Saturday, November 29, 2008

as promised...

...lots of pictures. We hauled out the super big ladder and hubby stretched it up nice a tall and climbed up to switch out the quilts. I'm not as super fast as some at getting the decorations out, so they will be done slowly over the next week or so. Now if I could fly Kim out here and let her loose I'm sure in under 2 hours the house would be totally loaded! She seems to fly!

First up in the dining room section is the newly finished Nativity Quilt by Cheri Payne. Don't laugh but see the thread tail hanging off the lower right corner? I'll have to send hubby up the ladder with scissors. Geez!

Next is hubby's favorite, what I call Log Cabin Angel. She's up in the living room at the tallest point of the room.I haven't a clue who made this pattern as I saw Libby's version and made mine from her picture. I did goof it a bit because on my computer her red touches in the black background made it look like a BROWN background. Heck brown works for me, so I like it.

Last of the biggie's is another Cheri pattern! The Christmas Sampler. I will say that it's smaller than I thought when you see it on the wall. Seeing it now I would have added to the size a bit had I know that. But nonetheless I love it still! It hangs right behind hubby's chair. I love that hanger but it never gets easier to use. Lordy it's an all out fight to get those rollers to drop down and engage.

***Cheri's Christmas Sampler isn't currently on her website so if you want one, I'd email her personally and ask if it's still available. Buggy Barn is currently doing a BOM of that quilt so they probably have the pattern too....Or you could try Country Loft.****

Right after getting all that done hubby's sister and brother stopped in for a visit so we talked with them for a while and then I settled onto the couch for dvd's and applique! I've gotten 2 of the blocks done for the new Pokeberry quilt that I just had to start after drooling over Kathie and Juliann's blocks. No, I do not need another project but too late. Had to be done.

I think rather than add more to this post, I'll make a second post in the morning with the new dye pieces and the new block finishes. It's late and I have a lovely block crow waiting for me to sew it down.

8 comments:

Juliann in WA said...

Beautiful quilts. Can't wait to see you Pokeberry blocks.

Carol said...

Wonderful! Wonderful! quilts...can't wait to see the Pokeberry blocks grow.

Stina said...

Oh my... I can´t help it... I just love your Cheri quilts...fantastic ones... :o)

Kim said...

I'd rather you fly me out there to play with wool and dye! LOL! The quilts look terrific!

MARCIE said...

Wonderful quilts! Nice going!

Cathi said...

Just found your blog this morning (when I should be working.....oh, well)and love your blog! I have toyed with the idea of dyeing wool but haven't jumped in yet. Trying to decide if I want to deal with the mess. I am also a BIG Cheri fan. I think I have about every one of her Indygo Junction patterns and books and have even made one or two LOL.

Libby said...

I love them all!

Ginger Patches said...

I love your Christmas quilts...thanks for sharing! I may have to try that angel myself...I love her :)