Come on in and have a seat, make yourself comfy. Depending on the time of day that you are visiting would you care for a cup of tea, coffee, hot chocolate maybe a glass of wine? Sure, feel free to use the mug rug, that's why I make them.
I came across this stray house block. It looked so sad and forelorn in with all the stray stuff. You know the hardware, rulers, pencils etc. etc. etc This box should not have had a stray block in it. It was also very fortuitous that it was a house block while I was working on items for this particular hop. I took it as a sign that I needed another mug rug. One to commemorate this wonderful event.
Next up is the reason I was in the box of stuff in the first place. for the past month and a half I have been working on lots of small pieces of raw edge applique/stitch art / sketch applique/free motion applique (it seems to have many names). Not quite an obsession more like taking a night class. Along the way I saw many fun ideas for using these tiny pieces. One that I loved is decorative key rings.
yeah, that last one isn't a house but its just so cute and if I put my golf cart key on it, it should last forever since that never goes inside my purse.
A couple of weeks ago Carla over at Creatin'in the Sticks posted her Merry and Bright Christmas House Ornament. It drew me in and I had to do it and I had to do it immediately. I may have overstuffed my first house but other than that it was a very easy pattern to follow. Of course it would have been better if I actually followed all of the pattern.
I was on such a roll that I skipped over the part that clearly explains the attachment of the hangy part. So instead of being an ornament mine will now be a very festive pin cushion.
Once I realized that I made the mistake I decided on a do over.
We retired to Florida so I thought I'd make my house look like it belongs here
This is from the back and the far side of the house
Carla's attention to detail is wonderful.
Last but not least is my quilt of the raw edge applique blocks that I mentioned earlier. It started several months ago with this block , don't know why. I had been looking at it on the wall and decided it needed to be something. Now its a sweet little pin cushion.
I did one block a day for 30 days, pretty much the month of August. The quilt wasn't intended for this hop but the rules say that your good so long as there is a house somewhere in the piece. My quilt has 2. One is the base for a couple of the key rings
the other just another misc block among many misc blocks. Since it fell into the guidelines I figured I'd run with it.
Well I am sorry that your visit to My House is over but I wouldn't want you to miss any of the other places to go and people to see that Carol has so graciously invited to participate in this event. Thank you Carol, I kinda feel like I 'm attending one of those parties where you go to one house for appetizers then one for salad, then the next for the entree and another for dessert. All with excellent cooks ;-}
So here is the list of excellent cooks. Have fun visting them one and all.