Posts from the ‘West Highland Terrier’ Category

04 21 2011

A needlebook made quite a few years ago and i just found it!When i worked i used to take sewing in to work on during breaks and had a tool box for the supplies….this was in the toolbox! Now you know how long it”s
been since i looked at what is in that toolbox, cause i’ve been retired since November 2007!

Also decided to try a little something in the way of circles…this is a 6 inch finished sized block and making them a few at a time shouldn;t be too bad. They are hand appliqued, which you can certainly tell by looking at the wobbly edges of the circle.The other blocks will be different color wedges and different color backgrounds. When it comes time to sew them into a top,the sashing and cornerstones will be all the same.

It’s been a while since my furkids got posted about…today each of them got to go for a walk around the
property. It was Maggie’s first time walking on a leash and she did really well. Then she got to go into the fenced in area and be off the leash. What fun. Walking the perimeter of the fence it was easy to see now where is needs some work to make it flush to the ground.

and here;s the big boy!

that’s all for now!

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02 27 2011

Here is a picture of some fabric…i know i know….but we were having a discussion of color and someone mentioned that they were craving to see some manly fabric after working with sugar sweet pastels…so here is some manly fabric that i came across….. in my stash<

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Today the Sewbuds recieved the news that RAB’s father passed away during last night. One of our members, Cris-who is by the way a very loving and kind human being, suggested that we make a “”heart shower”” for RA, and even sent us a template so that our hearts would be the same size. Knowing that RA”s favorite color is green…and NOT PINK! made making the embroidery on her heart both easy, and hard. Easy because there were fewer color balance decisions to make, and harder for the same reason…it made the balance of textures more important and the balancing of the colors i did use more important. I like the way it turned out. I wanted to add a butterfly above the tree, but i didn;t have a MOP butterfly button that fit, and my skills at butterflies are almost nil, and less than nil on the small scale. The heart is 6 by 5 (almost 6) by the way. Clickiing on the image opens it to a larger size.

and here is a picture of Maggie taken several days ago….i can;t help myself, she is just too cute!

02 26 2011

Sewed on the Pioneer Braid quilt last…added strips to the sides of already prepared braids. Working in shorter than quilt-length units is so much easier than trying to trim them when they are 60 or more inches long! Those pics are on the FNSI page, the tab for that page is at the top of the blog.

Here are two pictures of maggie and sin huevos, taken a few minutes ago. What can i say….i think they great dogs, great furkids and beautiful!

And finally, some other images from my collection…

This is WOODNYMPHS by Hazel Brown

02 11 2011(2)

Here a couple of pictures taken last night of my two furkids…Maggie is the clipped down westie(white dog)
and the big guy(cream colored) is Sin Huevos. Click on the pictures and they will open to a larger size in a new window.

Also here is a photo of some amazing threads I recieved from Susan N. of Desertsky Quilting

Thie pink and white piece of knitting they are sitting on is a quite large and thick dishcloth. It”s made with two strands of cotton, one is the regular worsted weight cotton in white, and the second strand is a fine pink and white all cotton yarn. the basic pattern is the basic dishcloth that wears like iron and everyone loves:

Using the needles of your choice:
cast on 4
knit one row
Row 2) knit 2, yo,k2
repeat row two till you think you like the size, or till 44 stitches are on the needles(the rows will be, k2, yo,k to the end of the row).
Row 3) knit 1,knit 2 tog,yo,knit 2 tog, knit to the end of the row.
Repeat row three till there are 4 stitches on the needles.
Knit next row and bind off. Weave in edges.

This is the dishcloth that gives you that nice edge all around.