Thursday, August 5, 2010

Another Wool Crazy Round Robin Pincushion group.

Hi, my name is Sandi, a friend of mine named Ethel told me Wool Crazy this Spring. As I was going on a driving holiday to California, I told her I would look for the book and purchase it for her if I found it. Unfortunately I didn't find it, but she got a copy from Pat Sloan's site. Ethel also introduced me to this blog and I suggested that we do a pincushion round robin. At first she declined and then she decided to try it. She made one in about 3 days! Now to find 2 other friends to play. We did and here are our first rounds. Ethel's piece is called Mr. McGarrity's garden, her bunny is just so sweet! She has used wool thread to do all her stitching. Ethel is a very prolific quilter and has been a spinner and weaver in the past. She is a well known quilter in our community.
This is my starting piece with the theme of Flowers and bugs. I have used both Valdani and DMC perle cotton threads on mine.
Our friend Debbie loves all things Halloween and you can tell from her colour choices. Debbie is also a rug hooker and quilter. She has created many lovely pieces.
Our final member is also named Sandi and her theme is Fall. Sandi does lovely cross stitch, quilting and is another rug hooker. I met all these ladies about 17 years ago at a local quilt shop. I plan on sharing our pieces as they grow.


Kelli said...

You all are off to a wonderful start! I look forward to seeing these as they progress - beautiful work!

Brenda said...

Welcome Sandi, I am happy to read you found us. I have all the supplies you will ever need to go Wool Crazy in my Shoppe. Links are posted in the sidebar for wool bundles, Valdani threads, applique needles and the books of course so feel free to spread the word.
I am looking forward to seeing your pincushions transform into beautiful keepsakes as you and your talented friends work on them. You are certainly off to a great start. I love the carrots in the first one.
Keep up the great work! Brenda

Julia said...

been lurking a while now on this Wool Crazy Sew Along and all contributions are lovely, but this one is gorgeous!!! I haven't tried any wool applique yet, but am itching to have a go!!