Monday, October 19, 2009

One last thing to catch people up on the big things going on here. We have a new addition to the family. His name is Mickie. He is Rich's new pleasure. He works daily with him to try and tame him. Once he is tame if he will tame then we will get him a girlfriend. He is really a very pretty bird and loves to sing. He loves his mirrored perch and swings on it most of the day. Mia ignores him for the most part, but has decided that h is part of the family and worthy f her protection when she feels it is needed.

Ok this is another table tpper made with fabric I got using my gift card so thaks again ladies. I just couldn't pass up the adorable snowmen. I am really excited to be back with snow, just keeping y fingers crossed for no ice.

The football quilt is all done, but the tying. I decided since we were back in Minnesota it would be nice to back it with something snuggly, so it has polar fleece on the back, and I though that some purple and yellow yarn ties would add a nice demention to it. Rich suggested that I do at least one of the ties in pink since I finished in October when the NFL is sporting all the pink in support of breast cancer.

The Vikings still rock, even though they blew a huge lead and almost lost. They still managed to win and be 6 & 0 thanks to some really good luck for them and bad luck for the Ravens. Now on to the good stuff. I really have been sewing some just haven't really had time to blog. Here are some of the things I've done in the last couple of months at various stages. These are a set of coasters I made using the Micheal Miller Julie sent for Christmas in July. They were so simple but what a cute little gift they would be. Just 5 inch squares (so charm pack friendly) then I just quilted in a circle starting in the middle, the snowflakes are some felt ones that I had and I just tacked them in place and the quilting is what holds them down. There is a layer of cotton batting in them and for the backing I used a vinyl tablecloth with a flannel back. Humidity is a big problem in Minnesota in the summer so wanted something to protect my table a little better.

This is a table topper I am working on actually there are 2 of them and a runner for the winter season. Rich went with me to the quilt store to spend my gift card from my Oregon friends thank you all again. He found this bird fabric and asked me if I could do something with it so of course I bought some and these are the results. The pattern is one from fig tree for the toppers and then I just expanded it to make the table runner.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I just have to say it again. The Vikings rock. I was up way to late last night watching them beat the Packers. Now I'm watching the Twins play the tie breaking game with Detroit. What a fall we are having. I have been so busy with canning and work not to much sewing going on, but so far I have a free day on Sunday. No where to go and nothing that has to be done, so I hope it stays that way and I can get going on some of the projects taht are piling up beside my sewing machine. Really it's my mom's machine mine decided to die right in the middle of a project last month and so I'm using her's for the time being until I can get mine fixed or replaced.