Monday, December 25, 2017

A Lime Butterfly

Started a while before Christmas, but only just finished.

I like the color - very Christmassy.

Happy Holidays.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Want to see my cookies?

Oh I guess I should take to covering off first...

These are the spumoni cookies  I made from the recipe here
They tasted good, but were not as pretty as the ones on the Spiral blog.

and a veggie plate to bring with the cookies to our niece's house for Christmas Eve dinner.
We had a wonderful time - Thank you, Mary and Mark.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Made for Christmas Gift

I started this last year for my Sister-in-Law as a hostess gift for inviting us to Thanksgiving... It didn't get done. I made the 5 paper pieced Mimbulus Mimbletonias, but after that I was stumped as to what to do with them.  What colors to use, what quilting to add, and quite afraid my skills wouldn't make a good enough product. I gathered up the blocks and fabrics and set it all aside.  Tuesday I decided to finish it after remembering something my drawing teacher taught us... photographic renderings were for cameras. Art work is made by humans and while not perfect, brings more insight to the piece.

Here's the piece, a table runner.

These close-ups show the real colors. (The pattern comes from Fandom in Stitches the Harry Potter section. I've made many of them.  It's a great houseplant - no watering, no sunshine required.)

The binding is red roses, and brings out the MM flowers.  Hope she likes it.

So this is to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Holiday of your choice.


Saturday, December 9, 2017

The Latest Butterfly

I tried to get artsy with the body (in private, of course, LOL). The body fabric is the sky with planets. I wanted the top and bottom to be different... they are. Oh well, that just makes something interesting (or interstellar) to find.
The wings are blue with red lines woven in...makes it look more purple.

So I'm off to share this with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge Community.

We had snow again!  Looks like a couple of inches - it'll probably stay now.  We've used up all our get out of winter points already.
Have a lovely weekend.