Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
There will be a couple more little mice coming for my Christmas quilt. So, keep checking!
Yesterday, I worked on the block that actually got me started on this whole thing. This is the only part that is not my original design. The angel is from Shabby Fabrics Blessings of Spring quilt. I have, however, completely changed her outfit. This block is not finished as yet. This little girl will be holding a basket, as soon as I can make a final decisions as to what exactly is going to be in the basket. I also have an idea for a top border, but it will extend across several blocks...at least, that's the plan. ;)
Anyway, here is my little Christmas angel on her way to delivering a few Christmas goodies!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
I know, I know....I cannot help myself....yet another new project. This one is a little special...it's my own design, once again. A sleepless night proved to be a creative flow for an idea I have been wanting to do for a while. Something with my own Christmas design ideas, but somehow I couldn't seem to get what I liked to appear in my rough drawings. Although this particular little block does not appear "Christmas-y", this chubby little fellow is the start of this new venture.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
by that, I mean...a Partridge in a Pear Tree?
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
And.....I drew this little house (only 3" square; 5" with the checked border). There is going to be a house-a-day SAL beginning January....check it out...Little Houses. There is a pattern available. I (in my infinite wisdom, of course) decided to make my own. I thought it turned out pretty cute and ooh! so little!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Funny....I did not realize until I was going to take a few progress pictures....all I have been making the past week are: birds.
My Partridge ornament from Esther Aliu's Twelve Days of Christmas design.
With the basket of funny blooms thrown in there, too, also from In My Garden.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving...lots of family, food and fun. Now we are in full swing towards Christmas! Won't be long now!
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I guess all those early Christmas commercials have had their sublimal effect on me....I have been in a Christmas mood for about a week now. With that in mind, I worked on another of my Christmas Fun (Lynette Anderson Designs) blocks...the snowman. I am enjoying how these little blocks are evolving with the wool felt. Here's my dapper little guy:
Here's two other little wool projects I completed very quickly. These are from a kit which includes all the wool felt, floss and cord to complete four different ornaments - two mittens and two stockings. It is called Christmas Woolens by Rachel Pellman. Here are the first two:
Monday, November 14, 2011
the pears and snails....all together! My completed Block 2 for In My Garden (Hatched and Patched Designs) is below:
Saturday, November 12, 2011
...a funny combination, no? :) These are two small parts of my second block for In My Garden. A few pear trees...just a glimpse of those for now (since I am stilll working on the applique). And the snails! I love snails....no, no, no.....not real snails, a bit too much like slugs for me... :p yuck...Fabric snails, of course. This little 'snail train' has a total of seven of these cute guys. The shell is the size of a quarter, to give you a bit of perspective.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I really liked this free BOM from Lynette Anderson when I signed up for it. I made one little block right away. However, in the midst of all my many and varied projects, it fell by the wayside. I decided I needed a little something different to work on for a day or so. I started another block for this cute project...the Santa. I also decided to go in a completely different direction than the first block...can you guess?? ;) ....wool felt for the applique....not so different for me. However, different from what is recommended in the pattern.
Friday, November 4, 2011
I was asked by Judy at Bears Paw Fabrics to make this wool felt hanging for the shop:
Sunday, October 30, 2011
OK, OK...I just can't help myself. Another new one...go ahead....50 lashes with wet strands of floss....;)
Little bits and pieces from the first block of In My Garden, by Hatched and Patched Designs. I am using wool felt (surprise! surprise!) for lots of the little tiny pieces for this block. Check out my tiny trees:
And a total picture of my birdie.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I have been making a small attempt to clean-up my TUIT list. One of the projects was Postcard Cuties for Winter by Bunny Hill Designs. All that was left to do was to finish the applique on two scalloped borders and the four corners. I am proud to say that this one is now crossed off that every-growing list!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Definitely! I was on a small 'home improvement' kick...at least through a bit of sewing. I made three new covers for my throw pillows for the sofa, after purchasing a new slipcover and new living room curtains. Then, my attention was drawn to my kitchen curtains (which I have only tolerated for now). It seems I can never find exactly what I want regardless of how much actual shopping or web browsing I do. So I sat down and tried to decide what I like. First, my kitchen window is 72" wide. Of course I have always had the usual valances and short panel curtains that have been available. But I wanted something different for a change...something in colors that I knew I liked and with a pattern I liked. After that overwhelming introduction, here they are. Still short panel curtains with a valance, but with a little something added...a checkerboard and a few stars....a couple of my favorite things.:)
Friday, October 14, 2011
First, let me say I am sorry if anyone is having trouble reading my blog. I have checked and rechecked all the settings and everything appears to be fine. I have no clue why the background would show up dark. I currently am using a fall template that has all the code provided.
Now...Halloween, anyone? I know, I know. A little early, you say. But I have three projects completed recently, all Halloween-related. First, one of the newest kits from Shepherds Bush, "Get Scared." (I didn't use the wording that was provided on the chart. A fun little kit that stitches up pretty quickly. You know I had to do this one....a sheep and Halloween? Of course!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Although it looks as though one leg of the windmill is crooked, it is the way the fabric puffed up a bit, when I placed it on the table.
*** NOTE: I cannot take credit for selecting the fabrics for these blocks. They are provided in the BOM kits from Shabby Fabrics. The 'windows' portions are preprinted on fabric and provided with the pattern and buttons. ***
I have always looked at and wanted my own penny rug. I know I have looked at the shop models over and over again, trying to decide if I could actually make one, and like it. I think I have managed to do it!
Friday, October 7, 2011
...and it's free, too! Erin Russek released this little freebie on her blog yesterday morning. Needless to say, I fell in love with her cuteness! I had to stop eveything and make her right away. My little Christmas Angel is stitched on Kansas Troubles Warm Memories fabric with all wool felt for the applique.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Maybe because the weather has been so dark and dreary for the past several days. I was waiting for a nice day with some sunshine to be able to hang my finished "bizzy garden" (now it's official name) on the fence and take a few pictures. Beautiful day today with plenty of sunshine, but with quite a bit of wind 'gently' blowing. :) So the quilt looks puffed out, since the wind would blow every time I would get ready to snap the picture!
(Again, that shadow that divides the quilt in half is from my roof overhang. Unless I wait until late in the afternoon, this is what happens.)
Monday, October 3, 2011
In the midst of making my flower block for my little garden, I decided to also make a wool mat for the table. Lots of circles, but very easy to make using my GoBaby! cutter. Here's a picture of it all together and ready to be stitched. It is only glue basted for now...and I notice (of course after the picture) that one of the little stems is crooked. Not to worry, it will be straightened out during the stitching.