Friday, October 19, 2018

Finally I finished something!

The frond or palm leaf I finished a couple of weeks ago. It went together quite fast, and I'm thinking about a whole quilt of them... all green with different color backgrounds.  Sort of a color study.

Then my sister, Barbara, gave me a booklet of 24 paper pieced flower patterns.  (Drool)  They are beautiful.  I just had to make one right away.  You know me, I made every mistake you can make... some I left as is, but there was a bunch of unsewing and mild cursing and resewing. It's just par for the course for me. I used some sparkly pink to give it a wet look and I like it, so I'm going to make a few more.  They are big blocks... 

Since both of these blocks have some green in them I'm going to add them to the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tomorrow.

Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Extendable Ear Finished

Phew!  That was a hard one.  (Pattern from Fandom In Stitches/Harry Potter)
You can't tell from the front, but there are lots of minute pieces.  I like my choice of background.  Isn't that the quintessential wallpaper in the Black family home? 

So now that the Ear is finished I'm going to paper piece a water lily  from a new booklet my Sister brought me this week.  All kinds of flowers.  It'll be fun to work with some bright colors.

And we had guests from England this week. So nice to see Stephan and Allan again.  Allan is my hubby's brother. 

We had a grand time with them. 

We might get snow tomorrow!  I'm like a kid- I like snow.

So that is the news from here.   Have  a wonderful weekend where you are.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Lots of Little Miracles

Here's a story of one of the smallest  miracles. 

So I'm working on a Harry Potter pattern, the Extendible Ear.  This is the last piece to make, and I've run out of the brown I was using for the shadow... (I should have known better.)  I have all but five pieces  done.

 Five more pieces from this little bit?

 Not going to happen. I need to find some more.

I looked amongst the stash- nothing.  I checked with the scraps that are separated by color - nothing. I dug out the potholders I was making for house warming gifts to my family - nothing.  I checked the big bin of snippets, the whole thing - nothing.  I still had two places to check.  The stand up bin next to the cutting table- way at the bottom...

These little pieces should get me through. 

I should be able to finish tomorrow.  I'll run it bye you when I do.


Friday, September 14, 2018

What plant is this?

This one grows on the south side of my house... I really don't know what it is, but the leaves  look really familiar.  I think it's some kind of  Hydrangea, but the flowers are all wrong.  They look  like downward facing bell flowers.

Do they ring a bell with you?
So it's Friday!
Have a great weekend.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Finished Hagrid's Hut

I like how this one turned out.  On this version there is a thatched roof and a weedy lawn.

All four of the most recent makes.  Next up is the fairly new pattern for the Extendible Ears.  I just happened to find my flesh colored fabrics recently. 

Hope you are having a great Monday.

Still working on the Hut

Hagrid's Hut, that is.  Not many seams left to do, but try to find some time to sew.

I know you all have the same problem.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Sewing what I want!

You know I love Harry Potter...

Well, right now I haven't got a deadline to meet, so I'm making a few more Harry Potter blocks from Fandom In Stitches.  I like making them. Lately it seems I'm having trouble picking colors. I'm making the castle right now

 Only 2 more seams to sew.  Below, see what I mean about choosing fabrics?  I like the rocks, but it seems more like  a fabric for Hagrid's cottage. I love the sky I chose, magical. With the roof color it seems kind of dark, (it is night time).  I might have to retry this pattern with other colors.  What do you think?
It isn't the easiest pattern.  Making Hagrid's cottage next. Stop by and see.