Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE

Welcome to Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE.

Firstly a little bit of news about changes to this fortnightly link up, before we get into the fun show and tell.

Linda and I have decided to take turns hosting this link up.  Rather than both hosting it on the same day, we are going to alternate, beginning Wednesday 2 May with Linda hosting the first one.   This takes some of the pressure off us to continually be creating, and lets us be able focus a little more on family, work and life in general. Who ever hosts the link up will now comment on your link too.

We hope that you will continue to join us both, we love seeing what you have been sewing, and are continually amazed and inspired by the differing styles and talents you all have.

So what have I been up to over the past two weeks.
  • We've had a cold wintry blast arrive, so I have been enjoying sitting under the sea glass sampler quilt, stitching away - this time a kantha inspired panel. I'm not sure whether I like it, maybe  my stitches are too big, or I need some more rows in the gaps. I keep looking at kantha quilts for inspiration.  However, I think this quilt will have an amazing texture to it, when it is finally finished.
  • Yes more blocks for my Solstice Dream Wall hanging - I've only 1 x 6.5" block and 1 x 12.5" block to go before I can piece them together - then it's onto the borders.
  • Clothing sewing - this was a test run of the Kyoto tee, I haven't hemmed the sleeves or bottom of it, but I  now know the size is correct for me, and I polished up my frill making, attaching and neckband skills before I attempt the good version.

The one on the right, is the correctly sized block

Now it's your turn to share, it doesn't matter if it's embroidery, a quilt, applique or epp, or some other stitched or sewn project,  It can be a start, a finish or just a wip. Photos only or as many words as you like. All we ask is that you follow these guidelines when linking up:

  • Link up any post from the past week that features  a sewing or stitching project you have been working on.
  • Somewhere in your post, please link to this one.
  • Also please take the time to read and comment on some of the other linked posts, it is always nice to know that people are reading what you have written, and we are trying to encourage people to keep blogging and reading blogs.
Thanks for joining us, and we look forward to seeing you all link up at Kokaquilts next fortnight.

Julie and Linda


  1. I just love your embroidery work - so pretty

  2. Love the close up pretty.

  3. You do the most wonderful embroidery Julie, you really do. Kantha quilt fascinate me and somehow I am determined to do a small, probably very small, quilt. Looking forward to seeing Sea Glass Sampler all finished up.
    Good idea for you and Linda to alternate hosting.

  4. I love all the close-ups of your felt and embroidery pieces- they positively glow! Kantha stitching really appeals to me too! I think I have one lurking in my future!

  5. Your Kantha stitching is lookig lovely, great texture! #stitchedpoetry

  6. Beautiful work, Julie. You've got sewing skills obviously.


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