Sunday, November 20, 2011

Trees and Yippeeeees!

TA-DAH…Claire has finished her O Tannenbaum Wool Runner and it is gorgeous!!  I just HAVE to share how she finished it off…

The pattern calls for tongues and colourful pennies sewn on but Claire felt that it was just too busy and took away from the trees…so she added the tongues and then cut out a star shape and stitched it in…LOVE IT!!  Very creative and it adds to the runner without being too much!


All of Claire’s wool projects are backed with another layer of wool to hide threads and give the project a nice weight.

Victoria had a skiff of snow this week so Claire managed to take a picture of it on the snow before it melted…very festive!!  Now shake it off and get it back on a nice dry table where it belongs..actually Claire gave this little number to her Aunt Doreen, who of course was THRILLED!!


Now Claire is going to have to get busy and make one for herself!!

NO SNOW HERE!!  YIPPEE!  In fact I was sweating in this yellow top!  Yes, I was out at our FIRST day of Garage Sales…and loving every moment!


My husband made this little collage of GS pictures…(did I mention that hubby doesn’t GS… instead he’s my chauffeur…drives me around and walks the dogs while I shop!  What’d I tell ya…he’s a keeper!)


After GSing it was off to JoAnn’s with Karen,  my partner in crime!  I had an extra 60% off coupon which I HAD to share!  Needless to say…it was a VERY fun day!

Have a Super Sunny Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Love the Trees! I really, really like the way she did the tongues with the star. Awesome!

  2. a day filled with 'bar-goons'..your kind of 'great day'!!..enjoy the sunshine.. -6 here this morning!!

  3. ..... and what did you score?? My friend Kate was elected last night - woohoo! - as was Jon Lefebre as mayor. So exciting at the VICTORY party!

  4. The tree table mat is darling, love the addition of the stars. I forgot to tell you how much I enjoy your visit to Country Loft, lucky girl to see it all in person.

  5. As a lover of stars, I adore her idea and may have to steal it if I ever do a penny rug with tongues.

    Hope you found some lovely take home stuff at the garage sale.

    Sandi in frosty New Westminster B.C.

  6. That runner is stunning...thanks for sharing!

  7. on lunch does it ever look sunny!!!

  8. Love the tree runner!

    Looks as though it was a beautiful day for hunting for treasures!

    Carolyn :)

  9. The star idea is very creative and a good choice.

  10. Hi,
    I am your newest follower. I had to write to tell you I just came back from spending my 60% coupon at JoAnns. I got warm and natural quilt batting - 8 yards. Woohoo!!!!! If you get a chance, please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm pretty new, but have lots of fun things planned to share. I'm looking forward to going through your blog and seeing what I have missed. So nice to meet you!

  11. Love the tree table runner.....Claire did a great job of the stars it looks wonderful.

  12. Looks like you had a great time and Clair's table runner is awesome.

    Have a great week!

    God bless and keep you,

  13. Love the table runner. The colours in the wools are so vibrant.
    Looks like loads of fun at the garage sales!

  14. Those trees are fabulous!! Hope you're having a good day.