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Friday, December 12, 2014

Blue work snowmen

I am making some runners and table mats for Rob and Ali this week.  They have been married for 6 months already! Can you believe it?  Well, I am doing blue work for their items, which I am liking!  A lot!  
I love the snowflake fabric I got today for the background.  These are the fabrics I'll use in the blocks around the runners. Some of the fabric is from the Downton Abby line.  
I'm looking forward to seeing these done!
Oh!  Here is the snowman I made Evy at the basket class.  We even wove the basket bottom!  Fun!  
This one is Debbie's!
This was a fun time!  No one knew what they were doing at first but they came out great!

Cute snowman pillow

Kenny was jealous of the snowmen I made Evy and Pat so I made him this tonight.  It will be a pillow in a few days.  Evy cleaned all of her clothes and stuff out of our house today.  All that's left is the furniture which she will take this weekend.  It will be nice to organize everything this winter and clean it the rest of the way.  I also have to purge tons of stuff.  I am looking forward to that.  
I love this snowman picture!  I guess I am getting over my snowman aversion!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A snowman couple

I am making Evelyn a few things for her new house!  She has purchased an adorable place in a great town, but they won't move in for a few weeks so I thought I'd do snowmen for her instead of Christmas this year.  This will become a runner.

These towels are hand embroidery.  I am working on one more.  I have to add trim to the bottoms.

I made the little ornaments at a rug hooking class.  It was fun but not a full time hobby for me!  
I made a snowman basket this weekend but left it at work so I could paint it with my friends.  We all did it together and had a wonderful time.  I'll show it tomorrow.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving table runners

I made a few runners this week using my embroidery machine.  My daughter is buying a house this month so I will probably give these to her when I see her tomorrow.  I have to quilt and bind two if them in the morning.  Since this is the first time in over 20 years that I am not doing the dinner here, I can sew without worrying about cleaning up for company!  

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bargello table runner done!

This was a project started many years ago, but I put it away in the attic after I did it in class.  I was cleaning the other day and there it was!  Only needing a binding (I dislike putting bindings on, but I'm working on that) so tonight after work I put one of the store bought kinds.  It feels great to actually finish things.  I Even thought about it when I went to bed last night.  I went to sleep with a feeling of accomplishment!  Maybe it's a new trend! :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Quilt label

Friday night I got Rob and Ali's quilt finished.  I only had to finish putting the binding on and it took like 8 months.  I had put most of it on and then my mom was put on life support and then died.  Guess I just couldn't bring myself to take it out and bind it.  I made the label today and will put it on the quilt tonight!  Isn't it cute?

Christmas quilt and pillowcases

I made this quilt last summer with some good friends and finally got around to quilting and binding it this week.  The fabric was a Christmas layer cake (can't remember which tho!) but it doesn't look too Christmasy to me now.  But, since it's already very cold here, we will be happy just to have it on the couch!  
At school we have to do these crazy things called SLOs and I always get stressed out about it so last Friday the special education teacher I work with helped me do mine.  Seriously, she forced me to get it done!  Sat me down at the computer and said, "let's get it done right now!"  She was not taking no for an answer!  I am so grateful to get them done so I made her these pillowcases.  One for her and one for her husband.  What a friend she was to me on Friday!  I am lucky to have her with me this year.:)