Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween is celebrated the Sunday before Halloween in our area, so today is the day. Our trick-or-treaters have already been by, and there's still lots of candy left. I don't know if that's good or not!

My Halloween decorating became extra fun this year when I won a giveaway from Brynwood Needleworks!  Donna sent this fun embroidered pillow, along with several other goodies.  I just love my new pillow - Donna's work is so nicely finished.  This pillow has ties on the back so that I can slip out the pillow form and store the cover easily.  I'm going to start making my pillows this way - that would certainly cut down on the storage area needed.  Anyway, thanks for picking my name, Donna!

The only finish I have to show is the the Flip Flop Tablemat that is finally done.  I'm ready for next summer's decorating!  We have a long winter to get through first, but at least we didn't get the storm yesterday.  Our fall weather has been great.

The finishing kit for the Primitive Gatherings Block of the Week arrived yesterday, so I've been working on that.  This project may take the rest of the winter - there are a lot of little pieces to it.  It will be a fun project to finish.

Have a Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Still Here!

This has been a very busy summer and fall - I can't believe it's been over two months since I've blogged!  Plenty has been going on.  I guess I've just been too busy to write about it.

My son's going-to-college quilt got finished, a couple weeks ahead of schedule, even!  It's all music-themed - mostly black and white notes, instruments, etc.  If you're ever looking for a specific fabric, I can recommened  They had a great selection of black and white prints for this quilt.  No affiliation - I just liked their selection and service.  I also made a pillowcase and two throw pillows to match the quilt.  I'm looking forward to seeing this quilt on his dorm bed!  We moved him in, but left before the room was put together.

And I finally finished my Primitive Gatherings 2009 Block of the Week quilt:
I really like how it turned out, but the white daisies really jump out at me.  Do you think some instant antique would fix that?  My version of the quilt is the wool on cotton one.  The 2011 BOW blocks are finished, and I'm anxiously awaiting the finishing kit for them.  The 2010 BOW blocks are also done, and waiting for inspiration on how to finish them!

Today, while the weather is beautiful outside, I sat on the deck and put the finishing touches on four mini table mats.
The acorns and sheep are from the Mat of the Month club at Primitive Gatherings (can you tell I'm a Primitive Gatherings groupie?)  The other two are Bareroots patterns.  All of these mats are about 8" across.  These have been in various stages of completion for awhile, so it feels good to get them done. 

Our weather has been outstanding here!  It's been sunny and high 70s all last week, and the trees are beautiful.  We'd better enjoy it, because the leaves are falling off the trees and I'll be whining about snow soon enough.

Thanks for stopping by!  I promise I'll get back to blogging more regularly.