Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 104: more castrations

.....well, not exactly more castrations, 
but I did use the castration tool 
and some rubber bands in order to get a few resist marks
on this Dharma dinner napkin

here are a couple of detail shots:

I sewed up what I hope are the remaining 10 strips
on the second side of Maggie's quilt

I had hoped to get it all sewn together this afternoon,
but then Thanksgiving got in the way.
I got all of my grocery shopping done,
so perhaps that will afford me a bit more time tomorrow????

thanks for stopping by
even if I did lure you in with the castration title!

I hope you and yours enjoy a happy Thanksgiving,
if you are celebrating.....and if I don't post again
before Thursday.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Day 103

a Dharma dinner napkin, 
fan folded, clamped and ice-dyed

one of the two red dyes threw off
a salmon hue,
which I really like

lots of progress has been made on Maggie's quilt

I would love to get the sides sewn on tomorrow

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Day 102

another Dharma dinner napkin,
ice dyed with 2 greens

I've sewed almost all there is to sew!


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Friday, November 20, 2015

Day 101

actually, this all happened two days ago,
but I've been busy since I took these pics

I made a bit of progress with the strip piecing 
on Wednesday morning.

I also dyed these two skeins of embroidery floss

I will be embroidering Maggie's family tree,
back to her great grandparents,
on the back of the quilt,
so I needed floss to match some of the fabrics
on the quilt front, right?
It's been quite fun planning out this part of the quilt:

I'm going to get it all written out on the backing fabric
today, and then start embroidering for real.

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have a great weekend


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Day 100........WooHoo: Halfway There

an ice-dyed 100% cotton dinner napkin from Dharma
it is actually much bluer than it appears here


I managed to sew another fifteen strips onto the
second side drop on Maggie's quilt today

and here's my Fisherman's Daughter sweater - finished!

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Day 99....Starts & Finishes

this is part of 'my' collection of MOP buttons,
generously given to me by my friend Jeannie
I was looking for two cuties to put on
a baby sweater, but you know what?
I decided that nobody would appreciate them as much as I do,
so back in the jar they went
call me selfish, but I treasure these babies!
don't you love the Scrabble tiles Jeannie included?

I put the finishing touches on the Tiny Tea Leaves cardi
for Maggie this afternoon
it had been blocked and the loose ends woven in,
so all it required was the two buttons and a photograph

here's one of the adorable wooden yellow jacket buttons

if you're a Georgia Tech fan,
you will appreciate the added touch!

my very last Damask dinner napkin

I've begun the second side drop on Maggie's quilt

not much longer now!

and a bit of Fall wonder 

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Day 98

you guessed it: another Damask dinner napkin
two green dyes and one red
it's pretty striking

this afternoon found me in my sewing room,
strip-piecing the bottom drop on Maggie's quilt

I haven't sewn it onto the quilt body yet,
but you can get an idea of how it looks

just one more side to piece

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