I was so impressed with these bat cutouts made by my daughter-in-law Prachi that I decided to share them here. She told me she had an old black felt blanket from which she cut out these bat shapes and stuck them to the brick wall on their porch area. Don't they look great there? And it makes a nice contrast with the bright orange pumpkin. I know today is Halloween so maybe next year?read more
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"Flower Power" Block für den Hasenbach Challenge und Herbst- Halloween- Dekos..read more
Hay Cove, the test knit for Laura Aylor, is off the needles! Last night I got most of the tail weaving done but still have part of one sleeve left to do. The pattern is not yet available but I will let you know when Laura releases it. My sweater has not been blocked yet. […]read more
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I don't really do much holiday crafting. I'm not that girl on your IG feed who has made 6 pillows, 4 bags, a throw blanket, 2 baskets and some bunting out of her never ending supply of 'Boo Crew' fabric. I mean, it's one day, people. If you want to make and post something cool; make your kid a costume! Anyway, a few weeks ago Kimberly gave me this skeleton fabric scrap, so I gave in and decided to make one Halloween mini quilt. Especially after I realized the fabric glows in the dark!!
Halloween will be here soon, and Shirley finished this spooktacular cross stitch just in time! She came in to find the perfect border fabric to finish the project.
This is the simplest embroidery stitch I know. The Whipstitch.
This stitch is perfect for whipping something up quick. The edges of the applique are taken care of…. because it doesn’t completely cover the raw edge there might be some raveling or fraying along the edges.
It doesn’t take a lot of concentration. You can make it whimsy or not.
Start with a quilter’s knot.
I start with my thread coming out from the inside of the applique.
The needle goes down at the edge of the applique and then comes back up in the inside.
* if ...read more
I finished the coat completely, and made a little purse to match. Kenzie loves it!
I have the tall tree all pieced and sewn together. Now to put on the borders and quilt it!! No pictures of the finished product though. I will post it when it's done.
We went to Hanging Rock, just north of Winston-Salem, NC last week and hiked our butts off. It was beautiful!!! While we were in the area, we went to My. Airy (Mayberry, for those of you familiar with Andy Griffith) and walked around. Quaint little town.
Dave in front of Floyd ... read more
Well… the garden sure doesn’t LOOK like it has had work done. As a matter of fact, it looks like we’ve done nothing. But there are 86 tulip bulbs and 300 daffodil bulbs in the ground!
On Saturday I started in on planting the tulip bulbs near the house. All the bulbs in fact are fragrant. I picked Angelique, Tacoma ...read more
The scariest thing going on here is the prospect of 5 teenage girls watching horror movies into the wee hours. Drama Teen and her friends are having a sleep over here tonight. I'm sure it will be a chillin' time, though resting in peace is probably not a likely outcome.
Another scream worthy happening is that I have a NewFO to report on, the first since last March. The focus this year has been on getting UFOs off the list since it has grown to include twenty one projects. But I couldn't resist this one. Amanda over at ... read more
|Pattern matching the seam for backing fabric.|
|And again, more pattern matching, this one needs a final pressing!|
|1...2...3...4...5....bindings ready and waiting patiently.|
|The 6th bundle of binding being hand stitched down.|
The HST waves quilt got done this morning. I'm so grateful for the Friday linkups that give me to push to get something done every week. This one will be a gift for a coworker having a baby soon.
After I got it all washed and dried I took it out in the yard for a photo shoot. Wilson was feeling exceptionally frisky. Apparently "Cat Day" happened this week; someone must have told him! I couldn't keep him off the quilt so I just shot around him. Of course he knows who the real star of the show ... read more
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! - Once again - Along with Maxine™ - I’m going to celebrate this year - With some festive bobbing – I’m not wearing my bra today either - ;)) Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -read more