Category Archives: wool

Wool Ball Jar Mat

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wool Ball jar

wool Ball jar

This a cute wool mat that my friend Chris is working on.  It is a kit from Primitive Gatherings.  We both have similar tastes and love to work on wool projects.

The real reason I posted this today was so that I could also post  these flower pictures. Today we are setting records low temperatures here in the Midwest today and I needed a little touch of Spring!

ball jar vase

ball jar vase

This Ball Jar was actually a photo taken at Chris’ house this summer with wildflowers picked in her yard.

Summer flowers

Summer flowers

…and  this is Chris with some great Summer flowers….I am ready for Summer or at least Spring!!!

 

 

 

 

Cat Man Boo – Halloween Wool

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Cat Man Boo

Cat Man Boo

 

If you have followed my blog in the past, you will recall that a few years ago I happened upon an Estate Sale where I purchased many unfinished projects as well as some kits.  Well, “Cat Man Boo” was one of the purchases that I made that day.  He was a kit and he is wool.  The background reminds me of an old army blanket. (and that may be just what it is)  I purchased many wool kits at this sale and this is one of the first I completed.  (Well, almost)  The “Cat” should really be a pillow and as we speak, he is just a spooky cat on an army blanket.  I have yet to make him into a pillow,  but I wanted to share him since tomorrow is Halloween.  He is from the book “Spooky Threads” by Need’l Love.  I just love all the books in the “thread” series and would love to complete every project.

Spooky Threads

Spooky Threads

 

Happy Halloween!  I will be hosting the “quilties” on Halloween and I am making a new surprise for dessert….stay tuned!!!!!!

 

Old Glory, flag pillow…UFO #58

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Old Glory

Old Glory

Yea! I have finished another UFO project.  This is a pattern from Need’l Love Company.  I bought the kit that included the wool and the pattern at an estate sale several years ago.  I only paid $2.50 for this kit and it had the original price marked at $10.00.  My friend, Laura will be so proud of me when she reads this post.  (She said it’s only a bargain if you finish it!)  I purchased the fabric for the pillow top on a trip to Amish Co. about 2 or 3 years ago.

Old Glory

Old Glory

UFO

UFO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what my project looked like when I retrieved it from it’s hiding place.  Unlike the Color Wheel, it was not in need of any “un-sewing”.   I just needed to press everything and cut the material for the pillow.  I then used the blanket stitch to attach the wool to what would be the front of the pillow. I didn’t use a pillow form and I think it looks like I used a little too much stuffing.  Silly me…I had some left in a bag and just kept stuffing until I got it all in the pillow.  It made it kinda’ hard to sew the border.  Oh well, another project marked off my list.  Does that only make 3 done and two added?  I guess I have really only gotten my list down by one!

I am leaving on Friday for a four-day trip to Mrs. Miller’s Cabin in Charm, Oh.  I am only taking hand sewing projects and hope I can resist buying any new projects.  Enjoy your weekend!