Sunday, November 23, 2014


Winter made an early appearance in Atlanta this week, I am writing this as watching the news showing all of the snow in Buffalo and other parts of the North, so I am not complaining.  Last weekend we were at the cabin and woke up to temperatures in the low 20's on Saturday morning.  We put off doing our outside jobs as long as possible but eventually had to get to work.  My job was to clear the drive way of leaves, part of our drive way is very steep and the wet leaves can make getting up the drive difficult at some times.  Here is the drive way before blowing the leaves:
Drive way after blowing leaves
Actually I didn't even get to completely finish, the first blower died a sudden death.  We then got out the electric blower, it didn't even last 10 minutes until smoke and flames started coming out of it.  A new blower is definitely in our future.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pillows everywhere

I am on a pillow making roll.  The first one I made for November, Be Thankful has been very popular.  I even had several people ask for a pillow in the same colors but with their child's name on it, of course no pumpkins.  I decided to do some for Christmas.  Each pillow is my own design and uses my hand dyed wool.  All of these pillows are the same size so all you have to do is slip the form out from the back and put your new cover on.
Santa and his sleigh on red.
Santa and his sleigh on white.

Holly Jolly with red jingle bells in each coner.  

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm ready for winter

This is my new sweatshirt, had it custom done by a friend of mine, Quilting is My Superpower.  I need all the super power help I can get now. I am in the middle of book fair at school, trying to make some wool samples for a class, get ready for Thanksgiving, and do some quilting.  If interested in purchasing a sweatshirt send me an email and I can help you.  Thanks.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crazy stocking

Crazy Stocking
I absolutely love all of the wool patterns over at Primitive Gatherings.  My new favorite one is the Crazy Christmas Stocking.  I got the pattern a couple of days ago and have already got all of the background pieces selected and wool for the appliques read to go.  My plan for tonight is to trace all of the applique designs and get started.  If all goes as planned you will see the beginnings tomorrow.  Everyone in my family already has cross-stitched stockings that I have made over the years, but I couldn't help myself and  just have to make this one.  You can never have too  many stockings!  Actually if I get it finished in time I am going to donate it to the Silent Auction that our school  has for Relay for Life.  I have a few weeks before the auction so maybe I can get it done.  Wish me luck.
Wool ready to be made into a stocking.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'm a happy camper

I am  a member of the fusible camp when it comes to wool applique.  It seems you either really like it or really don't like it.  I think that it makes the applique much easier.  I have never found that it "GUNKED" up my needle or found it difficult to stitch through.  My favorite product has been off of the market for a while and I am happy to say it is back and I have some.  It came in the  mail yesterday and I have already  used some on a new project I am working on.  So happy. It is still hard to locate but I do have several packs for sale over at Pig in a Blanket.  I spent most of the day dyeing wool, haven't done any dyeing in the last few weeks, really haven't felt like it.  I did some "Sue Spargo" brights and some reds and greens for  the holidays, tomorrow I hope to get some golds done.  Have a great evening.