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Ravelry

I’ve joined my daughter over on Ravelrywhere I can display knitted and felted creations.  Take a peek!  I usually only knit and felt during the winter months, so I am just getting started.  Our 78 degree temperatures earlier this week have been replaced with frost-covered car windows this morning.  These fluctuations give us a peek at the seasons others enjoy at greater length.  It’s just the right amount of fall and winter for me!

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Tuffet Found!

What a blast!  I so enjoyed creating a tuffet, named Ms Checks, under the direction of Sharyn Cole at Thimble Pleasures.  Today we added the hardware and assembled our tuffets.  Great fun!

Ms Checks finds a home!
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Tuffet pops!

The tuffet top is almost ready for upholstery.  I’ve add some black and white checks that I think make the colors pop.  Just a couple more steps and then it is ready for class tomorrow.

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A Tuffet for…

Miss Muffet, of course.  Here are the next 2 stages in the process.  On Friday we will meet again for the upholstery portion of the project…. and I’m told we will come home with a completed tuffet.  Sure hope I can get all of that done in 4 hours!

I have completed the first 4 of 8 sections.
Now all 8 of the 8 sections are completed.  This is called foundation piecing because each colorful strip of fabric is stitched down one long side to another larger piece of cloth  – in this case, muslin.  Then another colorful strip is seamed to one long side so no raw edges are shown.  Next, when I get ready to seam the open sides of the pinwheel, there will be an additional surprise.  Watch for it!
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A Tuffet in the making…

Last Friday I spent 4 hours learning how to assemble the covering for a tuffet.  This next Friday I will learn how to upholster and finish it.  I can’t wait.  The class is offered at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill.  Later that day, my sister made me aware of a wonderful web site that sells beautiful tuffets – Mackenzie-Childs.  I especially like the wonderfully decorative painting of the feet.  Have some fun exploring this web site.

Here is the completed first 1/8 of the tuffet covering.  Gotta get stitchin’ to finish the next 7/8ths.