Sunday, November 28, 2010

penny for your thoughts?

I spent most of Thanksgiving day stitching on this penny mat from Plum Creek Collectibles. I am hoping to have it finished this year!We spent Thanksgiving with The Poppas. They made a wonderful home cooked Thanksgiving meal and I ate way too much.

Friday I drove up to see my Gma. She's still in the rehab hospital. We're hoping she will get strong enough to move to a Senior apartment. However, my aunt and I took her to a dr visit and she ended up in hospital because she was dehydrated.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Faithful Quilter's Giveaway

The Faithful Quilter is having a Thanksgiving giveaway. Actually she's having her Second Annual Thanksgiving Giveaway. Be sure to read her posts on Pincushion Mania and all of her Jo Morton projects. Gorgeous!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

That'll teach 'em

So I was having trouble with the border on my pilgrims. I solicited suggestions from friends. Here they are:
  1. leaves leaves leaves!
  2. no leaves! just leave it like it is
  3. I like the leaves. I like it the way it is. Either way will be great!
  4. one inch black border, three inches of leaves, back and bind in a medium gold
  5. screw the border, just bind it in black
  6. leaves are too busy
  7. suck it up and re-do the checkerboard

And on and on and on.

I have, seeing as how Thanksgiving is one week from today and we will be gone most of next week, have sent the Pilgrims to time out for being difficult.

That'll teach 'em.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dilemma



So, the checkerboard border didn't work. My little blocks were all wonky and it looked really dreadful. I ripped it out and tried to sew short lengths of the blocks but it still looked horrid.




So I thought I would try just a row of blocks. Umm. No. Don't like that either, especially at the bottom under the pumpkins.


DH recommended this for a border:


Finally!

 It's a top!  My goal for my two week vacation was to get this to a top and here it is!