Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Needle Book Finished, Fall Block, and SNOW

If you read these posts, you are probably tired of this. Well me too! I finally finished it off using the "pillow case" method (sew right sides together and turn inside out) by leaving a slit at the spine area. I sewed tabs there so I could attatch the felt pages. I cut and inserted cardboard for the front and back covers, stitched on the button and tassel and then turned the hem of the tabs and sewed the "felt" pages between.



This is the inside...... I'm pleased as this was my first attempt at any kind of book. I had sewn simple covers for paperbacks and textbooks but nothing with any insertions or hard cover. I was going to do pockets front and back, but invisioned them being crooked and that would have ruined it all for me ... I am learning how to avoid disappointment by not pushing a good thing.... its taken me 48 years to learn that lesson. LOL


This is my Fall STS block that was my personal challenge vs being in the swap.( I couldn't have kept the deadline on this).


I made it into a card by fusing it to Tyvek (along with coordinating fabrics inside and back.) I used Pigma pens on a piece of heavy linen for the greeting inside and stitched it down. Simple floss tied the back and front together. For the zigzagged edge work I did not shorten my stitch length as I should have. Now I know better for the next time. (This is it lying open and flat).



I must include a couple of nature pics. My husband found this guy in the corn bag in the garage. He is no worse for wear and still eating corn, but at the feeder. Less complicated for him there, don't ya think? (My nephews name is Jay and the bird and the boy have much in common as far as the activity and noise goes).


This is the snow that fell last night. A good 4" here and thankfully not the 8-12" they had predicted. It is a wet snow and clinging to the trees. Its very pretty and I felt that "Christmas/holiday feeling" when I got up.


We went into town for a couple errands this morn. On Friday I was at St Vincents and saw what I thought was a featherweight sewing table. Until I measured it I could not be sure as those tables were made for different Singer machines. I measured mine and thought I would check it today but as you can only guess.... GONE. It was only $5 compared to the $100 on Ebay. I should have got it when I saw it but did not want to HEAR my husband if it turned out to be a bad purchase. Even $5 would not have been worth that. (Another thing I have learned in these 48 years, LOL).


Hmmmmm..... what to start from my list now ???





5 comments:

Toni said...

YOUR LUCKY WE GOT 12 OR MORE INCHES AND THE POWER WAS OUT 8 HOURS...IT SURE COULD OF WAITED BUT IT DOES LOOK HOLIDAYISH...LOL...YOU SHOULD OF GRABBED THAT TABLE YOU COULD HAVE TOLD HIM YOU FIGURED IT COULD BE USED FOR FUEL IN THE FIRE IF WASNT THE RIGHT SIZE...HOPE YOU ARE READY FOR THIS LONG WINTER...TONI

The Carolina Quilter said...

Hi, Jane! Thank you for the comments on my blog. I can't believe you have snow already. Here in upstate SC, we're lucky to get a little frosting of snow all winter. Mostly we get ice storms--if anything--that knock out power and shut everything down for a week. Snow! Oh, to have snow! Especially since it means I could sleep in and working six days a week, I could really use it.

gocrazywithme said...

The needle book is wonderful; love the colors. I made one that is rather large from a fabric wallet-thingy that I got at a yard sale. I was afraid I wouldn't use it, but now I love it.

What a pretty blue jay. We have them here, up in the mountains, but I don't think I've ever seen one that close-up. Your snow and blue jay remind me of my STS winter block. Here in town, we're still having 60 degree days, so it's not very inspiring for the holidays yet.
Janet in Colorado

Charlene said...

Pretty work, there! Great pic of the jay! Snow? Wow - seems early for the fluffy stuff!

Louisiana Momma said...

the needle books are beautiful!!! I haven't made a good one yet - just made one for practice and it is less than perfect - so of course I use it for myself :-)

I miss snow (sometimes VBG).. down here in Louisiana we have had snow maybe one or twice in the last 10 yrs..