Saturday, March 20, 2010

My life in wool thus far

Here is what I have completed so far on my "wool crazy" block.
The first block will represent the first twenty years of my life.
So far I have stitched...
the baby carriage for my birth date...
the antique lace butterfly, representing the journey of growing into a young woman...
the Dutch windmill and tulip.
I am first generation American, my parents immigrated along with my sister to the US a little over 50 years ago, all my relatives still live in Holland and although I don't live there and am very happy to live here in the US, I still feel a strong connection to Holland.

Once all the appliques are stitched onto the block, I will go back "fancy" things up with some more embellishment.

If my block looks a little different from the others it is because I have had to change my layering method on my block slightly from the perfect way that JoAnn Mullaly has instructed. I have done this only because I have some health issues that effect my hands and I needed to improvise a little to making the hand stitching more comfortable and possible for me.

I am SO enjoying stitching in wool and hope that you all are enjoying it as much also.

Happy Stitching, Happy National Quilting Day and Happy Spring everyone!

Tammy
from Treadleworks by Tammy and it's finally Spring in PA :)

8 comments:

Penne said...

That is just the sweetest ..... your hand work looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

It is looking soooo good. More like a work of art than anything else. I love that each piece has its story. I can't wait to see your next piece, your stitches are beautiful. B=)

Ati. said...

I think it is a beautiful block. Just what a CQ quilt should be!

Kelli said...

Great work - love your idea of doing your life in a crazy quilt - especially wool! Can't wait to see it progress

Robin Hill Quilts said...

Tammy, I really love the way you prepared your background..I looked at on your blog and could appreciate how nice and neat it looked!! I think it 's wonderful that you are telling a story with each block~ Great idea~
Thanks for sharing!
E.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Tammy, prachtig dat wolwerk, ook ik heb mijn hart verpand aan het wolwerk,
Groetjes uit Nederland.
Ellen W.

Jeanne said...

WOW Tammy, that is great, and what a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I am not far enough along on mine to share yet. :)

Evonne said...

Tammy, it looks wonderful!!! What did you do to help with the issue of your hands? I haven't gotten to start mine yet, but have wondered if I will be able to hold it to stitch. Thanks!