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Last Sunday my family participated in the Wharf to Wharf 10k in Santa Cruz. The run takes you along the ocean from Santa Cruz to Capitola.

There are bands along the way which makes it a really fun run. My husband is a runner and has been his whole life so it was great to see he and my daughter run it together this year. I walked it with my sister in law and nephew and we had a blast too.

 

One of my favorite things to do after the race is to visit Hart’s Fabrics.

It is an independently owned fabric store and they carry a lot of the fabrics that I love. They have Amy Butler, Tula Pink, Heather Ross and a wall of cotton prints that will keep you busy for hours. There are great linens and trims that I haven’t seen anywhere else. A must for me is the remnant wall in the back. I find small pieces of laminated cotton and oilcloth for make up bag lining. It’s like a candy store to a sewer. They also have home decorator fabric too – that’s another whole visit. Fabric overload! Is there such a thing though?

This sailboat was a line drawing and I traced it onto a

piece of linen. It is stitched with the split stitch. Simple lines and good texture;

that is what this little stitching is about. I am not sure what to make with it,

but am leaning towards a Nook cover because it is about that size. Any suggestions?

Happy Friday! I have been working on this sampler and am nearing the end. I am really happy with how it is turning out and the pattern is available here. What attracted me to the pattern was the contrast of the yellow background and the colors Alicia Paulson used. She used crewel but I decided to use embroidery floss. I thought I would try it out with these colors, they are kind of  warm and cheerful. I think it may hang in my sewing room.Image

The pattern is the Daisy Chain Sampler by Alicia Paulson. She has a great blog named Posie Rosy Little Things. Check it out!

Stitching is one of my favorite hobbies. I love to take a line drawing and transfer it to fabric to stitch. I drew this a long time ago in an art class and have always liked the texture it represents. I made the first stitched pine cone into a table runner that sits on a buffet in our entry. I have another ready to go, but am not sure what to make with it.

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Not every line needs to be transferred;  it’s more appealing to the eye to have less when stitching in my opinion anyway. This is the table runner. I made it out of Sew classic linen from JoAnn’s Fabric and a gold metallic fabric I found at Wal-Mart.

This is on the buffet in our entry and reminds me of the mountain backpacking and camping trips we take in the summer. One little stitched pine cone = summertime memories.

Want to keep your kindle cozy while you’re not using it? Enjoy one of these homemade kindle covers stitched with love.

Click on the photos below to the shop where you can purchase the Kindle cover of your choice!

This Kindle cover is made of blue corduroy fabric and fastens with a snap. Great for keeping the screen from being scratched. The cover is embellished with a vintage metal button.

This Kindle cover is made of cotton fabric and fastens with a snap. Great for keeping the screen from being scratched. The fabric is cheerful and is embellished with a vintage button.