Sunday, September 28, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I can't tell you how much fun I had making this embroidered pillow. I embroidered the scarecrow on lunch hours and while I was with Curtis, driving to and fro. I have had the pattern for a couple of years now and I am so excited to get it finished.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I am working on 2 new projects just for fall...A scarecrow pillow, in which the top is embroidered and I just finished the last stitches on it yesterday, and a wallhanging that says AUTUMN with leaves. Hopefully, I will get them done within the season. Can I just tell you how beautiful the canyon was yesterday when we drove down south. The mountains were ablaze with red, orange, yellow and shades of green. It was quite breathtaking to say the least.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is a bed quilt which is called, Happy Hollow. It was delightful to sew and among some of the first quilts that I made.
I put a close up of the quilting and a close up of the witches stirring the candy corn. This quilt is appropriately named "Candy Corn Factory." I had Jennifer Pate, my quilter, quilt words in the border and this is what she quilted: Watch carefully these seeds you sow,for that's where the candy corns start to grow. Mix your brew until it smells just right--pour it in the garden on Halloween night. I was impressed with her ingenuity.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
There are sites online where you can buy cute collections. I stay current with what's going on in the material world by quilt magazines and by researching the favorite designers. Fat Quarter Shop offers a wide selection of fabric collections and you can find it at fatquartershop.com. Another website where I have ordered fabrics at is zandsfabrics.com. They have great prices and have been good to work with. I love going to hancocks-paducah.com for another mail order site. They offer an extensive line of fabric as well and they also carry the 108" backing fabric. These are great alternatives when you do not have access to the charming shops out and about. Remember, however, to support your local quilt shops so they can continue to offer great customer service and a more personal touch to your shopping enjoyment.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The collection is growing by the year as I love to make Halloween decorations and especially quilts.
Monday, September 1, 2008
I have some really fun projects lined up for September/October. I have some embroidery projects and a fun wall hanging to work on. I will post them as I get them ready to go. I just love fall with the leaves changing and the coolness in the air. I wish we could enjoy autumn at least 5 months of the year....wishful thinking.