Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Miniatures on the Menu

First off, thanks to all who commented on the mats being auditioned for the first miniature I've made in several weeks (well, a few months, actually!).   The "blues" have it: that is, the second selection won out and has now been affixed to the piece.  If you didn't see it, it looks like this:

"Red Shed" (c) 2013

Since Monday, I've finished another two pieces:

"Canola Gold" (C) 2013

"Home Sweet Home" (c) 2013

Today's forecast was for hot (27 C or more) so I decided to spend the cooler part of the day outdoors, where I worked at my knitting.  I think I mentioned somewhere that I'm now working on another shop sample -- this one using Schachenmayr SNC's "Micro Grande" yarn for a "Girls Cropped Jacket" featured in their book, "Inspiration #162".  This morning I finished the back:

As of this writing, I'm almost finished the left front.  Tomorrow at the shop -- on to the right front!

This afternoon I sought the cool of the house to work on another miniature -- almost finished; just a bit more quilting required for texture on the front grasses:

Note: above the miniature are strips awaiting assembly for the first of two green panels of the door quilt, still under construction.  So...I'm hooking this up with WIP Wednesday over on The Needle and Thread Network...and heading off for some supper!

Back Friday, I hope!  :-)


Linda A. Miller said...

Love these sweet and serene!

Judy Warner said...

So great to see you blossoming with a style, Margaret!

What Comes Next? said...

your miniatures are so lovely. And the little sweater your knitting has a great pattern. I've been thinking it was time to pull out the yarn again - granddaughter needs a new sweater...

Darlene said...

I really like your miniatures! But then, I'm biased and like everything you do. Such a talented lady! :)

rtquilter said...

Love these little pieces Margaret. Ithesxe