Fulfilling Commissions!

Both my honey and I finished our commissions on or ahead of the deadlines! Come on in and see what deadlines got smashed in our North Carolina cabin!!!!

Do ya like the pumpkin by our front door???

Or maybe you would like to see our full cabin today in the autumn leaf falling weather we are having πŸ™‚

Or leaf changing down a country road near us…

Rick was sick last week with MAJOR congestion and no energy… we even tested him for Covid 19 but he showed negative…. His request came in after mine but got delivered first so I will start with him πŸ™‚

Above you can see his own designed barn quilt called “X marks the spot”… his commission was to change the 10″ finished block into a 24” finished block! You see him starting this enlarged design with 1 corner after LOTS of math… it was the perfect size once 3 more were made πŸ™‚ How exciting….

Above is a quick pic of the naked wood barn quilt block then… So glad my honey got better to complete this requested block too! Now to decide on colors to stain…

We showed this layout to the recipient but she wanted more brown…

we showed her a red insert where the plain colored wood is but it was just bright and heavy so we mixed stains to make her own color to fill those plain angled blocks.

The finished 24″ block … next to the 2 10″ blocks…

The client got decided to buy all 3 finished barn quilts… Yahoo πŸŽ‰

These were delivered as they didn’t live far from us…. and the client was thrilled with their purchases from us! Soooo nice πŸ˜€

Next up is my long and windy road finish! Mailed … Received… Overjoyed πŸ™‚

The last of 24 napkins embroidered for a wedding gift for my nephew and his fiance. My Mom and Dad fashioned the napkins & I embroidered them!

Then I used a formula to erase pencil marks and gently brushed the top side with a very soft toothbrush with this formula…

The pencil erasing formula is… 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup water & a teaspoon or so of Palmolive or other gentle soap.

I wish I had thought to take a Tah Dah photo or a photo of them laid out nicely in the box we shipped them in… but is do not…. I washed and dried them in the laundry to themselves…. then ironed them each carefully looking for pencil still showing…none did…. sent them on their way Thursday afternoon and they were received Saturday afternoon! WOWEE 😍

Their response was awesome… they loved them esp. the lazy daisy olive leaves πŸ™‚ I am so happy as are my parents for all the work we collectively put into these napkins…

So what is next for me? Intermittently I have been working on my mom’s quilt in the frame!

I have rolled the quilt past the bottom border and the first row of 4 patches….

When I asked my mom her fave shape… she was unsure… when I said square, circle, heart, star etc… she immediately said the star of David… so I made a template and that is what you can see embroidered with a chain stitch in the cornerstones above!

And where I will start this morning …. about 1/4 done at this point πŸ™‚

I am also working on a shirt for my honey intermittently as my hands need a different activity too…

This is the pocket in progress with a detail made by my vintage Singer 319w…

Linking all this handwork and such to my fave Sunday stop the Slow Stitching Sunday group…. come upload a pic of what handwork you are up to too! Or just come see what everyone is up to and get inspired HERE <<<<<

As for us… we are happy to have no deadlines looking at us this coming week… Thanks for stopping in and sharing some of your day with me πŸ™‚

As for you… I hope you have a blessed week ahead and a message from you in the form of a comment about what you liked most would be GREATLY appreciated πŸ™‚

Don’t forget… details coming on a giveaway at my new Blogger spot I will be moving to first Sunday of December which is coming fast! Next Sunday is also time change day for those of us that do that… Fall Back 1 hour!


9 thoughts on “Fulfilling Commissions!

  1. Cathie J

    Congrats on those gorgeous finishes. Both you and Rick are very talented. I am sure napkins will be a wonderful keepsake. I know that Rick’s customer will be as please with her barnwood blocks as I am with my own. I have to keep your pencil erasing formula in mind as pencil was used as the first marking on the quilt I am current quilting. I hope you and Rick have a great week!


  2. Gretchen

    I LOVE Rick’s wooden barn blocks, they’re so beautiful! What a relief to have the napkins finished, now you have more time for quilting and piecing whatever you want to do. Happy stitching!


  3. Jenny Benton

    Was it a “thank goodness” moment when the final napkin was completed? I’d forgotten that they would all need washing and drying too, so that was an extra task. Packed, delivered, received, and appreciated, well done!


  4. Quilter Kathy

    I’m so happy to hear you were able to finish the napkins! I was a teeny tiny bit worried that your wouldn’t meet the deadline πŸ™‚ It was a lot of stitching! Enjoy your new quilting project on the frame!



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