Wednesday, September 14, 2016

What I've been up to

Besides looking after the tiny little ones in my life, I managed to finish a few things and begin something else.

I managed to finish knitting this one piece sweater - finally. The colour is a bit off. It has to be sewn along the sides and then Teemu can have it.

My friend Judy gave me this pattern a few years ago. She also gave me a metre of some gorgeous fall fabric with leaves and birds on it but I found that it was too bright for this border.

So, I used this fabric. For some reason I have about 4 metres of this fall leaves border fabric. All of those little pieces - the hands, feet, hair, hat, face, crows, etc. were little pieces of scraps.

 I oriented the birds differently from the pattern and I fussy cut the flower. I'm thinking of giving the crows some embroidered feet and some corn seeds to eat. They need eyes and their wings have to be outlined.

Here's the scarecrow with his face on. I just used my Micron pens. The colours of the fabrics show a lot better in this photo - much closer to what they really are.

My plan is to finish sewing around all those fused pieces and then machine quilt it. It will be hung in the hall just inside the front door. It's not a big wall hanging at all and finishes at 16" X 23". Hopefully, it will be done soon so I can move on to other things.

I have decided to join in on the Meadow Mystery which has just started. These are the fabrics that I'm using and they were all cut as per the instructions given in August.

And here's the first part of sewing the pieces together - the instructions for September. It's only a 60" square quilt so it won't be that big. I have used some of the fabrics that my daughter's friend gave me.

I also managed to make a monster tooth fairy pillow for Luc who, at five years of age, has now lost his first tooth. The monster's mouth is a pocket for the tooth.

I'm linking up with The Needle and Thread Network. Pop on over to see what other Canadians are up to.


  1. What a cute wall hanging; I like that the scarecrow has a sweet face. The fabric for your Meadow Mystery is very pretty.

  2. meadow Mystery, you will so enjoy this, I gave it a miss this year, but last year's one was fantastic. Love your wall ganging, the border fits in so well with the scarecrow.

  3. Adorable projects! I love seeing how many people are posting Meadow Mystery projects. I am anxious to see how everyone's projects turn out!

    Thank you for posting to The Needle and Thread Network's WIP Wednesday!

  4. I love the wall cute. I have a request to make a tooth fairy but I like the tooth monster much better:)

  5. I like your birds better and love that tooth fairy monster.

  6. What a gorgeous tooth monster. I hope he gets lots of gifts for his lost teeth.

  7. Nice! Its always nice to do something cute like this.

  8. The tooth fairy pillow is so cute. I am sure it will be well loved.

  9. I love the tooth fairy pillow! So pretty ♥

  10. Hello Dolores,

    Lovely projects, the tooth fairy bag is very cute. Good luck with the new quilt.

    Happy days.


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