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Monday, November 2, 2015

Home from Market with "Stitches to Savor"

I was lucky enough to snag one of these "Stitches to Savor" books by Sue Spargo while I was at Quilt Market last week, and I've been paging through this absolutely gorgeous book, each time finding something different to marvel over!  

What I've always admired about Sue, besides the fact that she's such a genuinely nice person, are her absolutely unique quilting and stitching abilities.  As a quilter, I love to look at the way she blends, not just color, but textures: she uses wool and cotton, and adds in velvets and brocades. You can see in this picture the interesting mix of cotton and wools as a base. And then she goes even further, and layers on the texture with her beautiful handwork.  

Here too, in her "Travel Journal", she mixes the textures of her threads with simply stunning results!  

Just look at these animals!  I will admit, that I'm not much of a stitcher, with my pitiful chain or back stitch! Not that I don't have ambitions to make these long-haired angora sheep one day!  But seriously?  I'm not sure I'll ever accomplish all this!  But I can dream!

So my hope for the future is that I'll devote myself with more than a little determination and challenge myself to pick one of my Sue Spargo kits out of my suitcases and get busy working on it!   I just need to keep paging through this book......and remember Sue keeps telling me it will all get done; I just need to keep taking "one stitch at a time"!

And today, November 2, the wait is over and you too, can have you very own copy!  You can order it here.   Be sure to check out my selection of wool thread; this is the same brand that Sue recommends and it's wonderful to work with!  That's all for today, but I will be back later this week with more from market!


  1. I preordered my copy of this book in May. Your lovely photos make me even more anxious for my book to arrive. I could quote my dear friend and assure you that "if you can bind a quilt"-- you can sew these stitches.

    1. Valerie thanks for the encouragement! It's always good to have your own words used against you!