Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Things

Today is day 26 of Blogtoberfest

I tried to get back onto Blogger last night, but my internet provider was giving me problems. I could not log on and I could not leave any comments. So I went to bed. I've been busy the past few days.

I want to thank Vicki of Felines and Fibre Arts for finding a link to the Japanese Manhole covers and leaving it in a comment on yesterday's post. I am not going to leave a link on this post because I can't seem to get it right and it just won't work. It must be me. They are actually very easy to find. I am going to show you a couple of photos from of the book. I'm sure this isn't allowed but if I say it is from the book called, 'Quilting with Manhole Covers' by Shirley MacGregor maybe I can get away with it. The photo on the left is the quilt and the one on the right is the manhole cover that inspired it.

Here is another one. Quilt on the left, manhole cover on the right. The quilts are about 16in. to 40in. in diameter. I want to start making one of these, but I have way too many UFOs to even give it any consideration. Maybe when the cold winter months make doing anything outside impossible. Something to look forward to.
I went to my quilt group this morning. The person who made that real-looking doll a couple of weeks ago brought in a monkey to show me. She makes these too. She buys the parts and paints them. Then makes a body and inserts the hair a strand at a time with a felting needle. Wow - patience! Isn't this guy (girl) cute?


nicolette said...

I love those manholes!

The monkey is as real as the doll... unbelievable!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

The manhole covers are really cool! I can see why you want to make one or more.
Cold winter months - oh yeah, they are on their way here and fast! I should be able to finish my UFO's soon without gardening distraction.

Simone de Klerk said...

The manholes look great!
And when I saw the monkey, I thought it was real. Incredible xo

Vicki said...

Thanks for showing a couple of the pictures of the quilts inspired from manhole covers. I think you are OK with showing us the pictures because you gave credit to the source by mentioning the book and author. Now I'm intrigued and I think this book is going on my wish list :-).

As for the monkey, WOW, amazingly realistic and again a bit too freaky.

Oiyi said...

Wow, those are really cool manhole covers!