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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.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Char, I think that your wall hanging is going to be beautiful. Thanks for sharing those pictures.

    I hope that you are getting settled so that you can resume doing your crafts. JB