I've always had an interest in birds, so when I discovered this blog hop, I just knew I had to participate!
I had so many ideas and projects I wanted to do for this blog hop...
but work, family and a thoracic outlet syndrome flare-up interfered with my grand plans.
Searching through my messy, unorganized sewing room, I actually found some pre-cut fabric triangles in my STASH that were perfect. I had a new cross stitch design in mind, but I had to order it online and knew it wouldn't arrive in time for me to get it stitched up. So, I pulled out my embroidery floss and matched the floss to the colors in the fabric and then went about searching for another design to stitch.
After I found an embroidery design and stitched it up, I had the hardest time figuring out how to use the triangles. Not being much of a quilter, I really struggled with piecing them together. I finally decided to sew the triangles together to make strips and then sewed the strips on each side of the embroidered piece to make a placemat.
Once the construction and finishing were completed, I decided it was too pretty to use as a placemat in my dining room and am displaying it on my Grandma's antique dresser instead.
I hope you've enjoyed my contribution.
Take a few minutes and visit the other bloggers participating in today's hop.
Wednesday, May 15
I'd like to thank
Madame Samm for running these blog hops,
Mary for being our cheerleader,
Clothworks for being our sponsor.