Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treat

I was actually ahead of the game this year and got some Halloween sewing done early.  I made this wallhanging for my adopted grandsons, and also a treat bag for each of them.007

It’s difficult to see, but I actually got out of my box and quilted a spider web on it!





I think they liked them.


I also made a tablerunner for Sandra – she loves Halloween and always decorates their house.


Then I decided I needed a fall wreath for the front door.  I used batiks this time – all from my scraps.  I really enjoyed making the first one, but for some reason this one seemed to take forever and I never thought I’d get it finished.  I was going to make one for Christmas, but I think I’ll wait until next year when I’ve forgotten what a PITA it was to make.

Fall Wreath

A friend I used to work with who is now retired has always wanted to take a beading class.  She practically begged me to take it with her and I told her I already had enough hobbies without getting addicted to another one.  You guessed it – I gave in and took a class.  I was hoping I’d hate it, but unfortunately, I really enjoyed it and can now add beading to my list of hobbies.  At least beads don’t take up much room and are easy to get in the house unnoticed!  This is the bracelet I made at the class.


I’ve also been doing some knitting – furry cowls to be specific.  I made one for Sandra and she loved it, so I had a couple of requests to knit more.  They are unbelievably soft and the best part – they don’t shed – not one little bit!




I made two more, but you get the idea.


I’m working on my Blueridge Beauty, but it’s going to be a while before that one is finished.  I’d love to be able to work on more than one quilting project at once, but when you have everything pulled out for something, it doesn’t make sense to put it all away and start working on something else.


I promised I’d share some pictures from our Guild’s Quilt Show.  I’ll post a couple now, and more next time.










We have some very talented quilters in our Guild. 


Rian said...

My but you've been busy! Love those little T-or-T bags! The black one especially.

Joan said...

As usual, lovely work! Thanks for turning me on to the fluffy cowls. I love mine!