Monday, November 30, 2020
Decking the Halls
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Harvest of Hope
We were so lucky to have this horse and carriage stop by while we were photographing.
It's almost time for those grapes to be harvested.
I'm not quite sure what this piece of farm equipment does, but if must have something to do with the harvest.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
I'm wearing my Henry Glass Madam Ambassador hat while working on a table runner for Spring.
The table runner measures 15" x 44" - just the perfect size. It is going to be a nice addition to the dining room table at Easter, and I can use it throughout the Spring and Summer months.
It would also look good in Christmas fabric. Hint, hint, wink, wink.
The runner is just one row from my Buttonwood Pattern. I've made this pattern so many times, I think I could make it in my sleep.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
As written through the paws of Mazey.
Boy, did I have to work hard today. My forever parents held the drawing for the fat quarter bundles of "Journey to America" fabric. I've been the very impartial judge before, so I know the routine by now.
First of all Mom wrote numbers on my doggie cookies. I'm wondering if it is safe for me to ingest cookies marked with a Sharpie. Oh well, if I can eat decaying mystery meat from the forest, I guess a little Sharpie won't hurt me.
I know that I have to wait patiently while Mom and Dad get their act together to take pictures of me while judging. I'm only 6, so do you know how much self restraint this takes?
Friday, November 13, 2020
Crossing the Pond Contest
My "Crossing the Pond" pattern is now available in my Etsy shop. To kick off the roll out of this quilt, Marcus Fabrics, generously and graciously sent me a box of Journey to America fabric to offer as a giveaway to my readers.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Buttonwood Table Runner
I've been busy making baskets from my Buttonwood pattern.
I received my last shipment of the year from Henry Glass Fabrics last week. The package contained 1/2 yard cuts of Garden Inspirations by Jane Alison. I decided to make a table runner for Spring by making just one row from my Buttonwood pattern.
I began by making 12, half-square triangles and placed them on my block layout sheet. Once you have them made, the block goes together very quickly.
Monday, November 9, 2020
A Change of Seasons
I'll get the borders on her this week. But by the time I do, the snow will be long gone. We are heading into a long spell of rain.....glorious rain. We can breathe a sign of relief that fire season will be over soon.
Here's my first Leaf Peepers which has a setting square between the blocks for an entirely different look. I like this version too, and it was much easier to make. It took me longer to get the shading just right in the batik version.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” Lewis Carroll. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.