We had a blast at the Corn Maze today! But the kids wore me out so all I have tonight is a photo essay…
Archive for October, 2008
I have been working on my applique project, Dressed for Dinner, even though I’ve not mentioned anything about it lately. Here is the current status:
The Heart Block
The Turkey Block
The Pie Block
The Corn Stalk Block
The Eggplant Block- it was in the finished category but I have decided to rework some of the values. There is not enough contrast in the block for me… I’m hoping that I don’t have to redo the whole block though. Hm-m-m, maybe some paint in a few key areas…
The Great Pumpkin Block- This is one half of the block. The other side is a mirror reflection. This block is in the applique stage. The shapes are glued in place and I am just beginning to applique. I decided to try gluing everything in place first hoping to avoid the problem I’m having with the eggplant block… namely getting to the last piece and seeing I don’t like the combination of fabrics.
My original plan was to have this done by October 31. Ha!
That’s not going to happen… Maybe by October 31 next year!!
Tina and I had so much fun last week when we went with her Girl Scout Troop to see a musical, Seussical. Based on the story Horton Hears a Who, it had a complete cast of characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton, The Wickersham Brothers, and The Whos.
The costumes and scenery were, as is to be expected, colorful, outlandish and fun.
The most exciting part for Tina was getting her picture taken with JoJo, the thinker of strange and wonderful thinks.
I have always kind of wondered what it would feel like to hit my finger with the sewing machine needle. Now I know. I’ll spare you the gory details but suffice it to say, I’m not going there again!! I’ll be much more careful from now on. And I hope all of you ladies are careful too, because IT HURTS!
Debra commented on my last post, “Looks vintage. Are you still cleaning out customer’s closets?”
Yes, Debra I guess that is my self appointed task in life; to clean all of the languishing quilts out of this world’s closets!
This particular quilt though, came from a customer’s drawer, or rather her mother’s drawer. After her mother passed away my customer was cleaning out her mother’s drawers and came across the embroidered blocks. My friend Karen put the blocks together and I quilted it. Can you imagine how special this quilt is going to be to family of the embroiderer?
And now I have to ask… what is languishing in your closet?!! Hm-m-m? 🙂