Wednesday, December 21, 2011
This month has been a busy one with the replacement of appliances, the fridge & wall oven went in two weekends ago with the free delivery-one time deal. The dishwasher & ceramic cook-top were not stocked & took 2 weeks to get in. The 1st installed was large & went in easy, the 2nd installment was not as easy.
After the box & wrapping was removed--this was not the dishwasher I ordered, this one had handles & yes the handles matched the fridge & oven handles & it was a Fisher& Paykel but it was not what was ordered. The one that was ordered had a flat front, my kitchen is so small you could not swing a cat in it! not that I ever would. These handles would be hitting my hip & shins as I worked at the counter. With a phone call to Goeman's Appliance my husband was told, I don't know what happened I'll call back-yes they called back to say that the loading dock gave us the wrong one. So back it went & ours was installed & what a beauty it is - I think that the crystal/gunmetal knobs are more enhanced with the no mark stainless steel appliances. Boy did my husband go ballistic back in 1996 when he got the bill for those knobs-they look as beautiful as the day they were installed & easy to clean too : )
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
This is the close-up to the Christmas Mini by Red Brolly, it's a free download that was given to me by my girlfriend Bev, she too is making one. The photo does not show that the background is done on muslin & the 'stamps' are on Kona & are stitched on with the X or whip stitch. It works up fast as the finished size here is 11"x13", it was all made from my scraps of fabric & threads, I love making something from nothing.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This week I have been busy making Christmas stocking for my in-laws as they will be looking after Boris, the grand puppy, over Christmas. The detail of the quilting doesn`t show up in the photo, I used gold metallic thread & a light foot during the grid-quilting of Grandma & Grandpa`s stockings. I`ll miss the little guy but will post photos of our Christmas cruise in the Bahamas.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I've got this 1/2 done now, with the hand sewing & cold weather my index finger has begun to crack again, bag balm is used just before bed time to moisturize these dry hands & nails. The quilt turned out so beautiful, I had Tim at The Marsh Store in Coldstream ON, to do the meandering with the maple leaf in it. This was to be a Canada Day quilt for my son Donald's wedding that took place on July 1st this year. He & Melissa have still not seen their quilt but I'm working to have it done before Christmas & their pillowcases done for Christmas. Sew much to do :)
The quilting really enhances the quilt. This has been the largest quilt I've ever made, finishing at 97"x 97".
Warmth, comfort, and sweet dreams to the newlyweds.
So cute, I'd subscribed to Primitive Quilts & Projects last summer & just love the projects. This wee fellow is only 7 inches tall & is all hand sewn. The tail is rug hooked from my scrap burlap from the Boris Loree rug, it's just wonderful how all the crafty things I learn, I can transfer to other projects. I hooked two tail patterns then crocheted them together with a pipe cleaner on the outer edge, to make it bendable. The whiskers are from my cats--no I don't pull them out, they fall out & I see them when I vacuum (almost daily with all these pets)The cotter pins & glass eyes were ordered in from a shop called Out-of-Hand in Calgary. There's one more to make but Christmas presents have my time right now. These were made to put in the vine wreath, with 5 cotter pins, they have full movement to look playful.
So for now this little squirrel is decorated for Christmas, wearing a festive red gross grain ribbon with a gold heart.
I've sew much to do with so little time--I worked these sewing bags in the Jo Morton fabric charms, there bound for Farmer Wife & Civil War sewers. Still have several more to make, I wish I could stay more focused-just can't do the assembly line thing.