Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November Bee Finishes

Jane finished a fun wall hanging that she had started in Amy Bradley's class last August. She stitched the edges differently from the pattern and quilted in swirls and curves behind the bathing beauties.

Connie finished a wonderful, winter table runner which fits perfectly on her display case.

and a cute, reversible Christmas tote bag with lots of pockets.

Mary finished a lovely Jo Morton quilt,

aprons for her daughter and granddaughter (which she had given away before Bee)

and a gorgeous wool table mat/centerpiece.

And I finished one of my oldest UFOs (almost 20 years old). It was a kit from my first trip to Paducah, bought at the Rotary from Judie Rothermel.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Stitcheries are done!

We don't have a fireplace or enough wall space to hang a banner. I think I will make two three block wall hangings and maybe a pillow with the last one. These designs were so much fun to do that I may stitch them again sometime. Thank you to Lesley at Sew Happy for the wonderful patterns.

The leftovers from Thanksgiving are almost gone now, although I am still hungry for pumpkin pie. Jim has a large kettle of soup in the works with the turkey we saved. I can't believe that December is just around the corner.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


I enjoyed another wonderful retreat with about 100 fellow Dear Jane quilters this past week-end in Shipshewana, Indiana. The time goes by too quickly. It's always a treat to see what others are working on and/or have finished. The show & tell this year was awesome and many Dear Jane quilts were shown. This link will take you to a slide show of my pics. There are a lot of heads in them, but I think you can get the idea.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I've Been Working on These Projects

It seems I'm also behind on showing the things I have been working on at home. These are the main projects. The first five blocks for the Cotton Club BOTM were a joy to sew. The colors are so much prettier than this photo. The Christmas banner stitcheries started out on time and then --- boom. Back on track, though. The remaining four are traced and ready to stitch. The next two quilts are from The Prairie Woman's Sewing Circle II Club. I'm working on the third quilt now which is a paper pieced square in a square, in a square, in a square, in a square, in a square.

While I have been working on these projects, one or more critters (skunks?) have been 'working' on our backyard. My husband set a live trap, but what if he catches one?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Three Of A Kind

Those who guessed 'Three Of A Kind' were correct. From the correct names, Connie was drawn. If you'll send me your mailing address, I'll get your treat in the mail. Thank you to those who played along.

Mary hosted our October bee. We have a year-long challenge to finish our UFOs. Besides the Halloween pumpkin from a previous post, I finished my 'Spinning Flowers' quilt. This was a shop sample that I made a couple of years ago. Jane showed a couple of tie purses she made at a recent retreat and Mary had two gorgeous wall hangings. Connie wasn't feeling well so had to miss this time.