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Monday, November 05, 2007

November?

The year is slipping away fast, isn't it? But we've had the most glorious Fall that I can remember!!! Today it's supposed to turn cold - something like in the 20's by evening, with a lot of wind. We decided to get out yesterday and take some pictures of the yard before the autumn leaves left us in the whirlwinds. I'm glad we did, because it's already windy and the leaves are twirling around and flying down the street!


While we were in the backyard by the gazebo, I thought it would be a good time to take a picture of my Flipped Out Circles. I decided that I was finally full of circles, and stopped when I had enough to make a lap quilt. I found a really great piece of fabric at the Needle Nest for the borders and the backing, so it got done fairly quickly. I offered it for a class, but had no takers, so it's home now, and on my sofa in the hearth room. Should make a nice snuggler tonight when it gets cold, eh?



I've been busy getting odds and ends done, mostly odds - so there isn't much to show for it. Right now, I have some school uniforms in the wash. I'm going to cut them up to make stars of various sizes, and end up with a nice size quilt for a school auction. Last year I made a baby quilt, but I think something from/for their school will have a higher interest level. I have until February, but I know if I don't get it started now, that time will be here, and I'll be having to scurry, and worry.

I'm also working on a couple of round robins. I have my mini-round robin all ready to go, along with my wish list. On my sidebar is the group of bloggers who are doing this over the next 15 months. It will be a little thing when we are done - something like 9" X 15"? I can't exactly remember, but it's small! Should be a fun and easy thing to do each month.

The other round robin I'm working on is for my BuddiesRus small friendship group. There are two in California (Wendy and Sherri) and two in Kansas (me and Carolyn). We're having a camp in Cambria next Spring, and we thought this was a good way of getting to know each other before then. We've made our second exchange, and my brain has been working overtime, let me tell you! I wish I could share the pictures, but I can't since I know they are regulars readers, too!

I've been helping a new friend plan a memory quilt for her daughter, and as soon as I have some pictures of that, you'll see them here, too. There's also a kitty quilt with purple chenille in the works for a future birthday present in December.

So there's a lot going on, just nothing all lined up and in a row. Now, I'm off to clean house (gasp!!!) and perhaps sew later today.

11 comments:

Nellie's Needles said...

Thanks for a peek at your fall colors.
The circle quilt looks great. I love that effect when it seems we're viewing the pattern through beveled glass.

Su Bee said...

Wow - what a beautiful setting! Your circle quilt is stunning - nice work!

Elaine Adair said...

Lovely fall colors and foliage, but that quilt is WONDERFUL -- Very clever. Looks even MORE WONDERFUL up close!

Ms. Jan said...

Lovely quilt Sharon. Kevin looks great!!!

Carol E. said...

No takers for that class?? I'd sign up! The quilt is lovely! Beautiful fall colors, too. Believe it or not we still have some fall leaves here in MN. Despite the arctic winds, some of the leaves are very tenacious.

loulee1 said...

Beautiful quilt, you picked the perfect setting for the photo shoot!

ROZ said...

That's your back yard? I thought it was a park! And I love the quilt, and I think it's outstanding.

Juliann in WA said...

You have been busy. I need to get caught up here and get my little block ready to mail for the RR.

The Carolina Quilter said...

The fall pix are beautiful and the quilt stunning! I can't believe there were no class takers.

julieQ said...

That is such a lovely quilt!! Your fall colors are ahead of ours. So pretty, one of my favorite times of year.

JulieQ

Judy said...

Oh the colors are great! We missed that this year due to no rain and hot temps, but a few few turned, so it's nice to see your leaves! The yard looks great!

The quil tturned out really perfect. Love the circles and how the design pops up from just the fabrics changes! Good job Sharon!