Monday, October 12, 2009

Neglected Nails

Will someone please clean up my mess? I just don't have the motivation or time. Pretty please? If you do, I'll give you those twist donuts you see in the picture. I tried to photograph them, but couldn't get them to look good.

And while you're at it, will you also trim my kid's nails? When I take pictures he likes to join me and find me things to take pictures of. Looking at this picture and the poor kids nails makes me realize that's another thing I haven't noticed/had time for.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gourdy's Gang and Tom Turkey

I finished these guys just in time to put up my Halloween decorations. It's the Gourdy's Gang pattern from Threads That Bind. The stitch used throughout this entire piece is the blanket stitch, which is a pretty easy one to learn, so even you're not a big sewer, it is a pretty fun, beginner level project.

If you live anywhere in the Salt Lake valley you must go to The Handmaiden for all your wool felt needs. Their selection puts Joann to shame. Shame on you Joann for only carrying 6 colors. The Handmaiden is also right across the street from Quilt Ect., a really great quilt shop. Even if you don't quilt (which I don't) you will be inspired to do so and buy numerous quilting patterns to attempt (which I did) if you happen to stop by. So be warned.

Another project I finished was my November's Sugar Cookie Set of the Month. The cookie set of the month was something I started last month. Each month I create a set of specialty sugar cookies that involve the colors, holidays, and seasons within that month.

November's set includes a Tom turkey, a pilgrim's hat, a sunflower, and a leaf. Isn't that turkey cute? There's even a little fiberfill in his tummy to make it round and squishy.