Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chenille Happy

I have been very busy sewing chenille on the pin keeps to finally finish them.  It started yesterday, sewing the fabric that I bought on Thursday at the quilt store.  At last a picture that looks like the true color.  I did go with the darker brown fabric.  The green nearly matches the green in the stitching:  DMC 935.  It really does go well together.  Last night I dyed the chenille with Tan Rit Dye according to BBD directions in  A Stitcher's Journey.  That ended up pretty much matching the lighter brown in the fabric.  

Here they are together in a little Longerberger basket I have had for a long time.  It is just the right size for this sort of thing.  The sides aren't too high either.  I have tried other baskets but, they are too deep.

I also finished off this Halloween Ornament.  I used the same fabric.  I was on a roll.  I didn't look to bad with this one either.  The chenille finished of the edges nicely.  

I actually did this Homespun Elegance last year but, didn't have red chenille to finish it.  I got the chenille quite sometime ago but, never got around to it.
Then there is the crazy Shih Tzu.  Dogs seem to love pancakes.  Buster greatly enjoys them.  Bob gave him a chunk of a pancake.  It looked like he has different lips.  At one point, it made him look like he was smiling.  He carried it around for about 4 hours before he finally ate. it.  He'll take it outside with him, leave it there until he is ready to come in.  He all of the sudden will remember it, run back out the door and get it.  He'll do the same thing with his dog biscuits.  It really is very comical.  I have never seen anything like it.  We have had two big dogs and they nearly took your fingers off while you were giving them the biscuit.  
Been busy getting ready for the kids to come home.  Changed sheets yesterday, vacuumed and dusted to prepare their rooms.  Have stocked up and food.  Katy particularly has requested Honey Nut Chex and bacon.  Apparently, bacon is virtually absent from the cafeteria.  I have really stocked up on the Chex.  I want to make a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving.  Katy is Gluten intolerant.  I figure I could use the Chex to make the crumb crust.  I have tried it today to see if it will work and made a chocolate pudding pie.  It seems to have turned out and isn't falling apart.    I just made the pudding filling and put it in the refrigerator.
I don't know how much I will be posting this week with all the activity but, I'm gonna try.
Thanks for stopping and all the great comments.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Keep on Stitching


  1. Love your finishes! I have fallen in love with using chenille for trim. I just love the look it gives a finished piece! Buster is just adorable! Hey, he has his on way of doing things, right?

  2. All of the pincushions look beautiful-
    Cute pup!

  3. All your little pincushions are wonderful! I love how you displayed them -- have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. I do love all those pincushions.I need to buy some chenille. They look wonderful in the basket! I hope you have a great holiday with your family!

  5. Your finishes look fabulous! You have me wanting to try chenille on my next finish. Buster looks adorable with his pancake smile! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. How pretty stitching! Congrats!!
    Hugs x

  7. Your little pillows are adorable, Monica--I love each and every one :)