Still here

And I had been so good about posting at least every other day. Anywho… Monday stitched HOE ornie, and I finished it yesterday. Love love love how it turned out. Although I have to say making sure the straight lines on this ornie stayed straight during finishing was a PITA.

While working on my drunkard’s path pieces this week I realized I don’t have a decent pin cushion. I had to use this sad tiny strawberry emery that was store bought. Yesterday I fixed that.

I made it using the Blackbird pumpkin cushion method from two leftover 5″ squares that were bought to make Christmas quilts last year.  The frou-frou on top is taken from a Christmas pick decoration. I bought a bag full a couple weeks ago from Michaels. Most of them are covered in glitter, needless to say I couldn’t resist them. You can’t see it in this picture but that red fabric on the underside is a co-ordinate.

Yesterday was rather productive, no I didn’t work on what I should have – but sometimes I need to do for myself a bit. With that in mind I finished a Christmas present. lol No really this had been 95% finished since Christmas last year and I’ve been beyond fed up with the thing mocking me from the closet.

All that was left was sewing the binding. It was already pinned. 20 minutes at the machine and couple hours in front of the tv hand sewing the back side of the binding and it was done. I’m giving Mom HoHRH for Christmas, but there’s no way it’ll be framed by then (yes I know – I’m not done stitching it yet, but I will be by Christmas). With Gingerbread Boy finished she’ll have something to actually open on the day.

Back to the drunkard’s path. I finished piecing all those curves Friday at work (grrr… 4 members came in during my 6-1/2 hr shift; bright side – I was paid to sew). And here are some layout options. Let fly the opinions. (and keep in mind they look a little rough due to not being sewn together and some rather creative seam allowances on my part – it should all work out ok in the end) Did you know there are approx. 64 different layouts for the drunkard’s path? But we’ll choose from these:

IIRC this is called Indiana Rose & with the rose fabric I think it could be a good choice.

This is the traditional drunkard’s path layout. Eh.

Balls. *snort* Eh.

Kinda like this one. Twisty & spiky.

More balls.  Yawn.

Twisty center but curvy instead of spiky. Not too bad.

My humps. My humps. My lovely lady lumps.

In conclusion my favorites are Indiana Rose, Twisty & Spiky, & My Lovely Lady Lumps.  What do you think?

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19 Responses to Still here

  1. Silverlotus says:

    I think I like Indiana Rose or My Lovely Lady Lumps (lol!). I also love the gingerbread man!

    Where did you get the instructions for your pincushions? I just love them!

  2. My favorites are Indiana Rose and My Lovely Lady Lumps. If I were to narrow it down to just one, I would probably go with My Lovely Lady Lumps. It seems a bit more visually intriguing to me.

  3. Patti says:

    I love the pincushion and the wall hanging. I have now become as addicted to quilting and applique as I have been to cross stitch.
    Patti xxx

  4. Annette says:

    I like Twisty & Spiky.

    Great job on the gingerbread man 🙂

  5. beritbunny says:

    My favorites are the final 2 of your favorites; I think spiky may be higher, though.

  6. Blu says:

    I love the fourth one. Don’t like any of the round ones.
    That pincushion is cute! I’ve seen lots of those around. How do you make one?

  7. Melissa C. says:

    I like the twisty one best. That pincushion is AWE.SOME.

  8. Sadie says:

    I like your lady lumps the best. How’s that for a great statement! LOL
    Cute gingerbread boy! And love the pincushion too.

  9. Daffycat says:

    Darling gingerbread Man! And no one in their right mind resists glittery frou-frou, right? That pincushion is perfect!

    I like Lady Lumps too. The balls are so plain and the traditional one too chaotic for my taste.

  10. Emily says:

    Love The Lumps…has a vaguely Asian feel which I love!

  11. JenJen says:

    Katie was looking over my shoulder and insisted I buy that pincushion for her. Silly girl thinks everything online is for sale because she sees me buy stuff from Amazon occasionally. She was quite put out when I explained to her that it was your pincushion you made for yourself. She suggested we go to your house when you have a yardsale so that we can buy it then. What can I say, she has good taste and she’s determined. 😉

    I like the Indiana Rose pattern best myself. 🙂

  12. Carol says:

    Another vote for Lady Lumps, Missy Ann! Love the gingerbread boy hanging (mocking you from the closet–too funny!!)…

  13. Debbie says:

    I’m cracking up with your names and comments! LOL I think I like Lady Lumps – don’t know if it’s because you called it that or not.

  14. I had them ranked as you do before I read your opinions. Really, any of the three will work well. Sorry about the Steelers. Heard that Hines Ward basically called Big Ben a baby in some interview.

  15. Michelle says:

    I love love love your gingerbread man. Now I need one. And I personally like the Twisty and Spiky, although the rose layout is nice too. Those curved seams are a bitch and a half, huh?!

  16. Abi says:

    Hands down Lovely Lady Lumps. 🙂

    Love your new blog design.

  17. Katrina says:

    Hey Missy! I say Indiana Rose, as it seems to “go” with the looks of the other blocks and your fabric choices.

    Love the pincushion! Aren’t floral picks fun? My MIL always finds non-floral things to do with them…even though she’s a florist by trade…LOL

  18. Stasha says:

    Look up the Drunkard’s Path block called The Devil’s Puzzle. I’m really leaning toward that one lately.

  19. Susan says:

    I vote for Indiana Rose.

    The pincushion is gorgeous!

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