Thursday, 24 November 2022

Three Free Patterns, Super Scrappy Finish, Costco Buys, Autumn Poem

I just had to share another of my turkey shots in honour of the great American Thanksgiving 2022 occurring as I write this post. 

It's been a good week and I've managed to keep up my fitness, visit older daughter and older grandson, and do some Christmas shopping. SIL always drops me off a Costco chicken which I appreciate as I seldom get there myself. They are a good size and I get to use them right down to boiling the bones to make a little bone broth. Speaking of Costco...

Look what's on my bed...Black Bears flannel sheets. Snow time is flannel time here at the wooden house.  It is definitely time to have the extra warmth.  Hubby spotted these in a  Costco flyer and ordered them. They were at our house and in the washing machine the next afternoon! (I always wash new sheets, do you?)

LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color's prompt for this Thursday was our favourite Autumn song or music. I don't have a favourite song but I do have favourite Autumn poems. So I'll share this short video with you of Richard Burton reading John Clare's poem Autumn. (I didn't remember it being quite so rhymn-ie but perhaps that and the cadence it gives is why I liked it as a kid.)

Since Tuesday more Robbie Blocks got sewn...
and I had a finish too.  My Super Scrappy Coffee Table Runner is all hand bound and on the table. It finished at 55 x 20.
I backed it with a white fabric that had a neutral beige polka dot and brought it around and hand stitched it in place as a binding. That picks up all the white/light coloured blocks.
I haven't washed it which I usually do right away. I figured here on the main coffee table it won't be long before it will need a wash. Bright and cheerful for dark winter days!


Thursday's Three Free

I shared a photo of my foundation pieced Tiny Trees in the last post. This article below announcing a free Tree pattern arrived in my mail box yesterday.  Perhaps it's a chance for you to try FPP I thought, a method that ensures accuracy when stitching a pattern. From Leslie at  The Seasoned Homemaker, a pretty tree pattern for you to try with Christmas fabrics unlike my scrappy ones. Btw, thanks for the kind comments you expressed about those little trees. 

 In the Moda Fabrics ample free pattern bank is this one called In From the Cold. I've always wanted to make a mug on a mug rug and each of these would be pretty.

 Henry Glass Fabrics features this lovely free Christmas quilt pattern from the wonderful Australian designer, Anni Downs. You really have to see this quilt to appreciate its beauty. 

Here is Anni's site Hatched and Patched, for you to check out all the little embroideries and quilts she has created for us to stitch. 

From the site, Heartstrings Samplery, comes this lovely cross stitch design.  That link will take you to Beth's sweet free patterns. Like this one.

Which is a great way to end this post because I truly feel this way. Hope you are all having a wonderful day!

21 comments :

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a neat photo of the turkey's - we used to have wild turkeys in the backyard like that and haven't seen them in years - but I do have a small turkey in the oven and the house will smell wonderful in another hour I bet.
your table runner looks great! I haven't started shopping for Christmas not sure when I will

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Look at those turkeys! I love seeing them. Your new sheets look cozy and comfortable! I don't think I commented on your last post, but your tree blocks are just wonderful. I have a tree quilt I made that I've never finished - and I really should! That cross-stitch is so sweet, and would probably be quick to stitch up, too. Hope you're having a lovely day, Jocelyn!

Anonymous said...

I once came across a flick of turkeys on a country road on my way to work. I had to wait patiently for them to move. No amount of honking my horn made them move any faster!!! Lol Gail at the Cozy Quilter

Jenny said...

Lovely cozy sheets for winter. Yes, I always wash new sheets when I buy them, towels too, underwear and clothing as well. These things have probably been handled, or may have sizing in the fabric. As for quilting fabric I purchase, that gets washed too! Can't help myself.

Angela said...

I had a turkey in my backyard once and it freaked me out. They are so ugly!

Jackie said...

What a neat photo of the turkeys. Sure are a great many of them.

Love the little stitchery project at the end and a great way to sign off.

God bless.

PaintedThread said...

Flannel sheets are the best! Your black bear ones are cute. I like your scrappy table runner.

Susie H said...

Thank you for the Richard Burton reading of "Autumn". Mom & I really enjoyed it. Not sure if I should thank you for the cross-stitch link though ... I sure spent A LOT of time browsing the patterns! Should have been doing chores! Hahaha! Hope you have a wonderful day.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I always wash new sheets before using them. There's a good amount of lint on them. Wild turkeys scare me! We have a little bunch in our neighborhood and I always keep away from them. Love your table runner! Thanks for the freebies!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for sharing yourself

LA Paylor said...

I wash every thing before use.... so many hands and chemicals touched them
LeeAnna

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Great to get a photo of the turkeys!
I'd love those sheets too but alas we don't need more than we already have.
Your scrappy runner turned out wonderfully and I'm sure it's going to get a lot of use.
Fun links once again - esp. the mugs design. Wouldn't that make a sweet wall hanging in the kitchen?

Linda said...

Love your new sheets - thanks for the reminder. I always used to buy them for winter but have forgotten to in recent years. I do the same thing with those roasted chickens - right down to the bones. Your Super Scrappy Coffee Table Runner is beautiful! What a happy sight to have in your house.

Deb A said...

Love the turkey photo! Our wild turkeys tend to go 'missing for a month or so' before they come back and hang out in the neighborhood. I miss flannel sheets and those are so cute with the bears and trees. Have a great week. (I love Sams/Costco roaster chickens - yummy and versatile.)

dq said...

Flannel sheets in winter feel so good! I love the wood wall behind the bed.
Love the turkey photo and all your wonderful projects!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Great picture of the Turkey's. Love your table runners, Trees, and those bear sheets - don't let them get you at night! LOL. Hugs

Sara said...

Your turkey picture could have been taken from my back deck on any given day. We have a big flock of turkeys that pass through a couple times every day. It probably helps encourage them that my husband has been putting out bird seed for them on the lawn. LOL

Michele McLaughlin said...

Wow on that Turkey photo! Love your table runner! It's so cheerful and I think will brighten these darker winter days! Yes on washing new sheets and love the fan quilt above the bed! Thanks as always for the free patterns! Have a wonderful day! Hugs!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

What a great picture of the turkeys!! Your table runner is definitely a cheerful addition for dark winter days, and was that snow in the first pic? I wish we would get a little here this year...for the kids! LOL This GiGi just stays in and enjoys the beauty from inside on the rare occasion we have snow, but it does make me feel like a kid and remember the fun we would have when we actually had snow! And I must say I LOVE your "wooden" house! Those flannel sheets are perfect with it and the Dresden quilt on the wall is great too! Thanks for linking up with Monday Musings today, Jocelyn! Have a great week!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Visiting from Monday Musings - I love your scrappy table runner. Great finish. You have so many great links on your blog. I must go and explore :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Those flannel sheets look just lovely and comfy! Good job on your finish! I love scrappy projects :) Hmmm.. those trees and mugs look like fun projects.. I'll have to bookmark them for another day! I hope you had a great week and thanks for joining in on Monday This and That! xx