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Sunday, October 7, 2012

A Bright Spot On A Dreary Day

Hello friends!  Brrrr.  Fall arrived in NC last night with rain, wind, and temperatures in the 50's.  Makes me want to snuggle up in a quilt with a cuppa something warm.  (Which I have done a couple of times already today.)

After visiting Lone Star Merchantile with Chris I was inspired to do a little quilting.  Using a charm pack of Seasonal Gatherings fabric by Primitive Gatherings and some of the hand dyed buttons from Victorian Motto I came up with this:


It looks great hanging next to my Halloween tree.  :o)

Then, I decided to get to work on the holiday pillow kit I purchased.  It was fun to be able to incorporate my love of sewing on the machine with some hand work.  Toss in some gorgeous wool and I was having my own private party!


The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin and I just love the prim look of this pillow.  It will be a nice addition to my Christmas decor.  Even Mr. Crow had to join in.  ;o)

Doncha love the "tarnished" tinsel trim?


I hope you are all enjoying a lazy Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

cucki said...

Wow quilt is so sweet and the little pillow is so cute too.,
Hugs xxx

Catherine said...

Hello Myra! It is always so good to see a post from you pop up in my reader! Love your projects!! Both so festive for their holidays.

Vickie said...

They are both done so well. Good job. =)

Elaine said...

Two beautiful pieces Myra!

Faye said...

brrrrr....Is right!!! Now, that's a flip flop in weather~~~ I love this appliqued candy cane pillow.. cute kit! And, happy birthday late... You are celebrating all month...no??? Have a great
week Myra! Faye

Barb said...

Great projects! I love the colors on the quilt ,perfect for fall! That pillow is super for the holidays.

April said...

Cool Fall hit here in Alabama last night too! I love the pillow kit! So Cute! I bet that quilt does look great beside your Halloween tree.. I have not got my Halloween trees out yet!!!

Chris said...

Wow Myra!
What amazing finishes!! I love the fabrics in your quilt. It must look great with all your Halloween ornies!
The candy cane piece is just perfect too.
I will see you Saturday!!

Friendship Crossing said...

Your wallhanging quilt turned out so cute and I love that BMB pillow! I haven't started mine yet~still making things for fall!LOL Looks great!

Tanya

heike said...

Both pieces are wonderful, Myra.

Hugs, Heike

Deb said...

Great pieces Myra! Sorry the cold weather got there. I think that we sent it from here - it's been downright cold the past couple days.

Carol said...

Oh, they are both adorable, Myra!! I think the hand dyed buttons add such a nice touch to the quilt and the colors are perfect for this time of year...

I couldn't warm up all day today...not looking forward to what the next six months will bring. I think I really have a harder time dealing with extreme temperatures the older I get! Hope your rain is gone by now and that you have some sunny days ahead :)

Miss Pants said...

Oh I just love that pillow! How nice!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

oh I love the colors, very beautiful my dear !!! bisous de FRANCE

Berit said...

So sorry I missed wishing you a happy birthday in time, Myra!

I LOVE your quilt (those fabric patterns are TDF!), and it sure looks like you had a great time with your holiday stitchery ornament. :) I want to try finishing something with x's along a seam like that, but haven't done so yet...Somehow I'm not sure where to do it in the finishing process. I see Stacy Nash and a few others do it often, and think it is just a neat touch.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Myra, your finishes are so pretty. Love that quilt:)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I love the nip in the air...and the warm cuppa! Your projects are just darling. We crafty types can drum up a party on our own at a moment's notice, can't we?

butterfly said...

Beautiful quilt, and you christmas stitching is lovely, hugs.

Solstitches said...

Your little Halloween quilt is adorable and I love the candy cane pillow too. What a fun design.
Margaret

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