Monday, September 24, 2012

First Monday of Fall


I am enjoying seeing the photos on different blogs of the fall colors starting to appear.  We don't have much in the way of color changes, but the leaves are starting to fall and the lighting is completely different on the hills.   It won't be long before we are talking about Christmas.  I am sure that everyone is ready for it.....right????

My Christmas tree quilt is finished and ready to hang.  I just LOVE the way it turned out.  As I mentioned in my last post,  it is a design by Cherry from Cherry Blossoms Quilting.  I FMQ-ed  ribbons and bows around the tree and feathers along the outer border - a first for both!
 



Halloween will soon be here and I had a couple of costumes to make for some of the little ones here.  I'm sure most everyone has seen Woody in Toy Story and that was the look I was going for.  One vest has the sheriff badge embroidered onto it.  Why just one???  Well, we all know that "there's room for only one sheriff in this town".   I doubt that the two year old will care that there is only one. 


Mhairi's mug rug for our fall swap arrived from Australia this week.  She included some fancy teas and a wonderful Australian magazine.  The mug rug is so cute and has a handy little pocket on the side for keeping a spoon or a napkin in it.  Thank you so much, Mhairi.  I will enjoy it this season. 


I've had the joy of having little ones several days this week as well as older ones spending the night over the weekend.  Life is busy...life is good!!!


Oh no....I don't have to stay with Grandma...do I????
Here's hoping this posts since I am now being forced to use the new interface!!!!

38 comments:

Sue said...

I love your new tree! The red and white is superb. While you are looking forward to lovely Autumn colours we are almost at swimming weather here.

Exuberant Color said...

your Christmas tree is beautiful and the quilting really enhances it. Not ready for Christmas here although I do intend to get out the box of Christmas fabrics this week.
The Woody costumes are neat. I'm sure the little ones will love them. I wish I had photos of all of the costumes I have made; not nearly as many as you have made though.

Nat Palaskas said...

Your Christmas quilt is sooo very cute! Your machine quilting if terrific as well. Well done Mary! Yes, I have Christmas in the back of my mind, but more priority stuff to deal with at the moment. Nice swap with the mug rug and Australian magazine, enjoy.
Happy Falls

Hugs
Nat

sunny said...

Love the tree! And that little guy is adorable. Great mug rug. THis is a fun swap.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your new tree is BEAUTIFUL Mary! You know I love it and with the quilting and binding, it's perfect. I'm sure the little ones enjoy staying with Grandma!

Quilt Hollow said...

It's absolutely beautiful!! I love your quilting!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful tree, red and white together are my favorite colors. Your quilting is exquisite.

I live in the northwest Arizona desert. We have cactus, no trees, so no color changes. I do miss that part of Fall. Our sun sits lower in the sky now and it is dark till after 6 a:m. It is a bit cooler now. Hallelujah!

That is a cute baby!!

nancygrayce said...

I think you should be very glad I don't live near you, because that Christmas tree quilt would mysteriously disappear!!!!! It is gorgeous! I am totally in love with it and wish now I could quilt.....of course not enough to learn :)

The costumes are adorable! And the baby? Beyond adorable!!

Linda said...

Your red tree is AWESOME! The "Woody" vest will be a real hit with the kids. We are so very blessed to be able to spend time with grandkids!

Your little one's expression is priceless.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your Christmas quilt is simply beautiful - I'm going to make some exchange blocks for friends using that pattern. blessings, marlene

Joyful Quilter said...

Your Christmas tree turned out beautiful! I love the red and white fabrics.

lil red hen said...

Lovely! this will be a wonderful addition for your Christmas decorating. Can you believe? only three more months?

Cyn ;-) said...

Love your tree - it is darling! You sure have a jump on me... haven't started yet. Thanks for the push. *g*

Lynne said...

My Christmas projects are underway but there seem to be more on my list than thirteen weeks allow for! Your Christmas tree is beautiful -- I'll have to go to Cherry Blossoms site to find it now!

Maria said...

I just love the Christmas Tree Mary...
Lovely swap gifts from Australia..
How cute is your little Granndie..
Oh that reminds I must away to pick my up from the school bus....

Terry said...

Your Christmas tree quilt is just beautiful! :0)

Connie said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love that pattern, those little vests are just too cute and I hope we get to see photos of the little ones with them on! What a little cutie and I know he loves to visit Grandma :)

Stephanie said...

I think you get the "grandma of the year" award! Your tree turned out simply gorgeous.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Tree is beautiful, vest are adorable, but the baby is priceless. Thanks for the chuckle this morning!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That Christmas tree quilt is stunning! I love it! Those Woody costumes are cute and remind me of how my oldest grandson LOVED Toy Story when he was a toddler ... he dressed up for Halloween as Buzz Lightyear, so I made myself a Woody costume, complete with a vest that looked just like the ones you made.

Vicki said...

Love the Christmas Tree quilt, you did a great job on the quilting. Our trees up here are just starting to turn, I think another week or so and the colours should be really amazing. The hot weather is now a thing of the past, the days are still nice but definitely cool nights.

Foolish Feathers said...

I just love that tree! Great job! Did you get the pattern off of craftsy? You are doing such a fantastic job on your projects!

Karen said...

Mary, your tree is beautiful!

The little Woody costumes are adorable! Great job!

The little one in the carseat looks as if to say (In my opinion) OK, I know the drill...going to Grandma's.

Enjoy!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the Christmas quilt....all the others are adorable too.

Margarita Korioth said...

Oh I love your quilt, I'm planning to do a chrsitmas one but with paper. I like the customs too!

em's scrapbag said...

Oh my goodness your Christmas tree quilt is gorgeous. Good work!
The Halloween costumes very cute and your sweet grand baby adorable.
BTW heard on the radio yesterday that we have 90 days until Christmas.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

the tree quilt is magnificent! And your FMQ is something to be proud of. Mahairi's Fall Mug Rug is pretty and the other goodies she sent sweet. Love the expression on your grandson's face....LOL.......

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! love the tree! it is awesome!!!

I love all your mug rugs! I need one of those!

The babys look is precious:)

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Your Christmas tree quilt is just gorgeous!! And your quilting looks spectacular. The Woody costumes are so cute. You will have to share a photo with the little ones in them. Your grandbaby is adorable.
I'm enjoying the shorter days but just wish they would bring a major cool down with them.

Midlife Mom said...

Oh my goodness, the Christmas tree is beautiful! It is really festive with the red and white! I'll check out my Go dies.

Great talking with you this afternoon, at least it was afternoon here! ha! I hope it wasn't too early on the west coast! xoxoxox

Carole said...

You are such a busy bee! Love projects you have! Just love the red tree! What a sweet quilt! Oh, so like that grand child's look! Priceless! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Ivory Spring said...

That Christmas tree wallhanging is gor-ge-ous!!! And I love the expression on that little guy's face... hahahaha! He looks like a sharp one -- you can just tell he is a thinker! :)

SewCalGal said...

Your Christmas Tree quilt is show stopping beautiful. Love it.

And, little guy definitely has an interesting expression. Makes you wonder what he is really thinking. Too cute.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Madame Samm said...

First your little dahling just made me smile....ampnd your tree quilt..perfection....i have it ready too...soon lol

Tangos Treasures said...

Wow your Christmas tree looks beautiful!! Great mug rug & LOL at the baby!!

Barbara said...

I don't know how you fit it all in. That quilting in the Christmas tree is beautiful.

Colours just beginning to change here. Trees in full leaf so should be a good show eventually.

Michele said...

Your Christmas tree is outstanding......really beautiful! You must be having a fun time with all the kids :-)

Barbara said...

What fun shirts.