Friday, July 30, 2010

summer themed wool crazy

Finshed my first wool crazy what fun! This has a summer theme, I love summer and I ran out of room I want to do a sea side themed one too.
I have started a fall themed one which is 18 inch circle. I'm just having a blast , so many ideas and I keep running out of room. If wool crazy is a disease I think I have a terminal case LOL

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Two Down, One To GO!

My contribution to Sharon's WCRR Pincushion is complete. To see close ups and a pic that is not flipped you'll need to go to Facebook. I am experienceing Technical Difficulties loading my images onto Blogger, sorry about that! I'm hoping to have it fixed soon.Remember you don't need to be a member of FB to see the pics.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Feather Stitch Tutorial

I wanted to add a feaher stitch to a new Wool Crazy Round Robin Pincushion I am working on but I could not visualize the process. The diagram was clear as day, I just could not "see" it, so I did what I always do, I went to You Tube.
After over thirty minutes of scanning videos, this was my favorite and it was in fact, the one I chose to guide me. Hope it helps you, if you need it (I sure did, LOL!)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Stitchin’ Thymes Update

I just joined the group. A friend and I have met three times so far to work on our Crazy Wool quilts. We meet about every other week or so.

The first meeting I was able to get the base done:


Our second meeting:


Our 3rd meeting:


So that is where I am so far. As you can see I like bunnies and pigs!! This is exciting, I love playing around with all my wool, it has been neglected for some time now!!

Until next time – Happy Stitching - Jennifer

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I Also Started!

Okay, I am noticing that my wool crazy isn't very brightly colored. But that is because I have more of a fall theme in mind. I did flip fold method, but I see I should have listened to the many directions and did it the basting way. Live and learn! But this is a fun project, so anything goes :o)

Colleen - Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens

Monday, July 12, 2010

I finally started!

How long has this group been around and I am just now getting around to starting my Wool Crazy!? Way too long! I saw the round one Brenda posted on Julie's behalf yesterday so I decided to jump in and give it a go. So not only did I make a 14 inch round one, but I also got to working on the applique on the large Wool Crazy one I had put together a couple of weeks ago but never got the nerve to start working on it. So now I have two Wool Crazies started. Here are a couple of pictures. My decorative stitches suck, of course I didn't read the directions thoroughly, the part that says to mark a line so you get them even....oh well, it just makes it more prim! Here is my 24X24 full sized one. Oh, I also missed the part where it said to work from the middle and work out...LOL I still need to sew down those little yellow flowers on the left and put my decorative stitches on the top part.

Here is my small 14 inch one. I didn't put backing or batting on this one. I wish I hadn't put the batting on the large one, it makes a huge mess when you do your sewing and I really don't see the use for it. I have a ton of Mill Hill crystal embellishments that I never used on a cross stitch project from a long time ago, so I am going to put a few of those here and there on these so I can get some use out of them. You probably can't tell from this picture but there is one on the little flower on the heart.
Well, I am going to see if I can at least finish up this one block that needs to be finished. It's been a very long day, I'm kind of too pooped to be sewing. This weekend sure flew by. But at least I have another week of vacation to look forward to in a couple of weeks.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

You've Got To Start Somewhere!

Here's some eye candy ladies! This is Julie Heinen's Wool Crazy project. It's 14" round and it was made using the Flip and sew method (see video on earlier post). She skipped the batting altogether because she is going to use a wool backing and thought it would be heavy enough without it. She did use the book Wool Crazy for the applique and embroidery.
Isn't it gorgeous???
This is the first time I have seen it made in light colors and it is just as beautiful as in the darker primitive palette. Julie doesn't have a blog but wanted me to share this with all of you. Thanks Julie! Keep Up the good work, we can't wait to see more...
I forgot to mention this is her first Wool Crazy Project. What a star, eh? You go girl!
Hope everyone is working on something fun! Brenda

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Wool Bundles, Now In Stock!

Just a quick note to let everybody know that I have posted new wool bundles on the site. If you are looking for an assortment of colors at a great price, bundles are the way to go. These are 100% wool and they felt up beautifully. Pictured are both bundles together, lights and darks.
I have no idea why the image is flipped sideways, but if I waited to post until I figured it out you might miss these, they do sell out fast.
Keep cool and don't forget to show us what you're up to...
we love wool around here!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The First Wool Crazy Round Robin is Ending Soon!

Seems like just yesterday I sent out my very first Wool Crazy pincushion base
to start its Round Robin journey across the country. Remember?
Soon it was looking a little happier, after picking up some Candy Corns (in PA) to keep it company and then WHAM! It seems to disappear! I feared the worst for my little guy but I knew it would be safe in JoAnn's care and sure enough...when it left California, my baby had some friends.
Shortly thereafter it went into hiding again, this time Roseann was safeguarding it and wouldn't you know it, when it reappeared it was a bright and beautiful with Fall blooms and acorns...
So today when it arrived at my doorstep all decked out for Fall I was totally amazed at what a little trip around the country can do to a Wool Crazy little mat.... Stay tuned for the final chapter. This little mat will become a Wool Crazy Pincushion soon,
and I know it's going to knock your socks off! Woo-HOO!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

It's a Wool Crazy Summer Around Here!

With the first Wool Crazy Pincushion Round Robin quickly coming to an end. I've started a new round robin with a new group of Wool Crazy quilters, and we are well on our way with the first round, Now In Progress
This group of Wool Crazy fans includes
The pic above is my contribution to Anna's pincushion base.
I was its first stop, and after my applique (you too can make this gorgeous butterfly , it's in your Wool Crazy book, it's a JoAnn Mullaly design!), I sent it off to Joanna who will add to it before sending it off to Sharon, who will add to it and then send it off to Anna.
All the pics are posted in the Wool Crazy Round Robin 2 Album.
Remember, this is a brand New Wool Crazy Round Robin....
new players, new themes, same old fun!
I will post the final pics of the first round robin when my pincushion base comes back home,
I can't wait to see it! You can visit the participants of the first round robin and see their wonderful creations on their blogs. Roseanne Kermes (did I mention she came up with the idea of starting a Wool Crazy Round Robin??? See what she started????, Thanks Roseanne, I would have never thought of it; and we're having so much fun!), JoAnn Mullaly (whose book started this wool craziness) and Pat Sloan (the super coordinator who organized the group! Not sure this woman ever sleeps). LOL!
Hope you're having a great Summer and that you don't forget that Wool is not only for the can have some Wool Crazy Fun in the Summer too!!!