Lots of little stitches.

These are almost done – just need to bind number two!

Pink & Green Quilts - almost done!

Meanwhile, I’ve discovered that I love to sit and embroider while I’m watching a little tv at night.  I feel useless when I’m not doing something with my hands, and there’s only so many bindings to stitch… plus, for some reason my past obsession with knitting has died completely (to hopefully one day return? Has this happened to any of you?).

Maybe I’ll do enough of these little cuties to have them be the centers of blocks for my next quilt.


I was lucky enough to pick up the Sublime Stitching book for $5 at a little weekly street fair nearby and I’m so happy to be finally putting the patterns to good use!


Next up… pears!

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  • yaiAnn

    October 6, 2008 at 10:39 pm | Reply

    Your stitches are so perfect!

  • Lee-Anne Gilbert

    October 7, 2008 at 3:45 am | Reply

    Very cute birdies Alissa…I can’t just sit and do nothing either but I hear you re the knitting…How many scarves can one girl have?? I love to knit while I am away and without “Nina” but while she is around, I can’t help but quilt!! Heh heh, the knitters are probably nodding in reverse agreement!! OMG… Does that make sense?? heh heh Lx

  • Stephanie

    October 7, 2008 at 4:00 am | Reply

    I used to stitch many years ago. Then I lost interest in the hand work. Now through blogs I’m enjoying seeing all the wonderful work stitchers are doing. Perhaps I’ll try it again some day. Your stitcheries are so pretty. Love the green background you’re working on.

  • Carrie

    October 7, 2008 at 4:41 am | Reply

    Can’t wait to see your quilts! Now that it’s colder, it’s nice to curl up under a quilt and handstitch. I thought I wouldn’t like that part, but it is definitely cathartic. Don’t know how to knit, but it’s on my resolution list for 2009.

  • Sarah

    October 7, 2008 at 5:47 am | Reply

    My knitting obsession of the past has COMPLETELY died. I want to knit, but I just don’t want to enough I guess. Ever since I started quilting, knitting fell by the wayside. Maybe if I buy some really nice yarn I would love it?

  • Ashley

    October 7, 2008 at 8:41 am | Reply

    Very very cute – both the quilts and your embroidery! I can’t wait to see the completed pears and what you end up using them for! I totally understand the knitting thing. I pulled mine out recently thinking that since it’s getting cold that I might want to start knitting again (seems like a winter activity, for some reason) but I just have absolutely no interest…

  • Cami

    October 7, 2008 at 8:48 am | Reply

    Oh, these are so cute!

  • anina

    October 7, 2008 at 2:03 pm | Reply

    Cute! I love embroidery too. The pears are going to be so pretty.

  • jacquie

    October 7, 2008 at 2:28 pm | Reply

    love the fabrics in those quilts…stitching is fun…much more for me in the winter time. i used to take a few pieces with me when i was traveling so much…it’s great on the plane and in airports as a work break.

  • Randi

    October 8, 2008 at 6:17 am | Reply

    LOVE the quilt! And the embroidery is perfect.

  • amandajean

    October 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm | Reply

    I love your stitching. I’m going to have to get in the embroidery groove, too. because after doing the quilt block for rita for the sew connected group this month, I’m going to have to make a quilt that combines embroidery and quilting. how fun will that be?

  • mydaruma

    October 24, 2008 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    just beautiful ! i ‘ve been reading your blog for a short time but really enjoy it. Thanks for sharing all these stning pieces.
    Amélie (France)

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