Early January Makings
This Bareroots candle mat is now with its new owner so I can share it here.
Christmas and New Year were cosy with the family gathered together.
We made Lamb’s Wool and gave the 1st pint to the King of the Orchard in the garden.
The King of the Orchard is the apple tree who produced the most apples that year.
2013 was an outstanding year for apples.
We had lots of family feasts.
With colour coordinated drinks.
January makes me think of ice blues.
I leave the walls empty of quilts for a short time, to create a blank space for inspiration.
I covered my new year journal in scraps from the scrap hamper.
It is now filled with lists of things I want to make in 2014.
That was a fun start to the new year in spite of being laid up with pneumonia.
Carruthers really likes the bucket chairs. I sit in one and he has the other.
They are great to sit and sew in- I can sit cross legged too with is useful.
This Greyhound Quilt evolved from a cup mat idea.
Instead of 14 un-useful cup mats I made them into a border and had horrible maths to work out the middle bit.
It looked unfinished so I completed this top in a deep red border.
The greyhounds are arranged symmetrically according to what the hound is doing.
Bottom left corner.
Bottom right corner.
Left side tiles.
Centre needs stitching next. It is a mix of stitchery motifs to fit the space.
Right side tiles.
Top left corner.
Top right corner.
Finally I have a very overdue finish– Autumn Angel.
She should’ve been done in time for Autumn but life intervened.
I have started the final one Winter Angel. Hopefully it will be ready before Spring.
What is your favourite season?
Mine is Autumn because of the rich leaf colours and blue skies- a beautiful colour combination.
I hope 2014 brings many new colour combinations for us all.
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