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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween, GREAT progress for me (and a link party)

I cannot believe that last night I actually finished my Happy Halloween wall hanging!!!

The Ongoing Project List:
  1. SYS2015 future projects - good progress on Nov project
  2. Block Swap Adventure - waiting for November swap
  3. Charity quilts - cut several pieces for next quilt
  4. Happy Halloween wall hanging - DOOOOOOONE (see below)
    This is my project for "A Lovely Year of Finishes" (Oct)
  5. Zipper pouches - paused for a while
  6. Americana QAL - waiting for Nov pattern
  7. Applique pictures - no progress
  8. Adam's wall hanging - "background" done (sneak peek below)
  9. 2016 QAL (secret) - all blocks designed, more documents ready for future share!
  10. Xmas decorations for cards - more done!! (see below)
  11. Sweet birds - done! (see below)
  12. Allietare QAL - Bonnie Hunter announced the next QAL. I like the colors and the theme so I may give it a try! It will start at the end of next month, but it's good to have it on this list so I don't forget!! :)
  13. Spur of the moment, flatware boxes! (see below)
  14. Gloves or similar: have the yarn and pattern

    This is my project for "A Lovely Year of Finishes" (Nov)
The EverythingElse List:
  1. the SK project - no progress
  2. the 31000 Xs project - no progress
  3. Spirit cross stitch project - no progress
  4. Mirror Mirror Afghan - no progress
  5. the Ender project - no progress
  6. Embroidery calendar - no progress
  7. Project of Doom 2015 @ Fandom in Stitches - paused for a while
  8. Alice in Wonderland quilt - no progress
  9. As You Wish -  no progress
  10. Crazy optical illusion - no progress
  11. Memory quilt 2 - no progress
  12. B quilt - no progress
I needed few extra tapestry crochet ornaments for my Xmas card!

non-English pattern, but the schema is available treadyarknot
I finished the "background" part of the mini I am making for Adam Lister's daughter.
Sneak Peek :)

I absolutely love how it's turning out! I think I was able to integrate my style with his and with tastes of a cute 1 year old :)

Another project of my long Q4 list, done (project 8. on the list)!

I really like this project! It was the first project after the long break of last week, and I wanted something easy to sew to get me back on the horse/machine!
The initial plan was to make just a couple of pieces and connect them (the center piece) but I couldn't stop! Waaaaay tooooooo cute!! :) :) :)
I didn't follow the measures in the pattern exactly but I got the inspiration from there!
This was also the first time I ever try to make a blanket stitch by hand to use it as base for the crochet edge: I loooove this look! I see it happening again on many small pieces! Plus she says to use embroidery floss (all six strands) and I realized that's a genius idea to use the floss I really don't like for embroidery (like the variegated colors) as they will work out wonderful in a crochet border!!
And I have actually another project of my long Q4 list, done (project 1. on the list)!
(FlickR link for future linkup)

My loooong overdue Halloween/Christmas wall hanging! 
This is my project for "A Lovely Year of Finishes" (Oct)

Halloween/Christmas wall hanging (44''x39'')

You can read more about this project in these previous posts:
1. Horror story about FMQ
2. All patterns and link to designers
3. Modern Tree QAL (October 2013... TWO years AGO O_o)

I am extremely happy that last night I waved in the last piece of thread and I can call it DONE!
The quilting is plain terrible (see the point 1. above) but I cannot see it neither from a galloping horse nor from the couch :) so I am happy and proud of displaying the piece for Halloween today and later this year for Christmas!

I learned many many lessons from this piece so we can call it a success in this sense!!
Yesterday I also bought some new flatware... and I didn't have more those little boxes for my drawer.
So what does a crafty person do? Go to the dollar store and by more boxes? Of course NOT!
I made two boxes with fabric :)
Size: 10'' x 3'' x 2.5''
I just worked them out as I went... no pattern and few mistakes, but they just have to stay in my drawer so I don't care :) Plus I used some cute Xmas fabric so now I have a themed and cheerful flatware drawer!!
And last, but not least, I want to remind you that I am working on charity quilts,
and I would love your help!! 
Quilts are for a quilt drive to help the kids in the DC General Homeless Shelter. 
And you can help me by donating orphan blocks, partial blocks, or fabric (scraps, strips, leftover, uglies, whatever). 
If you are willing to mail them to me, I could use them to make more quilts for these kids!!! 
If you are up for a loving donation, please send me an email at tweloq[_at_]gmail[dot_com] or leave a comment here with your email address so I could give you my mailing address. I promise that your donation will be used to make some kids happy and feel more loved!! 

I don't have finishes to report as I was hoping, but I cut several pieces for the next quilt so I guess I am back in the making!!


Go and vote for your favorite quilts at the Blogger's Quilt Festival!
This year they are all in one page (which is great I think), but the page may take a while to load, so be patient!! I have two quilts (Vincent in two categories, and Flying Geese in one).

If you want to go and show them some love they would be very happy :)
This year if you refresh the page after you voted, you will see the total number of people that voted for all the entries. Mine are always in the bottom of the pile :( oh well, I like what I do even if very few other people share this with me :) and there are many more "traditional" quilts that are pretty amazing and it's obvious that they get more votes! So that's ok, that's life!

How about you? What are YOU up to?
Link it here and share it with me!!


  1. I've already voted for you. Have a nice weekend!

  2. Love bunch of projects you are working on and sorry my plate is full with my own charity projects, but keep going, the need is great everywhere!

    Thanks for hosting this link up. Did you find this easy to use in Blogger? love to know, carlithequilter at gmail dot com

  3. Voting page is loading as I type! Love your Halloween/Christmas wall hanging!!

  4. I don't know Alida, but your lists look to be growing! But your doing great work!


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