Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Spring is here just look up

I love living in a country that has 4 seasons, some of course are shorter than others.  Some times I think that if we blinked then we would miss the arrival of the seasons.   On a warm day in May I looked up and saw this.  I loved the colour of the sky.

Three weeks later I looked up and this is what I saw.  Only 3 weeks, what a difference there can be,  mother nature does know how to work quickly.  I wish I was as quick at making a quilt.

I have been working on quilts, but the process has been very slow.  I spent a week in the hospital, and then when I got out, my pointing finger on my right hand swelled up.   For a good month I couldn't use the finger without it hurting, doctor said there was probably some fluid in there, and that it would eventually work its way out.  It is back to normal now, but for a monthe it was ver difficult to d any quilting.

Right now I am working on a baby blanket.  I'm following a shawl pattern that starts in the center and works out in a square.
Ok I finally took some pics of the extra room I'm working on.  This table topper is one I just finished, and will also be a quilt.  Insatead of using it as a table tooper I decided to put it on the bench as a seat cover.This is one of the doll cupbords that I have my dolls in, also hanging abouve the shelf is some bracelets I made during my beading period.

In a previos post I talked about some wall shelves that I wanted.  Well here is a picture of the wall where we mounted them.

Here is a close up of the box.

and of course here is what the bax really is. A dollar store find.  I love dollar stores.
Enough pictures for today.  I'm still working on the knitted mice and hope that Pat will help me pin one of my quilts this weekend.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Winter is coming ..sigh… It’s not that I hate winter, ok but after 55 winters here in Montreal I should be use to it.  It’s dark at 6:30 in the morning now when I’m getting ready for work, it makes me think it’s still night and I should go back to bed.  My sitting room, as the bedroom has become to be known as is coming together.  I have to take some pictures of it.  There are some unique things in it.  The couch my dad made, has a lot of cushions of it that I have made.  The curtains were made by my grandmother.  I wanted little shelves on the wall like shadow boxes but not clear glass on the front.  Instead of having made them I bought Kleenex boxes at the dollar store.  These are made of wood with the cutout on the top[ to let the Kleenex out and the bottom slides outs  so you can put a new box in.  The boxes were painted black then the side with the opening was screwed to the wall.  So looking at it, it looks like a shelf that has s sliding door on the front.  I love it. All my Baby Face dolls are in the room now.  These dolls were only manufactured in 1991,1992.  They are all the same doll really except the facial expressions are different.  Most have blue eyes and blonde hair but there are a few with different colored hair.  The table runner that I made from the Dresden plate design fits perfectly as a seat cover on the bench.  Here is what the dresden plate looked like when I first started it.
I’ve put sewing on hold right now, and taking a break to do something different.  The local wool store at Christmas usually has a set of mice in the window.  So I went and got the pattern for the mice, they are by Alan Dart who is from England and they are the cutest set of mice.  This weekend I finished 2 mice and have the pieces made for another one.  I’ve made one out of finger weight yarn and one out of DK(as the pattern calls for). I’d like to make a lot of them along with the sewing pattern I have for mice, and then have them on display on a box that is behind the couch in my sitting room.