Monday, August 28, 2006

Getting Ready for Shows

Been working my little fingers to the bone -- and instead of bony fingers, I have the following ready for my Fall craft shows.

The skeleton is all counted cross stitch. Don't you love his eyes and bow tie? This is done in the new DMC Light Effects thread. They have lots of nice colors but this flourescent green just called out to me.

This is my wacky bat. The colors are much brighter in person. That orange hat just screams at you -- LOL. He is quilted and appliqued using lots of metallic threads. My new machine (Janome 6600) is a dream at handling all the difficult threads.

More Later.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Little Better Picture

Let's try this for a better picture. And if you click on it, you'll get a larger size.


I finally finished the commission quilt -- what a monster! I know lots of you probably do these big bedsize quilts all the time, but it's been a long time since I've wrestled with a 6 foot monster like this -- ha!

Here it is in all it's glory -- photo transfers of the client's little doggies and kitty. This is for her husband's birthday, which is Aug. 24 (just in the nick of time!).

Here's a closer look at one of the blocks. This little puppy is no longer with us, so Justice is wearing the St. Francis medal. I know the photos don't show it very well, but there's lots of decorative stitches on the seams of the blocks. The quilting (machine) is done in red and white. On the back of the quilt are two neckerchiefs of Justice (both red -- her favorite color!). There are also miles and miles of binding, sewn by hand of course.

All in all -- a big weight is off my shoulders with getting this done. I just hope they like it.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thank You!

Thank you to all of you who have taken the time and posted comments on the quilts and the comments on my sweet baby Wendy. I was surprised to see there are actually people reading my ramblings (ha ha!). I have no pictures today, as I'm busy, busy, busy finishing up things such as the giant commission quilt (sewing miles and miles of binding right now), the last 4 baby quilts (somehow I have two of them in the binding stage also -- don't you just hate the boring binding part?), and then lots of things for my craft shows which will start the weekend after Labor Day (how did that sneak up so fast?). I will have pictures of the f inished projects very soon so check back. And for some reason, blogger is not letting me make paragraphs so I will end this one, as I know my eyes kind of glaze over at reading long postings without any paragraphs.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

RIP Sweet Baby

Wendy (a/k/a Miss Piggy)
Aug. 28, 1995 - Aug. 8, 2005
I miss you.