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Yarn, Thread And Paper.

Posted on | October 28, 2015 | 17 Comments

I have had my head down working on getting some quilting done. Also working on the the bindings.

In between I have been playing with extremely varied projects.

I finished off a Midori type travel notebook that I had started  in book making class.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Midori Version (2)

The cover is canvas that has been painted, stitched and decorated. Elastic is added to hold the inserts.  And a few threads were played with and added.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - Midori Version (1)

It is not very thick as it is designed to be carried when travelling.

I have also been distracted with a little bit of crocheting. Very slowly I am working on a CAL called Around The Bases. It can be found at

It’s All In A Nutshell.

The CAL is up to week 12, but I am only up to week 6. I will continue to work at my own pace and will eventually get there.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015 - CAL

This a great way to learn how to use a lot of stitches and I am very impressed with the video tutorials that are provided on this site every week.  I will keep plodding.

I am also getting a little bit of stitching done. This one from Michelle Ridgway’s collection, Alphabet Noel.

Sunburnt Quilts 2015

Well, not exactly. I wanted the letter K with a reindeer, so swapped out the letter D for a K.  Just being creative.

(Love these designs, Michelle.)

Time to get back to the quilting and binding. Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cheers, Karen





17 Responses to Yarn, Thread And Paper.

  • Joan says:

    Book making class? Now how fun is that. Love your cover.
    You have done an array of projects. I started collecting those amigurumi patterns on Pinterest. Maybe a little practice on my crochet is in order too! Your stitcheries always make me smile! Keep on inspiring me! ;-)

  • Raewyn says:

    The drawn and painted detail on your travel notebook is gorgeous, a lovely creative finish! The CAL is very lovely too, I had a quick look at the link – a very tempting project…..:-) And of course, I really like the reindeer stitchery too, aren’t Michelle’s designs so stitch-able?!

  • Heidi says:

    Oh, that fabric is gorgeous! The book is so pretty I would have trouble writing in it!

  • Linda King says:

    I love your travel book. Very creative. And your stitchery…….I’m a little envious of your talent.

  • Mary says:

    Of course, the redwork is my favorite, but that notebook and crochet are lovely. Those colors in the crochet blanket are beautiful. I can’t handle different projects at once, so I’m impressed with how much you have going.

  • Anita says:

    I love the fabric on your travel cover!!!! How yum!! Great to see some crocheting happening and oh…surprise, surprise…more red!!! lol….I’m a supporter of red!! Great
    pics. Enjoy.
    Cheers, Anita.

  • Cheryl says:

    You are always working on some lovely projects Karen

  • Bev says:

    Hello Karen,

    I love your notebook cover, I love that it is so individual. Good luck with the crochet project. Lovely to see your stitching block too.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Happy days.

  • sunny says:

    Everything is gorgeous! I’m working on one of Michelle’s stitching letters right now, for a gift. I love your little book, and I love your crocheting!! very pretty.

  • kelly says:

    It’s nice to work on a few projects at a time. Your crochet is impressive, something I can’t do! The alphabet block is so dear!

  • Your journal is gorgeous. I love it! Very pretty crocheting too. Love that you changed to get what you wanted for your letter xx

  • Your little travel notebook is so pretty! Will you sketch in it? And your crochet is gorgeous.

  • Lesley says:

    You have such great projects here. Well done!

  • Fiona says:

    How clever is your book cover and so pretty as well as functional… love your CAL and of course I’m very fond of Michelles alphabet blocks…

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,oh i love your notebook,its so cute,love that you have painted the fabric and boy you have done a lovely job of your reindeer block,i hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    It’s wonderful to see the variety of different projects you’re working on. Your notebook is lovely, they would make handy gifts. I’m so impressed with your crochet, it doesnt seem so long ago that you started. Your stitcheries always make me smile! Happy crafting!

  • Suz says:

    Love the red embroidery! Is the letter “K” for Karen? And I’ve just noticed the sweet little birdcage charm on the book cover! Lovely!


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