Archive for February, 2008

It’s time again! March’s Free Embroidery Pattern.

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Hey, I’m on time!  This one is a fun one.  I have been wanting to do a pegasus and a unicorn, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted them to look.  After many sketches I came up with a “cute” look.  I think they are pretty fun.

Once again, Click on the image below to see the full size pattern.

Pegasus and Unicorn

I have been feeling monsterous lately.

Friday, February 29th, 2008

I seem to have monsters on the brain.  Here is a new print for my Etsy store.  It’s called Gornack Feel Pretty Today.  You judge for yourself.

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Gornak Feel Pretty Today.

I love genealogy!

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Yes, I love genealogy.  I am also a history buff and spend a great deal of time studing early american history.  Through genealogy I find how my ancestors fit into the American story.  I have also found some interesting comparisons.  My husbands stock is more puritan, where as mine is of the German and Irish backwoods people.  For fun here is a comparison of my husband’s ancesteral home and mine. Enjoy.

My Husband’s ancesteral home in Grafton, Vermont.  Several generations where born in this house.

Zuill Ancesteral Home in Grafton, Vermont

This is the cabin of my GGG Aunt Martha Jane Huskey Ogle, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Her brother Peter moved to Gatlinburg with her and he is my GGG grandfather.

Martha Jane Huskey Ogle cabin, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

A Girl and Her Monster.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

I have two new prints for my Etsy store.  The theme is girls and their monsters.  Each print is made of archival ink and paper, like all my prints.  The paper size is 8.5″ x 11″.  I am trying something new.  I will sell each print for $20.00 a piece, but you can purchase the pair for $30.00.

You can purchase them at:  www.badbird.etsy.com

Sally and Fred

Molly and Spike

White Deer Quilt. It’s Finished!!

Monday, February 25th, 2008

While I was away in Texas I spent every evening working on the White Deer Quilt.  Basically I had all the appliqued shapes stitched to the background material and had put together the front piece, batting and back piece.  I know some of you would like to know the methods I used in  putting the 3 layers of a quilt together, but I am hoping to do a full tutorial, on a much easier quilt, later. 

Just in case you are wondering, I don’t use a frame or hoop to quilt.  I have everything well based together so the layers stay in place.

The finished size is 32″ x 48″.  This size is arbitrary.  Just for fun you should compare the original drawing (click on the tutorial category) with the finished piece. 

White Deer Quilt - Completed

 Click on the image below and get a little peek at the new quilt I just started!

Owl Quilt - Beginning

I told you someone would use them. Free embroidery patterns.

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

I am so excited! Someone has done a wonderful job with stitching up one of my free embroidery patterns!

She sent me this image through Craftsters and gave me permission to show it here on my blog.  Her spy name is Sewsew-a-Gogo, but with months of research, that took about 5 minutes, I believe her real name is Amber Brown. She used the gnome pattern and made it into a door knob sign.  Please take some time to bask in it’s glory.

Gnome, Stitched by Sewsew-a-Gogo

Please, click on the image for a better view.

February Embroidery Pattern

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Here it is at last!  The February pattern, Love Bear.

Click on the image to see the full size Love Bear.

Love Bear Embroidery pattern

Javelina, aka Pig Lizard

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

In New Mexico and Texas lives an animal known as a Javelina, or Collard Peccary.  These animals thrive in the desert.  These tough animals can eat prickly pear cactus, spines and all.  Also, they are not pigs.  I know this because I thought they where some type of wild pig, but was told that even though they look like pigs, sound like pigs, have feet like pigs, and if eaten, taste like a pig, still, they are not pigs.  They may be more closely related to a bear or possibly a racoon.  So, me and my husband started calling them pig-lizards.  Those of you who have seen the movie Galaxy Quest will know what a pig-lizard is.

click on these images for a larger view.

Desert Royalty  Javelina and Butterflies

Both of these images are limited edition prints.