It’s my first Wooly Friday of 2012. For those of you that are new to my blog, my daughters have dance class on Fridays. While they are at dance, I like to work on stitching wool projects to pass the time. The last few months, however, I haven’t worked on any wool projects because Scott has been taking the girls to dance so I could stay home and work on client quilts. I’m really excited to get back to Wooly Fridays because I have a new, awesome project to work on!! While on our girls’ retreat to Primitive Gatherings, we also had a wool workshop with Lisa Bongean. The project was a surprise and one of Lisa’s brand new designs!! We kind of got to be guinea pigs for her new pattern. FUN!! The project was a runner called Coxcombs & Berries.
Of course mine doesn’t have the berries quite yet. 🙂 Or the borders for that matter.
I haven’t decided quite yet if I am going to add them or not. I’ve decided not to use mine as a runner but to have it framed instead. I have the perfect spot above the sofa in the downstairs for it. Wouldn’t it look fabulous with one of those primitive frames in red or in the brown of the vines?? I think so!!
We learned so much from Lisa on shortcuts and tips when working with wool. Especially how to make our vines look similar from one side of the project to the other. Here’s some of the stitching that I have so far…
Lisa showed us some new stitches to add great detail to our projects. The vines are my favorite because they look awesome and this goes so much faster than a blanket stitch!! 🙂 Genius.
My friend Patti has already completed her project and then some! She made hers into a valance, plus she made a mini version as a valance for her smaller window.
Patti just recently remodeled her kitchen and needed new window treatments. Genius!!! She used some Little Gatherings fabric to frame the project. I love how they look!! FYI, her new kitchen is amazing. I’ll share pics as soon as I get them!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!! I’m back to client quilts after a little hiatus. 🙂