Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Owl Hair

I've been testing some quilting on the Owl table runner.   In particular, the hair or bushy eyebrows...And I like their perfect little rows of feathers.  It won't take long to bind, and it'll be ready for the table.  I just love these sleepy owls...

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hoot Hoot for the Owl Table Runner

I saw a cute owl table runner on Pinterest.  I had no luck trying to find a pattern through the link.    After looking at the photo, I thought I can make this... I borrowed my friends curved ruler and made something similar.  Cute eh!    I'm hosting the Friday Girls for coffee break this Friday, so it's a good goal to get it quilted up.  

Saturday, June 11, 2016

ABC Quilt almost finished!

It's on  my ironing board just getting the last few touches.    I was gung ho to do this in a year when Janet Stone's Block of the Month came out on the Quilt show in 2014 I think.  I kept up with the fast pace for six months.   Then Summer hit.  Once I got stopped, it was hard to pick it back up again.  But I did continue in the fall and got the center blocks done almost a year ago.    The borders have been been hanging on my banister for a year.   In my mind, it's officially a UFO.    

Well, I've been picking away at it this week.   Little by little it's coming along.  I'm quite excited at how great it looks....   I've been having this conversation with my self.  Do I? or Don't I?  

I really want to quilt it myself, but I have so many other things I want to get started on, I think I've decided to send it out.      So I'll show it to you again after it's been quilted.  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Big Ball of Pretty Twine

My sister was here for a visit last weekend.  We didn't have much time together, so were on the move and did many things.   We were looking for nice cotton thread to make a kumihimo bracelet.   We were in Homesense and in the small craft department, I spotted this big ball of twine.   The pretty twine paired with cream colored Toho beads from Michaels would be perfect for our afternoon project.   We worked from directions given to me by my friend Betty T.  They were perfect.  It took about an hour.  The little gold thread running through the twine was just the right touch.
We commented how our hands reminds us of
our mother's hands.  A nice memory since our
mother was always knitting or crocheting
something crafty.
 Each of our bracelets only took about 5 yards.  So now I have 305 yards of twine left to use.   Any ideas?