.....it all began with one thread....

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Birds and more Birds

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.

My second large bird from the third block on Hatched and Patched In My Garden.
My bird for the top portion of the second block of Berries and Bluebirds from Gail Pan Designs.
With the basket of funny blooms thrown in there, too, also from In My Garden.
Still another to come...the bottom portion of the third block from B&B also has another bird, which I am working on now.

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

* * Turkey Day * *

Wishing all who celebrate a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Time

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 butterflies and dragonflies...

the pears and snails....all together!  My completed Block 2 for In My Garden (Hatched and Patched Designs) is below:

These blocks are big...approximately 21 inches!  I have only done two blocks; when you think about it, the quilt is already 40 inches or so wide.  Gonna be a biggie!

Edited to add:

Geez!!  How could I forget??  I don't want to be on this guy's "naughty" list, that's for sure!
I had finished the wool felt applique for this guy last week.  I made him into a funky pillow with Jingle All the Way fabrics. :))

Saturday, November 12, 2011

...Pears and Snails....

...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.

The snail's bodies and the pears are done with wool felt. In the background you can see the beginning of my pear trees. 

 This has been a fun block to work on; still to come:  dragonflies and butterflies!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A little Christmas Fun

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.

I also worked on two of the heart blocks that will go with the snowman.
I am using Lynette's Scandanavian Christmas fabric for these blocks.

Friday, November 4, 2011

In My Garden and Trees

I was asked by Judy at Bears Paw Fabrics to make this wool felt hanging for the shop:

I had completed the portions necessary for Block 1 of In My Garden by Hatched and Patched Designs.
Remember the birdie, the fountain and the flower field? Back again, all together!   Here are the two smaller squarers with the birds and flowers (? I think that's what they are!).

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!