Saturday, October 1, 2011

Dive into Fall

This is a really cute wall-hanging that I found in the
It was really easy to make
sewed up quite quickly. 

I made the lighter one first and used
gold thread for the applique.

I should have stuck with that because
I used variegated for the darker bordered
one and I think I like the gold
one better.

They are different sizes because I guess
I didn't read the pattern for the dark one
I just cut the border the size I 
thought it should be.
I also used a different
burgundy for some of the leaves
on them and it shows
up better.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm on a roll

I have another UFO finished.  I started this wall hanging in July at our retreat and put it aside because other things needed attending to.  I am trying to get my Christmas sewing done and finished so that it can be mailed off and figured I had better finish this up first.

My friend Joyce made the bow for me.
I can't tie bows but she sure can.

I am going to hang it on my front door
in December,
to make my house look Christmassy.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mystery Quilt and My New Helper

Last spring the local guild had a mystery quilt for us to try.  It came in 3 sizes and I chose the smaller one but it wasn't quite big enough so I added an inside border.  It now measures 41 x 51, and I think it is a nicer size for a lap quilt.

By adding the border the same colour as the background
it makes the other parts and the stars
appear to float on the background.

I also have a new helper.
This is Banshee.
We are minding my sons cats for a few months
and she follows me around.

I am working on this Twister Christmas Wreath
and she seems to like it too.

It doesn't seem to matter where I am she wants to be
near me or on my lap.

It is hard to type with a kitten on your lap.

This is Buckley, all he wants to do is go outside
and he is not allowed
since they just moved here.