Nov 17, 2011

Autumn progess

Woohoo!  Some progress made on this little fun project.  I had most of it done last night with the exception of the angel motif.  That needed a little more digging in the fabric bins and mulling over.  I just finished prepping it a few minutes ago. 

There will be some button embellishments added:  A star with the crescent moon, pumpkin buttons on the angels dress.  If there is not a heart button available for the turkey, I'll check the button box or just cut and fuse one from some red felt.   I also have some fall leaf buttons I found recently and used on Pat's FAB bday present that could be scattered on here if I chose.   I could start the button hole applique on this today if I can come to some decision about the borders.

I scanned this from the back of the book so you can see where I am sort of headed with this.   I love Nancy Halvorsen's choices here but as I said yesterday, I don't quite have the rusty red color of fabric on hand.   A dark red that looks like cracked paint, I do have but I am not sure I like it for this.   HMMMMMM do I even like that dark color out in that area??  I had already decided that I did not want to embroider the word "welcome on it" so I could use a print, rather than something tone on tone.

When I was digging in the plaid bin last night for what I thought I wanted for the angel's dress, I found this neat brown, tan, tealy plaid that I think would look great for binding.  I have also had this tan primitive print on the shelf for some time.   I think I like this combination and I like it enough to have it up in my living room with the tan furniture and green carpet.  There is enough fabric to use it for backing as well.  LOL, sounds like my plan just came together. 

We are back to a sunshiny day with  temperatures more in the seasonal range.  They said the tornado that hit in the Auburn area yesterday was an EF 2 and the one in Demopolis and EF   0.  Property damage but no injuries that I know of.  We had about 3/4 of an inch of rain out of the rain bands, DJ said.  I think that the wind and rain probably took a bunch of the leaves down yesterday.   At least some in my immediate view are looking a lot more bare while the large trees that ring my across the lane neighbor's acreage and the near by subdivision are still hanging in there.  When those lose their leaves, it will make you think that winter is about here. 

I've got a couple of errands to run and then you know where I'll be and what I'll be doing, LOL--finishing another top to flimsy. Hope you have a good day in whatever you chose to do.


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