The Hubs, the Dot and I spent a lovely few hours at Dell'Osso Farms in Lathrop, CA on Sunday. I have wanted to do the corn maze for-ev-er!! I am quite sure I had more fun than they did, but what ev........ Here's a few shots of our day!! And yes, I will be doing this again next year....heck, they have a Christmas thing coming up.....hmmmmmm
I climbed up to the sign and helped them push. Bad me.
EEEEEEEE....I was so excited!
this was the harder of the three mazes
I didn't see any children of the corn
We were actually right where the hubs is pointing.
And yes, it was a dead end...for the third time. hahahahaha
Easy peasy maze
Corn....as far as the eye can see and me in the middle.
We made it!!
I call this Beyond Pumpkin Dome. Can anyone else hear Tina Turner Sing?
See us climbing?
ridin the train
I may have blended.
It would be awesome at night with flashlights and a tractor ride to the haunted house.....oh yeah! A few more views of the area...
It's been awhile since I signed up for the Friday Night Sew In, but I have been trying to sew. This week I knew I was sewing soooooo I went and signed up at the last minute. Can you say: procrastinista? Sure, I knew you could. I can't show the completed blocks, because that would ruin the surprise, but I can show you some of the progress.......
We are all making Dresdens using Chateau Rouge by French General. Yummmmmm
I used five prints from each colorway
80 platelettes . Okay, blades...what ev..
The half way point...and boy, is there shrinkage.
Here's how I chose to do the "points".
Look how much smaller the sewn one is!
The blades are still the same length, but the seam allowance really made a difference.
I still have to mount them on the backing and do the embroidered center. Can't wait to see what I finally embroider! I best get to gettin cuz these puppies go out in Wednesday's mail and I got a houseful of family showing up from Sunday 'til Tuesday............... EEEEEK!
Well, my first attempt at a 12 plate dresden turned out, enh. I added length to the template which messed up the flatness......you would think not, but it did. That's why the center got larger....I kept cutting until it laid flat. lol It will work for what I am using it for, but back to the drawing board for the dresden block swap. I have four blocks to make in 2 weeks, so I best get to figurin' what I did wrong.
When they are half sized, they lay beautifully, so this will be their final destination,
my Crafty chicas table runner.
I should have it done before the next patriotic holiday...I hope!
Anyone else out there ever make a tiny, little change that messed up the whole design?
It's that time of year, when orange and black rein supreme! L-O-V-E it! I usually lean toward the kitchy and witchy but this year I tried for classy. How'd I do?
I got the eye chart print at tatertots and jello. That site is a goldmine of decorating ideas and more! I used some burlap I had leftover from the Burlap Chic Reception and I free-handed the silhouettes. The raven is way better than the spider. LOL Some cheap frames and some little pumpkins and I'm ready to go.......boo!
Yep, a hoop-er. I hoop my embroidery, I hoop my quilting. I tried being all free, but it just wasn't for me. I've been experimenting with hoop size since I started my foray into big stitch quilting:
As you can see, I have a hoop or two (or 5)
Round, oval, square, big and little....I've got them all!
9 x 21 oval
22" round free standing
14" round, heavy duty
The newbie, as of yesterday, 11" square q-snap
If I did traditional one hand on top, one hand underneath quilting, the free standing hoop would be great. That is how I used to quilt, but I have since taken to machine quilting......that was about 13 years ago. (yes, I've had the hoops for a LONG time lol) The oval and the 23er are just too awkward for how I quilt. Small hands, short arms, just not for me.
I will be keeping the 14" hoop because that is what I do 90% of my quilting with and it's portable. I will keep the q-snap because of it's shape and the way I can do the edges with it
My next hoop will be something like this:
I really need something for the borders and edges
I know I can make some kind of jig to add to the 14" round, but this is so much easier, no?
And if I decide I am going to hand quilt a LOT, I'm going for one of these babies: