Thursday, December 7, 2017

Odds and Ends

I have been busy the last few days finishing up various odd projects and Christmas presents.  It is always my goal each year to be completely finished with my Christmas presents by Thanksgiving.  I was a little behind this year.  I still have one project to finish which won't take long.  I could have been finished put I had some orders for some of my wool pillow covers.  I started these several years ago, and have been lucky enough to sell several of them.  Today, I finished Jingle. It is made to fit a pillow form 12 x 22 that can be found at Hobby Lobby.  The pillow has an envelop back so it is easy to switch out.  This one was fun to make I put bells on each of the corners.  Now all that is left is to get it in the mail tomorrow. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Two new table toppers

 I picked this table topper up from my friend Leisa last week, she did a great job quilting it.  I usually make big quilts, but my last few finishes have been much smaller.  I bought the kit for this table topper about 15 years ago at a quilter's garage sale.  I thought it had the pattern with it, however, it was just a photo and the fabric.  Luckily it was easy to figure out without the pattern.  I did make  a change, The holly leaves and berries should have been needle turned applique, but I decided to use wool.  I also added the rick rack on all four sides.  Love the way it turned out. 
This table topper was made from a pattern in a Country Threads charm square book from several years ago.  This is the second one I have made by this pattern.  I like it because it isn't overly Christmas, just wintery, and I can leave it out after Christmas.  I am slowly getting out all of my Christmas decorations.  Hope to have everything out by the end of the week.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It's beginning to look like Christmas

 I made my third wooly pine tree today.  This time I used an idea from  Wool Workers Magazine and used glue and glitter to add a snowy effect to the tips of the branches.  I used an old paint brush to brush glue along one edge of the wool strip.  I then added glitter, I love the glitter that I used, it is fromMichael's.  It is Reflections from the scrapbooking section.

After letting it dry, I then cut the strips to form the individual branches.  Most of the instructions I have found, say cut the strips at 1/4 inch intervals, I cut my much smaller than that. 
 Here are some of the branches before they are attached to the tree.
A close up of the snow.

Finished snow tipped tree.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

A little late in the day, but hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Looking forward to Bonnie Hunters first clue tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wool Tree

I finished my white wooly pine tree yesterday, after having the kit for months.  The kit came with a wooden base, I found this cast iron one on etsy.  It is really for a feather tree, but it worked for the felted wool tree.  I have some vintage red ornaments to put on it, can't wait to see how it will look.  I had intended to make a wool tree skirt for it, but maybe next year.
 Today I finished this green wool y pine tree.  I could easily get addicted to making these.  I have some rusty bells to go on this one. 
Cookies for Thanksgiving, (yes, I was asked to bring cookies)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

What Happened??

For some reason today, I decided that I would start blogging again.  I didn't realize that it was going to take me an hour to figure out how to get into my blog.  I had no idea so much had changed.  I finally think I am good to go, at least I am writing a post.  I have missed blogging, not sure why I stopped, just  didn't take the time to do it, but that is going to change.  I need to do something for me and I enjoy doing this.  I also miss keeping up with what everyone is doing.  Can't wait to see what is going on in blog land.  I am showing my  newest finish.  Lola and Olive from Fiberworks.  I love this method, the only sewing was the background panel, the rest is fused collage.  Love it, can't wait to start another one.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

What happened to winter?

I know that I live in Atlanta, and don't expect a huge snowstorm  every year, but a little bit of winter would be nice.  All of my daffodils have already bloomed and our azealais are blooming now.  We had 70 degree weather in February.  The pollen is awful with doesn't help my allergies.  It is going to be a long spring.  On a better note I finally have both hands.  I got my splint off last week.  YEAH!!! I can sew again.

I  got this quilt back from Leisa my machine quilter and have been waiting to sew the binding on it.  I found this pattern on Pintrest several years ago and feel in love with it.  I didn't even realize at the time that I had the pattern.  The cover of the pattern shows it made up in blues and browns, not my favorite colors.  When I saw the red and brown version I started pulling all of those colors out of my stash and got busy.  Some of my points could be better but over all I am happy with it.