Monday, November 10, 2014

Unfinished Projects

I have been plugging away at an old UFO, which has been languishing in my quilting studio - aka, land of unfinished projects.  The pieced letters, while a great graphic for the quilt, are difficult for me.  Give me a pattern, or even a picture, and I can sew most anything.  But I am just making up the letters as I go along...let's just say, my seam ripper and I are good buddies these days.

This one "G" look a long time until it looked the way I wanted it to, and in the correct size. I have also been re-making several of the letters, as the some of the black fabric is of a poor quality.  See my previous post on about this black fabric here.  

Fun wonky stars, also in the UFO box for this quilt - but I'm not loving all that green print.  Think that seam ripper will get used on this part of the quilt, too!

So - it's still a UFO, but I'm making progress.  Think I'll have it done in time for Christmas gifting?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nature's paintbox, Dora's party, Pink Month mug rug

Can't compete with the colors of nature, especially in the fall that we've been experiencing here in the Midwest.  Our bird ornament looks smashing next to the oakleaf hydrangea, no?

Yellow mum, nobby orange pumpkin, rustic bench - my fall display.

Dora let us dress her up for her 4th birthday party.  She is truly the most beautiful lab - people stop us when we go for walks all the time.  And she is just as sweet as she is pretty.

Buddy came to the party, so of course he needed a hat, too. Note his black bow tie for the occasion. :)

On another visit, he came all ready for trick or treating.  He sat like a good boy, but was not happy wearing the costume!

I made this "pink month" mug rug for a co-worker.  She is a survivor, and just about to turn 40.  She got cancer when she was in her 20's, and had 2 small children.  She inspires me every day with her cheerful demeanor and positive outlook.