Sunday, October 10, 2010

It Is October!

Yes, Yes I know it has been three months since I visited everyone!  I am still trying to make a happy balance in my life.  Of course now I have added in teaching CQ classes in the mix of everything!!  I have my first course under my belt now!  That took up the month of September with a couple of trips to Dallas in between.

Now we have October!  WOW!  What a month!  It is GREAT this year in Texas it is actually pleasant this month weather wise!  Makes me think that we are going to have a humdinger of a winter though but I am ready for it!  Just bring it ON!

I have lots and lots to show everyone so hang on to your hats!  I think that y'all will be sick of me posting before too long!  I am going to start with the Halloween pillow that I made for my youngest daughter.  It is pretty AWESOME even if I do say so myself!

Here it is:

What do y'all think?  My daughter really likes it!  So here is the story on how this pillow came about.......

One of the local groups that I belong to came up with a challenge fabric.  the challenge fabric is the black one with the swirls on it.  I received it and thought.........What is a crazy quilter going to do with this??  Even my sane quilts are not along the line of this fabric!  I tend to stick with Civil War Reproduction fabrics in my sane times!  So I showed my oldest daughter the fabric she said that is nice what are you going to do with it?

I said:  I don't know!  What do you think??

She came back with a shrug and an I don't know.

Like that was a surprise, I showed my youngest daughter the material.  Out of her I got: That is really cool fabric.


This one likes Halloween.  So the idea for the pillow was born!  I asked her if she would like a pillow.

I got a:  Cool Yeah!  With spider webs?

I said: Okay with spider webs.

She said:  With those roses?

I said:  Okay with those roses.

Now the skulls are an interesting part of this pillow.  My friend Renee was out bead shopping and found them.  So she mailed them to me.  My youngest wanted to open the envelope that they came in and I told her she could.

She found the beads and said:  Cool mom can you put these on my pillow? 

Of course I can......

The rest is stitching history.

She now has a pillow that reminds me of Jerry Garcia!

The Lion


Cynthia said...

Lyn, you have done October proud. This ia a great pillow. Your daughter sounds like a chip off the old block - great imagination.

The skull buttons really make it!


Shari said...

I think the pillow is wicked! Wicked cool, that is! The little creep crawlies arn't too bad either. Love ya, Shari

Faye said...

frultiHow did I know the fabric would be orange???