Monday, September 29, 2008

Halloween Wall hanging

Does this pattern look familiar? It is in the current Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine. I fell in love with it when I first saw it, so my friend, Patti, and I decided to each make one. We worked together one Saturday evening, and then finished them up at home. I am very pleased with mine, but dear little DGD Aubrey pointed out to me that my candy corns are backwards. The pointed end is white and the wider end is yellow. Oh, well, it's just a little creative license, I guess (aka mistake).
I also finished a baby quilt, and have been spending many hours quilting on the first French Braid quilt. I am now two-thirds done with it, and there will be great rejoicing when I actually get it done and can then start spending many hours on the binding. And then, after that, I can make the backing for the second French Braid and start the process all over again. The things we do for our kids and grandkids!!

Thank you, Dee at Dee's Studio, for the I love your blog award. I have been very inattentive to my blog, and now much try to get it updated. I still have so very much to learn in this blogging world.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What a beautiful day!

September has been fantastic so far. We love it when it's cool, and it has been that. Today was supposed to be 78, but it didn't reach that. Our weather will be warming up again though.

We got out for a walk this morning before coming home and tackling the house cleaning. How is it that two people can get it dirty so quickly? Anyway, with that and grocery shopping, pulling weeds, etc., I haven't gotten much sewing done today.

Yesterday was much more productive with my quilting. I have two more borders to put on the French Braid quilt for second son and DIL. I have gotten a lot of piecing done while my Juki has been in the shop. This evening I plan on finishing the pillowcases that will go with the quilt. I like to use my leftover fabrics for the backing, and that means I need to have the pillowcases and binding made BEFORE I start putting the back together. I have made that mistake before of needing binding and wanting to make pillowcases and had no fabric.
We really enjoyed the UCLA/Tennessee football game on Monday night. Our favorite is pro football, which starts tomorrow evening, but we like college also, especially if it includes the Oregon Ducks!!

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