Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday Finishes!

I actually got quite a few things done this week, some finished, some still in the works. One thing I did finish was a new batch of rocks. This will be the last for now, I really need to get back to my sewing and Christmas will be here before I know it.

I made these fun, I just love how goofy they are and I hope they put a smiles on the people who find them. On the rocks that I have enough room, I add, Smile at the next person you see. I also add the Facebook name, if they want to find out more about the group and if you are interested, you can find us at; DSmiles4miles.

I also made a few pillows to try them out. I used an old piece of quilt, that a friend gave me, so this was just for practice since the material is special to me. I think I will do some fun fall pillows, so I need to see what I have in my stash. These are easier and quicker for me to make and can be left inside, which is nice since the weather is getting cooler.

I aged these with walnut spray, I like the idea of doing hearts, but maybe I can do some pumpkin ones or candy corn, like the rocks but in fabric.

I also finished the stitching on my fall, wall hanging. The design is by Kathy Schmitz. I still have to make the quilt, hanging on the line and a border, but I may add my own touch, we shall see;)

Another thing I tried was some paint products. I thought they might make it easier for me to do small lines and spaces, but I was wrong. The pen comes out thicker than it shows on the package and the plastic liner, fits on the top of the paint, but comes out fast and wide. They may be nice for kids as an alternative to using a brush, but I think I will stick to my black artist pen.

And to show you how my day went..... This is what happened when I went to make a batch of cookies. I put them in and went downstairs to do something quick, then I noticed the stairs needed cleaning and did them and then I heard a loud beeping. I came up to see what it was and the cookie pan was on fire. I am not sure if I was gone longer than I thought or the pan caught on fire, it looked like the flames were coming from the pan only, which of course burnt the cookies to a crisp. So, I spent the day with fans on and it still smells like toxic plastic. I was able to make another batch tonight and no problems, so maybe it was the copper pans? They came from a discount store, so not really sure, but they went in the garbage.

I hope everyone has a nice weekend. We have rain tomorrow and I have an order of weathered white wood coming, so we can put that up in the beach room. Then I can finally finish decorating and  using the room.


Sandi said...

Love your pumpkins they are great. Your quilt cushions look lovely I think whomever gets either the cushions or rocks will love them.

I've never used copper baking pans, didn't know they existed actually. It's a shame they burned so badly.

You'd think they would have a couple of samples of the paint pens to try so you get an idea of how they work. It's been a long time since I've played with paints and such. Your Autumn piece is lovely maybe a nice little wool appliqué quilt will be cute.

Hope you have a oroductive weekend.

Fiona said...

your stones are just the goofiest and I love them. what a great way to use up pieces from an old quilt... the mini cushions are delightful.... oops with the burnt cookies.... that smell is awful to and just hangs around.... another lovely stitchery in the making...

acorn hollow said...

I love your stones so sweet. You are always so productive I wish I could be half as much

Kurt Schindler said...

Your rocks are great- what fun to find. Love your KS stitchery. Be sure and show again with the quilt.