Wednesday, January 20, 2016

From my corner of the world

I finished this mat yesterday....it is 14 inches in diameter.  I am just positive that I used 50 ft. of clothesline to do this.  I get to second guessing myself and wonder now if it was just 25 ft. I no longer have the packaging to check and see.
I have not tried to trim all the threads good yet, but have trimmed some.  I am still not sure what I will do with it.  Not sure I will ever do this again.  I think if I could find some all cotton cording/clothesline that did not cost a lot, I would probably make a few smaller ones to use as hot pads.  And some even smaller for mug mats.

Today I sewed the last row of blocks together for the Lotus quilt.  I still have to do the ends of each row, and I am nervous about that and then just tense about sewing the rows together.  But the blocks went together mush easier than I expected, though I did use a lot of pins.  I just cannot fathom how many pins I am going to use when I pin two rows together that are over 100 inches long!
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We got about 3 inches of snow.
This is just a sample of what is under the feeders...
I think 9 doves is the highest I have counted at one time.



19 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

love your mat, must try to make one. Coasters would be great.

Henny Penny said...

That mat is really neat! Looks like it would be fun to make. Thank you for the link to see the dog that looks like our Eli. She is beautiful! You have beautiful pictures and I was looking at your little Lorelei Rose. She is adorable!

pattisjarrett said...

I do like your finished mat. We got a dusting of snow this evening, supposed to have more on the way Friday--maybe a lot more--maybe not. It's always iffy along the coast.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Rose!:) You made a very pretty and useful mat. I have a few very similar mats, but I had to buy mine.Your pictures of the doves are lovely. What do you give them to eat?

Jacquelineand.... said...

Very well done on the mat, it's lovely... and you have far more patience than I.

Doves!

J Bonafilla said...

That is a sensational mat, Rose. I love the concentric rings of swirling colours. Your palette is very tranquil. My son envies your 3 inches of fresh snowfall. All the best, Bonny

EG CameraGirl said...

Those doves do look hungry! We have quote a few under our feeder too. The mat turned out well and I'm certain the lotus quilt will too. ;)

Sandra said...

I am so jealous over all those doves.. i miss ours. that cicrle is beatuiful and is perfect for place mats.. they sell round and square ones now. i use a square one similar to this, 14 inches, and it is a thick place-mat, i use it by my coffee pot to sit the cups and spoons on.

Beth Edwards, friends call me "E." said...

i love the mat, i am guessing you mean like a floor mat, so fancy. i love the colors. very cool. ( :

Nancy Chan said...

A very pretty mat. And I love doves too!

Betsy Adams said...

You are just SO talented... Love your creation.... I could NEVER do something like that... Love the colors.

We got about 2 inches of snow here --with more coming tomorrow maybe... Haven't seen any Mourning Doves here in awhile... BUT--we have a gazillion Pine Siskins.... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

DeniseinVA said...

You are so talented Rose, it's a beautiful mat and can't wait to see your lotus quilt. Those bird pictures are lovely too. Have a great day my friend. We are expecting blizzard conditions over the weekend with two feet of snow possible.

Deb said...

Clever you making a mat! Nicely done.
And lucky you to have such a variety of birds at your feeder. Birds, other than House Sparrows, haven't found my feeder yet. Sigh.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rose, your mat is gorgeous. I love the color.
Beautiful shots of the birds. We have mourning doves too and enjoy watching and feeding them. You sure had a bunch at once. Have a nice weekend. xo

Jeannie Marie said...

How nice to be able to make mats like that! Mats really make great gifts too!
I love the doves under the feeder. They are such sweet birds! I see they appreciate all you do for them!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The mat is cool. Not sure I would want to make one. It made me realize that most things in my house are square or rectangle. That's kind of a silly realization!

I hate pinning. I have been using tiny clothes pins that have been working pretty well...but not for 100 inches!
xx, Carol

Linda Gross said...

I like the mat. The design would make great coasters.

Ida said...

I like that mat, the colors are great.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

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Lovely post

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