get yourself into a 'gathering' mode. And I have to smile as I think of my wonderful California and southern blogger friends...you have no need to store up for the winter months,do you? *VBS* But this is Wisconsin...and the lesson is that of 'gathering in'. Happy Harvest Home time *S* OK..so much for that squirrel wisdom. I've not been pulling memories and life refections from my scrapbag lately. Probably you've noticed...that storyteller mode is on vacation I think. I have words, but only the reportive kind. Today I have more to report *VBS*This is as done as it will be, for awhile. The binding is finished, the stars must wait til my eyes are doing better.
And this little yellow doll quilt is utility quilted and bound now. I found this neat little doll and a My Little Pony to send with it to my newest DGD, age 2.
The sewing machine works fine and I've had fun this far with the doll from this pattern. Unfortunately I still have the facial features and hair to do. I think maybe I shouldn't have put that OFF til now. The doll in blue is the one I'm making this time. It's an old pattern so you won't find it easily.
And this is what I have quilted this week. I did an 'in the ditch' inside each 4" leaf, using the color of the leaf. Threading the needle took almost as long as the quilting...LOL. But I like it's look. now to add 3-D stems using 1/8th " satin ribbon. There are 16 leaves and the wallhanging measures 19" X 23". A quick bind and it will hang yet this fall. Now if I can just find that background fabric to use as the binding....hmmmmmm? Wonder where I put that???
A wee bit of progress today!
3 hours ago