We have some "Alaska sayings," you don't hear anywhere else. One is Termination Dust which refers to snow showing up on the tops of mountains and moving farther down the mountain as winter approaches.
I've got a few leaves to rake...hopefully that will happen before the first snow fall. So far just a few days with temperatures dipping below freezing.
I finished cross stitching Amazon Santa, in the middle of this year's Sandra Cozzolino series, "South American Santas." All so very cute. You can see why I am addicted to making her designs.
I have finished quilting, "Sparklers." I loaded the quilt on my frame, August 25th.
The next few photos are mainly for me to refer to when looking for ideas to quilt future quilts.
I had three different stars in the quilt and tried to quilt them each a little differently.
Trying to quilt details in a printed batik is a subtle effect...but it does work.
I mark dark colors with regular white chalk sharpened with a regular pencil sharpener that has a larger opening for fat pencils. Below are my two favorite rulers used on this quilt.
I marked the circles and little hash marks for angled straight lines going to the center of the arcs. Those straight horizontal lines in the body of the quilt are from my basting lines. Those will disappear when all the quilting is done.
Another detail photo to help me.
And the result.
Here's the only critter photo I have taken in the past few weeks, Eli at the top of his cat tower. He could use a Maine-Coon-sized cat tower. Somehow he curls into the top for afternoon naps.