I don’t use that term lightly.

The A.D.D. term.  I really think that I might have it for crafting.  Or at least startitis…and believe me…it is VERY contageous!

I started a new cross-stitching project last week…called Summer Alphabet by Lizzie Kate.

summer alphabet start

I’m using the called for threads and stitching on an overdyed 35ct. fabric by Vikki Clayton of Hand-Dyed Fibers.

I originally saw the design {here} at Nicole’s Needlework.  She’s definitely an amazing source for inspiration!

On the sewing front…other than Stella…there have been some hand work projects.  Both of these will be lifetime projects…i.e. it will take a lifetime for me to finish them…but that’s OK by me!

I’m working on some hexagons using Lily & Will and Hushabye charm packs.


I fussy cut that bunny hexy…and it turned out so cute!

The next project is a yo yo quilt.  I, like so many of you I’m sure, fell in love with the quilt on the cover of American Patchwork & Quilting.  Well, I’ve started it using some leftover Plume charm squares, and I’ve got about 20 or so done.  Only 389 to go!

yo yo quilt

The pattern called for using 5.5 inch squares, but I tried it with the 5” squares and it’s working so far!

I’ve been playing with/learning more about my camera (really trying to get it off complete auto setting) and today I worked a bit with the aperture priority setting.  Look at this picture:

yo yo quilt (2)

I love it when it works!

Happy sewing/stitching to you all!

May 19, 2011 — diannebbrown@hotmail.com

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