Monday, March 29, 2010


I'm making a little progress on my first wool crazy square.  I've been sewing in the car!

Happy Spring.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Spring

This bunny running through the garden just shouts spring....It is the work of one of my friends, Jan Gartland in my Wool Crazy classes. I thought you'd enjoy seeing it....Isn't it great? Hope spring is showing up in your back yards!

Happy Spring and great stitching to you all...Jo Ann

Monday, March 22, 2010

OMG! Look what I found!

Have you ever been looking for one thing and stumbled upon something else that so blew your mind that you forgot what the heck you were looking for? Hello?
That's what happened to me. I was minding my own business doing a search for something and somehow, I have no idea what I was looking for or how I came to be at this particular spot but...look what I found!
(you might want to hold on to your socks, lest you get them blown off when you see her work!)
Yeah....she's so far ahead she can't even see me in her rear view mirror! LOL! Amazing!
Sorry for the lack of images, I don't mean to tease, I just didn't want to use her images without her consent so I left her a comment asking for permission. In the meantime go take a look at her work; and hang on to your socks! Woo-HOO!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

L0vin' this project!!

First of all , thanks to everyone for sharing their work~ you are such a huge inspiration to me as I figure out each block here at Robinhill~

Some vintage beads to play with~

More wool scraps from my collection~

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!

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

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I'm making progress on my crazy quilt and finding that it just seems to lead you to what to add and where to put it once it gets started. Here is a picture of what I have finished to date. The fence isn't quite finished.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

some progress

                               I've really enjoyed the time I have spent on this project.....more ideas are coming  but I had to include this red was on my Valentine's card from DH :0).
Happy sewing, Kim

Friday, March 5, 2010

Slowly but surely!!

Hi everyone~my name is Eileen and I joined the Wool Crazy Sew Along to keep me on track with this new wonderful project!! I have been stealing a little time here and there ALL week to get my background done so I could begin the applique~ I am a huge fan of wool and have plenty of beautiful scraps to support this and many more projects~ I will check in often for inspiration!! You can visit me at~

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

4th block

Fourth block ready. size 16 x 8 inch. You can see the other blocks on my blog when you click on the label WISP.