Tuesday, December 1, 2020

December!

I was concerned about all of those seams but this top went together in a very straight forward way, to my relief!
A perfect way to usher in December!
 I will be loading it on the frame to quilt today; 
 I'm thrilled.
I couldn't wait to get to the lathe-
after turning the block of wood into a cylinder, 
I gave myself a bit of a map for shaping.
My tools are all laid out like a doctor's because
it makes it so much easier to reach one as needed for turning the wood.
And in no time, I have a snowman!  
It was so much fun, 
So much so, that in no time there were three! 
 These are all finished except for the screw eye to go on top 
because I want them to be ornaments. 
 I will try some more;  
Bill wants me to try to use the wood burning tool  to make faces and buttons.  I will need to do some digging to uncover my wood burner tool first! 
There was one more idea I had to try out-
can you guess what it might be?!  
I will have it finished tomorrow!
And I will end with another little stocking for the tree! 
 I've enjoyed bringing the vintage pattern to life again!
(this post is too long--I will make another stocking
 and post the instructions tomorrow;  sorry!)

 


10 comments:

  1. The wintry look of your blog background/header etc is a fun update! The quilt is just so pretty. And the stuff coming off of the lathe is like magic!

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  2. Cute snowmen! And a great Christmas quilt!

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  3. Oh my goodness....those snowmen!!! How cute are they?
    Your quilt is lovely. Very festive.

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  4. My guess is a tree for the adorable snowmen to gather around.

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  5. I almost expect to see elves in your lathe area! Your shop is as busy as Santa’s. Love the snowmen.

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  6. Oh my! Oh my! Oh my goodness! Those snowmen are the cats meow! They are darling. I agree with Nancy. You must have elves somewhere, you get so much done.
    I finished the socks last night. I just have the kitchener the toe this morning and then start a sweater. But first I need to wrap gifts to see what size boxes I'll need for mailing. I would like to mail them tomorrow if the weather cooperates.
    I'm sitting here drinking my first cup of Holiday Berry tea of the season. It's so good but I do need to get busy.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. How could I forget to comment on that absolutely beautiful quilt. it is so beautiful. I think it's my favorite so far. Oh, I know what distracted me. The snowmen! This was the best post ever. Snowmen and my favorite quilt. You, my dear, are so talented.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. OMG!!! Those snowmen are adorable!!! You just amaze me.

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  9. Love the snowmen! And that quilt top is amazing!

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  10. How amazing to see these lovely snowmen/people shapes emerging from your lathe - what a talent you have! And your quilt is lovely; I'm glad it was easier than you thought!

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