Friday, October 23, 2009

Halloween Swap & Snow

Big, big clumpy, wet snow. Wouldn't you know on the weekend I planned to take Molly to Green Bay. Also, went into town and found gas up .17 since I bought it last. There was a wonderful treat for me though. In my mailbox was a package from British Columbia. Loretta had my name in the Halloween doll outfit swap and it arrived. Had to let the other mail go and stop and dress my doll. Loretta is very talented as you can see in the photo. The hat is off and turned backward so you can see what she did. Alas, you can't see the darling cat button where the ribbon crosses. At her feet is a package of glitter leaves, a roll of cute Halloween ribbon, a chocolate jack-o-lantern sucker, a very nice card and in her hand a trick-or-treat bag. I'm sure Loretta made the card and it's very special.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Finally finished my Halloween AG doll swap. Pam H. was my "target". Here's a photo of the outfit I made her. I used a McCalls pattern for the blouse and it wouldn't go over her right hand so I undid the seam about 1" and put in snaps with a button on the outside. It worked out fine. I'd advise measuring your doll's hands and the pattern before cutting and sewing.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Well, here's what I woke up to this morning. It's not the first of the season but that left in a couple of hours. This is still coming down and the radar map shows a few more hours of it. Makes me want to go back to bed and pull the covers up to my chin. I'm long past the age of building snowmen.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

FatCat Patterns

I've just added a link to one of my favorite web sites. The patterns on this site are the greatest. Take a look and see if you don't agree with me.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Oh my, our first snow of the season. It didn't last long on the ground but was a hint of things to come. There was still ice covering the goats water trough this evening. I don't like cold!!!!!

Here's a photo of the house and tree blocks for Sharyn in WA. They're all 4.5" unfinished and done by paper piecing. Most of the blocks I make these days are by paper piecing. I just love that method.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Shop Hop

It took me 2 days to complete the 9 shops but it was fun. I went to areas of WI I had never been and the fall leaves were beautiful. I don't dare add up all the receipts or I might feel guilty but mostly I purchased fat quarters, 1/2 yd pieces and 1 panel. I went with 3 swaps in mind but when I've opened up the pieces plus the pieces I purchased on the Neillsville trip they filled a 30 gallon trash bag ready to be laundered. It's not as if I needed another piece of fabric to come into this house but.............................. Anyway, I've promised one of my granddaughters I'd take her on a weekend trip this month and I plan to go to another area of WI that I haven't visited so I'm sure we'll take in a few quilting shops on that trip, too.