Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up....




I set myself up for evening stitching for the coming week.  What looks like a blank canvas is turning into something that looks like home....

The leaves are just as green as they are in the woods right now.  The winters are long and quiet, but our summers are filled with the sounds of leaves rustling, birds, chipmunks, crickets and frogs. Noisy and I love it.


There will be a picket fence on this block, I'm just going to add it after the other pieces are down.  For my wool applique you can see, I use children's glue stick instead of steam a seam.  It works well for me and is somewhat of a time saver....plus my iron doesn't get gummy.

This block will have branches and leaves as well, but the blocks must be sewn together and in the interest of working with smaller pieces, I'm going to get as much completed before stitching them together.  This is the block of the month quilt Heart & Home, by Heart to hands.  I get my blocks from the Country loft.  They do a really nice job.

The quilt has a cat on this block.  Nothing against cats, I'm just a dog person. My dog Ransom is 11 years old.  He's got arthritis pretty bad, we're afraid he probably won't make it another winter..... Winters are hard on everyone in the North. So I decided to change it ---- not being morbid -- but because I'll always have that smile about him when  I look at it.  Basically my kids raised him from a pup.... or did He raise them???.... Tons of life's lessons were learned compliments of Ransom.  Now He kind of rules the house... I always say dogs look like their owners, " Look Don, his whiskers are white....yours like yours..."

Off to stitch.... It's going to be a great week.....






7 comments:

Sue said...

Oh this sure looks like it's turning out just awesome! I love the Heart to Hands patterns. I need to work on my fall one .... from last year.

I couldn't help but get a lump in my throat when you spoke of your dog. I miss mine. I've been kind of a sentimental sap this week.

So glad you have a great week ahead of you. Holler at ya when I return home.

Carol said...

Oh you're going to have the best stitching week! It's wonderful! Love the idea of putting Ransom in it...that's just perfect!

Muddling Through said...

I am really admiring how your new blocks are shaping up. And Ransom looks very handsome in his spot!

QuiltNut Creations said...

Love it!

Karen said...

Very nice, love the tree! Great fabrics too.

Audrey said...

This looks like a great project! Can't wait until we get to see the finish. You do such nice work!

Greenmare said...

oh I am loving it! Are you as chilly as we are? There were frost warnings last night for just a wee bit north of us so I thought of you!