Saturday, August 29, 2015

Doily, Gators and oh my!!

Needed some gators for my Crazy Quilt Pond. The top Crocodile is by Jane Ebroall. (www.janeeborall.freeservers.com) The bottom alligator is from Dianna Stevens in her book of Animal Bookmarks. He's a Big Boy!!  They are both stitched in size 20 Lizbeth 138, Leafy Greens.

Finished Round 6 on Renulek's 2015 Doily. It has been washed and pinned out.

The Log Cabin Quilt has a block ready to applique this week.


I have been waiting for a few years to dive into this cross stitch sampler. It is stitched on  Linen 28 ct  and you need good light and a magnify glass.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

County Fair Ribbons


My Crazy Quilt Wall hanging is all hand quilted along the borders and on every seam of the CQ. Surprised and pleased a judge knew the work put into a CQ with the hand quilting.

I also entered a tatted doily pattern by Nancy Tracy, A needle book with cross stitch on 28 ct linen and tatted edging and my 5 pound butternut squash.


Lots of apples this year! Froze 15 qts and made lots of apple cider. Still have another apple tree to process.
 
 

I had the center finished on this Log Cabin way back in 2004 and time to finish this UFO! Went to the Sr Center to hang it on the design wall. This is how I will finish the log cabin and will add some applique to the outer blocks. Will put a border around and may be sew some flying geese to the bottom and top. Must put it on the bed to see how big it is before growing some more... LOL
 
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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Silk Ribbon Arbor


 This week I have been working on Kathy Shawkl's Silk Ribbon Class.  Excellent way of learning how to do silk ribbon.

Finished my scissor fob, pattern by Lori Brechlin  Notforgotten Farm



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Friday, July 3, 2015

CQ Americana

Happy 4th!! Oscar Myer hot dogs, tuna-macaroni Salad, and watermelon. Top it off with the Elks Fireworks....Awesome!!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

cq, doily, motifs and Ketchikan AK

Doily finished from Catherine Austin's book, "A New Twist on Tatting". It is tatted in size 20 purple/white variegated.

Block is almost completed, basket is filled with silk ribbon flowers and ladybug buttons are flying around. Mary Corbet had a nice chain-beaded seam tutorial this week. It is along the green and easy to do.

Hooked rug flowers are finished. Waiting for wool from Dorr Mills to dye grey to hook the edges.

Pickin cherries, have 10 1/2 pts in the freezer and more to pick.

These guys have devoured the dill. I harvested and dried  the dill weed earlier and save the rest for the Monarch butterflies.  No comparison to store bought and easy to grow.

I purchase some motifs from sewvictoriacrazy.etsy.com   She is going out of business and has a sale.  Very nice motifs and ready to join Kathy Shawkl's   dying class.
 
 
The recent plane crash in Ketchikan, Ak was in the Misty Fjords where we took many trips on the wkend. The first picture is Eddy Rock, awesome, right in the middle of the water. Next is Wilson Lake flying in for a week's stay at Cabin. Sean and Dick unloading and pilot getting ready to take off. Last picture is Ella Lake, Linda and Dick catching trout. Back in the 80's the pilots, loaded with tourists would bee balm us ...Here are the Natives!! We go remote places for peace and quite and get away from the 4-5 tourist ships every day. Many lakes in the Misty Fjords and the main body of water has sheer cliffs on both sides. This is no place to visit on a rainy, windy Day!!!




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Purple Doily, CQ and Flycatcher

 Started another doily with Catherine Austin's book, "A New Twist on Tatting". It is tatted in size 20 purple/white variegated
 Progress on the CQ Block. The blue bird outline in blue is hard to see among the silk ribbon flowers.  But it makes it interesting for people to look at and then come back and see something they missed. I have watched people  look at my CQ quilt  and wander off but come back and look at it again.
 
Fly Catcher watching over the young while the mate hunts for food. The nest is directly below and they are always hungry. I enjoy watching them while swimming.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Nativity Advent Calendar


Advent Nativity Calendar. Need to add Velcro to the back of people and animals and sew down the numbers. Add 4 loops at top for hanger and the backing it will be completed.


Tatted Ghosts for a lady in Tx. Still need one more to tat. Pattern is from Mark Myers and tatted in size 20.
Crazy quilt block for a quilt. The purple by the toadstools is a tatted bunny. I like to add color felt behind my tatting as it defines the character. Humming bird and lady bugs are silk ribbon. The butterfly near the flower is a pattern from Helen Steven's book. The thread is rayon using 1 strand long and short stitch.

 
The hook rug is almost completed. I have a few more flower and the rest is background. I do not have a rug cutter so all strips are cut with a rotary cutter about 1/8 wide. A lady gave me a bag full of Pendleton Wool scraps today. Nice and clean.
 
 The boys going down to an elderly couple in their 80's and mow the knee deep lawn. Rain every day and it looks like a lush valley here in NM!
Trumpet Vine over the Pergola, looking into the front flower garden

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