Sunday, October 26, 2008

October 26 2008

That is a black rug and that is NOT salt it is HAIL!!!! I was out raking leaves and it started to rain and by the time I got into the house it was a bit chunky. We are supposed to get 2-4" of snow tonight and another 1-2" tomarrow. I have a guild meeting tomarrow night, hope it doesn't snow and the roads aren't icey...I am not a very good driver under those kind of conditions.
You have heard me rant about "Wool Pets"...well here are my first two at temps. That is a piece of my hand dye in the background....anyway...the bumblebee turned out great and so did the lady bug. They do take a bit of working, but I found tucking the wool in places and then poke poke poking did alot to help shape. I need to find those rare earth magnets so I can glue on bottom and hide with more wool. Then I can put on my fridge :-) One of my black kitties is here too...the eyes, nose and mouth are needle felted (free hand). I have one totally made and several others tacked to this board waiting for completion.
Glenna of Quilts n Things designs her own patterns and this is "Pansies", the one I did for her shop using two batiks she picked out (the background and large border print) all the rest is my hand dyes. I made two and this is the one Mark liked, so it now hangs in our bedroom. This type of hand dye works great for applique because of the mottled mix of colors and shades. I really like it. I had so much fun I did another one.........
I thought the grapes were appropriate since a picked a bunch of them to make grape jam. Only the brown and purple are my hand dyes but if you enlarge the photo, the green is from the packet of goodies I got from Cinnamongirl93...thanks Barb...when I saw this fabric I just grabbed it, took it upstairs and started cuttin away, it worked out great! This hangs in the hallway just before the bathroom upstairs.
I am finishing up about three months of a nine patch exchange I belong to. I usually do several months at a time. It would be good to do it monthly but I always seem to find something else to do. I was down in the basement looking for something and my gammill was glaring at me. Poor Mark probably wonders why he spent so much money for the upgrade and repair...I know I know, I really need to get quilting. I just have to piece the backing for Libby's quilt and then I will quilt that one. I cannot wait to see it finished. I want to get some thread from Signature...it is called Lava....red and black...the quilt is red and black batiks with a kona cotton black. We will be taking it down to Libby on December 14th when we go and pick up Victoria. We are going down the day before, take Libby out to dinner for her birthday even thou we will be a week early. She turns the big 21!!! She will probably have a drink since she has had a fake id for three years...kids! :-) I better get back to sewing before I poop out. I have to help Mark make the manacotti for dinner. I mix the grated cheese, ricotta and sauce in my kitchen aide and then I got a pastry bag and large tip to fill with...I was using just a cone I made from wax paper. It will be so yummy.......




4 comments:

woolpets said...

Nice job with the ladybug and bee! They're very cute! Your mac and cheese sounds so yummy!

Liz said...

I love that bee - she is so cute! We got the hail here on the island too. My four year old was enthralled with it - it was the first hail he's ever seen.

cinnamongirl93 said...

Don't you love needle felting?! I want to make so many pets from the book.
The wall hangings look fantastic! Nice work. I love the green batik. It's perfect for the leaves.
I heard you all were suppose to get snow last night. I saw a couple of flurries here.

susan said...

as soon as it is light i am going to take photo of snow...it will be gone, althou supposed to continue to snow rest of today and tomarrow but by thursday up to a summery 40 with some sun :-)!!!!