Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sashing Done!

I think I love it. I wasn't too sure about the fabric I chose, perhaps a bit dark, but I think I love it. DH just said "it might be too nice to give away" woot! This is high praise, believe me!

I'm thinking of adding two borders to make it a queen size, I think that might sell better.

I'm thinking a lighter border around this, then this same fabric for a second border.

Here's a close up of the sashing fabric.

All very "fall" colors.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

12 Blocks Done!

I'm a week and 2 days behind schedule, but they're done!

Tomorrow I will take a picture with me to pick up fabric for sashing, borders and binding.

I'm pretty happy with it so far.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

5 down 7 to go!

I finally got started on a quilt that I purchased a kit for oh, about 5 years ago. My cousin is very ill and they are having a fund raiser for her, so I thought this was the perfect inspiration to finally make this quilt.

I had hoped to get all 12 blocks done this weekend, but life got in the way. Oh well, at least I got a start on it. I have until early November to get it done.

Here are the first 5 blocks, it's a "sampler", I got Jan, Feb, Mar, April and September done.

Baby it's cold outside!

I can't believe it's winter already.

Here's a picture from Friday, October 9!

My poor DH has to work outside sometimes so I thought I'd make him a flannel welders cap. I used the scraps from a pair of flannel shorts I had made him several years ago.

He was on graveyard shift this weekend so sleeping during the day. He woke up and I showed him the hat, he put it on his head and slept in it! I guess I should have turned up the heat in the bedroom.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wow! The summer is gone!

Friday's high is supposed to be 28 and the low is in the single digits-YIKE! It was just summer. The good news is that I can finally dust off the old sewing machine and get productive again.

Colt and Minnie had a great summer-Minnie spent last summer in the humane society, so she especially enjoyed her time swimming, running and hiking.

< Now there's a happy girl!!!!!!! Her first time in water that wasn't a flooding, rushing river. She loved it and has become quite the swimmer. At first she would only wade in, now she jumps right in. Sad that a dog doesn't learn to swim until she's 2 years old-but wonderful that she will be swimming all she wants for the rest of her life.

Here's Colt taking a rest on the picnic table-hmmmmmmm..........does the bird dog realize there are several birds behind him?????? LOL! In his defense he just woke up, we had taken a couple hour hike earlier that day.

That isn't a cigar hanging out of his mouth, it's a raw-hide chewy. We let that sunflower grow right in the doorway-yup, we went around it all summer. We had several around the yard, we try to let them grow wherever they come up. I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of the massive amount of them we had around here, each plant had several flowers on it.