Friday, September 25, 2009

A little more work done on my Nativity...

Did a bit more work on my Nativity. I added a tiny gold inner border and then a larger border of sand and sky. Next step it to pillowcase a back and the batting, do a bit of machine quilting and then on to the beads, sequins and bobbles! That will be the fun part. Hey, this guy might actually be done for THIS Christmas! Thanks for the deadlines, Cody Anne!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Group Nativity Scenes are here!!!!

Betty D. presents her top with a gold frame sewen around it. Really sets off the tiny bits of gold throughout the piece. Very nicely done. Love the dark blue in the upper sky and the lighter blue in the lower sky. Really like the King's robes and the donkey!!!!

Betty A. chimes in with a killer sky! The fabrics are incredible but then I am a bit of a batik fan. Really like the fence fabirc and the camel!!!! So pretty!!!!

Cody Anne went nuts with her sky! How great. I like the way it frames the manger. And the King's robes are a real winner! Her dove really stands out and the sheep's legs are perfect!!!! Cody Anne is responsible for sucking us all into doing this project. She took our little hands and led us along until it was too late to bail. Always a valuable asset in any good leader. Do lemmings come to mind?

Collen has used so many cool batiks! The sky has such movement and the manger is wonderful!!! Like the sand choice and love, love, love the donkey!!

Ok, so Miss Priss is a bit behind the deadline but she is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see the piece all together. I love the color choices especially the inside of the manger. Very cool!!!
Jan, Jan, Jan, always thinking outside the box. Or is it that she just refuses to follow directions? Doesn't matter 'cause she nailed this one! I love it!!! All in blacks and golds and lots of metallics. Love the pearl palm fronds!! Of course, she had all this stuff in her stash and it solves the question of why she ws buying all those metallic fat quarters in Paducah and Nashville and Houston and . . . . Fairy Frosts will never be the same!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

GREAT Tip!!!!

A friend passed along this great tip for dealing with sewing machine needles! An inexpensive bead box (available at most craft stores) serves as the perfect solution for keeping your various needles segregated by size and function. When you change a needle, I put a little antique button into the compartment so you'll remember what's in the machine. What a wonderful tip! Putting all my needles in a bead box THIS VERY AFTERNOON!!!!