Monday, November 19, 2007

Check'n the list

This year we are making the Thanksgiving holiday easy (for me, thankfully) by going out and buying a ready made pre-cooked turkey! This frees up time and saves a little oven electricity.

YEAH. After making Thanksgiving dinner for the past 25 years from scratch, this will be a new thing for me. One Thanksgiving, a long, long time ago, we were soooo poor that we didn't have turkey or the fixings. We had a sad looking scrawny chicken and a few sad carrots to go along with it. But, I remember it so vividly because we were so poor and yet so happy AND most of all thankful for that scrawny chicken.

Since the cleaning is done, shopping is done, and the turkey's done, I am going to lock myself in my sewing room and get some projects done! So hopefully, I will have something more to post in the next week or so.

The sunrise this morning was just gorgeous. By the time I figured out where my camera was, the wonderful colors had faded. There are just some colors that are undescribeable. If only I could get the same feeling in my quilts. Some of my more arty quilts come out ok, but most of the time I look at it as a stepping stone and where I can make room for improvement.

Here's a quilt I did for an family member in-law. It's only slightly larger than, say, a regular size computer keyboard.

I had fun doing it and I like the turnout, but I would change things if I did another one. I should use my sketchbook and sample skills better. My City and Guilds teacher would be appalled if she knew I wasn't keeping up with my sketchbook. Oh well, my loss I guess.

Snuck in an hour of sewing before the boys come home. So, made a few snowflakes for my winter wall hanging.

I have run out of both backgrounds. I know they look the same, but one has silver stars, which I really like. Looked online for more, but can't remember where I got it from to begin with. Not sure what color I will make the letters in. Am thinking about something brighter. I'm scared to use the red I have. It might look like blood or something. Green seems too dark. Any suggestions from you? Please make some as I am having a mental block. All the Christmas quilts I have ever done did not include blue and silver, but I have had this fabric for a few years and wanted to use what will go with it?


jmbmommy said...

I like your trees...what about a yellow or gold for letters? I also am liking the lime green that I have been seeing around and

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'm horribly boring - I stick with blue and white (or silver) and leave it at that, no other colors unless I'm doing red, white, and blue. I agree with jmbmommy that yellow or gold might work. maybe copper? like you just happen to have any of that handy ;-)

Clare said...

I love the quilt in the first photo and your trees are gorgeous. Yup - bronze if you can get any.

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