Monday, September 21, 2009

UFO City

It's not like I've been completely idle. I made this jacket:

Then I uncovered these UFOs:

A Hamsa that needs embellishment and quilting.

A school house wall hanging that I began so long ago I'm embarrassed to tell you.

This might be the mother of all UFOs. This is from back in the 1970's when I was doing crewel embroidery (be gentle. I was young and new at it back then).

Fortunately for me I found this crewel yarn at the quilt show this weekend. This entire batch cost me $4.00. Maybe I can actually finish that picture, which will cost about $500 to frame...

This little quilt was an experiment. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. I'm not very good at experimentation. I'm glad the picture is fuzzy so that you can't really tell what is going on (or not going on) here.

Another useful purchase: wooden spools.

Look! I can see the face of Elvis in my jacket:


  1. You could turn the crewel into a wallhanging--maybe add some pretty patchwork blocks in the right colors and then you would avoid the framing cost. It could look like a tapestry--worth finishing -- very pretty!

  2. I hate to tell you but I just bought that Geisha crewel kit as a "vintage" embroidery kit. Shall we race for the finish? (LOL)

  3. I think your UFO looks way better than the one being selling for $150.


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