Thursday, October 23, 2008

Something to blog about....!

At last, it is completed. Voici a new, well it's the only one I have so far, autumn accent piece...

Photo taken on my bedroom window seat! Have I mentioned how I love my new bedroom? ;o) Oh... I'm digressing.

Isn't he just the cutest? This is a pattern called Stitch-n-Stuff Cat by Threads That Bind. I bought this pattern about 3 (three) years ago and never got around to making it, that is until last Sunday. I must have contemplated making it at some point, as I had already felted the wool!

For the writings, I used Bug Glow thread. I also outlined the moon and the stars. When you turn off the light it glows! Heeeheeee!

I stuffed it with recyclables, pieces of Warm & Natural batting, dd old socks... you name it! lol The bottom has crushed walnut shells, the same stuff Darlene uses for her pincushions. The pattern called for sand, but I didn't have any! Stephen removed the sandbox when he built the barn! :o(

It took forever to stuff the body. I don't know which took more time, the applique and embroidery or the stuffing! lol

The neatest part about this cat are his button eyes. They're antique!

I love buttons! Back in, oh 1998, I won this jar of old buttons at a silent auction. I was ecstatic! The lady who placed the item told me that it did contain some very old buttons!

I've been waiting for the purfect project to use them. lol As you can see, I'm not much of a button user! lol That's okay, they look great on my shelves.

Oh... I also collect marbles. They're also in antique jars like this one and in old milk bottles. I don't use my marbles either! lol But, hey..... they look great on my selves. lol

Ya know, it's a great feeling to finish something! Speaking of finishing.....

Our new front entry way is completed and just in time, it's been cold in the North!

I'm enjoying the natural lighting and am wondering if I should make curtains for the side windows. Something to think about!

I'm off to continue cleaning my sewing room. I'll be heading off to a quilting retreat next weekend and plan on finishing lots of UFOs! Cleaning does wonders to one's creative energy! ;o)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day everyone!

21 comments:

Karrin Hurd said...

The cat is wonderful, as is your new door!

Linda said...

At least you haven't lost your marbles, hehehe!! Love your cat!
Lurking Linda
stoleequilts@gmail.com

Linda said...

At least you haven't lost your marbles, hehehe!! Love your cat!
Lurking Linda
stoleequilts@gmail.com

Guðrún said...

The door and the hallway looks GREAT. I am also collecting buttons, I bought some jars last week to display them. Your cat is spooky, I would be afraid if I met it somewhere around.

Pat said...

Oh Carole, I love your Cat. Too cute.

swooze said...

That cat turned out so cute! Love your entry way as well. I would put curtains up as I am such a fraidy cat if soemone is outside and it is dark. I don't like the surprise of seeing them out there.

Vicki W said...

Super cute cat! I love the thought that she glows in the dark too!

Connie W said...

Great cat and button jar. I would have curtains up probably just to block out the dark at night, but that's me.

julieQ said...

Your cat is wonderful! I love old buttons too, I have my mother's and grandmother's old button tins...

Julia said...

Oh my goodness, that is the cutest Halloween kitty that I have ever seen. Glows in the dark, how cool is that?!!

Your new door and entry looks great. I think that I would have to make curtains for the side lights.

I have all of my Mom's old vintage buttons. The old jar you have them is neat.

Have lots of fun on your retreat. Can't wait to see what you get accomplished there.

Leigh said...

Have fun on retreat you lucky duck!!

Betweens said...

You did a super job on your halloween kitty.. I do remember seeing this pattern a couple of years ago!! See there is a reason we pick up these patterns...we know we are going to get them done.. at some point..LOL.
Your new door looks great and ready for the winter cold..I am sure you will be very happy when all the renovating is done and you can just be in your new sewing room..

Quilt Hollow said...

The cat is absolutey CA-UTE!! I'll take it when your done with it. :-)
Great job on that entry way. Mine is very similiar with those windows. I didn't make curtains but used some vinyl cling sort of stuff that they sell in hardware stores. They have several designs and still lets light through.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love the cat! You did an excellent job. Great choice for the button eyes - they look kind of crazy.

Denise (from the Ricky Tims seminar)

Yvonne said...

Your kitty is just adorable. :) I love your entry way....I think I would put up some curtains but nothing to block the light. Your retreat sounds wonderful...I'm sure you will have a great time.

Needled Mom said...

The cat and door are both wonderful. I'll bet that glow in the dark thread really adds to the cat. I love the jar of antique buttons as well.

Can't wait to see what you finish at the retreat. Have a good week.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a great cat. Nice job Miss Carole!! And your new entry is so pretty.
I love buttons too!! I hate to use mine though. I just wanna collect. LOL

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful cat!! Love your entry and the color of your walls. So, so pretty!

Miri said...

Great Halloween cat-using Bug Glow thread: brilliant.

Wendy said...

For only one accent piece you picked a good one...love it...love it. I might have to order that pattern for next year. Your new door looks wonderful.

Ginger Patches said...

Oh that cat is adorable! I may have to look for that pattern. Love your new entry.

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