Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Warm rug

Just a dog in the sun on a rainbow rug
May you be warm and cozy today!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Crazy Hexies part 1

I have been wanting to make a crazy quilt for forever and the only thing holding me back was a surplus of broadcloth and an incredible lack of velvets and satins. This Christmas I was gifted a box full of velours and velvets in burgundy, royal blue, forest green, teal and best of all black.
So I went to my go to site Pinterest and found several great patterns. In the end I settled on this one.
I need a nice mess going on to help the creative juices flow.

I forgot to take a photo but I have drawn a hexagon on the white piece of sheeting.

The first two before binding.
I have been trying my hand at free motion quilting and I have found it is not for the easily frustrated. The example above is my first half way decent attempt. Yipeee!
 A little more free motion. Only two in the end because I am already irked.
 Then I used nearly every decorative stitch my machine has in her.
I love the little ladies in the piece of pink trim below. Aren't they cute? velvet and little typist.
The floral print below have been in my life forever.
 Tulips and little dogs in these stitches.
 Funny candy corduroy and blue velour.
corduroy from the 80's, vintage lace and ric rac.
So I ended up making ten crazy hexies before I ran out of black fabric. Here they all are. Drum roll please... 
 Now they need major embellishing. Hand embroidery and beads are in order now.
Then I must make more!

Snowy Start 2017

My front door wreath after the storm.
My driveway.
View from my back door.
My incredible hardworking Man.

Buster loves the snow. He loves to eat the snow and then get snug under an afghan.
Bring it on Winter 2016/2017!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Buggy Mushroom Quilt

Half way through the first month of 2017 and I am just now writing my first post of the new year. Not at all surprising though, not for me.
I have been embroidering, crocheting and quilting like a fiend and have knocked back my Un Finished Object (UFO) pile quite a bit.
One such UFO is this groovy little beauty.
Please excuse my goofy wire and hook system there, still a work in progress.
I happened to have all of these gorgeously wild fabrics in my stash therefor making this project another stash buster. Yay! The mod pink and orange fabric is vintage and I love it.
The backing is a piece I have had for many years but I could never bring myself to cut it. It was just too awesome. Now I know why, I hadn't found the right project for it yet! It is called "Lava Lamp".
It just belongs with this fun Buggy Mushroom scene.
I embroidered this so long ago I can't remember when. I thought I would make it into a pillow but the last thing I need is another throw pillow. I have a throw pillow problem. It's pretty serious.
So a wall hanging quilt it became.
The whole reason I had to embroider this block is this cute little ladybug and this snail.
. I needed to deck them out with the, oh so tedious but worth it, Satin stitch.
Not a bad project to work on during the incredible snow storms we've been having, it is so cheery and bright and Groovy!

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.
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!


 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.