Thursday, July 29, 2021

It's a Guy Thing Blog Hop -- My Day

 

I'm happy to be participating in another fun blog hop, this time hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Here's the list of today's participants:

July 29

Scrapdash

That Fabric Feeling

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me)

Quilt Schmilt

The Colorful Fabriholic

Songbird Designs

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The theme of this hop is Guys...or Men...or Boys...or Males...or something Masculine. I knew right away I wanted to do something with a football theme; although in my house, I (the female) watch more football than my husband does! In any case, my project is perfect for your next football-viewing party.

There's a 16" x 16" table mat to put your bowl of chips on; a football between yard markers on a field:


And 6.5" x 6.5" football coasters for those glasses of whatever:


Everything is easy to make and stitches up quickly with Wool Felt and embroidery floss.

My project is called "Football Season," and if you'd like to make it for yourself, or a man you know, here's a link to the FREE pattern.



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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Fairy Tales Blog Hop -- My Day

 

I'm so happy to be participating in another fun blog hop, this time hosted by Joan of MooseStash Quilting.

Here's the list of today's participants:

Wednesday June 23

Just Let Me Quilt

 Websterquilt

Inflorescence

Elizabeth Coughlin Designs (me)

Just Because Quilts

Domestic Felicity

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The theme of this blog hop is your personal fairy tale(s). What would make your dreams come true? What would be your happily ever after?

The answer was easy for me to arrive at. My husband is going to retire in few years, and when that happens we've long dreamed and planned to move to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (We currently live in central Massachusetts, so it won't be that far of a move.)

Now, even though we're talking about fairy tales, I'm realistic enough to know that we'll never be able to afford a house near the water. Luckily you're never too far from the ocean no matter where you live on the Cape. It'll only be a short drive to scenes like this:




So, drum roll, here's my project, my Cape Cod Fairy Tale.

It's a  17" x 17" WoolFelt wall hanging, sewn with embroidery floss. I've added French knot accents on the Hydrangea bushes, a very prevalent shrub on Cape Cod. I've also included a lighthouse in the distance, gulls in the sky, and sail boat on the water. It's not an exact depiction of where we'll end up, but it certainly conveys the dream!

It will hang in my husband's home office, where he's been working since the start of the pandemic. Hopefully it inspires him to keep dealing with the all the unpleasant work stuff for a few more years!

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