Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ready for the Fair

My projects are complete, all 10 of them. (Actually 11 if you count the set of doilies as two.) Don't think I will be overall winner this year since they changed the limit of entries from 10 to unlimited. (You know there is going to be a home-economics teacher that enters all 36 canning/jellies categories.)
Anyway, here is a picture of all and some of them will need new homes after the fair.
Here's the run down:
1.) Quilt - I will keep this one. 2.) Apron - dragonflies on navy blue with green trim - needs a new home. 3.) Fabric berry baskets - some need a new home. 4.) Fireside basket - I will keep this one. 5.) set of pillowcases - light blue/tan - needs a new home. 6.) "Bear" Christmas Stocking - has a new home. 7.) Multi colored doily - needs a new home. 8.) Set of doilies, ecru colored - needs a new home. 9). Christmas table runner (48") - needs a new home. 10.) Minions tissue box cover - needs a new home.

Ok family and friends, including those of you who are drive-bys, if you want something, leave a comment telling me which item you want. You are limited to ONE and first posted gets it. Also, if you are a drive-by, I will need to contact you so become a follower and please use a "working" email address.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Another Completed Project

I've been contemplating what to make for fair entries. While perusing my favorite blogs, I came across berry baskets made from fabric. Each basket is made with 3 different fabrics and a really stiff interfacing (Pellon 72F), which is quite pricey even with a discount coupon.
I came across a fat quarter bundle with 21 fabrics and it was ordered. That would give me 7 baskets, each using a different 3 fabric combination. For the interfacing, each basket required a 5 inch strip which meant a yard would be sufficient with virtually no waste. (I love it when a plan comes together.)
Now that they are all completed, which 3 do I use as an entry in the needlecraft, kitchen item category?

Completed project no. 5 for the 17 completed projects in 2017 challenge.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Project No. 4 Completed and a Fair Entry

This quilt pattern, "Raise the Roof" by Carrie Nelson became an instant favorite the moment I saw it. This version is made with Civil War reproduction fabrics and quilted with an all over stipple pattern.

This quilt (82), will be one of my fair entries and is completed project no. 4 for the 17 completed projects in 2017 challenge.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Getting ready for the Fair

Everyone, this is Bear.
With the county fair fast approaching, one of my entries is going to be a Christmas stocking and I decided that Bear was going to have it. Christmas in July!

Wish me luck.
(Completed project No. 3 of 17 in 2017.)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Completed Project. No. 2

Mo, the niece that attends Alabama, "Roll Tide," has a birthday coming up. Using a few odds and ends of fabric, here is her birthday present. It is a tetrahedron zippered storage pouch and yes, it does contain a surprise inside.
Happy Birthday!
and sis, be looking for it in the mail.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Mother's Birthday Present-Completed Project No. 1

If you follow my blog, you know that I'm always in a quandary as what to give mother for a birthday present. My "go to" item in the past has been pillows with a photo on them. This year is going to be a little different.
My inspiration is a granddaughter in the band at the University of Alabama and I was thinking that something pertaining to "Roll Tide" would be appropriate. (Not to be confused with the grandson who is at Auburn University, "War Eagle." Yes, we are a family divided.)
So, here is mom's birthday present and for once, I finished ahead of schedule. (Sis, be looking for it in the mail.)

New Years Resolution: 17 completed projects in 2017. This is no. 1, 16 left to go.)