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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Harvest decor items finished for Thanksgiving (U.S.)

I have two autumnal projects finished just in time to pack them away so that I can put out my Christmas decorations! 
A small wallhanging using fusible appliqué and free motion stitching.

This is a table runner made using the Let's Twist book and ruler.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fabric give away at Stray Stitches

 There is a great give away of some funky fabric at http://www.straystitches1.blogspot.com

Stay tuned for a finished project.  I need to get two small projects finished before U.S. Thanksgiving on Thursday!! 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Straddling, twisting. and Falling

I have my Straddling Turkey finished and hanging.  All ready for Thanksgiving here in Arizona.

Am also playing with some Twister blocks to make a table runner. 

And, beside the twister blocks is a falling leaf table runner that needs to be layered and quilted. 

It feels good to be finishing some projects though I can hear my ufo's calling my name and trying to tell me I should be working on them and not new projects!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Fall Day in Arizona

I guess the weather here in Arizona is about as close to autumnal as we are going to get?  Sunny, mid 70's and cools off slightly overnight.  Sun sets a little earlier each night but not as drastic as it in BC.  The last few nights have been incredible with the full moon - like someone left a light on outside. 

Since it is autumn and U.S. Thanksgiving is approaching, I thought this Patchabilities wallhanging was timely to make. I need more purple buttons for my grape cluster but used what I could easily find without spending a long time going from place to place shopping for more.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Two simple and one more detailed projects are completed.

Almost mid November - a long time since I posted pictures of a finished project but I have finally accomplished something!

First is my Dec La Table bargello table runner.  Appliqué has been stitched down and runner is done.



I also have my table topper and two placemats completed and they are on the table being used.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Settled in and working on a variety of projects

We are settling in, in our winter home and I seem to be scattered - working on a variety of projects at once.  Seems strange to have Thanksgiving at home and then come south where the entire country is gearing up for US Thanksgiving.  I feel the need to decorate our home with some autumn/fall projects so that is what I am working on.

I have the background made for a cornucopia Patchabilities hanging, the background for a Straddling Turkey and two placemats (waiting for topstitching around the edge) and a table topper waiting to be quilted and bound.
The autumn fabric I purchased one yard of from Over the Rainbow has turned out to be a great buy.  It was on sale and I have used it in all my current projects.