Monday, April 15, 2013

Small Projects

what in processWhen I went to bed Saturday night this was what was sitting on my “design ironing board.”  Even then you could see what it was to become.














ready for stitchingBut how much better is this?  And it is on the real Design Wall.  It still needs applique stitching but I am very pleased with how he looks.  He is currently a free design at Justquiltin with Denise Russart.  Mine is going to be smaller because he is destined to fit on my bedroom door: he kind of looks like I do when I am on my way to bed each night.  He is made with batiks (sound familiar?). 







CD table topper completedEarlier this week I finished the binding on my Carol Doak tabletopper and have put it to work.  It is a little small for our table but it does brighten up the room.









placemats ready for frameNext up on the HQ are my batik scraps placemats.  Here they are, hanging on the frame so that I can’t forget to get them going.










placemat backingI found this fabric in my stash (leftover from someone else) and the colors are very similar to what is on the placemats so it is to be the backing for them. 








Beautiful Spring dayI had a very hard time getting into the studio on Saturday.  It was such a beautiful day I put the hammock out and then got on it.  What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  Every so often I would put my book down and think “I really should get in there and get something done.”  Then I would swing a little, pick up the book and stay where I was.







Sunday rainHowever Sunday was very different.  This was what our weather looked like.  As of 4pm we had had 3” of rain and I had had a good day in the studio. 












4 yo Poinsetts-red leafOne of the interesting things I found on the deck this week was this red leaf.  This is a 4 year old poinsettia plant and for some reason it is putting out a red leaf (actually 2).  I thought one had to hide the plant in the dark for a long time in order for this to happen but I guess not.  Anyway, I guess this means that the plant is happy, and so am I.

I am linking up with Patchwork Times

Have a great week,  Gari

12 comments:

Rhonda said...

Love the owl. Your weather is like Texas weather, one day sunny the next freezing or thunderstorms or hail......sigh!

Sue Daurio said...

That owl is just adorable. And I'm with you, if the weather is nice, in the hammock with a good book is the best place to be :)

kwiltnkats said...

Your Owl brought me in. The eyes are perfect as is your batik color choices. I've never been in a hammock, but I think given the weather was perfect and with a good book I'd not want to leave it either. Rainy days can be a joy! Sandi

Nann said...

What an appealing owl! And I like your batik sliver placemats-in-progress.

Judy D in WA said...

Love the placemats! Hurry and finish them so you can use them. That's the perfect back to use. The own is so cute. And that hammock......

Julianne said...

I love your projects but the owl is my favorite

Jessica said...

That owl reminds me of the "How Many Licks Does it Take to Get to the Center of a Tootsie Pop?" commercial from the 80s. :)

Susan Palmer said...

Nice job. love the wise owl.
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Corina said...

I love the owl!

Rhonda R. said...

Love the owl. What a great use of your batik scraps to make placemats. Very creative of you! Hope you were reading a good book on Saturday. Your hammock sounds so relaxing.

Quilter Kathy said...

I need a hammock! And I need some good weather to surround it. And then I need some time to get on the hammock! LOL
I love the photo of you enjoying yours...gives me hope that one day I'll be doing that! LOL

jjthor said...

Love the owl!! I downloaded the pattern but haven't gotten to it yet!! the batiks are perfect for it!!