My Stitching Journal is where I jot down ideas and plans for projects as they come together in my mind. Usually, I work pretty spontaneously, with minimal planning, but every now and then, I need to put things down on paper to make sense of them. As I've been working on the Cream/White quilt, I wasn't sure where to go with it once the blocks were completed, but then I remembered that I have a very long length of filet crochet trim with roses in the design that would make a wonderful border! Suddenly the finishing all seemed to come together, so I captured it in my book so I wouldn't forget when the time comes!
Another project I'm thinking about is this fairy block. I made it well over a year ago and it has been languishing in a box since then. what fun to get it out and start dreaming about possibilities! I've been collecting milky white flower beads for this and looking at silk ribbon flowers to make for this block. Can't wait to get started!
I've also been finishing up a few smaller projects, such as this little heart banner.
I love how the velvet takes on so much dimension when appliqued to the patchwork! And how the stitching adds yet more texture as well as adding a layer of pattern. There is something so satisfying about making the little patchwork backgrounds for these!