Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween 2011

Well, I did not complete my daily "Blogtoberfest" posts. But I did post more this month than any so far. I think I had good excuses, starting a new part time job and going to Indiana 2x to care for my aging Father.... I'm leaving you with some spooky inspirations.... And before  you say anything. Chloe only wore her pumpkin suit for about 20 minutes total. She doesn't look too happy with it does she?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Family Halloween

 My dad on his second night in the nursing home. His great-grandson, Lincoln is in the dragon costume.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CQ Ornaments 2011

These are the ornaments I made this year for the annual swap I am a part of. I tried the round ones this year, usually just make stockings.

Paula's Bird Block

I have had this block a while and kept looking at what I could add. After reading Paula's wishes, she said she loved butterflies as well as birds. So I decided to make one using my embroidery machine on fabric made of Angelina Fibers.  Here is the result. I embroidered the flowers using the print on the white fabric as the pattern.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Bird Round Robin Block

This is my block I pieced for the Bird Round Robin, I love how the colors go together.

Joyce was the first to work on it. I love the peacock and how she echoed the silkie picture with her hummingbird motif. Can's wait to see what the rest of the "gang" comes up with.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Anyone?

I have been an admirer of those glass garden totems for a while. Basically you take old glassware, dishes, pottery, etc. Glue them together and put them in the garden. They can be beautiful. I have been collecting glass over the summer, but hadn't had enough courage to put one together. With my husband home over the weekend, we decided to give it a try by working on a "joke" totem for a friend. Mistakes and flaws would be ok.   My hubbie and his friend have a running joke about Strawberry Shortcake and they are sending gag gifts both ways.  So we decided to make a Strawberry Shortcake totem. What do you think?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ottoman Makeover I

I got this green ultrasuede storage ottoman at a garage sale for about $1, It was in good shape but for some stains on the top. So I decided to try and recover it.  Stay tuned for progress.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Purse

This is a purse I made a couple years ago using my embroidery machine... Someday I will be invited to a Halloween Party so I can use it!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Getting Ready for October Spooks

Didn't have much time to post today... but thought this clip art was cute.

Monday, October 10, 2011

One dollar heirlooms

At a rummage sale recently I came across these gorgeous stockings for $1 a piece. Someone put a lot of work into them. I am pleased I can have them for my own.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Redwork

I have been very busy this week as my father became ill in Indiana and I had to go down and take care of some things. I missed a few days of blogging, but family comes first. This quilt comes from my "archives". From a quilt show several years ago. I am sorry I cannot credit it's maker, It is a Redwork Halloween theme....

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Not for the squeamish

More spiders!
Here are closeups of two. They are on a crocheted tablecloth I got at a garage sale for 50 cents.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Garage Sale Ottoman

I grabbed this ottoman for $2.50 acutually I got two ottomans for $5. They will be used in my office at work. Great condition.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wine Round Robin

Here is my newest block, pieced for an upcoming Wine theme round robin....

Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm in Blogtoberfest!

Ok, have you noticed the new button on the top left.... It is a link to the Blogtoberfest movement. Basically you sign up and pledge to blog something each day in October... So far I am 3 for 3.....and here's a picture just for kicks...Meet Ramona and Regis, our newest family members and wierdest garage sale find.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beaded Spider

Thanks to the link here, I was able to complete my first beaded spider. I think he turned out nice for my first try. I need a little practice on making loops on the bottom.... I thought he was appropriate for a header in October...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Durand Quilt Show 2011

Fuzzy and I attended the quilt show in Durand this year. It was nice, but the absence of crazy quilts was evident. I need to get on the ball for next year. Here are a few highlights.