Okay, so I’m totally procrastinating here! I’m supposed to be arranging my dining room and chopping veggies in preparation for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Instead, I decided I want to make a blog post, something I haven’t really had the inclination to do for over a week!
Here’s what I have been up to:
First I am in the process of making a Gnome home for a corner shelf in my downstairs bathroom. The little rug is actually two sided with oak leaves on one side and holly leaves and berries on the other. I blanket stitched around it, then crocheted with embroidery floss to finish. I’ll show a better picture of it when I take pictures for the Christmas layout.
I also make a turkey for the “wall” that as soon as I put the eye on, I will hang in their area.
You too can make your own Gnomes and turkey! I got the patterns from Wee Folk Art. I did make the Gnome’s hats just a tad shorter and for the turkey, I printed him out at 1/4 the size of their pattern.
Back in August when Spartan and I went on our anniversary trip, one of the places we went was Shipshewana. There is a quilt store there called Lolly’s. It is an awesome quilt shop! While there I got my first jelly roll. It is all Moda material that Lolly’s custom rolled!
I have been trying to figure out what I was going to do with it…after all…I didn’t want to waste it, or worse yet hate the project when I got it done. When I saw that Kellie from Don’t Look Now was doing a quilt along with this lovely pattern, I knew just what I wanted to do! Instead of making a quilt, however, I am making a table topper for my dinning room. It is all hand appliqued at this point, so I’m not quite done with it. I have about 1/2 done. I had to take a break yesterday because my fingers just couldn’t take being poked anymore. I haven’t done “real” hand work in a few weeks, so my callus’s have gone away. There will be a pretty patchwork border on it when I get done with the hand work. It’s hard to get a good picture since there is so much gold in the material. Even the cream background is flecked with gold.
Last, but not least, for your visual enjoyment may I present my kitchen table topper. It’s made with a Mary Englebrite charm pack. The colorful star material in the bottom of the picture will be a scalloped border a la Vicki from Tozz’s Corner.
So now you know what I have been up to. Since I have posted the pictures and made it official (of sorts), I will have to finish everything so I can show more pictures!
Okay, I know, I know…enough procrastinating…back to work!