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Thursday, August 30, 2007
We, my oldest daughter and I, have been making boa scarves for a Halloween swap over at MJF, ruoughly 14 of these.
I have also been working on the mini yoyo quilt and the normal cd yoyo quilt.
I have also been taking my oldest kid to school and taking care of the one that fell down the stairs and the one that got pink eye, who is also the oldest, while I wasn't posting pictures. I thought about taking a picture of her, the pink eye one, the first day of the infection. Can we say she looked like Quasimodo? Sad but true, but I didn't want to hurt her feelings by posting a picture of her that way, so I changed my mind.
I also made my block for quisic in the swap on flickr, the block of the month group. Since it is going to be mailed one day late, I also made next month's block for her, too, as an added bonus and apology. So she will get one Aug. block and one Sept. block.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Disappearing Nine patch. Please feel free to check out the group and join in on the fun. You don't have to swap to be a member. If you are a great seamstress and don't need truing up, start with a 4-inch block. However, to get the desired block of 10 inches finished (10 1/2 unfinished), most people need truing up; so, start with 4 1/2 or 4 1/4 for fudge factor. I hope I can post photos soon; this is driving me a little crazy. I would suggest starting with 4 1/4; that is what I did. It's easy to do with little truing up but it is needed, truing that is.
Monday, August 27, 2007
1. butterfly pillow, 2. suzyhomemakers mini quilt is done, 3. This block is made by clare, 4. 1st finished butterfly for curtain, 5. lt and dk pink tatting, 6. hex granny squares, 7. more antique tatting, 8. antique tatting,9. front, 10. redwork butterfly signature block, 11. style d, 12. layette set, 13. crazy daisies, 14. flower tutorial, 15. English Paper piecing tutorial, 16. bubble gum pink quilt #1,17. lazy daisy week 3, 18. back side dove, 19. felt snow man done, style:christmas colors
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
We played a barter game there where every one brings items to trade. As you can see, my daughter ended up as a Harry Potter Pirate; not sure what that is, but she was happy about it, because her shirt is Kim Possible. Maybe it is a Harry Possible Pirate or something like that. This is the butterfly girl that tried to fly down our stairs head over heals. Hard to tell, but she has a shiner on her left eye from the whole thing. However, as you can see, in typical 5-year-old fashion nothing keeps them down for long. Even if mom had to say more than a dozen times, "Slow down; don't run you might hurt yourself again." I think I am more worried than she is!
Friday, August 24, 2007
If you are into the tatting challenge, here is a site with a few patterns and lovely examples of tatting.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Number Nine in 25 motif challenge.
This is a photo of one piece of tatting that is in a salesman tatting sampler that hangs in my front room c. 1900.
Look at that price: 55 cents a yard. Wow, wish I could buy it for that price now!
Pattern starting with chain on left:
ch1: ch 4 picot ch 8 picot chain 8 picot ( future join place safety pin here to find this spot easily later), chain four
r1: 9 picot term 1 (join 5th picot to starting point)
**ch2: chain 5ds
r2: 9 picot term 1
chain3: 5ds( future join here*), ch 4, picot (future join), ch 8, picot , ch 8, picot( future join), ch 4
3r: 9 picot term 1, form join on 5th picot to first future join* on chain3** repeat
Please look at photo to see where joins are.
My other items for this challenge are here.
I used antique crochet cotton for this. Now, I wish I had not because it is a little too floppy for my tastes. Maybe I will do #10 with this same pattern but with tatting thread.
DO NOT USE THIS PATTERN TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!
25 motif challenge". This is just shy of 2 yards long. If you want to see the others I have done, go here.
Photos from salesman tatting sampler.
Pattern from the pink one; the blue and purple have a tiny bit different stitch count.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
1. suzyhomemakers mini quilt is done, 2. This block is made by clare, 3. 1st finished butterfly for curtain, 4. lt and dk pink tatting, 5. hex granny squares, 6. more antique tatting, 7. antique tatting, 8. front,
9. redwork butterfly signature block, 10. style d, 11. layette set, 12. crazy daisies, 13. flower tutorial, 14. English Paper piecing tutorial, 15. bubble gum pink quilt #1, 16. lazy daisy week 3,
17. back side dove, 18. felt snow man done, style:christmas colors
Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Also at this camp ground was a humming bird feeder. Just an ordinary feeder that had somewhere between 8 and 14 birds hovering around it pretty much all the time this morning. I think I sat there for 30 minuets or more just watching them dance in the air.
I have seen lots of humming birds in my life as my Vavo has lots of feeders at her home. Hummingbirds are her favorite bird, but I have never seen this many at one time. WOW is all I can say. If you like hummers and want to talk about them check out this forum.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This pillow is made out of fabric napkins that have been embroidered on the edges. I didn't do the embroidery, Leezard did; all I did was sew the napkins together, add the yoyo front and back, and stuff the pillow. I think it makes a cute decorative pillow for the bedroom. Still hand made, so to speak, even if someone else did the embroidery. I think it is sweet. Top photo is accurate to color of pillow bottom photo was taken at night and didn't come out well.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Giddy with making hats at the moment. I am sort of on a kick at the moment of making fall-themed hats. I like the way they are coming out. Let me know what you think; I am sort of leaning toward they need some sort of embellishment like a flower or something like that. I have a few more made that I haven't taken pictures of yet; I will post them tomorrow.