Sunday, November 6, 2016

October Show and tell

It's November! Can you believe it?   We are having unseasonably warm weather here in Central Oregon.  No snow yet.  I think this is the latest it's been since we moved here 14 years ago.   I'm okay with that although I do love watching it fall and making everything look so clean and pretty.   There's lots on the mountains tho, so I can look out my window and see how gorgeous they are.  

Sandy and I were the only ones who had show and tell in October and I didn't have much at all.  We were travelling quite a bit and once we got back, I kind of lost my mojo for awhile.  

So, here we go. First are the projects that Sandy accomplished in October.

I took these pictures at our Woolies gathering.  If you are on Instagram and want to see how she has them displayed in her home, she's @sfeigner.   She has a real knack for decorating.  

This pattern is an old one by Blackbird Designs called Midnight Silhouette.   The pattern had been out of print, but the wonderful Blackbird ladies have brought it out of retirement.   I read that The Quilted Moose has them in stock.

Here's a kit that we got from Buttermilk Basin.  
Sandy reduced the pattern by 25% in order for the towel to fit on an old tote that she has. 
(She also cut an inch or so off the sides of the towel     

I can't remember who the designer is for this darling snowman.   
Sandy, can you help us out?  
(Check the comments if you're interested.) 

The witch is from a pattern by Country Threads called Witches.
It's actually a quilt pattern but she just made one block.'s NOT paper pieced.  Those are some pretty small pieces.   

This wonderful pumpkin was inspired by a post she saw on Instagram and 
whipped it out without a pattern.  Smarty pants!

Here are mine....
Looks like white pumpkins are "in" this year. 
This is a pattern by Plays with Wool Designs called The Great Pumpkin
There were a lot of berries to stitch on this one.   
Needless to say, by the end of making it, I was really sick of berries!

Aren't you loving the little pillows for bowl fillers that you're seeing on blogs and Instagram? 
These are from a pattern by Wooden Spool Designs called Happy Halloween
They are actually blocks in a quilt but they are small enough to make into little pillows.   

I finally got this one back from the quilter.   
It's a design by Norma at Timeless Traditions called  At Home in the Garden.
I'm looking forward to putting it up after the holidays are over.    

And here's my version of Stacy's Fall Towel.   

There you have it.   
I'm making some Christmas gifts so I probably won't have much to show you for November show and tell.  I'm sure that the other gals in the group will fill in!  

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Hugs, Anne 

Friday, October 7, 2016

September show and tell - Part 2

I hope some of you were able to join us on Instagram.  There are lots of inspiring quilts, crafts and decorating.  You might get some good ideas.

On to Part 2.  

These are all mine.   Remember, this is 2 months worth. (wink)

This quilt by Geoff's Mom called "In the Meadow" is one that I did as a Block of the Month from my local quilt shop.    It was a UFO, so I got it all finished up this year and off to the quilter.   Now it's a ready for Christmas decorating.  

Another quilt by Quilts by Cheri. called "Pumpkin Patch" 

This was a kit that I got a couple of years ago called "Country 9 Patch" 

I made this scarecrow from a pattern called "Cooper"
by Homespun from the Heart.   It was an e-pattern that I found on etsy. 

I really love these wall hangings for outside on my entryway.  
This one is called "Trick or Treat" from Cottage Creek Quilts

A quick and easy wool project from My Red Door Designs
called " Harvest Time"

This next little one is called "Autumn Fest" by Chestnut Junction.
(Sandy made me the little scarecrow on the masher - cute, huh?)

I also made "Hocus the Halloween Cat" by Briar Root Primitives.  
I thought my kitty (Jack) might become friends with Hocus, but no such luck!  

And my Sept Indygo Junction block.    Still have 2 left to do.  

I'm almost finished with a year of these darling little hanging quilts 
from Buttermilk Basin called "Sew Simple BOM".  
This is October.  

and November

This is another e-pattern that I found on Etsy.   
I can't find the pattern right now to give you the name.   
It's a fun way to play with those old mattress springs you're seeing in all the antique stores. 

Another wonderful design by Cheri called "Liberty Baskets"
I don't have much in the way of patriotic quilts, and loved this one when I saw the pattern. 

Last but not least, another pattern from My Red Door Designs
called "Pumpkin Harvest".  I picked up the frame at a craft store.   

Well, that's it.  I'm so glad to be caught up.   
October looks to be a very busy month for me, so I'm not sure how much I'm going to get accomplished but I'm sure the other gals at Woolies will have lots to share this month. 

Happy Fall Y'all.  

Hugs, Anne  

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September show and tell

I know, I know...I'm late.  This time I have a really good excuse tho.   My computer caught a virus and had to go see the Dr for 3 days.   Then I had to get all the pictures loaded onto the computer and edited.   Since there wasn't much show and tell last month, there are quite a few pictures this time. I think I'm going to break it up into two separate posts.  

Before I begin, I wanted to let those of you who don't know, about a little Fall Decorating Tour I'm participating in on Instagram.    If you want to see some fun pictures that Karen, Sandy, Patty, Tammy and I are sharing, then follow one of us on Instagram and that one will link you to the others.    I'm @cottonsnwool, Karen is @yellowfarmhouse, Sandy is @sfeigner, Patty is @myrty50 and Tammy is @basketnut1.    On Sept 23, we started showing our houses all decorated for fall and will continue every evening until Oct 11th.   Then we'll take a break for a couple of weeks and come back at the end of Oct with some Halloween decorating.    Hope to see you on Instagram.  

Now, on with Part 1 of show and tell.

First up is a pillow that Marilyn made.  She borrowed my Indygo Junction pattern for July and made 2 pillows for her daughter and son in law who live in Boston and love to sail.  

Mari made this quilt top but I don't remember the name of the pattern.  Sorry. 

She also whipped up this goodie from Crabapple Hill Designs.

Jean continues working on her wool Summertime Sampler blocks. 
Looks like these little fishies need some eyes!

The rest are all projects that Sandy finished up.  

This one is called Country Homecoming from the book called Primitive Gatherings 
by Terry Burkhart and Rozan Meacham  
A few years ago I had a quilt-a-long on my blog for anyone who wanted to work on this one.  
It was really fun to see all the different versions.  
Sandy participated but just finished quilting hers.   

This cute little kitty is called "Hocus the Halloween Cat by Briar Root Primitives

These next little pillow bowl fillers are from Cheri of Quilts by Cheri

And this one is a quilt block from Wooden Spool Designs called "Happy Halloween"
There are 12 blocks on the quilt but Sandy wanted to make a little pillow instead. 

This little pillow was a freebie from Buttermilk Basin this summer.

And continuing on with the monthly series from Sarah Spoorer of Indygo Junction, 
here is Sept

and June.   
I think Sandy is now finished with all 12.   

This cute patriotic quilt is called "Crossroads" from the book, Civil War Remembered. 

We can't get enough of the quilts by Cheri of Quilts by Cheri
Cheri just shared this pattern on her Facebook Group. 
It's called "Turkey Tracks".  

This little one is on the same pattern.   

There were so many finished projects that I'm breaking this up into 2 posts.   
See you tomorrow. 

Hugs, Anne

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

A couple of winners!

Hey everyone. Thank so much for all your descriptions of how you store your patterns.    I think I found myself in every one of your answers.   I have way too many storage spots.   Here are some pictures to prove it.

I found this cute little drawer at an antique shop and knew it needed patterns in it.  There's another one to the right of it, and of course, all the patterns printed off the internet on the left.

This box of patterns is on my cutting table along with some that I'm currently working on. 

And then in one bookcase, there are binders of patterns. 

Another smaller bookcase.  With. More. Patterns.!

And in my closet I have these plastic bins with more patterns. 

And in the storage room right off my sewing room, even MORE!

And binders too.   Not even labeled, so who knows what's in them!

So, I think you can see my dilemma.   Right now, I've decided to organize them by season.  Here is the first bin which has my Fall patterns.    Somehow I have to get this under control   Good grief!

So, as I promised, we have 2 winners.   The first one is Tina, who posted on Sept 1 at 6:30pm.  The second winner comes from my emails.   I was surprised at how many of you replied directly there letting me know you aren't Google subscribers. So I thought it only fitting that you were entered in the giveaway too.    That winner is Barb.    I will contact you both and get your patterns off to you. 

Thanks again for all the wonderful suggestions.  I read each and every one of them and got tons of great ideas.   

Hugs, Anne

Thursday, September 1, 2016

August show and tell

First of all, I want to thank all of you who left me some really wonderful comments last month.   To tell you I appreciated them would be an understatement.   I just wasn't sure if people are even reading blogs much anymore.  I know I am not as diligent about keeping up as I used to be.   Anyway, thank you so much and I promise to continue least with show and tell.  

So, here we go for August.   We had company last week so didn't think I'd be going to Woolies, but at the last minute the family's plans changed and I was able to go.  Needless to say, I was rushing to get there and forgot my own show and tell, so will save that for next month.  

Leslie made this little cutie.   Once again, she's hiding behind her creation.   I'm gonna sneak a picture of her sometime when she's not looking.  LOL

Nancy made this from a pattern by Bonnie Sullivan of All through the Night.   
Her kitty's name is Magic.   

Sue brought this one but she couldn't remember the pattern name. 

Jean continues with these blocks.  
You can check out the previous blog posts for other ones she's been working on.

Mari made this one.  
She thinks it's a Kim Diehl pattern but couldn't remember the name. 

And this one was inspired by a Kansas Troubles pattern.  
Check out the little houses in the centers of the stars.  

This is the pattern, so you can see how much she changed it up.   

That's all for August.  
Our prolific Sandy wasn't there to show us her finishes, so I'm sure September will be quite a show. 

So, if you made it this far, you can see there are two Buttermilk Basin patterns in the next photo.  Well, the generous Stacy West sent me these to give away to you.   How sweet is that?  

All I need from you is a question answered.   How do you organize all your patterns?  By designer?  Type of medium?  Seasonal?    I'm looking for some ideas to help me out.   When I'm looking for a pattern that I'm sure I have, I have to look everywhere.  There has to be a solution to this madness.  

(Be sure to leave your email address if you know you are a "no reply" commenter.)   

So, I'll pick two winners on Tuesday the 6th!  (US only, please) 

Happy Labor Day weekend to all of you in the USA.
To all the rest, enjoy your weekend.  

Hugs, Anne