Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekend Review....

It was a beautiful fall weekend here. Cooper and I spent most of our time outdoors.

I did not get to spend any time in my sewing room but I did get to baste another one of my Sunday Sampler blocks. (click here for original post)


This is before basting.


















And this is after basting.

I think the first block had more pizazz, better color choices, but I'm still amazed at what a difference it makes in the block's overall appearance by rounding out the edges.

I'm going to machine stitch the edges down this week on the first two block before I make any more. I'm hoping that step goes as well as all the others to this point.






I also did some decorating this weekend. I leave these door decorations up until Thanksgiving. The day after Thanksgiving the Christmas decorations take their place.


Ladybugs just love these decorations. I don't see a ladybug until these go up. I don't know what attracts them, are they attracted to color, the fake pumpkins, what? Every morning my front step is covered with dead ladybugs. I sweep them away and the next morning it's the same thing.

How much is that doggy in the window?? Priceless.......

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5 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this technique. i went back and looked at your original post. I agree with you about wanting to have a portable quilting project. I usually take my quilt books and to do lists as well anytime I am at the doctors office with the kids for example, but actually being able to sew is an extra. Your blocks are great.

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  2. I love the decorations. Fall decorations make me so happy, it really is my fav time of year.

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  3. The fall decorations look great! This is a great time of year, with decorations from now through the end of the year. I wish we had actual seasons out here in California.

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  4. What a wonderful transformation those curved edges make. This is going to be really pretty. Love your fall decorations, and your Doggy in the Window is priceless!

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  5. Love your front door. I'm curious though, why do the ladybugs die? You'd think they'd just hang out in your decorative foliage for a while.

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