Friday, October 31, 2008

Candy Corn Cookies

Well I made these cookies for the first time, last year. They were such a big hit at the last year Halloween Outreach, so I made them again. They are so much fun.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Corn? & Quilting

Well, last year I shared with you a picture of my broccoli growing experience. Ha Ha. This year I decided to plant some corn. We did not have a very long growing period and produce did not do well this year. First off, only one corn stock grew. I was told since only one grew, I would not get any corn because the stocks cross pollinate. I decided to let it grow anyways because it added a fun look to the yard. It only reach about 2 feet tall, but it did grow a ear. We left it alone till the first frost came and then picked it. Here is a picture. I plan to have a full garden next year. I hope I can find something I can grow.

Usually when I am working on a quilt, I try to match the bobbin thread to the backing. I decided with this one to use matching top and bottom thread. I like how the front and the back turned out.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Busy Weeks

Boy of boy, have I been busy.

Last weekend was our annual town festival. I was not too busy with quilting, so I decided to have a booth again this year. Well when it got near that time, the quilts were coming in like crazy. I took a couple of days to make things for my booth. I also got my husband a gig, taking pictures at it. We set up a area at the library. Used a green screen and let customers pick their background from a select few. I did lots of promoting for him, and did the computer work, collecting the money and email addresses, and printed out the pictures. A friend and I did our booth together. Her and I worked it on Friday, and I worked with my hubby on Sat.

By the end I was exhusted. Monday started quilting again, then got sick. I spent all day in bed on Tue, most of Wed, and then did quilting and resting on Thur and Fri. Hubby feels I over did it and took too much on. Won't repeat that again.

Well yesterday I finished a quilt I had been working on while resting last week. I love the way it turned out. Since the fabric had tulips in it, I purchased patterns at digi-tech that went along with it. I quilted them into the open squares and triangles, and then added outlining and feathers to fill up the space. I traced the large black pineapple diamonds in center and the tips, then traced part of the designs into that template to create the quilting pattern. Here is a close up of one of the squares. Go to my webshots to see the whole quilt and a close up of the triangle.