Saturday, February 13, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

Strawberry jam for my honey made from fresh strawberries not frozen!

This is the border for the Viking Ship. It is worked on Fiddlers Cloth 18 count.

The baby quilt is ready for machine quilting
 

 This is how I do my binding. The start is folded into a triangle and then folded over and ready to sew. The end is tucked inside and fold to the back for hand stitching. Quick, easy and professional.

 

Flannel sheep for the backing. It has been washed in hot water and tossed in the dryer.
 
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!
 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hooked Flower Rug


I began learning how to rug hook with this rug in the mid 70's . The middle four flowers were hooked along with some grey. It got packed away and last year I found it and proceeded to hook away. The grey was gone so I found this nice green plaid and I like better than an all grey background. Below is how I finished the edging with a whip stitch.  A 40 year rug in the making!! (:




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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Snowflakes Tatted, CQ Cardnial and Owlets

 Snowflakes 1 and 2 and the  tatting pattern is by Nancy Tracy. Snowflake 1 is Blue Ice tatted with Lizbeth 40 and Snowflake 2 is Lizbeth White size 80.   I sprayed them with Stiffen stuff from Hobby Lobby using a 40% coupon (Little spendy at $9). It is like a liquid glue and really works!


 Finished another Hexie Block.  I call it the Cardinal and the Owlets!! The cardinal is felt appliqued and the owlets are tatted.



Have the middle of a baby quilt started.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Appliqued butterflies, CQ Lady, Tatted 30's doily and flower

The geranium brightens up the room during this cold winter day! We still have snow patches but not like 80 miles to the south were some roads are not plowed with 4 foot drifts and some 6 foot on both sides of the road.

Finished the hand appliqued butterflies on flowers. They get lost in the green fabric so I will sashed them with black. It will be a runner to hang on the back of my long table the TV sits on. Will cover up the cords and brighten the area up.

This is my first hexagon block completed. There are a few different ways to finish it and attach to more hexes. It is one of a series of blocks in Kathy Shawkl's classes.

Here is a doily made during the 1930's by a relative. When the thread ran out they just tied a knot and went on. One can see some of the tuffs of thread. Still beautifully tatted.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Class pictures and McDonalds

In this class we were to make a Wisteria Vine using some material around the home. The green below was a bag with avocados. I cut it into strips and wove it in with the heavy brown yarn and trellis. The flowers are silk ribbon French knots.

The wooly, French knot sheep decided to leave the flock for the grass is greener on the other side!

Mix techniques....wheel barrow is tatted filled with silk ribbon flowers, long and short butterfly and bunny.

Our McDonalds will be destroyed in Jan for a new building. Sad as this is one of a few that were first built.  The paintings were done on the walls by a local artist. He painted may murals through out the town.  More pictures next week.  Tucumcari, New Mexico is on RT 66.
 





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Monday, December 7, 2015

 
Mr. Rooster turned into an embroidery motif. The Threads just seemed to keep on flowing!! So I appliqued a group of flowers for the Broderie Perse project in Kath Shawkl's class and used simple outlining on the outside and inside with beads.

Slowly getting the Christmas decorations up. We were the first to put the outside lights up and now the rest of the neighborhood has lights. The church, Santa house and the train station are needle work on plastic canvas with a music box.  The small china Santa in front was given to me at a bank for completing my Christmas Fund when I was 12. They had a special deal for children so they had money for Christmas. The Christmas fence has been in the family for a very long time. My grandmother gave it to Mother and believe it came from Germany. I would say it is over 100 years.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Log Cabin Quilt and CQ Projects



Log Cabin quilt top is finished, needs to be quilted. The center was a wall hanging since 2004 and September 2015 I worked an hour every day and completed in November  14. These are the wildlife we encounter living in Alaska, Wyoming and New Mexico. It is a log cabin design and all hand appliqued. The houses and center are cotton materials and the border animals are wool.  



These 2 trees are from Kathy Shawkl's class ICQC 103. The above is an embroidered tree using the split stitch and adding  French knot leaves using the "Cloud" method.
Below is a twisted tree using textured yarns. It looks like the dead tree where we walk. 
 

 
 Kathy Shawkl's class ICQC 104 using silkies to embroider. Her hair is bouillon knots.

 Sunday walk with the dogs at Ute Lake. We have never seen the water this high in 15 years. Thank You El Nino!




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