Saturday, December 12, 2015


I’ve finally realized that I can’t post very often if I keep waiting for a finish!  There are so many works in progress, that I seem to be always working, but never have a finished item to show.  Personally, I enjoy reading blogs that show how a piece progresses.  Apparently I am not good at that kind of post.  But I’m going to try – at least once!

Beginning with quilts . . . this one is soooo close!  Just one more border, but it is really big already.  Borders get harder to sew the larger the quilt in my experience.  The story behind this quilt is that the butterflies were designed and appliqued by my MIL in the year before she died.  She had finished the blocks, planned the layout in Electric Quilt, and purchased all the fabric for sashing and borders.  So I decided to finish it.  And I’m still finishing it!  Probably one more sewing day for this one, then I can show you another Quilt In Progress.

For dolls, this one has been in progress for quite awhile.  I think the doll herself was a muslin pattern tester.  I dressed her at a club meeting earlier this year.  She needs a face and shoes.  And probably more embellishing.

This little guy IS finished, although I don’t know what I’ll do with him.  On a whim, I purchased some Heather Bailey patterns and made this of scraps from one of my quilt tops.

This cheeky fellow is coming along nicely.  Sarge found him a nice stump to lean against and I can now finalize his pose.  Arms come next.  I have the hardest time doing hands, so it may take awhile before there is more progress to show.  Yes, he’s pretty skinny in the thighs, but I do plan to put pants on him, so they will be fine in the end.

While I had clay out, I did these fun faces following a video by Fabiola Perez.  She made hers to look like Santa’s elves, but I’m thinking of something a little different.  They need some antiquing and then something to be mounted in/on.

My most recent sculpt . . . a certain “jolly old elf”.  I had to get something holiday-themed in here!  Lots more work before he’s done, though.

That’s all I have pictures on so far.  Let’s see . . . there’s an owl, two more quilt tops, an embroidery cloth, some new art journal pages . . . then there are the projects all lined up to put into the queue.  Good grief!  Who has time for housework?  (hee hee!)

Now, if I can stay on task long enough to finish any of this, I’ll be back here to show you eventually.