Tuesday, January 15, 2008

It's a finish...... Woooo.... hooo.....!!!!!

At last I have finished the Winter Sentry!

Isn't she sweet! I just love her! She looks so pretty against my brick wall!

Today was the day I decided that it had to be done. So I sat myself down and begin machine quilting. For the hat, I decided to follow the design on the fabric, which gave a cross hatch effect.

The only issue I have with her is that she's not hanging straight. I think, I hope, it's because I was a tad sloppy with the sleeve! Perhaps she just needs to hang out for a while to straighten herself out! ;o)

The other news is that I have completed my last two papers for school! What a great feeling it is! Wooooo Hoooooo.... I've got my music blaring and I'm in a dancing mood! Darn that music sounds good! I will be taking a small break from school before I bury myself in books again!

The other thing I want to tell you about is that Stephen finally decided to tackle the inserts for the drawers of my embroidery cabinet.

If you recall, last year he made me a Thread Notion Cabinet to store all my machine embroidery goodies. It's great to have it all organized. I enjoy opening the drawers and seeing all those colours. I will say, it was quite tedious for him to glue 3 (three) drawers of pegs. Thank you sweetie!

Thank you for stopping by! I always enjoy reading your comments!

31 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your Winter Sentry is so cute! I needed that today when we had a freak mid-day thundersnow storm.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Cute quilt - I love it and the colors. Now that some serious amount of thread you got there and what a great way to organize it.

Congrats on being done with the books for awhile. enjoy the break

Hugs - Karen

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a cute quilt. You did a great job on that. And WOWZER on that cabinet. It's wonderful!! My hubby really is impressed with it. Maybe I'll get one. Hmmmmm

Libby said...

What a darling wall hanging . . . just right for the time of year.

That's me over in the corner doing a little *school's done happy dance*

Julia said...

I love your Winter Sentry. I have that pattern and will have to make it now that I see yours. Where did you get your snowflake fabric for the background? I found a cream ground with blue flakes, but I like the blue with white better.

Darlene said...

Love, love your Sentry - woohoo - she's done and has a wonderful place of honor. :-)

Way to go Stephen!!! Love the pegs in the drawers!

Nour said...

I've been enjoying your blog for some time now and from reading through it I've realized that we must live close to one another (near Plattsburgh)? Most of the year I live in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but we have a little house in Plattsburgh! I usually buy my fabric from Loose Threads Quilt shop maybe you have visited there? Nour is a nick-name that my husband calls me but my real name is Denise. I'm really feeling homesick right now!!!!! By the way, I love your blog - mine still sucks because I still haven't figured out how to do links etc.

Canquilt said...

I love snowmen! Your colors are great. I think if you spritzed it with a litle water and 'blocked it', it would probably lay perfect. It looks like it should be square. Sometimes the density of the quilting can do that to a perfect quilt and usually a little blocking is the answer for a slight problem. Good luck and enjoy her,

pamina said...

Your snowman is lovely. I Like its nose, loong like the one of Pinnochio ...

Gina said...

I love her, she's gorgeous.

I'm so jealous about your drawers. My threads are in boxes in my room.

love and hugs xxx

atet said...

Love the sentry -- and I don't see anythng wrong with the way she hangs :0). LOVE the notions cabinet as well -- beautiful work from both of you!

May Britt said...

Your snowman is so cute!!!!

CONNIE W said...

WOO HOO, Carole, for you! You sound so happy!!! Hugs!

Yvonne said...

She is just so cute! Doing the happy dance with...enjoy your break. I love your embroidery cabinet...the drawers are awesome!

Wendy said...

Oh how I love that little sweet snowman, you've done a really nice job of applique and quilting.

The thread drawer is fantastic, so well organized now. Stephen is a keeper.

Linda said...

Oh your Sentry is just adorable and congrats on another finished paper. Enjoy your break.

Janet said...

Hi Carole: Good for you with the classes - a break is nice! Love the Winter Sentry - so Scandinavian looking and what a great idea to keep those big spools in line. I have been using quart mason jars for mine as the antique spool cabinet only takes smaller spools.
Much snow there? We got a good dump night before last and it's dribbling on still.
Janet in coastal Mova Scotia

Patchwork Penguin said...

Is he going to make a cabinet for everyone???? What a treasure.... oh the cabinet is nice too :o) Hang on to him.'

Nancy
patchwork penguin

Quilt Nut said...

she is sooo cute! can you share the pattern name?

Laila said...

Your snow man are so great. I just love it. And your embrodery cabinet.... WOW

Guðrún said...

She is so cute, just love her. Do you have a lot of thread or what? I understand that it took time to glue those pegs.

Teresa said...

Hi Carol,
I am new to your blog and have enjoyed reading some of your recent posts. I like the little snowman and especially the limb or tree that she is carrying. Did you design this? What a nice cabinet you have for thread. Did you husband make the cabinet or just the thread inserts? I really like that and it looks great. I would just enjoy opening the drawers and admiring the thread. Might have to leave a drawer open if I had a quilting buddy coming over - just to show off !

María Elena said...

From Chile, your Winter Sentry is very sweet.

Kathy Wagner said...

Congratulations on another finish!
She'll straighten up, I'm sure!
Love the thread photo!

Dawn said...

Oh your winter sentry is wonderful! I love it. And I"m drooling over your cabinet!

betweens said...

carole your winter sentry was worth sitting down and finishing she is just to adorable.. maybe she was meant to hang out side to hang straight.. but I see that she is hanging straight.. love your color choices well done

Christine said...

Love your gorgeous winter quilt. Well done for getting her finished.

Kim said...

That's darling! I'm sure she'll straighten out, but if not, you can always block her--just spritz her with a little water and square her up and let her dry on a flat surface. She looks perfect for this time of the year, too!

Sweet P said...

Your snowman is adorable! I didn't even notice he wasn't hanging straight.

Your DH is one incredible man. Your thread cabinet is gorgeous.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love your wall hanging :O)...

Great organization you have going there in that drawer :O)...

I am just starting to bury myself in the books at school! Hoping I haven't bitten off more classes than I can handle LOL...

Jeanne said...

That is the cutest snowman! Even a gal who doesn't like winter (me) has a soft spot for that one. Great quilt.

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