Thursday, May 05, 2011

A big comfy chair and some needlework...

Oh dear, my leg has decided not to work today so all cleaning, organizing and being otherwise productive has been put on hold. Luckily I stocked up on projects, books, and handwork kits while in Paducah...so I'll have to sideline myself and let the professional cleaners work while I stitch. (I know poor me...)
I made up a sample for our guild meeting on Saturday. My friend Paula is doing a Program on using wools and silks in your quilting projects. We wanted to have a couple of examples handy so I made up this little needle case using cottons with wool applique from a free pattern on the web. Took less than an hour! (Helps that I have less wool to choose from...if it were cottons it would have taken me an hour to pick the fabric from my stash!)

I also have resurrected an Ocean Waves project. After looking at several vintage ones at Paducah and on line I've decided I like them best when they have darker backgrounds. Initially I used a light blue and think that may be why it went to the back of the closet. I tried using this indigo flower and am much happier. I am also happy that Brownie is doing much better with the new medications...even if it means she is back to stealing fabric and block surfing again.
When I opened the door for the mailman today he quickly said, "it isn't your test envelope." Instead it was a package from Lynn at Rocky Creek Scotties. A few weeks ago they hosted a "guess the day the puppies are born and how many" contest. I jut love seeing her daily posts with Scottie puppies. Macbeth however was very interested in this box...it got the "sniff-over" by Brownie and Mac. (who always work as a team...)Mac decided any box with a tennis ball is ok by him...
though he does look a bit guilty for taking the ball out doesn't he! Trust me the guilt didn't last...

10 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

your doggie is so cute!!! ocean waves looks fantastic!

Impera_Magna said...

So nice to have projects to work on so you can rest and relax... love the needle book... and love your quilting helpers too!

Loris said...

Nice choice on the Ocean Waves. But you already knew that when Brownie started obsconding with the blocks. I'm so glad she is doing better.
Smart you for having some handwork ready to go...need to do that myself.

Merilyn said...

Lucky you to not have to do housework LOL!!! I love the scrappy look of your Ocean Waves so far, I look forward to seeing more of it!!! You little wool project is very cute too!!

Teresa said...

What would we do without out four-legged sniff patrol? I figure Weasley is my homeland security agent. LOVE the ocean waves project...definitely a bucket list entry. I agree with the dark background...really beautiful.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Tonya Ricucci said...

oh my Brownie is doing better!!!! so happy to hear that, the little cutie pie/stinker. wheee, fun box for pets to open.

Cathy said...

I hope your leg is better soon. I love your Ocean Waves. The dark blue makes the other colors pop.

Purple Pam said...

It is fun to see your pets are really interested in your quilting! LOL! Isn't it fun to resurrect old projects? Your ocean waves blocks looks like they will be fun to work with.

Willy Wonky said...

What a cute puddytat! <3 <3 <3 The quilt looks great with indigo. Great choice!

sewkalico said...

Hope you feel better soon (although I'd stay still until the cleaning is done!!) I need to prep more small things for when you just need to sit down and rest! Your needlecase is very cute and your ocean waves looks great with the indigo.