Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday Stitchery Link Party #74 and a Painting!


I am wishing those of you in the USA a wonderful Labor Day!

There is not a lot of stitching I can share this week. Normally, I would share progress on my HAED QS Red Hearts project, but I fear I have not touched it since my update on the 4th of July. (Life threw us a few curve balls this summer.) 

Last weekend I worked on a crazy quilt project I had hoped to finish in July. The seam pictured above was created using a free seam treatment pattern shared at Magpie's MumblingsI worried metallic thread may not stand up to the potential wear on this project, so I used pearl cotton flosses. Lacking the pretty sheen of metallic thread, I added extra beads to my seam. Thank you for the gorgeous idea, MA!


It is not stitching related, but on August 29th, I had a blast! Last year, I told my mother-in-law and sister-in-law that I would love to attend a Paint Nite event. For Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a Paint Nite gift certificate. Last Monday night, the three of us created a "Sunflower Swirl" painting. It was so fun! I hope to have another painting to share in the not too distant future. My husband wants to have a Paint Nite date night!

A few notes that may be of interest:

1. Marian at Seams to Be Sew is hosting an Eerie Nights Blog Hop. You may learn more about it HERE. Sign ups are open through tomorrow, September 6th. (My crafting time is limited, but there is something I've been wanting to make for a while so I think I am going to sign up.)

2. This morning Kathy Shaw, of Shawkl Designs, shared information about The 70273 Project. You may see Kathy's post here and may find more details about the project here

I am linking up with Stitchery Link Party #74 at Super Mom - No Cape! I encourage you to visit to see the free embroidery pattern and to discover what other bloggers have been working on this week. 

Thanks for stopping by! -Renee

12 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Glad you liked one of my seam treatments . ..love what you did with it!

Katie said...

Love your seam. Your painting is just beautiful! Great job!!

Deb said...

Love the seams the beads do make a little extra sparkle. Love your sunflower painting

desertskyquilts said...

That is a GREAT seam. Thanks for the link. I like it in floss and beads, but I'll check out the original, too. That sunflower painting is great! I never heard of a paint night.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! Love your beautiful seam treatment and your painting is fabulous. I love sunflowers! Christine x

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

I've had friends go to these Paint Nites, and they sound like such fun! I think going with your husband would be wonderful!

That seam is dreamy. Perfect idea to add the beads.

CathieJ said...

I love your seam. The beads are a great addition. I have yet to do a Paint Nite, but I really want to. Maybe when my daughter visits sometime.

Renee said...

Deb, thank you!

Tiffstitch said...

Very pretty stitching and gorgeous painting!

Annet said...

Wow, that's a very pretty sunflower!

Createology said...

Lovely way you did one of MA's CQ seam treatments. How fun to have a paint party and create a beautiful Sunflower painting. I'm running behind but I am here...Whew!

Renee said...

Thank you, Annet! It was so much fun to make.