"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Postcard from Australia

Isn't this one super postcard?  Fiona sent it to me from Australia as part of the postcard exchange that Sheila organized.  She made it special for me by embroidering my initial.  It is so sweet and cheerful.  Thank you so much, Fiona.  If you go here http://www.bubzrugz.blogspot.com/2013/11/lovely-surprises.html you will see the card I sent to Fiona.  She makes lovely things so look through her posts and enjoy the sights.

When I was making my Autumn Leaves wall hanging http://www.needlethreadhappiness.blogspot.com/2013/10/autumn-leaves-wall-hanging.html  I mentioned the Northcott Fabric Circle http://www.northcottfabriccircle.com and the contest they run.  Well, Autumn Leaves won the  for October.  It was a random number drawing so it was luck not talent, but I was happy to win.   I want to acknowledge Jennifer of Northcott for her superb customer service.  Northcott is a Canadian based company.  They make the Stonehenge batiks, which I used for my project and which were a dream to sew with.  Lovely fabric.  
This is what Jennifer sent me, some Stonehenge and some Artisian Spirit Shimmer.  

I don't have anything that I have made to share with you yet.  I finished the Modern Christmas Tree Quilt with a red binding, but I'm waiting for Christa to finish her qal before I show it.  I'll hang it up the day after Thanksgiving, which is tomorrow and is the official beginning of the Holiday season.  

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.  
God Bless You.

Heat rises and so does Moxie:)

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Quilting is Done

 What is on the back?  More tree's, of course.
 And a sweet cat looking for company.
I'm having a problem choosing binding fabric because the front trees are scrappy with lots of aqua blue and magenta, but the backing is green, white and red.  Maybe red would be the best choice.  

FYI:  Fabrics Galore is closing and is having a big sale.  You might be able to snag a bargain or two, if interested.

God Bless.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Christmas QAL - Post 3

I love the way this looks, but have to say that it took a bit of time.  Hopefully the next tree will go faster. 
That's it for me today as far as quilting goes.  Unless I get a surge of energy.  Right now it's feet up, tea at my side and a book.
Have a wonderful week.
Don't forget to thank a Veteran.
God Bless You.

November Chrstmas QAL - Post 2

It's Sunday morning, mild and overcast.  Yesterday was the first day I wore a winter jacket.  Up until then I was getting by with heavy sweaters and wraps. 
I quilted some of my trees in blue thread

and some in pink thread
and when I used white thread it was almost invisible

and I have some unstitching to do, as well as some thinking on how to proceed from here.  There is a lot of white to quilt and I'm waiting for the light bulb to go on.  Christa made her quilt using solid colors for her trees and matched the thread to each color.  She also has a swell plan for her quilting, which includes words.   Her quilting is beautiful.
So, I might be changing gears today.  We'll see what I come up with.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

November Christmas QAL - Post 1

We're over at Hazel's today.  I am still sipping my first cup of coffee and will kick into gear very soon.  Since I'm quilting my Modern Christmas Tree quilt today, I may not have much to show, but I am playing along just so you know.  If I get bored and need a break I'll check out what everyone else is up to and seek some inspiration.
We have Sue's Challenge to conquer, don't forget.  You know, the one with no green or red.  Challenge it certainly has been.  Finding Christmas fabric free of those colors is not easy, so creativity is needed. 
I'm beginning to sound like Yoda, so I'm going to finish my coffee and get going.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Just Checking In

I feel as if my blog is feeling neglected so I will just show you what I've been up to.

My creative mess.  I can't believe I work in this disaster area.  Believe me, I tend to be a neat freak at the office.  

I was working on different projects and skipping back and forth, so I just left everything out.
One of these days I will again see the top of the dining room table.

My Modern Christmas Tree quilt top is finished.  Later tonight I plan to make the sandwich and then get quilting.  I made miniature trees and sewed them as cornerstones.

  I thought about putting in a flange between the border and the tree panel, but I forgot.  Yup, that's what happened.  I had sewn on two borders before I realized.  Now I don't think it would have worked well anyway.  But a flange is on my list to use one of these days.

I've been making postcards and can't show them yet.  

That's it.  This weekend is 
  at Hazel's
It's sure to be fun and with the holidays coming up very soon, we all should be in productive mode.

God Bless You.