Saturday, October 26, 2013
|Starting to sew strips together.|
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
An elementary school is one of those places where you can let your inner child run wild, within reason of course. I have always loved Halloween and this year we are having a pumpkin decorating contest,. The pumpkins will be on display in the media center, all pumpkins must represent a book character. Our first entry was received today, Olivia, from Olivia and the Haunted House. I absolutely love it. Can't wait to see what else we get!!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
It has been a busy week, the end of the 9 weeks and lots of wool dyeing. (plus a nasty stomach bug that was no fun). I finally finished the pillow that I was working on with the pumpkins. I thought I had a photo of the finished pillow but couldn't find in on my computer and currently am too lazy to get up to take another one. I really like the way it turned out. I am definitely getting into this wool thing.While at Tiny Stitches on Saturday delivering some wool, I picked up the new book Bewitched Threads. It has several different projects in it that I would love to make. The first one that I decided to do was this crow Halloween pillow. The background is a silk noil, which I just happened to have some left over from a garment that I made a few years ago. It is quilted in a simple cross hatch then the wool is appliqued over it.
So far I have the background, the crow, his purple hat, and the pumpkin read to go. Maybe I can get it finished before Halloween. Wish me luck.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
|Love my sunflowers in the garden.|
|I am always amazed at the different shades of leaves that you can find in the woods.|
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, when I made a wool delivery to Tiny Stitches I found a book by Lisa Bongean that I didn't have, Autumn Gatherings. There are lots of great patterns in this book, for both quilts and wool applique. I found a couple of quilts that I have put on my to do list, don't know when I will get around to them, hopefully sometime soon. I also found a couple of wool applique patterns that I wanted to do. Since it is easier for me to do hand work I have actually started on one of them.
This is the pattern that I decided to start on, it is a full body pillow pattern for a bed. I love the dark brown flannel that I found for the background, for the pumpkins, the vines, leaves and the stems I am using my own hand dyed wools. Here are the pumpkins and stems.
|Finally started adding the vines and the leaves. Can't wait to finish.|