Sunday, November 8, 2015

Another Week of Finished Projects

I had three easy staining projects this key chain board by our garage door entry...

and our hanging coat rack for the same mudroom area.

I remembered to change out one of my hanging quilts to this fall quilt, "Henrietta's Whiskers." This design is from Bunny Hill and was a free BOM on her blog. I would never have bought this pattern but since it was free...I went for it. I had not worked with wool applique in a quilt before and I loved it. I have a whole quilt designed in my head using this method...a snowman theme. Maybe by next year I will have it ready to hang on this wall for winter!

I spent some time catching up on organizing all the Mill Hill beads that are leftover from the ornament kits I make...quite a stash! I have run out once or twice of beads in a kit and grabbed some from my leftovers.

Oh..and I almost forgot my third staining cutting table top. I am so thrilled it!!!

I am thinking very much about Christmas decorating. I finished adding the green felt backing to 10 cross stitch ornaments.

Just finished the Scotland Santa and will put him aside while I work on the other two Celtic Santas in this series.

And I am making progress on my second advent calendar this year. I initially stitched the felt icicle piece in place without stuffing per the directions. But it really looked like it was missing something so I ripped out the stitching along the top and added some stuffing. I am much happier now.

I am waiting to add sequins to all the sections until after I get the felt pieces much easier to handle this large piece by waiting. I also added stuffing to these little icicles on the windows.  Again...the kit directions did not call for stuffing in this area but it looks good!

There is a big winter storm in the forecast for tonight. I'm looking forward to having a good excuse to stay home. Snow days are good for grownups too!


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love all your projects you sure have been getting a lot done. I just love that cutting table!! so big. when you used wool in your quilt was that wool felt? can your quilt be washed when you use mixed mediums in the project. I have been thinking of making a quilt with wool felt in it and wondered if the quilt could be washed. I have been looking at one book that has mixed mediums and it says as long as the wool is washed and dried that bleeding has been taken care of you can wash the quilt - I wondered if you had the same experience?

Lynette said...

Looks like a good week for you. :) I need to change out my wall quilts. I loved Henrietta Whiskers - should have done that one, but I didn't. Fun to see yours!!

CecileD said...

Your Bunny Hill's quilt is beautiful ! And what about your cutting table... ? I looooove it !!
You've been very busy during these last days !!

Rebecca in AK said...

Wow! I love your cutting table! You have a nice collection of cute Christmas decorations. Love Henrietta's Whiskers!