed on to the OPAM challenge but...........this month I didn't quite get to it. That's right I thought I could get the binding done on my pink and green quilt but I didn't so that will have to wait til next week which means it will be a finish for May. :-) However, I did put a finish on a wool needlecase that I started in January. It was a wooly version of the cotton needlecase that I gave away during the One World One Heart Giveaway (click here to see it). I had some "issues" with my wool version and it became necessary to set it aside for a bit. :-) I was pleased when I finally got it done and it looked like I pictured it in my mind!


It opens like a book and can hold lots of packs of needles, scissors, a notepad, etc. The wool I used is the white wool that I ordered from Amana Woolens and then my grandson and I painted it with Soleil Fabric paints. Inside I used cotton fabrics. Maybe one day, I'll do a pattern or a tutorial on this. In the meantime, I just plan to put it to good use!

I also finished three tulip tea towels I started in March. The first finish was this pink woolfelt one on the left. The pink towel is much prettier than what it looks on my green cutting mat. It did something funny to the colors but I didn't have time to re-take. I finished it up at my Wooly Wednesday class a couple of weeks ago and wanted to leave it as a sample for the quilt shop - Firefly . Then this past Wednesday, I finished these two.........the one on the left is woolfelt and the one on the right is wool. When I finished the stitches on the white tulip, I decided I needed a cup of tea.....oh, and something sweet to eat. Just click here to visit Tea and Stitches where you will find the pattern for the pink tulips. Enjoy!

It's been a really busy week and it's not done yet! I have wonderful, colorful photos of more flowers that will surely inspire you to garden.... or make a quilt.... or paint a picture.... or something creative! I'll share them on Saturday so be sure to stop by. That's all for now.

Have a really great day!

Sandi

11 comments:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Such fresh spring colors! I love it! Nice towels too!

MGM

Barbara said...

Very cute (and functional!) needlebook! I also love the colors and flowers for spring. Good luck sharing this pattern!

Crispy said...

What sweet projects Sandi!! Don't worry about what you didn't get done....we all have days, weeks, months, years like that :0)

Crispy

Pat said...

That needlebook is a great idea. I am always losing the PACKS of needles....so I might need to make one of these. (Another thing on my "someday" list...which keeps growing...LOL) The tulips are ALL pretty!!!

quiltingnana said...

the needle case/book is cute and so are the towels...and you said you hadn't had time to do much!! You have been busy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very sweet projects! Love the springy colors. Please stop over at my blog and vote for my friend. Have a great weekend!

The Quilt Ladies said...

So nice, I just finished pillowcases and I love the needlecase, that may be next, Thanks for all the great ideas.

Sue said...

I love your needle book .It sure is busy in blogland tonight with all the OPAMs being posted.

Owl Lady said...

I would love to see a tutorial on the needle book. I would like to make several, so that I could put one in each bagged project that I may pick to sew on at the doctor's office or the home of a friend.

Marika said...

Oh is this a nice needelboke, i like it so much,have a nice first May , with Creative Regards from Germany Marika

Beth said...

Great projects. I need to make a new needlecase, I have needles everywhere. Hope you will do a tutorial, you do them so well.

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