We do have a great, even though small, sub where we live. Just wanted to share some pics for this Halloween season.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
12"x12" challenge for 2020!
Last spring five of us decided to do another 12"x12" exchange challenge for 2020. These are always fun to participate in. A 12"x12" square isn't that difficult or time consuming to make. And you can make them all the same or different and you don't have to make one for yourself, but I like to keep one along with the ones I receive back.
It's always fun to see the different quilts as well as the different techniques and styles we each work in! So here are the 12"x12" squares from this year, in order I received them! Do click on each picture to appreciate the work each lady put into their quilt. Thank you each! I love what I received!
This was completed by Tommy! Some of you know her as 'Tommy The Material Girl'. She no longer has her blog available for folks other than family but she still has her Tommy Cooks blog that has some fantastic recipes on it!
Tommy has her own unique style and I always love seeing what she's completed for our challenge! What a great use of color and design and use of the quilting to add to that design! Love it, Tommy!
This quilt is by Gayle who lives in Michigan and recently moved to a new home! And she still finished her quilts for this challenge! You'll have to click to see the detail Gayle added with embroidery stitches and machine quilting. Her French Knots are beautiful and consistent! Well done, Gayle!
This piece was done by Carol who lives in Santa Rose, California! Carol did a great job incorporating machine and hand embroidery as well as machine and hand quilting on geli painted fabric! Lots of techniques but she pulled it off didn't she!
Also, check out the card Carol included with her quilt! These are the five quilts she made! I think this is a special touch and what a keepsake! Thanks Carol for the wonderful quilt and card!
This next lovely piece is by Mary who lives in Indiana! Some of you may follow Mary's blog. Mary posts so many beautiful pictures of flowers, nature, landscape, etc. (in addition to some of her quilts). It's no surprise to see Mary create a quilt with a nature theme! Once again, workmanship is as wonderful as is her choice of fabrics to complete the piece. Click on the picture to see her beautiful machine work on the leaf.
This is one of the five I created using my own leaf stencil printed fabrics and hand embroidery as well as free motion quilting.
I didn't have enough of either fabric to make five using the same leaf prints so two received the green/yellow and two received the turquoise/blue, and I kept this green/yellow. I had enough to make three.
What fun these type of exchanges are! Gather up four or five of your quilting buddies and get started! Just make sure they are folks who will commit to completing the challenge!
Sunday, October 25, 2020
It was a good game to watch..although I was knitting and would get thrown off counting my stitches when either Bob, Ron or the announcer would talk about yardage or scores...I would be counting stitches and someone would say "19" and I'd think...hmmmm thought I was only on 15 stitches! Yep..I did a lot of recounting!
Darrin and Nick were at the Boo Bash Lacrosse weekend in Indiana! They were in Ernie, PA last weekend and now this past weekend! Yes, they get Covid tests often!! Nick scored several times this weekend...and had a few assists as well. He's really doing so well at Lacrosse.
And we received news last week he's been accepted at Lawrence Tech U, for engineering (here in Michigan) and was also offered a spot on the LTU Blue Devil's Men's Lacrosse Team. His official signing is planned for October 30th at LTU with Coach Nemzek, mom and dad. So excited for Nick!
That's our boy, #2! But number 1 in my mind!
Darrin said Nick has really increased his speed running the field and he's playing better since he's been accepted to LTU!
Darrin sent out this picture....he said "this now means our house will have a SAINT and a BLUE DEVIL"...Amber goes to Siena Heights and plays Lacrosse (yep, she's the Saint). Funny!
Bob and I raked 8 bags of leaves after Ron left! We're way behind on raking this fall but the leaves haven't fallen that bad....yet...we had over 23+ bags (Bob's count) last fall. Appears we have quite a few yet to go!
Monday, October 19, 2020
Sharing some beautiful work from a friend
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Knitting Time (again)!
Yep...it's knitting time...at least inbetween my online class work with Hilary. I am still working on silhouette's and background inspiration(s)...but I've narrowed it down and that makes me excited! Now to make a few small collage pieces on what I may want as my finished piece. Until then, this is my latest knitted project! The pattern is call 'Ixia' and was designed by Susanna IC (her web site is called ArtQualia) and this pattern is available on Ravelry.
This is a picture of the lace pattern on the bottom hem as well as on the sleeves. I'm hoping with the needles I'm using to obtain gauge that this T will fit! That's always a concern!
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Five of us who have previously participated in a 12"x12" exchange did it again this year! It is so much fun to receive these little quilts and see the different techniques and styles of each person. I'll be posting the ones I received when I have all of them..our mail out date was just this week. Until then...here are the ones I finished. I wasn't sure who received which one as I put them in envelopes and then put on the labels!! I couldn't decide which to send to whom! HA These really are 12" square!!! I need to learn how to photograph my work don't I!
And the last one! I enjoyed working on these, with the exception of the last few weeks trying to embroider with stitches in my thumb! Yikes! Even when the stitches were taken out, it's still tender but nothing a band-aid and a rubber finger couldn't fix somewhat!
Next post should have the four I receive! Love getting them in the mail!