Saturday, November 1, 2008

Black Is Black

Halloween is just anti-climatical now that the kids are old(er). I hardly even thought about it being Halloween. I forgot to get the candy out, good thing I remembered where I'd stashed it! Now that I don't teach preschool, I forgot to have Mr. Anonymous get the Halloween box out of the attic! When the Brett man returned home from trick-or-treating (he's only in 8th grade) I indulged in every little tidbit of sugar that he would toss my way~'til 11:00 pm! Pathetic!
This little quilt is a paper pieced project, that was so so fun! If you'll notice, where the seams all come together on the witches hair...there are 8 converging seams at the sides of her head! That BOO pillow was pretty fun to make also.
The AUTUMN pillow is a Crabapple Hill pattern. There are some really unique stitches on there, that I hadn't done since college, if then! Their patterns call for the Weeks Dye Works thread for the stitching. pretty thread, but spendy~~At quilt group this week it was Jeanie's turn to have us do a friendship block for her. She provided us with the black, red and white fabric. Using the particular block directions she provided, we are to add red, black or white. I ALREADY have mine done! It was fun to do and I think it is kind of pretty. I hope she likes it.

I've been seeing a really cool black swirly fabric of late. I asked one of the gals at quilt group where it comes from???She gave the needed info(Joanns) ahem and off I went. I picked up 1/2 yard just for me for nothing...you know...stash building. I'd show it, but- man -pictures of fabric is hard enough let alone it be black fabric. Just go look at some swirly black fabric ~you'll know when you see it!

Hope your November 1st has been good~~~ have a good November and get all done that you desire. I'm looking forward to this upcoming holiday, as I get to travel...with my fun brother(all three of them are fun)...south...to Azona...for a week...to 2nd college daughter's house!!!! Maybe she and I should do a giveaway together again! I need to think of new references for my 2 college daughters because they soon will not be. The 1st one (no blog) just passed her master's thesis and all that stuff this week. She will graduate in December with a degree in Environmental Engineering. The 2nd one is already NOT a college daughter, she graduated and is done with internship and exams and is working for a school district in Phoenix. She is in Dietetics and Nutrition. Wow, kids these days, I sure admire these college students and their accomplishments.


Take Care~~

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Thanks for sharing your quilty fall projects. I really like the stitichery from crabapple hill. Very nice! I love the B&W friendship block. I have a huge collection of B&W fabric and love it!! Boy, your kids are busy! Congrats to all of them.

Karen said...

Your stitcheries are soooooo cute. I really like the friendship block. Congrats to your daughters;)

Cheryl said...

Wonderful, wonderful Fall things!
I just love Crabapple Hill patterns.

Nedra said...

I loved the paper pieced witch. Your daughters sound so accomplished. Have fun traveling, and to Phoenix. We will be there for Christmas.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute projects. I wish I were better at stitching. Sounds like a busy fall planned. Fun stuff Diane.

Judy said...

Congrats to your daughters. Love your projects. I've been busy knitting lately, but I have some sewing projects needing to get done.

Nancy said...

Can't wait to have you come for T-giving. Have I told you yet that T and I are planning to run a 10 miler that morning? Maybe I should have told you that since we are requiring everyone who comes to run it too. JK.

amber_waves05 said...

I bet brett would have helped you with your post if you would have entitled it "Back in Black"