Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Baby Quilt Finished for Bazaar!

Hi Everyone,
I got the baby quilt all finished for the bazaar which is to be November the 8th at Peace Lutheran Church. We have quite a lot of quilts made by about 20 women meeting together once a week.  Some of them are one person's effort, while many are group efforts.  Two or three quilts will be raffled off with the winners' numbers drawn at the bazaar.  We also will have a bake sale, cinnamon rolls and coffee for breakfast, lunch, a while elephant sale, and about 14 vendors selling crafts, jewelry, Christmas decorations, paintings and more.  It is a fun day!

My quilt has a pretty floral backing and is hand tied with pink yarn.
It's not perfect, but it is pretty and will be sweet for some little girl!  Now, I must get to work on my own booth, where I will display paintings, painted rocks, and Christmas ornaments made of felt.  It is still hot here, but there is a little, and I mean little, coolness in the air early in the morning.  Can Fall be coming?  It is ever so slight, but we do have a touch of Fall in Florida! Can't wait !

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Summer Crafting Continues

Hi Everyone,  It is extremely hot here these days and every afternoon we have a storm, which means balmy humid weather, lots and lots of bugs and frogs, lizards, even snakes!  It is certainly not my favorite time of year in Florida!  Well, it is a good time to work on crafts for the shows I do in November. The baby quilt above is being put together with pink and white gingham fabric and then I will tie it, instead of quilting.  I will show you the finished product soon.

This watermelon slice is a pin cushion.  I bought it to use as a pattern and hope to make some for our church bazaar.
Every year I make felt Christmas ornaments and this year I have added a penguin to the different ones I make.  These fellows are stuffed with a bit of fiber fill and they really look adorable.  I will make a whole basket full of them for my show.  At night, after painting during the day, cleaning, training the puppy, etc, I am ready to sit in my favorite chair and sew on ornaments.  My hands are pretty much always busy and I find that very enjoyable.  The other thing I like to do at night is pour over garden books and magazines and plan for the winter garden.  Here we plant the last of September until mid October.

Hope  you are having a great Sunday afternoon! Egretta