Tuesday, March 24, 2009


This little runner is not home made. It came from Gooseberry Patch, on sale, of course. It was buttonless. I thought it would look cuter if it had buttons on all the yo-yo's. Trust me, it is way cuter and you would know that for sure had I remembered to take a picture pre buttons. There were 48 buttons to sew on. It was lots of fun to pick them out but sewing that many buttons on by H A N D was not so much fun.

This is the first wool applique item I have made. It didn't occur to me to start small so it took me quite a while to finish it. Now after I just made such a fuss about sewing buttons on by H A N D you must think I am crazy to have done this which was also done by H A N D. But this was actually fun. Now I have to finish it as something. It is sitting on some homespun I was auditioning thinking I would make a pillow for the bench in my entry. But the wool piece seems way too heavy for just homespun. I think it needs something that is home dec weight so I will need to go hunting.

I see I should have done a bit of cleaning up before I took the picture -- look at that little white paper punched out dot on the background. I have been sorting pictures and tutorials from magazines and web sites and punching them to put into binders. The dots get everywhere, don't they?

When I was a kid I collected those little dots. Yeah, I know, but I was an only child who moved a lot. Just about everything in our house that could be punched had little holes in it from my trusty hole punch and I had jars and jars of dots. I loved to play with them until one day my mom got tired of vacuuming up the strays and out they went. I still have a hard time emptying the punch into the trash. It seems so sad to throw them all away...


  1. Love the applique. Great job. Linda

  2. Great story about the dots. Isn't it funny the things we remember from childhood. I just noticed tonight that you had posted on my blog so after answering you I had to come find your blog! I really like the scrappy look of some of your work. I haven't tried anything in wool yet, but maybe some day. So are you in Boise? I love Boise! Sheri

  3. I really like the way you have added your own touch to the table mat. I think it was certainly worth it. Your wool piece is amazing.

    Happy Stitching...Ann :)

  4. Oh, a very, very nice wool piece. Wool is fairly easy to work with. Are you hooked on doing more projects with it?
    Well, a first for me. I have never "met" anyone who was fascinated with those little dots. Funny the things that interest you as a child that are hard to let go of. Oh well, enjoy them.