Wednesday, December 20, 2006

WIP Wed.





Here is a Wip that I unearthed recently. I love making houses. These are paper pieced and made from left over bits of fabric that I just couldn't bear to throw away. It's a mixed bag of everything and I will quilt feathered wreaths in the blank bocks-eventually. In it's original form it had a checkerboard around the edges but I was a bad quilter and left the top in a place where it got something spilled on it. I think it might have been sewing machine oil and thank goodness I found it when I did because all that was required was removing the borders. As long as I had to do that I decided to take the whole thing apart and put the plain blocks separating each house. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
The window is one in my living room. I don't know if it was the time of day or the camera but I couldn't get a good shot no matter what. These are little houses that my husband bought me several years in a row. on the right is a wooden soldier but he's holding a big brush and artists palette. It's one of my fav. Christmas things that my husband got for me. Well, I'm off to do some errands and think of some type of finger food to provide for the Christmas Eve dinner that we go to at our friends house. I've been charged with making a salad and an canape. I will be making a pasta salad that's basically tortellini with antipasto ingredients included=tortellini,diced salami, diced capicola ham, diced provalone, green and black olives, diced celery, strips of roasted red pepper, and Italian dressing, marinate for a day(it's delish but even better a day or two later.) Along with that I'm making crab stuffed mushrooms. See you tomorrow.







6 comments:

Kay said...

I find myself thinking about making a house quilt for some reason. I like yours.

Debra Spincic said...

I love little houses too! I had a real attraction to house quilts for a long time and at the same time I was loving cross stitched houses so I have a bunch of cross stitch patterns now (I guess waiting for the mood to return).

Yours is very cute!

Janet said...

Little houses always interest me. I like the quilt version and the ones in the window but I wish I could see the wooden soldier with the palette in a close-up. He sounds interesting.
And that pasta salad sounds delicious!

Jeri said...

Love those little houses - what a sweet quilt.

Rian said...

Those little houses are darling! I'm glad you're going to finish the quilt. Like the others, I love houses.

Dorothy said...

I love the silhouette of your houses in the window! You could have told us you spent ours waiting for the light to be just right to shine through all those windows, and I TOTALLY would have believed you!