The light dusting of snow we had here a few days ago kind of got me thinking more along the lines of Christmas greenery and twinkling lights mode than Fall Harvest and pumpkins! Yikes! Flurries and cold winds with below freezing temps brought out the ear muffs and scarves! We've finished cleaning out the gardens and putting away hoses, water fountains and the last of the garden ornaments.
Indoors here at the Red House Wool Studio things are beginning to look a little like Christmas!
I'm not one to rush the seasons but in the retail business we are always pushing it earlier each year it seems. The weather here certainly is!
I've been working on my little wool appliqué quilt which is going better than I anticipated! I found some fabric that coordinates with the squares with the penny circles appliquéd onto them and I actually think it looks pretty nice! What do ya think? Did I make a good choice?
I've sewn all the squares together and put some batting and a homespun back on and now I'm in the process of hand quilting it all together! Jill and some of my rug hooking students have had to give me some advice on the quilting part as I have never really done much of this piecing and quilting work before. I am really loving it though! Have to remind myself to get back to my rug hooking a little bit too.... I haven't neglected it completely.... you may have caught a glimpse in the photo above of something I've hooked recently for the Christmas Season ahead! More to come later on that!
I've had some inquiries about purchasing the pattern for the "Squared Up" wool appliqué mat in my last post. If you left a comment on my last post and I didn't answer it's because there is no way to contact you if you don't have your email address listed on your blogger identification page. Please think about adding this information so it's easy to contact you!
I've decided to offer a few of the patterns here on the sidebar for a limited time. The cost of the pattern is $7.50 USA only please... plus .50 shipping.
Just use the Paypal button below the pattern on the sidebar!
Oh and don't worry... I haven't started playing the Christmas music yet! For it isn't even Halloween until next Thursday!