Friday, February 13, 2015

Gone Fishin'

Another Friday Near-Finish

Remember that lonely little fish on my design wall Monday?

One Li'l Fishy


He has been joined by nine other little fishies. 

Gone Fishin'

The pattern is Something's Fishy by Four Corners.

Boy, were they resistant to being caught!  Who'd think that a little 24" x 26" wall hanging could take all week to whip up?  First obstruction was putting stitch and flip (some call them snowball) corners on 1-1/2" strips (you can see they are not exactly perfect).  Next was making sure my fish were swimming in the correct direction (they're not).  Then needing to make more fish because my light plaids were not showing up on the ecru background.  Not sure if it shows up in this photo, the background is a muted basket weave that reminded me of a fishing creel.

My Favorite Fishy


It's all together now, awaiting sandwiching and quilting.  The fish will be embellished with button eyes; some fishing line and hooks need to be added, too,

One more project off my Someday shelf!  Something to celebrate.....

Today's adventure is a trip to Kentucky Downs.  My husband's cousin has invested in a few thoroughbred race horses recently.  Last year he sold his two fillies and bought a new 3-yr-old named Carolina Jasmine.  Today she will be racing on turf for the first time at The Fair Grounds in New Orleans.  She's predicted to place 2nd.  SIL and I are going up to KY to watch the simulcast races and do a little wagering.  We are both novices.   I usually choose a horse based on it's color -- I'm partial to grays .... I wonder why ...  Hopefully the chicken quesadillas will compensate for any losses!

Linking up with Sara at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop-whoop Friday.

4 comments:

  1. What a cute wallhanging. Have fun at the races.

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    1. Thanks, Marlene. Will post a picture of us at the betting counter (or whatever it's called) tomorrow.

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  2. Perfect for a fisherman.....or woman!!!

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  3. Your fish are so cute!!! I agree with your favorite - love that bottom fabric :*) Have fun at the races :*)

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