Finally!! I've finished this awesome wool pumpkin table mat! The pattern is by Primitive Gatherings. I bought the kit about 5 years ago from a quilt shop in McCall, Idaho, called Huckleberry Patches.
I think the main reason I didn't start it sooner was that I didn't feel confident in working with and stitching on wool. I never felt I could get my stitches even and looking right....and I didn't want to mess it up!
I've had a little more experience since then...and still, every time I pick up a wool piece to stitch, I still feel unsure about my stitches....
But then once I see it all finished, I don't see those little flaws anymore. Somehow it all works out and looks pretty good!!
My goal was to have this done by Halloween...but oh well, at least it's still fall and I can display it for another week or so. :)
On another note...my bins runneth over!! I need to tame my "stash." At about the 1 to 1 1/2 year point in our military assignments, I get antsy. I know a move is coming soon and the anxiety starts. I feel like the closets, drawers, cupboards are bursting at the seams! I need to think seriously about the overwhelming amount of "stuff" I have...in my quilting life and every other part of my life. I must let go of some things I know I'll never use.
I started with my fabric bins...I have this "bundle" of fabric. All quilt shop quality...there is MORE than 10 yards of fabric pictured. Some as small as FQs, most are 1/2 to 2/3 yard pieces, and at least one is one yard. I'd like to sell it as a bundle for $75 postage paid in the US.
Next up is a bundle of Wool Felt...all misc size pieces. Some has been prewashed, some has not. I'd like to sell this bundle for $40 postage paid in the US.