Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!
A wee felt pumpkin brooch that I put together this month.
The eyes and nose were so small I resorted to needle-felting to attach them. 
Another brooch I put together for Em's "Professor McGonagall" costume.
I used cardboard, hot glue and foil with gems attached.
I used the technique that I used for last year's Christmas ornament project in Em's class.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


We aren't getting accumulation here in Ohio but we just had a short spell of Thunder Snow.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Loving Fall

Punkies all in a row. 
Walking in the autumn leaves and enjoying the sun a couple of days ago. 
We have had light frosts already but it hasn't taken down our salvia yet.
I'm so glad because I love the bluey-purple spikes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blue-Striped Happiness

My daughter assures me that knitting socks is addictive.
Would my third pair in four months count? :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

You're a Doll

OK, everyone march, march, march....
She has made an absolutely beautiful pillow using my drawing of Polly's Pumpkin.
That is all for today--so go have fun exploring Mickie's wonderful blog. :-)
Hugs to you Mickie! You're a doll!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Polly's Pumpkin

I drew this with great plans to stitch it up and make a mug rug but I haven't gotten to it.
I spent time today re-working some curtains in the bathroom.
I cut the full length panels into a cafe length and a strip gathered up at the top of the window.
This way we get our privacy but still get some natural light.
If one of you manages to stitch Polly and her Pumpkin up--I'd love to see it! :-)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Maypole Quilt

I apologize for the rather sad photo that I took of this quilt.
It was museum lit which means you basically can't see the quilt very well at all.
There was a postage stamp quilt near this one all in feedsack fabrics,
with lighting so awful that I didn't even try to capture a photo of it.
In this quilt I love the children dancing around the maypole
and the inward scallops around the edges.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wee Crop

Tiny knitted pumpkins.
I started with a free pattern from Natural Suburbia.
I tweaked it to knit it flat and made one pumpkin larger by increasing the number of rows knit.
I made a taller one by eliminating an increase and decrease.
The little leaf is just a couple of stitches,
a couple of rows and knitting two together
before slipping the working thread though the last stitch.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween Goodies

Make this pumpkin bag for a Halloween treat!
Just click HERE
and a PDF will be at hand with the pattern pieces.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pea Pods

Yummy addition to our Chinese Chicken last night.
These snow peas have loved our weather recently.
Hey, just so you know--I will be out of town for awhile
so things will be quiet around the cottage.