Isn’t he cute? It took a while but I finally found a white fabric that doesn’t shadow the black wings. He is all stuck together but is currently resting on wax paper, waiting for me to decide on a background fabric.
Somehow I seem to have let my owl BOM blocks (Fat Cat Patterns) fall by the wayside. So this weekend I pulled out all the put together blocks, I am at least 2 months behind, and got this one appliqued. I hope, by the beginning of November, to be ready to start putting the newer blocks together as well as appliqueing the ones I already have ready. This will be a beautiful quilt, someday.
I did do some quilting on my Halloween tablerunner. I am using this as a learning tool for McTavishing but sometimes it is a little hard to see where I am going when I am quilting purple thread on purple fabric. I am having some thread breakage problems but I think it is the thread and not the machine……I hope.
And I knitted. This is the first slipper: it is made using alpaca wool, oh, so, very soft. I already knew that reading and following a pattern would be difficult for me, I have never been able to do it in quilting. So I think I pulled this apart at least 10 times before I could finish the heel/gusset. This is very chunky yarn and some of the slip stitches became holes but they have been grafted shut and this slipper is done.
And the second one is started. After reading how so many knitters complete one sock and then have difficulty getting the second one done, I decided that I must begin the second sock immediately on completion of the first. So far this has been working.
Several times this week I have had knitting buddies. Here we are all three sitting on the deck swing where I have spent several happy mornings knitting.
While out on the deck I decided to update Fred so he could cheer for Auburn’s football game on Saturday.
And it worked!! With Saturday’s win they/we are ranked #11, pretty good from being completely out of the rankings.
So, now that all the excitement is over I will retreat back to my little studio and see if I can get a little more done this week. DH came home from his weekend away and all last week dropped in so many times it seemed that I had installed a revolving door. But I am so very lucky, he really likes being with me.
I will be linking up with Patchwork Times and What a Hoot.
Have a great week, Gari