Thursday, October 25, 2012

Purple is next

A whole bunch of purple fun has arrived.
Do you remember the crocheted flower I started awhile back?

It has become a rug.
                        A fabulous rug that doesn't seem to have an end.
"This is the rug that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends"
Now it is almost 4 feet across and my son has decided it will be moving out with him when he leaves the nest. I wish you could touch it with your bare feet. It feels so decadent and comforting.
7 rows of purple is next. Stay tuned, I might just start to make them for the shop.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

3 afghans finished

A few more afghans all soft and ready to go!
 I am calling this one "Pastel Ice".
It is a sweet baby or adult lap size ripple blanket
crocheted with a large hook so it has a loose supple texture.

"Granny's Blueberries" came together super duper fast
 and it will be a Christmas gift for someone special.

This gorgeous beast of an afghan below is "Hugo".
I think have mentioned it before, it is inspired by the colors in the Martin Scorsese film "Hugo" and is 6'4"x 5'4".

Tan, black, teal, maroon, mustard, chocolate brown and turquoise.

Scrumptiously rich and for sale in my shop.
  Of course as soon as I finished these three beauties, I started a new hooky project. This one will be a Christmas stripe. Oh yeah! It is that time of year.

We have several inches of new snow outside and a cozy fire in the stove, perfect project weather. Today I am going to sew some new curtains for my living room windows while watching AMC's Fearfest.
Yep...that is the plan. Hope you have some crafty fun too.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Lily House #2

Lily House has gained a few needed items and one permanent resident.
 A gorgeous white scrolled bed arrived and a handmade black and white quilt.
 Just as he was trying out the new quilt and testing the comfy coziness of the mattress, Gatsby heard someone coming up the stairs.  He thought it might be yet another potential roommate and he was right.
 The worst roommate possible...Cruella De Ville. Luckily once she took a look at the kitchen appliances she left in a hurry, much too primitive for her.

Snow and Ariel stopped by again just to check in on Gatsby. He is pretty sure they will not be moving into Lily House anytime soon, seeing as how they both live in fabulous castles.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Sunbonnet Sue September

Hello old friends! I can't believe I didn't post even once during the month of September and now October is half gone. This seems to be a growing problem.I will have to do some catching up. 

I have finished the last of the embroidery on 8 Sunbonnet Sue quilt squares that I have been working on a little at a time, during the summer months, over the last few years.

 Sue and I go way back...
 I have loved her since I was a little girl. It has something to do with my Laura Ingalls, Holly Hobbie, Anne of Green Gables obsession.
 These blocks and I go way back.I bit off pieces to stitch and completed all of the like colored items before moving on to another color thread.
 For instance, I decided I wanted the girl with the sporadic dots on her dress to be red right away so I embroidered her dress with french knots on every block before starting the green dress on the other girl. 

Then I stitched all the purple flowers or all the yellow flowers before moving on.
Now the big dilemma is what type of design do I want to use to make this quilt top? Any suggestions?I am pretty sure I want to use the three fabrics in the top photo but I still need to find a blue calico print to connect them.