My favorite time of year is right around the corner. I love Autumn, kids going back to school, fall leaves (though not where I live), cozy fires at night, Halloween then Thanksgiving. I wish I lived somewhere you truly got to experience all four seasons. So in honor of my favorite season I have already started my fall decorating. I finished this pillow in less than a week, it has tan corduroy around the edges and on the back a really cute pumpkin fabric. I have explained to my two children that this is a "special" pillow and is not for letting the dogs lay on, or for drinking juice over or for wiping messy hands on. I figure that should keep it safe for about a week in my house.
Friday, July 24, 2009
I finished the "faith" piece, and found a cute (and cheap) Ikea frame to put it in. Its hard to see all the white in the piece, I guess the daylight was too bright for taking pictures in, but inside I kept getting glare off of the frame. I started an autumn themed Lizzie Kate piece, its small so I am hoping to have it done this weekend (fingers crossed) I love the variegated thread from Weeks on the pumpkins. Fall is definitely my favorite time of year, although where I live there is no such thing as "seasons". Its likely to be 100 degrees still on Halloween. I also bought a cute Halloween witch ornament with lots of sparkly Kreinik thread, and a big mermaid chart. I have promised I wont even start that one until I have finished one of the big projects I already have in progress. I have a big Autumn one, its kind of like a big collage so I have been working on it in sections, I have the Daughters Love piece for my oldest that just needs the background done and then back stitching, and then I have the Fresh and Clean piece which is almost 80% done. I could probably finish it in a month if I worked on only that. But i'm not that motivated because of how expensive I know it will be to have it framed!
Is it wrong that I didn't want to add a new post because I enjoyed looking at the picture of the finished piece on my last post so much?!?
at 3:08 PM
Saturday, July 11, 2009
It is finally done!!! And will be delivered this afternoon to its new home!! I am so happy to be finished. It was a little stressful having this deadline hanging over my head, and also always the question of "will they like it/will it turn out ok?". But I am very happy with the finished product and think they will love it too. Now I can resume working on my many works in progress and also not feel guilty about spending my night hours quilting instead of cross stitching. The picture on the left is a little blurry due to my six year old being the one snapping the pic but it shows how happy I am to be done!!
at 12:57 PM
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I did four more frogs today and also finished the three I didn't have the stuff to finish last night. It's about 1 am in the morning and I ought to be in bed (my kids get up sooo early!) but this is the only quiet time I have in my house. It's funny looking at the picture alot of the frog bellies don't stand out as much as I hoped they would. Maybe my next four I'll go brighter on them.
We made a trip to Joann's today to get the fusible webbing, and of course found more frog fabric. But the find of the day was the cutest Halloween fabric. I have one other small wall hanging to do and then I think I am going to try my hand at designing **that would be making up as I go along***my own Halloween quilt. I think it is my favorite holiday of the year, its fun to dress up and decorate the house with all the spooky stuff.
at 1:19 AM
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I actually cut and sewed eight frogs tonight but I ran out of fusible webbing so the other three still have no legs. I am actually not sure I like that the legs are just glued into place, but hopefully the quilting will hold them in place. It took me about three hours to do these tonight. I would say there was a lot of sewing and cutting involved in each square (9 separate pieces to sew together) but it could be I am just slow. It is fun getting to play with the different batiks though for the frogs skin. I normally avoid that section of the quilting store for some reason.
at 1:10 AM