Monday, July 16, 2012

Block exchanges, tatting, knitting and a little wallhanging.

I did a little bit of sewing on Sunday afternoon.  This week is my small group meeting and I wasn't ready for it.  I'm in two exchanges in this group and I had to get ready.  So, even though I wasn't really "in the mood" to sew, I had to suck it up and do it anyway.  So, I did. I made my 40 nine patches for my 9 Patch exchange and I started working on the other 5 blocks I needed for the other exchange.   Here's the 9 patches I did Sunday.

I finished my tatted earrings and my knitted scarf too.  The top earrings have seed beads on them. The little owl earrings have seed beads for the eyes.  I found the metal owls at Hobby Lobby and made earrings out of them too.  The other metal owl I found at Walmart and I'll just make a necklace out of him.  I like owls...can you tell? 

Here's a close-up of the earrings with the seed beads.

Here's the knitted scarf I finished.   It's made from Premier Starbella thread.  It was fun and easy to make. I have some gray/black/white to knit up too.  This one is a gift and the other one is for me.

Tonight, I finished the other 5 blocks I started on Sunday afternoon.  These are all made from Civil War fabric and we are about half-way through with the exchange.  This is going to be a great quilt.

This last picture is for Lesley, the Cuddle Quilter.  I told her I had made a small quilt out of the maple leaf blocks and had done it the same setting as she had done...I made this a few years ago and  enjoy this little wallhanging every time I see it. I had put it away and had to hunt for it to take the pic.  Now that I have it out, I'll put it up on the wall and enjoy it for awhile.

I hope you have a great week and get some creating time in.  til next time, happy sewing.


Lesley said...

Linda, that maple leaf quilt is beautiful! Love how you used that setting in the centre! Thanks for sharing! I also see you are a busy bee with all the exchanges you are participating in. Love the civil war fabrics! And how talented you are with the scarf and are a pretty multi-talented lady! Well done!

Miss 376 said...

For someone that wasn't feeling in the mood, you did so well. Love the little owls

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

OMGoodness Linda! Those Owl earrings are ADORABLE!!!! I'm not an Owl-fanatic, but I could be with amazing cuteness-factor items like those earrings. Do you sell your projects? I looked over your blog for a "sell" button, or an Etsy button but didn't see anything. Those first earrings are amazing too! How cool!

quilt32 said...

I especially love the tatted earrings and the maple leaf quilt.

scraphappy said...

Lovely little nine patches. It is amazing how many owls you found or made. So cute!

Deborah said...

Wow, I absolutely love those white earrings with the beads. They are so feminine looking. It looks like you got your creative energy back. See you soon.

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