Welcome to my little corner of the crafty blogasphere. My name is Vicki and I blog about home*craft and everyday adventures from the heart of the valley in the Pacific Northwest.

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It's a two-step process, but I was able to save the picture to my file. Phew. I was getting worried there for a minute.

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Number 25! Congratulations! I have been reading your blog for a long time and have been following along with the State Flower project. It will be a quilt for my 8 year old granddaughter when completed. I'm a little behind you, but am enjoying it a lot. Thank you so much for this project.


Congratulations on completing 25. I always enjoy seeing your lovely hand work. I can't wait to see it completed. I know it will be a beautiful work of art.


This is just what I needed to see - beautiful reminders of spring. Thank you.

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I love violets. I remember the first time I smelled "violet". It was a perfume make by Yardley, and I was in high school. I loved it. Now I have violets growing out by my little pond.

Congrats on the half way point Vicki. Your embroidery is lovely, as always.

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P.S. Your blog is doing what mine as been up to, a couple of times recently. It is taking awhile for a comment to post, and a little circle dilly bopper goes around and around, indicating that, until the comment posts, but it eventually does.

vicki haninger

..I don't know what's up with that dilly bopper thingy majingy! :o)

vicki haninger

I love violets too, everything about them. I think these have been my favorite flower to stitch so far; the satin stitching is so pretty on the small petals.

The halfway point has been reached--I do feel a certain sense of accomplishment!

vicki haninger

I'm with you, stitching flowers does seem to bring spring a little closer. Winter seems too long this year.

vicki haninger

Thanks Velma, I've got my "eye on the prize" and keep stitching on--keeping that end result in mind! The best kind of motivation sometimes.

vicki haninger

Oh I'm thrilled you have joined in with the stitching! What a wonderful gift the flower quilt will be. I know your granddaughter will love it!

vicki haninger

Hi Vee,
I'm glad to hear you had success! Thanks for letting me know. I was getting worried too. :o)

Gumbo Lily

I really like the two-toned violets. You do nice work!

I recently read another method for transferring an embroidery pattern. You iron a piece of muslin/fabric to an 8.5 x 11" piece of freezer paper. Then just run it through your printer to print the pattern. I tried it for making travel tags for suitcases (printing the addresses on fabric) and it worked great.



I have collected and saved all your state flowers up and including Idaho. When I go to Flickr to get Wisconsin and South Carolina it will not let me save the pic. I can print it out but wanted to save them all in a file as I cannot start the quilt for some time. Can you tell me how to be able to save the pic? When you printed the embroidery pattern on your blog, I had no difficulty in saving the pic. Thank you for all the wonderful flower patterns.

Mom Wald

Lovely as always. If I were to use your pattern and embroider a block for each color of violet in my Southern Wisconsin garden, I would have enough for a lap quilt.

Thank you for the spring colors on these cold days.

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