Monday, October 6, 2008

October's Party

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper

Here they come! First one down.....hundreds to go!

I finished my Cozy Cabin quilt just in time for Autumn. My favourite season. Machine pieced and quilted. I kept it simple and stitched in the ditch. A cup of hot chocolate and my Cozy Cabin quilt, kept me warm, as I worked on my hand quilting.

I've been Tagged!

Yes, I've been "tagged" by Dawni, from Itching for Stitching. Once tagged, I am to share 7 random and/or weird facts about myself, then I am to tag 7 random people and include links to their blogs. Then, I am to e-mail the 7 people I tagged and let them know they have been tagged.
Okay, seven facts about me............
  1. My favourite colour is green.
  2. Best time of the day is Tea Time, when I work on my Applique.
  3. I dream of visiting Ireland one day.
  4. My comfort foods are: carrot soup, chai tea, rice pudding and bread pudding.
  5. I collect Teddy Bears, Tea Pots and fabric!
  6. Would love to learn the Quick Step. ( a ballroom dance)
  7. What makes me happy: quilting, gardening and books.
I tagged the following people: Betsy, Jackie, Lily, Lorraine, Annette, Mary and Nicky.
Well, just one more butterfly to applique, then I can piece together my Butterfly Garden quilt. It seems like I have been working on them forever, but I have only been stitching them during afternoon tea and Saturday evenings.

My Dresden Plate quilt is coming along nicely. So far, I have hand quilted three of the nine blocks. I work on this one as I watch Dancing with the Stars and Amazing Race. It's looking good and I stopped bending the needles! My Baby Ralphie (mini Dresden) has not been touched since I pieced together the first Dresden. I hope to get the rest pieced this week, so they are ready to applique, when I finish my last butterfly.

Until next week.....happy quilting!



Jackie said...

Love the quilt! Very Fall! I also love tea time, but I guess I will share that with you through my tag. Love your new header.

Fiesta said...

lovely mini quilt and beautiful autumn colors on your blog today.

Marit said...

Love your Cozy Cabin quilt, beautiful fall colors. I really love the fall, too. And your pumpkin is so sweet. (I think we have the exact same model - and it's a darling. Thank you also for stopping by.

candyschultz said...

Karen, thanks for coming by. I snagged that kitty on the right. I used to have that in my favorites but I didn't know you could get a widget for it.

Happy Fall and Halloween. This is my favorite time of year.

Quiltbirdie said...

Hi Karen - Thanks for your comments on my blog. Your blog is great. Hope I can make mine as nice.

Robin (Quiltbirdie)

Anonymous said...

Your autumn quilt is beautiful and you have a very nice blog. Thank you for your compliments on my cat quilt and hawaiian blocks. I love the header on your blog. The threads look luscious!!

Comfort Cove Designs said...

I just love the photo of the pumpkin hiding in the leaves. I just love the Fall season.

You have a beautiful blog.

Quiltingly Yours

Maria, Patchwork Mill said...

Dear Karen, thank you for your comment on my blog! I have come to look around on your blog and liked your works very much especially your Autumn Cozy Cabin quilt! The autumn colors are beautiful, really.