Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A finish, a win and a gift...

I am very happy to say that I can cross another UFO off my list! This tablerunner has been hand quilted. I kept the quilting simple as the patchwork is also simple.

I love toadstools as anyone who follows my home and garden blog CelebrateTheSeasons knows. I have a basket of them sitting on the new tablerunner along with adorable acorn salt and pepper shakers. I received these as a Christmas gift from my friend Diane last year. I keep them on display in my hutch but am thrilled it is now the season to bring them out. Thanks Diane!

Since a quilt is finished for me only once the label is attached, I did that first thing this morning. I was unsure until last night what I would call this quilt. It is the colors of autumn but flowers of summer thus "Summer's End". I drew a flower based on the flowers on the rust colored fabric for my label. Handmade labels are so much fun to make!

Thank you for your comments on my last entry. I drew a name from them all out of one of my quilt studio's mugs. And the winner is...

Nancy! If you have never visited her before, Nancy is my mother and she is the gene pool where my needlework comes from. This is now evident in her stitching and yes I am bias since she is my mother. *grins* She swore she would never start cross stitching but she has. And how! She puts those of us who have been stitching for years to shame. You can see her blog here. I will send your cards to you soon mother.

I also received a gift in the mail yesterday from my mother. She has a fancy embroidery machine and she made me two more ornaments for my Halloween tree and a hand towel.

She also knitted me two dishclothes for Halloween and autumn. See the Jack o' lantern?

And here is a squirrel. Thanks for my autumn "just because" package!


Tanya Willis Anderson said...

Oh Heidi! That runner is lovely - the colors, the style - so pretty!


Nancy said...

HEYYYYYYYYY, I was so suprised to see my name. I have never won a contest on a blog before. Thanks Heidi.
I am so happy you like your just because package. It is just because you like fall. I cannot do fall things and not give you any.
That runner is soooo nice, and I love the name you chose. Your table looks great AGAIN. LOL.
Love you, Mom

Carolien said...

Hi Heidi, your table runner looks lovely! Another finish, hurray!
And I LOVE the things your mother made for you, I love them all. Wow ... You do have a great mum, but you know that. No news. But she is a great mum! :) I hope you will enjoy your presents!

Hugs, Carolien

Anonymous said...

Hoi Heidi

Ik vind je label heel erg mooi!
Goed dat je weer wat van je lijstje af kunt strepen. Ik doe momenteel niets aan quilten want ik moet behangen en verven bij mijn dochters!
Groetjes, Elly

mainely stitching said...

What a delightful post, Heidi!

I also love toadstools. Yours are lovely!

hazel c UK said...

Hi Heidi, I love your new runner and the items your Mum made the squirrel holder is so cute.

Reminds me to get my table topper out and finish for Autumn is coming very fast now.
Hugs, Hazel

Elizabethd said...

Pretty runner Heidi
Well done Mum!

Linda said...

Heidi, very pretty table runner and a perfect finish...Summers end.
What neat goodies from your mom...I think she is the sweetest and I love her blog. I'm going to have to look for your Halloween tree...your new ornaments are darling...hugs, Linda

Heidi said...

Lovely table runner Heidi! Good on you for completing yet another UFO! that goodies that your mom sent you are so nice, and that fact that she won your drawing is very deserving!

Anonymous said...

Voor mij,als eekhoornverzamelaar zag ik veel moois voorbijkomen....weer een UFO af,Heidi,je goede voornemens gaan helemaal lukken!

Suzann said...

Love the table runner!

Berglind said...

I love the colors you used for the table runner