Friday, January 9, 2015

what to post about?

I couldn't decide what to post about - was there anything to post about?  Should I talk about the weather again - I don't think so .... I'll just babble.  ^^

I sewed myself a pair of polar fleece wrist warmers - oh my, they are dandy and I wish I'd made a pair long before this; I also crocheted a pair but they tend to slide up when I wear my jacket.  And I sewed a red plaid flannel scarf - super big - that is toasty warm and stylish ... no pix since I find it difficult to take good pix without a model.

After Christmas I was looking for an orphan quilt block and in the process discovered a couple of  other items  .....  the first was a x-stitch sampler that  was stitched in 1996 .... but when I saw it the light came on and I knew exactly what I'd do with it - it became a cushion cover.

I was surprised that I still had this wall hanging - it was nearly done but I remembered that I simply ran out of ideas for completing it and it's been sitting for more than four years.  When I looked at it I knew immediately what it needed to be finished and proceeded to do it. It's hard to see but I used 'eyelash' yarn for the tree branches.


BTW I did find the orphan blocks that I was looking for but forgot what I wanted to make - when if I remember I know exactly where they are.  ^^

I saw a sailboat quilt block and had the impulse to make one.  I think this will  become a cushion cover .....

I made this for a gift using a medallion from the vintage table cloth for the centre.  It's a pattern from here.

These are the books we're reading just now .... Gods of Guilt is a Mickey Haller character and as I read I can picture Matthew McConaghey (sp?) who starred in the Mickey Haller movie 'Lincoln Lawyer'.  ^^  My husband is reading Dead Man's Grip, which is a Detective Roy Grace novel.  Both are excellent reads.



JE SUIS CHARLIE

13 comments:

Linda said...

It's amazing what you find when looking for something else. Beautiful cushion, such a lovely sentiment. Your wall hanging is fantastic as is all you other handiwork.

Enjoy your reading. I'm reading another Kinsey Millhone novel by Sue Grafton.

Carol said...

Babbling is good, too, Kate :) Isn't it funny how you have a perfect idea for finishing something that you long ago abandoned? Your new finishes to old creations look great as does the cute new sailboat quilt block. Really love the table mat, too--thanks for the link...

Stay warm up there--I'm sure you're just freezing even worse than we are :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

I love the sampler finish, it's very charming and perfect on that pillow. At least with the cold weather, the opportunity to catch up on some reading is there. Enjoy your books and stay warm.

Irene said...

che bello il cuscino, ne è valsa la pena aspettare

Jenny said...

Your finishes are a good start to the year. The cushion looks lovely. Love the little Dresden Plate block too.

Mdm Samm said...

lo lovely stitching for our first couple of weeks...I am working on a sampler at the moment..something about samplers that brings us back to basics..

Anthea said...

Well done Kate on finishing those long-forgotten ufo's...

I hope you remember the other thing soon!!

Brigitte said...

I love your finishing ideas used on long finished stitching and quilting items. Sometimes we look at something and immediately know what we want to make it into - and sometimes it's just the opposite.

Helen Philipps said...

It is always fun to find something almost finished that you had forgotten about and then get an idea to make it into something!! I love all your finishes here.
Happy week.
Helen xox

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've never heard of eyelash yarn. Isn't it funny how you can leave something and years later you know exactly how to finish it off. Your cross stitch sampler looks perfect as a cushion with the three borders around it.

Cozy Expressions said...

Love the dimension the eyelash yarn gave to your "branches"!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and following, you have a new follower as well. :)

Quilt Inspiration said...

Kate, what a great way to start the new year by finishing those fun projects. We love the colors and design on the Christmas wall hanging. How pretty ! You do lovely work.
Marina and Daryl at Quilt Inspiration

A Nudge said...

I agree with Marina and Daryl. I saw your comment on their post and thought surely her work is not so bad - we are our harshest critic. And sure enough - you do lovely work! Love your Dresden wall hanging and the art quilt - so nice to get those done. I invite you to share your work at WIPs Be Gone since that's just what you've done. Keep quilting!