Friday, November 4, 2016

Autumn ... love those colors!

I went on a little road trip last Thursday to Steamboat, Colorado. I have to tell you, the colors were fabulous along the Colorado river.  The Cottonwoods were more vibrant with their yellows and golds than I have seen in a long time!!  Stunningly beautiful!

Seems only right to work with the colors of my favorite season.

 This little quilted wall quilt or table topper is perfect for the season!! And of course Maple leaves are more than appropriate!  It is currently for sale in my etsy shop if you are interested:

Then there are my gowns.  This one, though the picture doesn't show it to its best beauty is a wonderful green plaid.  A reproduction of a 1880's walking gown.  It, too, is being sold:

And this one as well!  A reproduction of a bustle ball gown ... I love it!

Even though Autumn is my favorite season, the winter holidays are near, so on to sewing with the Christmas season color palette .... bring on the reds and greens!

On a little side note, the 8th is a very important date.  Of all of the elections we've been faced with, this one really needs your vote.  I do not care to know which candidate you like or dislike. Just vote.  We have an interesting future ahead of us .... I wish I had a crystal ball, but alas, I do not.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Chloe's eyes will dance Baby Quilt

Good morning!!!

Last week, my niece had a baby shower for her and hubby's first baby. They are a wonderful couple! So accomplished in so many ways :)

I like bright colors for baby quilts. More importantly, babies like bright colors. Stephanie said the nursery was in gray, yellow and pinks.  I substituted coral for the pink, and went with a bright yellow and soft grays. Personally, I think its really pretty!  Chloe's eyes should dance when she looks at it. 

 And because I like the backs of my quilts to be in busy prints (isn't Steph beautiful?):

Then there are the scrapes. I wasn't quite ready to give up playing with the color scheme ... So I made this little 26 inch square cutie to go on the etsy site to sell for Corgi rescue.

Fall is in the air. Duh!  October LOL.  Next quilt started are fall colored oak leaves.  This will probably be the next blog entry.  The squares are finished and on to sashing and completing.  

Autumn.  My favorite season!  The cool air, crisp sounds. and the colors!!!!   

Have a beautiful day, my friends!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I DEFINITELY have been absent. My apologies!  However, I am back :)

A lot has happened, and a lot of moving forward is going on.   Needless to say, new things are happening. Reviving past loves is one of them.  I love quilts!  I love making them! I love wrapping myself up in the. I love giving them as gifts, hanging them on walls and draping them over tables.

A passion of mine are my Corgi's. They have given me joy in some of my darkest days. Their boundless energy is contagious. I feel it is time to give something back to this hilarious breed of dog, and I fervently want to open a Corgi Rescue facility. A GoFundMe campaign is underway:

I do not believe in taking without giving something in return, so I have been making quilts to give to those who give certain amounts. I have also devoted the Pins and Tangled Needles etsy shop to aiding with this goal.  All proceeds from that shop go to the sanctuary of Corgis in need:

So!  I am keeping pretty busy!  LOL I am loving it!

Some of my projects?  Here, take a look :)

And yes, my life wouldn't be complete with making a doll LOL

I am still busy making historical reproduction gowns.  A gal needs to eat, and you know how we quilters love that pastime, but my evenings and other moments of spare time are at the other sewing machine creating quilts and such. 

Abba and Boston a year ago,

... have grown into their ornery selves. This picture taken after instructing them to sit pretty for a picture.  Sigh .... hahaha

Creating a safe haven for Corgis, and me, is an on going project, and the thrill of everyday life is a happy place.

I am back!  I am busy!  I am happy!!  :)

Wishing you all a great day, and remember to smile!