Friday, January 28, 2011

Pretty center piece..

This pretty center piece is from Designs by Fee. It is called Florentine. I made this for a house warming gift I will be giving  next week to my husdands niece & her husdand. I love making yo yos, and as you can see they are of very muted colours. I attached a longated pearl bead in the center of each yo yo that came off an old sweater. (NEVER THROW OUT THESE DEARIES EH)?. I think they add just a little  to the piece. Thank you Fee for this great pattern. The salt & peppar birdies are something that belonged to my dear mother. I just found them as I was going through some of her things. She only kept them in the curio cabinet not to be used. " see mom I am enjoying them so very much" My mother passed away in Sept. so I am happy to have her at our dinner table with us.. Thanks for sharing a little time with me. Come again won't you? Blessings: Dianne

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Looking out my windows today is very grey & snowy. I started looking through my photos & found this one & it made me feel soo much warmer. It was taken you can see... in our fall season when  our trees are the most beautiful colours. I hope if you are in this winter season you will enjoy these beautiful colours too. Have a great day wherever your heart may be. Blessings: Dianne

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wool Flowers

Hello there, Just wanted to share one of my wool projects that I really loved making. I can not remember which magazine it was in but, it is at least 2years old. The whole picture is done in wool and I found it difficult to really know how I wanted to finish it. Thus the framed piece.  My (talented) friend Sheila made one as well at the same time. Working on a Red Work table runner AND a baby quilt now. I can not for the life of me handle only one project at a time!!!!ha... Hopefully I can share a pic. of these soon. Thanks for  letting me share with you. Remember now, tea only takes a minute to brew, so come back to visit eh?  Blessings Dianne.
     Oh yes, if you click on the pic. you will see the flower detail more clearly.. D.

Monday, January 24, 2011

keep sake Christmas gifts.

Hello ladies. This isChristmas morning with our
,grandchildren& daughter-n-law. I look very sleepy now don't I ? I made this bear for my 10yr. old granddaughter out of white sherpa that I had for (a few yrs.), The muzzle, ears & pads are of tan suede. The special part of this honey is that the vest & tie are made with my son(their) dads house coat he wore when he was 2. Of course I could not make something for one & so this is for my grandson .. sooo here is :Humpty Dumpty. His arms & legs are made with the same house coat fabric. You see ladies we lost our dear son a year ago in a motorcycle accident & I wanted his"peeps" as he called them  to cuddle with their dad whenever they wanted to. I am soo happy I made these for them , they were thrilled. Thanks for sharing with me this bit from my heart. Blessings...   Click on the picture & you can see the gifts a little better.. D.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


This quilted piece was from a challenge in our quilt qroup. We got a fat quarter of the nut crackers . I found this pattern from a Debbie Mumm Christmas book. It is done in wool on cotton fabric. I knew I had to make this as it is sooo like my sons sledding in our back yard years ago. This is my first pic. for my blog & I wanted it to be of my sons.

wool wall hanging.

Well ladies, my niece is here & I am BLOGGING. So here is a picture of a wool wall hanging I completed a year ago. The background is cotton with the wool basket & flowers. I love to work with wool. This hangs on the wall in our kitchen over the kitchen set.