Monday, September 28, 2009

Which do you do first???

I was wondering as I was getting ready to do tonight's post---do you read the other blog site updates first---or do you do your post then read them?????

Ok on to some sewing goodies--here is some fall things I am working on at the moment:

This is a scarecrow that I am needle turning, but using the blanket stitch in black thread for all of it--it has been tricky cause as usual the pattern is backwards for those who do the sticky paper stuff!!!! 

And here is the "biggy" one of have been working on--look closely, now:

First Can you guess what "these" strange shapes are????  Let me tell you that once again this pattern was for the fusible stuff--but I am again doing in needle turn applique--Please note how skinny those legs are:

today I appliqued their "high heels" on them----

What do you think?????  Here's an even closer picture of the legs and shoes?????

I may be "blind" by now--the legs are only about an 1/8 inch wide--yet I was able to needle turn them--the only one I am not totally pleased with it the leg on the far right--I do believe that that leg has a "cellulite" problem??????????

Here is a couple of gift items I finished on Sunday for a give away one of these days??

I really love my bird pin/needle holder--especially when I am appliqueing!!!

Also today I got another wall hanging--the Sunbonnet Sue christmass one with the batting and backing and got it all basted and even started hand quilting it tonight---

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS ON MY WINTER WHITE QUILT--I did a rush job on it and as it had been a while since I had hand quilted--my stitches are not small--but it is for me and I do stitch larger than most--cause when someone looks at my quilts I want them to "see" that they have been hand done and not have to try to figure out if it was done by hand or machine--at least that is my story and I will stick by it!!!!!!!!!

Best to you all in your projects this week---Hugs, Di


Quilt Hollow said...

My guess is crows. :-)

Phyllis said...

Hey Di,

Those little black birds are going to be so cute! ha ha ha!

Ariane said...

My first guess is that they are stylish crows with heals on. So cute!!! I can't believe you needle turned those legs. That's amazing. I'm not that good at needle turn applique. I love the scarecrow applique that you are doing. It's lovely.

alice said...

I am going to have to agree with crows--having a cup of coffee and gossiping maybe. Your work is amazing. I am afraid to try needleturning. One day...! Can't wait to see the next pictures. A-

Lurline said...

Your story sounds good, Di - so stick with it! I do think you are a tad crazy with your minute applique, though!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Your applique is amazing - I've been wondering about needleturning the small and skinny bits! Now I know I must give it a go.

Joy McD said...

They have to be black birds of some sort... like the ones on my back porch that share the cats' food. You are freaking me out with your applique, Di! I can't even needle turn a 10 inch square!!! I think I need to visit you one day :)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

They do look like blackbirds to me. I'm loving the scarecrow so far. Scarecrows are among my favorite fall items.

I try to sit down once a week (usually on Sundays) and do my posts for the next week; Unfortunately I haven't been able to do that lately. That's why I have so many blank days and then 2-3 posts on another day lol.

Carrie P. said...

Well I already know what those strange little creatures with shoes are since I read todays post.
Silly birds.
I love it when I see a rainbow which is not very often.

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