It’s almost Halloween, and I decided to celebrate by taking today off from work. I thought I’d share one of my photos from the Fair too. Such talented pumpkin carving!

Last night I was able to go stitching with some friends rather than going to school. I actually managed to get something done! I stitched almost the whole outline of the cartouche last night. Not bad, eh? When I got home, I finished out the outline and started Jenny’s name. I love the way this is turning out!

Jenny Bean 103009

And since I had some time at home today, I thought it would be a good time to finish up the baby quilt top I’ve been working on. I’m really pleased with how it looks with the pattern and the 30s Repro fabrics. My piecing isn’t perfect, but I keep reminding myself that “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”. Anyway, I’m happy to have it done. Next, on to the quilting. I hope to be able to send this off to my friend in the next few weeks.

Baby Quilt Top 103009

I plan to spend some more time with Jenny Bean this afternoon. And tomorrow night, Eric and I will be partaking in my annual Halloween tradition. Oh, and if you want a peek at how his birthday apple pie turned out, you can see it here.

I am grateful for a night out with my friends.

24 thoughts on “Cross-hatch”

  1. You always show such beautiful projects! The baby quilt is so pretty, and your Jenny Bean sampler is stunning!

    I can’t believe someone actually carved that pumpkin. Very cool!

    Happy Halloween!

  2. You’re baby quilt is beautiful. Love the colors.

    Jenny’s coming along fabulously.

    Checked your Halloween page; turns out we’re not twins. I couldn’t stand The Historian. lol But you have inspired me to rent Dracula. I saw it in the theaters with a boy who was In Love with me. Too bad I was too blind to see that. *sigh*

  3. Wow! That’s some pumpkin! πŸ˜€ I love your Jenny Bean — so gorgeous!!! And your quilt — looks pretty perfect to me! Love it! It’s going to be such a wonderful baby present.

  4. That pumpkin is awesome! Your Jenny sampler and baby quilt top look great too. I’m looking forward to stitching my Jenny some day.

  5. That is one cool pumpkin. Even the grandsons went WOW!!!!
    I love your quilt. The retro fabrics suit it very well. Have a fun time with Halloween

  6. I love the colors/pattern in your baby quilt! What a treasure that is going to be. I love the Jenny Bean sampler and you’re making great progress.
    Awesome pumpkin – have a great Halloween!

  7. Oh my gosh, Michelle, your Jenny Bean. Wow wow wow wow!! It looks fabulous. The quit is stunning, too.

    I am in awe of that pumpkin… I can’t imagine having the skill to be able to do that.

  8. Jenny is beautiful–just a great piece, I’m so glad I bought it, lol. And WOW, what a pumpkin that is! One of the best things about quilting is the way we can “fudge” our way around and still come out with a gorgeous piece and no one is the wiser! Yours is beautiful, truly!

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