Stuffy and Whiskers were first made back in 2002 as stuffed snow cats. I recently remade Whiskers in a smaller size. He looks great in beautiful felted wool and makes a fun pin cushion.
As the story goes Stuffy and Whiskers live in a high mountain meadow outside Seattle or Thereabouts. Wherever there is lots of snow and a nice pond. Whiskers is a passionate ice fisherman and is known to occasionally tell a whopper. He is also owner/operator of "Whisker's Fish Sticks" Stuffy is a large cat obsessed with coffee and his daily run ins with the Caffeine Hound. He gets his coffee at "Cafe Kit Kat", the local coffee bar frequented by residents of Thereabouts. Stuffy has to out wit the Caffeine Hound (his dog house is outside the cafe) to make it inside for a cuppa. This happens every day and lots of times more than once.
Below is Whisker's first wool project "Fish Story Pin Cushion". More wooly adventures to come.
Ladies of the Patch Halloween Quilt
I spent a good part of the fall playing with a Halloween quilt adapting the Lady of the Lake block. Time marched on and it didn't get done until after Thanksgiving. It was fun and I'd been saving fabrics to make pumpkin appliques for awhile. Most of them are kind of the color of orange ice cream sherbert. The applique is easy with one edge of it sewn in to the block.
Embroidered curly cues could have added some fun to the stems. Oh well... another time.
I couldn't resist adding some fun with frogs to this runner using the same block. Frog appliques are sewn in to the seam of the block just like the pumpkins. The runner did get done in time to use for Halloween.