the quilty cowgirls
I’ve had this fabric for AGES. Been promising it to Abigail for AGES. Done nothing with it for AGES. Oy, I’m slack.
This is something I really am working on at the moment. My head runneth over with ideas for all things stitchy and, as one who struggles keeping anything to herself, I’m always talking about doing this and doing that. Then what was a great idea is swamped by the next round and things don’t eventuate.
I need to focus on what’s in front of me – enjoy the process of creation, let it come together at it’s own pace and stay in that moment. Maybe I need a journal – Sue Spargo recommended that – somewhere to draw and note and explore. Somewhere to order my thoughts and slow them down. Hmmm … well, back to today’s sweet project.
This is the beginning of Abby’s quilty cowgirls … a quilted pillowcase.
with linen band … the colours in this project are really pretty – all soft and gentle and … pretty. I especially like the cocoa-y brown with the pink.
embroidered name … I love “writing” with my needle – and I love embroidering using the crochet cotton I found in Mum’s sewing cupboard. My ball is getting smaller and smaller … I’ll have to find some more.
and dandelions …. I’m very inspired by Beth Krommes’ beautiful snowflakes in Grandmother Winter. Wonderful opportunities for Christmas decorations.
and gorgeous cowgirls.
Aren’t they something! Makes me want to watch Cat Ballou – I haven’t seen that in years. I remember loving it as an older child – around Abby’s age. Oh I laughed so hard it made me wheezy. And I thought it was so romantic. When we’re finished stitching cowgirls, perhaps Abby and I will curl up on the sofa with them, and we’ll watch Cat Ballou together. Of course, she mightn’t laugh – she seems more sophisticated than I was as a child :-)