Friday, November 17, 2017

THE CATS ARE DONE--

The other day I kept hearing cat meow's everytime
I went near the sewing area--
and then it got louder and louder--
so finally I gave in and went to see what the problem was--
and it was the Cat quilt blocks--
asking me to finish them up--
I have been making a cat block and a log cabin block each month
 this year with the 'color' of the month series--
and we just had 2 colors to go--
browns and blacks--
soooo--
here is one kitty--
I had this fabric picked out a long time ago for this one--
and this cat sits next to this one on a panel-
and for the dark one--
I found a black fabric with a nice brown ivy on it--
The colors of this one is really pretty--
it just did not photograph that way--darn!!!!!
and here is the log cabin blocks to go with these 2--
again for whatever reason--
these are much prettier than they show here--!!!!
and here is all 12 of my kitties--
But for now these are getting put away--
as there is Christmas stuff to sew--
I have 2 small quilts all ready with backing, batting and the tops laid out--
just waiting for the basting fairies to show up--
cause someone talked  me into going shopping today instead of doing that 'chore'!!!

          ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI
JUST '5' MORE DAYS--BEFORE IT IS STUFFING DAY---
SO WE WILL LET THIS 'TURKEY' HAVE HIS FUN!!!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

OH YES--I HAVE --

been working-
it is just I am slow these days--it seems--
will have some fabric photos tomorrow I hope--
but in the meantime--
here is a couple knitting finishes--
first up is my 2nd pair of socks--
see they match--
now though for the "funny" part--
I just read that the newest 'fad' is unmatched socks--
oh give me a break--
I finally think I am getting caught up on something--
and I always learn that the 'train' has already moved on!!!!
this pair came out much better than the first as far as the shape goes--
I went down a size or so in needles and also discovered that I had not done the correct stitch on the heel for the other pair--oppps!!!

and another tiny baby sweater--
I do have another tiny sweater on the needles--
and have one fingerless mitten started on another set of needles--
and I did find the self stripping yarn on line and have 2 more colors in the mail!!
Who wants socks for Christmas????

Keep busy--working on those crafts--
Christmas is coming--quickly--!!!!

           ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI

Friday, November 10, 2017

MORE CHRISTMAS MAKINGS

I was able to get another top worked up--
earlier this week--
This was using up another collection that I had in the Christmas fabric box--
I love this snowman series--
See those cute 'snowbuddies' and those cute little 'trucks'???
Now this one is not finished yet--
it will have some applique added to it--
worked on those designs today for a bit!!!

And
I had another order out yet for some fabric-
one of the pieces I ordered was a backing for the pink and limegreen quilt--
and one day this week that order came in--
welllll--
sorta came in--
opened the box and this  is what I found--
a half yard of a pretty red fabric--
and yes --it was on the order--
but--
what is this--
a very pretty blue--(one yard cut)
and a beautiful black with cardinals on it--(2 yard piece--)
these were not what I ordered--
and twice the fabric amount that I ordered--
got in touch with the company and they are sending out what I ordered--
and--
told me to keep these 2--
oh--yea--I will--gladly do that!!!!

The weather here has been lovely--low 80's during the day and high 60's-at night--
but--

I see that up north in good ole Watkins glen--tonight will go to   --- 9 degrees--
and has been in the mid teens all week--
what--
we didn't get these kind of temps until Jan or Feb in the past--
what gives????

          ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI


Monday, November 6, 2017

LET IT SNOW--

Here in Florida--
welll--
not really--
but I was thinking about it while I created this today--
these 2 main fabrics where probably about the last fabrics that I bought at
my old quilt shop in NY before moving down here--
I loved this shade of blue and the beige one is from the line "snowgatherings"--
and they had a model made up using them with applique snowmen on it somewhere's--
I think the model was a bit smaller ---(I did not purchase the pattern--)
So this is what I came up with today--
my '4' snowpeople are wool appliques--
I am not sure where I am going with this now--
like I think I want top hats on at least 2 of the snowpeople--
and of course faces and some other details--
But--
this will get set aside now until a later date as I have plenty of time to finish it--
as I don't really put snowpeople out until Jan--
and we know that I have lots and lots of Christmas fabrics to stitch up!!!

And the winner is--
the holly one--everyone voted for this one--
even me as I was writing the post--
taking photos really helps in the deciding--one can see them better--
thanks to everyone who voted!!

Humm--it has been dark since 6pm here--
when did that happen-and we are only into the first part of November--ouch??????
Guess I better get back to doing my walking in the morning before I sew!!!!

           ENJOY THE MOMENTS, DI
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