the red/cream is finally at the flimsy stage. i finished piecing the piano keys and adding the inner border last night, but didn't attach the keys until this morning. tomorrow i might pull out the folding table and get this basted and tied so i can move on to the binding. that would give me another UFO finish this year, which is always good. **** last night i also finished all but one of the letters on my halloween piece. i am hoping to finish the wallhanging in time for the 31st, a good possibility. **** next machine project? my autumn change top; fall colors in a great scrappy quilt. this is earmarked for a gift when completed. hand projects are the halloween piece and one of my amish quilts, hoping to finish at least 1 before the end of the year....or maybe before thanksgiving? now that's a stretch but could be, could be.
Friday, October 21, 2011
these tulips were some i planted in my yard eons ago and glad i took a photo when they were in bloom. it'll be more than a few months before we see any of these here in the hinterlands. each week the temps fall ever so slightly toward a too-long maine winter. for now we are basking in glorious fall weather while it lasts. **** up early this morning and finished a swap giftie that i can't show right now but will when it's received. today i'm tackling the red/cream borders and get that flimsy done once and for all. last night i finished sparklies on my witch's shoe buckles and, since it's sunny, hope to finish the black letter applique. i have an ott lite and can do this at night but it's so much easier in bright daylight. also this morning i pulled out my stash of wrapping paper/ribbons and cleaned/organized that. other friday plans are for a delish seafood lunch before the shack closes for the winter.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
though the photo is a bit difficult to see clearly, i've started doing some embellishing on the halloween piece. on the hat are little silver stars with silver beads and on the shoes are green sequins with green beads. i also gave one of the bats black-bead eyes. if i work on this project only, it should be done for halloween; we'll see if that happens. **** rainy and cool here today but i heard the phrase "43 to 49 overnight" on the local weather. Yikes, 43 is only 11 degrees over freezing. this isn't good news at all; inevitable yes, but not good. **** another ominous news item was the very possible collapse of the government in Greece. that's right, the ancient seat of governmental establishment itself could very well disappear. what do you think this says about governments in other places? an idea whose time has come and soon to be gone? and what then?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
blog, you will see photos at some point; she had a very late arrival home so might be sleeping in this morning. no doubt carol had a late return home to rangeley as well. ***** me i was up at 4:30 this morning and got some applique done already. it's really feeling quite fallish here now.bit of a skewed view but yesterday i finished this flimsy and photographed it on my bed, for lack of a better place. the 2 side rows are hanging off the bed and can't be seen, but you get the general idea. this is completely assembled by hand, squares and top, and it will now be hand quilted with a wool batt. that's Transfer-eze in the middle with the elaborately detailed quiting design....it's an urn and lots of feathers. **** right now i'm mainly working on the halloween piece to finish by the end of the month. yesterday i got my sparkly embellishments and it should be cute when done. after that i get to quilt with 2 quilts now ready for the really fun part. ***** took a break yesterday afternoon and met up with bonnie hunter and carol perkins at the famous marden's. if you hop on over to bonnie's