Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I made a quilt several years ago called "It's a Dog's Life!" There were nine blocks, each with a dog in a different chair. Here are a couple. All machine applique and machine piecing. All around the border I had sayings such as - 'his bark is worse than his bite',' let sleeping dogs lie', 'love me, love my dog', 'beware of the dog', 'dog eat dog', etc, etc. It was so much fun picking the fabrics for the dogs and the chairs.
(I must have taken these photos with my old camera. Or else I didn't know how to use the close up mode!)
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
And just so there is a bit of stitching on this blog here are two little stitched pieces I did last year just for fun. They are about 16cm square and the tree in the second one was inspired by a drawing from the lovely Cathy of onepinkgoose and used with her permission of course! I really enjoyed stitching these. I've used stranded cottons and some lovely variegated crochet cotton dyed by a friend, on a dark brown background.