February 25, 2011


 Over on the small quilt yahoo group they are having a challenge. It is to find and finish an unfinished project.

Of course the project is supposed to be a small quilt.I am on a roll now. Not all small quilts but unfinished just the same.
I did get the batting and back pinned to the small blue and yellow quilt I a few weeks ago.It will be my UFO for the challenge.

I went shopping in my basement today for ribbon to finish the bonnet I made yesterday for the black doll I painted. She now has her dress bloomers and a bonnet. This doll is from a Susan Fosnot pattern. She is narrower in the shoulders than my usual dolls and needed a shawl or collar of some sort.

I found a box with ribbon and other things. A jumbled mess. Another unfinished project to sort and arrange all the odds and ends into the right boxes , label and put on the right shelf..

In this box was an old collar.It was perfect for this doll.She is now finished.

While looking for the ribbon I ran across the 2 wall hangings I started,--- 15 or more years ago. Back then I was a wanna be quilt maker. I had no idea what I was doing but I always say give me a book with pictures and I can make it.(item in the picture not a book)
It also helps to have directions. Even having directions did not help me to know how to bind a quilt. I have since learned that and it is time to finish these wall hangings even if they are out dated.

A good friend died on Tuesday. She was 83. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known. She loved people, pets and plants. Her family was the most important thing in this world to her.
Gloria you will be missed by many.

 It has been a busy week. It seems the weeks fly by.
Have a good weekend.j


Cheryl said...

The lace collar on your doll is perfect! My UFO challenge is large, but it is a KT designed quilt. Sorry for the loss of your friend.

Bonnie said...

What a terrific use for your old collar. Now, aren't you glad you save things? The doll and her display are wonderful. If you no longer like your wall hanging it would be fine as a donation quilt for a child. But, I think it is still very cute.

Diane said...

What a lucky find that color was! It's gorgeous and suits your lovely doll perfectly. I found a pair of hand crocheted undies that fit one of my dolls: http://persnicketyquilts.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-see-london-i-see-france.html

So sorry about the loss of your friend

OldeTimeDolls said...

I love your little doll very much, is she for sale?