Well I know I have it, do you? I have AADD Art Attention Deficient Disorder.
It seems I can’t pick a craft and stick with it lately. I honestly have all these extraneous projects that I have picked up through the years, or I fall in love with something new, and I feel like if I can just finish them all in a day that I can get on with quilting. Insane I know.
I invite you into my little chaotic world for a glimpse.
Last week I decided I was going to use all the little tid bits of Antique Fair left over from making the “stitched in cloth” pattern.
These were the corners cut off from making the half square triangles.
So I made a little pillow out of them, bordering the HST with a little Madeira (from Black Bird Designs) I had lying around in my stash.
I still have more 2 1/2 inch squares of Antique Fair that I am going to make another pillow out of. Then I think I will have used up every piece.
A week or two ago I was in Michael’s and saw the coolest jewelry bits called Industrial Chic by an artist named Susan Lenart Kazmer . I became OBSESSED. I had to make a necklace out of them. Do I know how to make jewelry?? NOOooo. Is that going to stop me from trying? Nooooo.
Here’s what I came up with for my first try, I’m collecting more to give it another go.
My lucky number 7 and a measuring tape for quilting! =)
It was oh so fun collecting those charms!
I’ve also been busy stitching some spring goodies the two on the left are freebies from Primitive Betty’s and the one on the right I am charting as I go.
I will be happy to share my little spring cross stitch. When I get it done I will post the chart for you.
I made a little stop at the Flying Stitch the other day and picked up some more cross stitch goodies! I am seriously addicted to linen now. Aren’t they gorgeous? And the NAMES on the floss just invoke the best pictures in my head… toasted barley, aged pewter, parchment, tarnished gold…sounds like a really great booth at your favorite antique shop! So we’ll see what comes out of my head to make with these new pretties!
I have been plugging away on my locker hooked rug in the evenings. I have had the canvas and locker hooking needle for this project for about 4 or 5 years I think. I finally started it because I think it might take another 5 to 10 years to finish. It takes an amazing amount of fabric. I bet I already have 5 yards of scraps used in it so far. I’m going to start using other colors after another row of two of browns and blacks.
Oh I’m not done driving myself crazy yet! LOL I also decided in the middle of the day the other day to start punching an easter pattern by With Thy Needle and Thread. I’m thinking I might be able to talk the BG into finishing it for me!! He’s pretty good at it.
I also pieced two quilts for Quilt N Go last week!
How’s your AADD treating you?