Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The problem with keeping a UFO for so long is that I didn't have any matching fabric for borders or binding...I think it really could have used one more red or blue border, but I just couldn't find a fabric that played nice with these older fabrics. The binding fabric is a pretty good match and I'm sure no one else will even notice it's not the same. :P It's just me being too persnickity.
As you can see, my resident quilt inspector wasted no time doing his part in the quilt making process. As soon as the quilt was on the floor, he went to work!
I am sooo pleased to have this OLD UFO finished...finally!!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Next, I wanted to make a November/Thanksgiving wallhanging for this hanger in my kitchen. I love these "Straddling..." patterns...This is Straddling Turkey. I made the Straddling Snowman for my sister last year. I need to add the borders and he needs eyeballs! But I think I might be able to get him done in time for Thanksgiving!
Edit to add: The Straddling Turkey pattern is from The Wooden Bear.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Melt chocolate per package directions. Combine remaining ingredients in large bowl. Slowly pour chocolate over mixture and stir to evenly coat. Spread mixture on waxed paper lined cookie sheets to cool. Break into small pieces. Store in airtight container in refrigerator to keep fresh.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Once he realized what his responsibilities were, he got right to work...."I think I'll piiiiiick...this one."
"Ummm...noooo....maaaayyyybeeee this one....."
And the winner is......
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Peggy made a cute quilted Tree Banner and a wool pincushion! She also sent a couple of cool totes and a neat little mini iron....plus lot of other fun things and of course some stress-relieving pills, aka M&M's! A quilter's necessity!! :)
Robin made two cute little candy corn hot pads...are they the cutest? Look at the darling little cupcake trinket box...I think it will be perfect for thimbles or buttons on my shelf. She also a sent a quilting DVD and a quilt kit from Connecting Threads and three batik FQ's and Jelly Belly's!! Yum!
See, I told you they spoiled me rotten!! :) My hubby also gave me this cool wooden decoration...his name is Corny Carl. :P He sits outside my front door next to my pumpkin and some fall mums. Isn't he neat?
Thanks again to everyone that entered my giveaway! Good luck...you could be the winner!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Today is my birthday....so what better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway on my blog! :) I will send the winner the 13 patterns from Pearl Louise Designs Banner of the Month Club. You can see my finished banners in this post. I really enjoyed making these banners, so I hope someone else will too. I'll have a couple of other goodies to include in the package as well!
Okay, here are the rules...just comment on this post to enter. If you mention the giveaway on your blog, you'll be entered twice in the drawing! If you do not have a blog, please include your email address or I will not be able to contact you if you win. I will put all the names in a hat and pick the winner on 10/21.
EDIT: Giveaway has ended....congrats Angela!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
My other fun mail package was from Homespun Hearth...they have jelly rolls on sale for around $20, so I indulged and bought two! They are Moda's Wildflower Serenade and I LOVE them! I'm really trying not to buy anything for a while as I want to use my stash and finish up current projects. I must have had a moment of weakness though because before I knew it, these were in my mailbox. :)
I haven't really sewn much this week...just been busy with other things. But I'm looking forward to a long, quiet weekend and getting a headstart on Christmas projects.
What's on your sewing agenda for the weekend?
Friday, October 03, 2008
I've been sewing a little...I finished two projects, but I can't post pictures just yet because they are gifts.
The temps are cooling off here and it's feeling like fall! Christmas will be here before we know it.