Pretty Wool

Life in General, Murrieta Stars – Flannel, Wool Eggs

I got my wool box out at the end of yesterday to look and see what I had for the egg decorations to make – and they are so pretty – there are so many bright colors available  – yesterday though was all about the yard – I have been so busy cleaning up the fall leaves while the weather is so nice – it has been about 68 degrees for 3 days in a row now and well stay in the 60’s for a couple more days – we do need rain – it is so dry out there.  I use  fertilizer for the apple tree that you are stakes are you pound them into the ground –  I needed to put two in the ground for it and could not pound them in the dirt was so dry and hard I had to use a trowel and scrap out a big enough hole on two sides of the tree to drop them in instead.

I have another box to look through still but that one has the duller colors in it so will use some but I would rather have some of these bright colors. I think for Slow Sunday Stitching I will be cutting out the first Xmas egg to decorate and do some of the quilting at the frame too.  Also linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework today.


Even though I keep the water bottle by the quilting frame to spritz out the blue lines I forgot to use it so here is the quilting from Friday night with the blue lines still in place.

IMG_3886 (2)

See no excuse to forget – it is hanging right there!


Still a little bit of yard work to finish today – I have one of the raised beds to turn the dirt over, and part of two sides to put mulch down to keep the area around the beds free of weeds – also need to plant the tulips still.  Then I am done and it will be time to quilt.  I do believe (hope) that today I will finish up the yard work that needs to be done and then other than helping Mike with clearing brush or cutting small trees down now and then in the winter months we will be done with the yard work for the fall/winter.

Craftsy is having their yearly Black Friday Sale have fun shopping!!  This is the time of the year when you can look through those kits and even if you don’t like the pattern you can save big on the fabric included.  Save on notions, thread, yarn, cake decorating all sorts of things – have fun from the comfort of your home in your pajamas – I plan to.  Sale goes through Monday night at midnight –  classes marked down to $17.87 or less

Cyber Monday Bonus Offer:  Free gift with purchase

(I am compensated for any purchases made through my links.)

22 comments… add one
  • Marianne Nov 26, 2017

    Amazing that you can do yard work in almost-December! It was 56 degrees here yesterday, though – what a treat. Went for a couple of walks. I didn’t sew at all, but I did make up some gift tags for gifts for the library staff. Another trustee bought some amaryllis bulbs and I will be wrapping them this week. We and the Friends always hold an appreciation dinner for them before Christmas – it’s coming up Thurs. Should be fun.

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      we work outside all year round sometimes usually our cold weather comes in spells sometimes for days on end and other times it is cold one day warm the next – right now it is still fall and in the 60’s daytime and 40s at night

  • Kathi Nov 26, 2017

    I am freezing here in Florida this morning and have the heat on… do you wait until up in the day to do the yard work with the sun up or do you layer up clothing and go for it early ??? I love your egg pattern and the wool colors you have in your stash!!! Enjoy getting creative when your yard work is caught up! I have a little spray bottle I use for spritzing but am thinking of getting a bigger one for less frequent fills on it … thanks for sharing yours and how nice n big it is! Kathi
    Kathi recently posted…Amethyst Stars… 2/3 complete!!My Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I was outside yesterday by 10 AM and it was already 64 and I had a tank top with a sweat shirt on – then by noon it was a tank top and flannel shirt not button – then after a short sleeve shirt – then added a light buttoned down sweater over that by 4PM – LOL – I was changing clothes all day – but I got the yard pretty much done. This past week it has been mid to high 60’s and 40’s at night – by next week who knows this time of year it goes back and forth so much. I rarely get started with work outside before 10 AM
      The spray bottle is the only one I had in the house so using that, I am looking for several smaller ones but haven’t seen any

  • Diann Bottrell Nov 26, 2017

    Those eggs look like fun! Your wool box has a lot of pretty color that will be fun to work with. What do you stuff the eggs with to give them their shape? Enjoy your stitching today, Karen!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I haven’t made any of them yet! I will probably get a little package of some kind of stuffing at Hobby Lobby this week and see how and what works. First you do the little designs on them and some of the seam work stitches can be done before you stuff.

  • Gail Nov 26, 2017

    What a delicious bin of wool! That looks like fun! Your quilting is coming along–beautiful even stitches.
    Gail recently posted…Quilt ’til You WiltMy Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I have one more bin of wool too but that one has more drab colors which I might possibly use some of too I hope to get started on the wool eggs this week, would like to do in Christmas type colors and put in a bowl or put a loop on them to hang on the tree and then make off and on all year to have a collection of them

  • Deborah Quartz Nov 26, 2017

    The eggs look sweet love all those bright wool pieces, I planned a few garden ideas yesterday while recovering from the flu would have preferred to be outside.
    Deborah Quartz recently posted…Slow Stitching AgainMy Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      when recovering from the flu is does take awhile to get the energy back doesn’t it. I think it will be a nice change of pace to work on these wool eggs – I have so many quilts I really need to branch out in my projects and try new things.

  • Dottie bishaw Nov 26, 2017

    The bright colors of the wool are so pretty, they will make beautiful eggs. You certainly have been working hard in the yard. I’m waiting for the frost to kill the foliage off so I can clean it up. The flowers are still blooming and I don’t have the heart to cut them down. They are all perennials, so it’s better to wait until the frost. Beautiful days here too. Have a wonderful Sunday.

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I still have some flowering too. Sometimes if I wait for the frost to finishing killing things I straight from nice daily weather to so chilly that I don’t want to do anything outside! There have been some years I waited to clean up the yard too long and never did it because it go cold so fast. glad I should be done with it all today.

  • Cynthia Brunz Nov 26, 2017

    I have not worked with wool yet but I sure love all those pretty colors. Thanks for sharing your lovely quilting with Oh Scrap!
    Cynthia Brunz recently posted…Oh Scrap! : A Few More BowtiesMy Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I haven’t done a lot with wool but a little and it is nice to work with

  • Sarah Nov 26, 2017

    The weather here is cold and frosty but bright sunshine…wonderful. Love that bright box of wool felt!
    Sarah recently posted…Red work and binding!My Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      we are still having some nice weather but in a week or so I imagine it will start to cool off, it is warmer than normal for this time of year.

  • Clara Nov 26, 2017

    Darn you! Your egg project was just too much temptation for me. 🙂 Those eggs are sooo pretty! I followed your link to the egg pattern on Amazon and had to purchase it. 🙂 Are you going to make them as Christmas eggs or spring/Easter eggs?

    Do you have a good online source where you purchase your wool? What kind of needle do you use when doing wool applique?

    I love you read about what you’re up to every day. You have lots of energy and good ideas. 🙂

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I am going to make some eggs for Xmas decorations and some for Easter Decorations. I do purchase my wool on line – no matter where you get it from it is pricey so I tend to buy very small bundles and save all the tiny scraps that can be used for embellishments. I don’t care for the wool thread that you can purchase if you want, I have some of it but find perle cotton or embroidery thread easier to use (and cheaper). These are some places I have gotten wool from – The Wooly Lady, Bird Brain Designs, and The Teachers Pet. I use Chenille needles or Embroidery needles – whatever has a big eye should work – I dont’ like a really long needle and prefer a shorter one but you have to have a large enough eye to thread — good luck let me know how it works out for you

  • CathieJ Nov 26, 2017

    Those are very pretty bright wool colors. Those eggs look interesting.
    CathieJ recently posted…Stitching time?My Profile

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I probably will not get more than a couple of these eggs done for a Xmas decoration but maybe I can try to work on one every month for awhile. I doubt mine will be very fancy. I had thought maybe I could do some of the stitching with the new sewing machine but the pieces are tiny and so I think it will all be by hand.

  • Carla Nov 26, 2017

    I planted some alliums instead of tulips hoping they will do better in our weather. Never had much luck with tulips in Arkansas our squirrels always found them. Looking forward to your wool eggs!

    • Karen Nov 26, 2017

      I have never seen the squirrels dig into the dirt after the tulips here and we have a lot of squirrels. But we have a lot of trees with nuts on them and bird seed out most of the year so maybe that keeps them away from it.

Leave a Comment

CommentLuv badge