Monday, November 25, 2013

Scrap Happiness

Has the cooking begun for all of you celebrating Thanksgiving this week?  I ventured out amongst them today to secure my turkeys for the feast.  We have so much to be thankful for around here.  It is nice to take the extra time to pause and reflect on all of our blessings.

I had a few spare moments over the weekend and was able to get near my sewing machine for a little stitch therapy.  My leader/ender project continues to grow.  I have the strips in a basket beside my sewing machine so I can add pieces whenever I want.  Right now it measures about 45x 57.  It is a work in progress and I will keep at it until I decide that enough is enough.  I do love the cheddar color though. 



I've had some super soft corduroy in my stash for sometime and I finally cut into it and made a little jumper.  I think it would look better with a black turtleneck, but I had a white one here. 



A Schnibble that I started about three years ago managed to find its way into the to finish pile too.   It's colors will go well with Christmas decorating here. 



While leaving my mom's place the other day, I saw the cutest little squirrel.  He had his palm tree nuts all lined up and was enjoying a bite out of each one.  I loved how he kept them all on the low fence.



Starting December 2 there is a blog hop sponsored by Jacquelynne Steves that I am going to be participating in.  She has some wonderful prizes and a grand prize worth over $100.  Be sure to pop back in and check it out for a chance to win.

I am wishing all of you who celebrate, a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

23 comments:

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mary! Great leader/ender project, the cheddar sets off all those bright scraps so well.

Terry said...

That ladybug jumper is so cute! And your Schnibbles is beautiful! :0)

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all you and your family. My big Thanks to you for being such a lovely lovely long distant friend for over the years. Love that leader/ender scrappy quilt! I want to make one - Hugs Nat

Maria said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your Family.

I also love Spider web quilts.. Such a cute top. Your grand dies are sew lucky to have you make nice clothes for them. Nice finish too.

Now gorgeous is that wee squirrel...

Lesley said...

You have some great projects! Love the Schnibbles!

Quilt Hollow said...

Enjoy sewing when you can but mostly enjoy time spent with your loved ones.

Nedra said...

So many fun things going on at your house. Your Leaders and Enders quilt is turning out wonderful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the cheddar string quilt and the jumper is just too cute! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Carla said...

How wonderful is that scrap quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

Cheddar is a great backdrop for all of those colors. It is one color I need to try.

andsewon said...

Love your quilt projects. That lady bug jumper is darling! Eating all those nuts will fatten up that lil fella he needs to store some away!;-)

Stephanie said...

I heart corduroy and that is an adorable jumper! Love your spider web quilt. The scrap love really stands out against the cheddar.

em's scrapbag said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Love the cheddar in your spiderweb quilt!
The jumper is darling.
Thanks for sharing the cute squirrel.

Candace said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Love your leader ender project! Is there a pattern for it? The jumper is just adorable and your Schnibbles is perfect for the holidays! That is one clever squirrel! Around here we would have dozens of squirrels lined up!
Cheers!

Wacky Woman said...

Love your projects. That squirrel cracks me up. I have one here that torments my dogs. Cheeky thing.

Debra Graham said...

Beautiful, scrappy quilt, love the cheddar.

Sheila said...

Wonderful string quilt and the jumper is sweet . Happy Thanskgiving to you and our family !

Pat said...

I enjoyed every photo you posted here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. I know if you are having everyone there, you must have a LOT of turkeys to roast! :)

Barb said...

Love your scrap happy and that jumper is adorable.

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

You always amaze me with all you manage to get done! The scrappy quilt is gorgeous and what a sweet little squirrel! Your Grands are so lucky to have a talented Grammy who makes so many surprises for them.........Happy Thanksgiving to you also!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow - love the leader ender project! And that jumper...too cute. blessings, marlene

Em said...

Love love the cheddar beauty! Happy holidays Mary!

Ivory Spring said...

Mary, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

I love love love your cheddar string quilt! Your sense of colors always makes me swoon. I can see quilting feathers on the cheddar background with a contrasting thread.... mmmmm - now, you are making me want some cheese and crackers. :)

That jumper is absolutely adorable!!!! What a sweet grandmother you are.

Hope to see your Thanksgiving pictures soon. :)

Have a great evening.