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Monday, December 3, 2012

Snowman Winter Wall Hanging

 I like to use an old wooden thread spool to wrap my binding on when I am ready to sew it to my quilts. It works great and I can unwrap it as I sew. I sandwiched my snowman quilt together today and machine quilted it. In this picture I am sewing on the binding.
 Here is a picture of it hanging after I finished hand stitching the binding to the backing tonight. My snowman is smiling and happy to be finally hanging on my wall. My fingers are sore from stitching.
Here is a closer up view of the snowman. He is hand appliqued and made from wool. I can't wait to start another quilt. Or maybe I should finish another one I have started already. I have so many quilts I want to make and complete this winter.

I spent some time in my ceramic studio today also. I haven't been out there lately so I went out there and did some organizing. I am hoping to do a bisque firing in my kiln Tuesday or Wednesday when I have another day off work. I have a big load to fire. I want to give some of my pieces away for Christmas gifts for family and friends. I need to get going on my firings to have them ready for Christmas gifts. They have to be bisque fired then glazed and them fired again. I will try to remember to take a picture of some of my stoneware pieces next time I go out to my studio. Then I can show you a picture of them after I glaze them and fire them. I enjoy making ceramics also. I mostly do functional wares. Nothing super fancy. I love hobbies! Have a great week everyone! Lisa