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 


Sandy F said...

Thanks Anne for showing all the projects!!
The Snowman is called "Chunks and Friends" from Rustic Country Handcrafts.
He is a big guy. In the pattern he is 18', I reduced him a little for my pillow.

Janet said...

Great show and tell ,😊

belarmina said...

Ana que maravillosa entrada !!
todo me gusta edredón del gato fantástico
muñeco de nieve me encanta
gracias por compartir
buena semana

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

So much wooley goodness. The Blackbird quilt has always been one of my favorites--I have it as a hooked rug and needlework piece

Darlene said...

A great show and tell. I especially love the fall dish towels.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful as usual. That blackbird quilt just calls my name loud and clear. Sandys looks wonderful. Love the bowl fillers, such cutie little pieces for fall. Your new quilt is wonderful. It will look beautiful in your home after the holidays. Thanks always for the inspiration.
Hugs Mrs Farmhouse

paulette said...

You and Sandy NEVER disappoint! Loved it all!! Talk about balls of fire!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wow, Anne what a fabulous show and tell! This post certainly starts the creative juices going for all of us! Thank you.


Janet O. said...

Always so much to inspire and delight!
I've been working on bowl fillers, too. Those are stinkin' cute!

Jacqueline said...

I love the projects you ladies choose to do. I just need more hours in my day. Thanks for sharing.

Colleen said...

Love the show and tell! I am terrible... I see all those goodies and I have some of the patterns just languishing in my sewing room. Someday!! We are warm here too in Wisconsin right now. No snow. We haven't even had a first frost yet! I like living here for the cool/cold weather, but it is becoming more and more scarce.

Sandi said...

You've both done some lovely projects in Octobrr. Love that Blackbird designs piece, Can't find it on the quilted moose but I've heard it is bein rerelease do also, would love to find a copy of it.

Jeanna said...

So many amazing projects. If you lost the creative mojo for a bit it doesn't show!

Karen said...

Did you make the white pumpkin and crow piece the size it was in the pattern? There was nothing in the pattern instructions to enlarge the pumpkin 200%. I got that from the magazine web site. Now looking at the pattern pieces, it all looks kind of large to fit in a frame like you have.

woolwoman said...

loved so many things in your post - all wonderful but especially the pumpkin and crow and all the little berries. Midnight watch is a favorite, I have the X stitch version. Hope you get snow soon - I would be happy if we ever get out of the 80's here in the deep south! Cheers Mel

Hogan's Adventure said...

Hi it all just can't pick a favorite. Those little wool pillows just warm everything up, so darn cute, gonna have to get the pattern with the scarecrow, its adorable. So glad you are working on Christmas gifts, I hope some are hoping into our suitecase.!!! Love ya

Gloria said...

Anne, I like everything you do so certainly enjoy what you are showing us. I am trying to work on patterns that I have but I keep seeing so many cute and interesting things.

Tina said...

Wonderful show and tell. You and Sandy are both very inspiring!

Joan said...

Wonderful! Truly inspiring to get me into my sewing studio/guest room/storage room and SEW! Thank you for showing us your fahbulous creations!!! xo

Lori said...

Even if it isn't much, I always love seeing your projects!!