Thursday, November 29, 2012

"puppy dog dreams" quilt

Here are Bob and Suzanne at the baby shower I went to last weekend. Suzanne is holding the little stuffed dog I made, seen in a recent blog post.

Now they're about to open up the baby quilt I made for them. You can see the Lotta Jansdotter fabric on the back.

Oh no! My memory stick ran out of room, so I didn't take any more photos at the shower.  I didn't take any formal photos of it at home either, but Matilda posed nicely for a Cat-on-my-quilt shot.


Here's another one.

Even Ginger got in on the act!

Here is a detail on the embroidered puppy dog faces that I did. I call the quilt "Puppy Dog Dreams," and yes, Bob and Suzanne have dogs. One's a corgy - see him in the lower left corner?

Here are the other embroidered puppy dog faces. The one in the middle is an approximation of their other dog. I lightly quilted the zig zag block pattern in the ditch (that's quilting lingo, for you non-quilters out there) and tied it throughout with yellow embroidery thread.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

first snow of the season 2012

It's the first snowfall of the season in North Brookfield, NY. That's my daughter and granddaughter enjoying the white stuff. The barn is in the background; the fencing is around one of the planting areas.

I can't believe that green hat still fits. I made it for her when she was just a little baby, my first try at circular needles if I'm not mistaken.  I was thinking of making a new, bigger hat to replace it, but it looks like I don't have to quite yet.

Watch out, snow ball coming your way!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Doggone Gift topper

I made this little dog to go with a puppy dog-themed baby quilt I just finished.  (Photos of the quilt are still in my camera, I will liberate them soon ;-)) The baby shower is Saturday, for the granddaughter-to-be of a family friend.

Here's a slightly different view. The pattern came from Molly Makes, a British craft magazine, Issue Eighteen. It's a fun magazine, full of cute ideas, not just sewing. There's a cheeky crocheted scarf and glove set, for example. The head is much bigger than the body, which is strange, but it turned out cute. Maybe I'll make one for my granddaughter, in another color scheme, just for fun.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

works in progress


The Cookseyville workshop is in full swing! Here are a couple of works in progress, two of many. More later. Can't show everything, so as to not spoil surprises. :-)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

I'm published again!

I was very surprised to learn that one of my quilts is published in this book. I wouldn't have known if my friend Andrea hadn't bought the book and seen my name inside!

Here's a photo of my quilt, which Lark Books calls "Hearts on Fire." This quilt was already in "Pretty Little Mini Quilts" a couple years ago, and also "Simply Mini Quilts." Lark photographed the quilt and paid me to publish it. I'm just surprised it made it into a third book. It's called "100 Pretty Little Projects." Check it out!

Friday, November 16, 2012

'rituals' exhibit news!

I am happy to say that the 'Rituals' exhibit, curated by Jamie and Leslie of Dinner at Eight Artists, was well received in Houston. IQA has invited the exhibit to show in Chicago, too, late June 2013. That's my "Rituals" quilt above, entitled "Photo Booth Hijinks." It was inspired by a photo booth strip of me and my husband, circa 1970. My first Spoonflower order.

The biggest news is that the 'Rituals' exhibit will now also go to Open European Quilt Championships in the Netherlands, May 3-5 2013. It's so wonderful when my quilts get to travel to interesting places!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Belated Halloween Greetings!


I've been trying to send this photo from my phone ever since Halloween afternoon. Why do you suppose it took so long to arrive?

Also, I've noticed that the Blogger interface is suddenly totally intact via Internet Explorer. For several months, the toolbar was obscured. This is another thing that I don't understand why it took so long. Anyway, it's all good now.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween in central NY

Sammy couldn't wait until Halloween!

She looks cute in the butterfly wings I made for her.

Luckily Sandy blew by south of North Brookfield, so my granddaughter got to go out trick or treating with her friends.

The pickings were good in nearby Hamilton.

Mom had to straighten out the wings from time to time. The batty antennae came from Target.