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Thursday, October 21, 2010

More going on than I thought.....

I don't know where the time goes, but I have been getting things done.  For one thing, I am working on #12 Cherry Tree block.  I know, I know, I am a month behind.  I think I have been in a funk, but I am slowly changing that.  Block # 12 is a doozy, but little by little I am whittling away at it.   Here's a small peek.



I, also, bought some fabric to border my liberated baskets with .....and I bought some more fabric to do the same.  I am having a hard time deciding since my original plan was to make this a "red" quilt and the first fabric I ordered on line was a rose and since I had added some of the rose color fabrics from the French General line into the quilt I thought it might work.....but I wanted a red quilt.  Here are my three options....





Also, there has been a little work on my Hearts and Hands blocks.  The completed one I have posted before, but the other two are works in progress....nearly done.



Then, if you recall my turkey wallhanging/table topper, I have been fretting over the fact that he seemed to be floating in air, so I decided to add some funky legs to him.  He is ready to be quilted.



Of course, my daughter saw him and said she thought he would look great in her house, so with what 5" charms I had left over from the "Amazing" charm pack (plus a few more added ones from my stash), I threw together another one and have all the applique pieces ready to get stitched down.  This one will get legs right away.


Then I have to mention my son-in-laws beautiful woodworking.  My daughter and he are putting things in their Etsy shop (located on my side bar to the right named Three Tiny Acorns) and he has just posted a black walnut quilt hanger.  He does beautiful work and will be adding more in the future.  Here's a good picture of the quilt rack with one of my daughter's wallhangings in it and the quilt rack alone.




Speaking of Etsy. my daughter has a friend who makes absolutely beautiful jewelry.  What woman doesn't like jewelry AND at an excellent price?    Her Etsy shop is called Vin29 and I just purchased a few beautiful pieces from her and I told her I would brag about her a little here.  I have photographed the pieces that I just bought.  


A beautiful green and brown necklace.



A pearl and crystal bead bracelet (very dainty).


A fall leaf and beaded  memory wire bracelet.



And she made me this custom turquoise necklace.  I owned the center beads for a very long time and asked if she could come up with a necklace that would feature them and this is what she came up with.  I love it. 

If you want to visit her site, the address is....


I know she would appreciate your visit. 

Well, that is it for now.  I need to get back to my Cherry trees so that I can get caught up. 

Thanks for stopping by. 



5 comments:

  1. Boy have you been busy! I like the red fabric for the border. Shows up so well.

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  2. I forgot to do this the first time you asked, so here is my vote on the border. I love the red fabric with the great black and white stripe inner border. Those turkey legs look like they belonged on the wallhanging. So cute. Maybe someone forgot to put the legs on the one you originally saw.

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  3. Wow, block 12 does look challenging. I'm still plugging away on block 1! I have to say I like all three choices, but my favorite is the stripe stop border with the darker floral. It has punch to it and the stripe really adds to the whole look of the quilt. I think it looks more "thought out" rather than, "I needed to make it bigger". But, as always, ....it's YOUR quilt so do what makes you happy! Can't wait to see it finished. And love the jewelry!

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  4. Well, I'm glad you have been making time to sew. Feels good, doesn't it? I agree on the red border with the striped inner border. Either way, it's very cute!

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