Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Answers to Comments

Hey Everyone

Thanks for reading and your comments. Thought I'd take a moment and answer some of your questions.

The craft shows are doing great! I was afraid with the cost of gas and life in general, that sales wouldn't be very good this year -- but was I ever wrong. I am doing better this year than last (knock on wood). The weather has continued to be pretty good (lots of wind, but the temps are nice and warm and NO RAIN!). I have three HUGE shows coming up here back to back to back, so I'll be working really hard.

Gerry asked how much time I have in my projects -- specifically Wacky Bat. I never keep track of exactly how much time I have in something. I do work fast and when I work on my projects, I work. No playing around, no taking breaks, just get 'er done.

Marcia asked about the thread on the skeleton pillow -- it is not glow in the dark but it sure looks like it doesn't it? It's DMC's new Light Effects thread. I would not use it for a lot of coverage as it feels sort of plasticky, but for little highlights and touches, it makes a great statement.

I was going to upload a picture but Blogger is being very temperamental today. I am currently in a CQ Round Robin and will show you pics of a CQ Box one of the participants made. But we'll save that for next time.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Maddie's New Friend

Maddie and I recently baby-sat a little 4 month old kitten, Resnick. Madeline seemed to like Ressie right from the start -- no hissy fits or fighting. However, by the end of the week Miss Madeline was missing her daily 10 hour naps! Can you tell by the look on her face she's ready for Ressie to go home?

Friday, September 08, 2006

More Pillows

Here's a couple of more pillows I've done for my shows. They are embroidered and painted. The spider's body is all sparkly and the web is done with metallic thread. Kind of gets you in the mood for Halloween doesn't it? LOL Let's hope the weather this weekend is more fall-like than summer, as we will be in a tent outdoors.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Last of the Baby Quilts

Here they are -- the last of the baby quilts for this year. (I already have some orders for next year).

The cats are my favorite of this bunch.

They are embroidered with stem stitch (by hand). I just made up the piecing pattern with the squares and border fabrics and somehow got it all to fit. I was going for a pretty random look.

The train quilt is just a quilted panel. The backing fabric is railroad ties. I did quite a bit of hand quilting on this one.

Finally, the turtle quilt. I got this picture from a bunch of patterns my mom found at an estate sale. It looked like a very old coloring book page. No book, just this page.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Labor Day Holiday. While I am so glad for the holiday weekend (so I don't have to come to work!), I'm always sad at Labor Day because that basically means summer is over. Seems like this summer went by faster than others. I'm not a winter person and am not looking forward to going through another winter.