I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, November 21, 2015

"It's a Crock" ~ and More Rainbows

Hi everyone! We've had many warm-ish sunny days lately and I was able to finish my Fall handwork project, a wool applique design by Lynda Hall called It's a Crock.

My goal was to finish it by Thanksgiving, so although I am not 100% thrilled with my workmanship, I am happy it is done. I really love doing the wool applique.

I made quite a few changes because the very large scale design didn't fit my table runner plan. Here is the original:
Its a Crock designed by Lynda Hall stitched by humble quilts:
It's a Crock by Lynda Hall, via Pinterest

I divided up the motifs, added another crock, with  traditional blue numbering. I put pink coneflowers with black velvet centers instead of the indeterminate blue flowers.

Buttons from my antique MOP button collection. If someday  I find more of the steel studded buttons I'll replace the plainer buttons.

Oh and I added a pumpkin and a butternut squash.

And instead of the wool prairie points, I finished the runner off with antique lace from my collection.

Cute on my table?

Not functional though as it cannot be washed, so it will go in the closet now til next fall. No turkey gravy spots on MY Crocks.

In the early mornings we see rainbows, from my old chandelier crystal.

Rainbow pumpkins!

Magical, a grace note, despite its so simple science.

Mo is miffed that I didn't join him on the sunny deck just now. He is very fond of our afternoon hour on the deck each day. Pugs are very strict in their habits and he was quite disgruntled, glaring at me through the window.

 Now he's sulking.

The geraniums are still bravely in bloom.

And I have a quilt to bind, plus knitting, so wish me and Mo lots more sunny Fall days.



gone to the beach.............

*[design note: It's a Crock would have been more successful if: 1- I had taken the time to reduce the pattern to 75%, making it smaller. 2-And if I had noted the need for value contrast in the crocks. 3-I had finished the runner before appliqueing, and 4- used an easier to work with linen ground. 
Each project has its lessons to learn, I suppose.]