Monday, November 23, 2009

Fall embroidery

Hello Friends,

  We are on the cusp of winter and I am finally finished with my fall wall hanging!  Well, better late than never I suppose.  Many of you will recognize the wonderful pattern.  It was the first Friday Freebie put out by Kaaren of the Painted Quilt. 

I love it!  I did change it a bit though.  Instead of a backstitch, as specified by the pattern, I used a stem stitch ( I think it is sometimes called an outline stitch).  For you non-embroiderers out there I basically do a backstitch but instead of butting up against the previous stitch, I overlap halfway.  Uses more thread but that is how I learned to embroider eons ago and am comfortable with it.

It will only grace my foyer for a few days this year.  Christmas decor will be put up early next week.

On a different note,  please forgive me if  my postings become less frequent.  I have things going on right now that need my attention.  I will try to drop by and read your blogs as much as I can as well.  I am hoping I will be back up and running full force in a couple of months. 

Have a wonderful holiday season everybody!  Hugs, Rumi

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Hello Friends,

In Japan people celebrate Shichi-Go-San (which translates to seven-five-three) on November 15th.  While not a national holiday, it is a day for celebrating children ages 7, 5 and 3.  Girls age 7, boys age 5 and both boys and girls age 3 are dressed in their finest kimonos.  They may be taken to the local shrine and some festivities.  Here I am at age 3. 

It doesn't look like I am  too thrilled with that head thingy.  It looks a little heavy.

Talk at you later,  Rumi

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Little Embroidery

Remember to go to Barb's quilt giveaway. Picture of the wonderful quilt on my post yesterday!

A little embroidery to show you today.

A sweet little pincushion. I wanted it to have a romantic, nostalgic look about it. I found the perfect fabric in my stash. A little lace and pretty ribbon bow makes it complete.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quilt giveaway link

Barb of Bejeweled Quilts by Barb is having a great giveaway. Stop by her blog and leave a comment!