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I'm a wife, mom, grandmother and great grandmother. I try to be creative - sometimes it works, most times it doesn't. I'm my own worst critic! I'm self taught in a lot of my crafts, but have taken quilting classes and most recently a beginner's rug hooking class. I enjoy both crafts tremendously. I'd like to learn to be a better gardener.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pictures of this and that!

Ok, while hubby is trying to unclog the sink I have some time to post some pictures!

First is a yo yo tree that I made for my girlfriend last Christmas:

It's not the best picture - but gives you an idea.  I'm going to make a smaller one for her this year and one for me and one for my daughter.

Next - pics of my progress on my City Village quilt (which is paper pieced):

This is what the pattern looks like.  Each section is numbered and lettered according to the order it should be sewn and the fabric it should be sewn with.  You place the fabric on the wrong side, but sew on the right side.

Here is the first placing of fabric.  You can't see it on this picture but there is a solid fabric (that's the window).

Here is what it looks like after being sewn together and pressed.

This is another view.

Another view.

What the houses looked like before joing them together.

Here they are joined together.  The blank fabric to the right is for the embroidery - trees or flowers and sometimes birds.

Here is a different house - Cottage.  The blank fabric above the green pole is for an embroidered birdhouse.

The church which needs the cross embroidered on as well as some flowers.

Another house and again the blank fabric to the left is for embroidery.
I have five houses completed and need to sew 7 more.  Once they're done I'll add the embroidery and take more pictures.

My antique spools.  Some of them I bought and the rest are a gift from my friend, Stacy.  Love them!!  This is where I'll be hanging my quilts or rugs.  However, I need to get a longer shelf to hang the City Village quilt on - this one is about 8 inches too narrow.

Some of my treasures from Gathered Treasures show.  The wool and the "Wool" sign is from Alice Frazier of "A Day In The Life".  The camera doesn't do the colors justice.

This cabinet is from another vendor - can't remember the name off the top of my head.  The wooden bowl I got from an antique store in Norwalk, Ohio.

There are more pictures - but I'll post those later! 

I hope you've enjoyed your visit and hope you come back!  Thanks for stopping in.

Where did the time go!?!

Wow! I can't believe I haven't posted since January!  Sorry - no pictures today.  I have a bunch to post - just don't have time in the evenings to post them.  Then when I'm on my lunch break I pop in to see who is doing what and thing I need to post my pictures!  I have pictures of some things I bought when my two friends and I went to Ault's and then an antique store back in early March.  I have pictures of my progress on the City Village quilt - I've finished 5 blocks and have 7 more to go.  After that I'll do the embroidery on them.  I have pictures of our adventure to Gathered Treasures - my purchases there.  I'm going to try to get those posted soon! 

Like many of you - life has just been a whirlwind for me.  I come home from work exhausted and after being on a computer all day I just don't want to be on one at night but if I'm going to post pictures I'm going to have to get on!  :)

Went to Tennessee to visit my dad and rest of my family.  This is my second week back at work and my desk looks like I've been gone for six months!  So much to do!  Ugh. 

Sadly I haven't been doing much hooking.  Between the quilt blocks and working on my brother's afghan I'm pretty busy.  My plan is to have the blocks finished by the end of May and I'd like the afghan finished by May 14 so I can send it to my brother for his birthday.  After the end of May - whether I've completed the blocks or not, I'll need to put them away to start working on my Christmas gifts.  They're stitchery items so I need to get started (I have 30 I need to do).  The good news is that they aren't detailed stitchery so they should go quickly.  Then I'll need to decide if I want to make pillows out of them or frame them or what! 

Have a great week!