Sunday, December 4, 2016

Holiday Party at Lily House

 A Holiday Party at Lily house. 
Pumpkin Pie is ready.
William needs a cold beer.
Willow spinning some Christmas vinyl. 
A Christmas feast.
Gatsby is hopeful for leftovers.
Good Times at Lily House.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Baby it's cold outside

So I made a Christmas sign. Excuse me Buster. Tryin' to take a photo here.
 I copied the idea from a pin on Pinterest and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
The one problem is that it has created the most persistent earworm ever!
I cannot get that song out of my head.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Vignette 2

A few jars, a few Christmas miniatures and some sugar and Voila! Christmas vignette #2


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Vignette 1

Every year right after Halloween I start decorating for Christmas. The tree won't go up for a little while yet but I have most of my other d├ęcor out already. More than likely things will change some they usually do. I have so much fun creating little vignettes. This one is my current fav.
 Does it look like a Christmas tree lot? That is what I was going for. I think I need more trees.
Here it is in the evening.

The Christmas Tree selling moose is an incense burner but I don't have any cones right now.
Have a super cozy evening

Oh Deer!

  Pinterest has inspired me again. No surprise there.
I am not one to put a dead animal's head on my wall, but a little faux bust I can go for.
This knit one is so cool.
I love the things that people do with knitting! ... mmm'n kay... nope still not feelin' the love.:
I think I may make this pillow at another time.
Oh Deer... No Sew Christmas Pillow. Home Sweet Ruby.:
Love this idea.
deerbustgold
but I didn't want to spend any money so I printed up this Deer bust
and pinned it to some red and black Buffalo plaid flannel
and cut out his glorious shape.
deer silhouette design:
A little spray glue and a piece of wood I had been saving for something special
and I have this cutie to show for it!



Sunbonnet Sue Christmas

I have been working on this hand embroidered quilt for so long I can't remember when I started. It all began with these sweet Sunbonnet Sue Christmas Iron on patterns many, many moons ago. I took my time embroidering these as I tend to get sloppy if I work on the same project for very long. I need to change it up to keep it fun.

 Once I had finished the embroidered blocks it was time to delve into the fabric stashes and I just happened to have everything I needed. Stash Buster!
 This block above is my favorite. I just love it so much.
That is why I placed it in the middle of the quilt.
 Did you notice that dirt ring around the wreath? I had that one in my hoop for so long it got scuzzy.
 This incredible 12 Days of Christmas fabric has been hanging around waiting for just the right project.

 Swoon. I love this one below. The bonnet, the nightgown, the candle. Love it!

 Whee!

 Here is the back. A soft flannel. So cozy.


I think I will add a bit more quilting on the tan sashing and I need to find the perfect binding fabric. Then I can wash it up and hang it on a wall.
Hope you have a Happy December 1st.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Woodland Moss Apache Tears

I have finished another Apache Tears Afghan
I am calling this one Woodland Moss.

I'd rather have a crown like hers then ones with diamounds:
All of these inspiring photos below I found on Pinterest.

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I have them pinned on my  Muse-Woodland Color Board.

"A rolling stone gathers no moss" - Publius Syrus.  A Latin writer who flourished in the 1st century BC.:

This is a great example of how cold marsh gray becomes warm when combined with warm shades of brown and bright orange..:

color scheme:

Love the color combinations!! -- Free Knitting Pattern: Level 1 Knit Neutral Afghan -- Lion Brand Woolspun Colour Combination: Charcoal, Oxford grey, Taupe, Linen, Fisherman, Avocado, Honey, Mahogany, Rust, Cranberry, Coffee w/ Claret for the border --- http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/L40245B.html?ss=&r=1:
Nature herself came up with the perfect combination of colours. Such shades of brown and orange will look bright on a grass-green background colour, as bri.:

I am thinking of starting another with similar colors but using blues instead of the Carrot and Claret.

Cute Sheep!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Carnival Sugar Flowers

One of my Pinterest boards is titled "Muse- Carnival Sugar and it came in handy recently.

sugared tones:
Here are a few of the pics I used for inspiration when I started my newest afghan.

#paperflower #photobackdrop @weddingchicks:
So sweet.
pastel sky:
Fun sugary colors
For inspiration, art and design. Color match was made by nature. All color scheme are made by those, who love colors. You can use those pallets in wedding inspiration, wedding decor and in any design needs. More color pallets on color.romanuke.com.:
Candy confection kind of colors.
up, up and away:

Frilly Degas Ballerina pastels.
Edgar Degas and his ballerinas.:
Here is a link to the tutorial I used to make these pretty flower squares.

I have borrowed the clothes pin idea from one of my favorite blogs Attic 24. It should help the next time I run out of yarn and can't remember the name of the yarn color I need.
Sometimes assembly line is the best way to go.
First the flowers then the square borders.
Crochet them all together.
Then I went to town with the outer border and trim.
Here is a link to the pom pom trim pattern. It is new to me and I love it! So simple and fun to work up.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Aqua Mustard Afghan


I finished another Apache Tears Afghan. Yes I am addicted to this pattern.
I am going to keep this one for myself. I think.



I used one of my Pinterest boards for color inspiration.
FINE PLAID BLANKET | TOAST:

I call the board Muse- Aqua Mustard.
✯ Behind the realm:

I love the lush teals and greens
matador tones:

With that pop of Mustard and Coral.
Stunning...:
Although I omitted the Coral for this project.
The Wonder Tree, Klamath, California:

Here she is  Aqua Mustard Apache Tears.

She is so warm and cozy, Kind of heavy with a great nubby texture.