Friday, December 29, 2017

Fish, Snow, and Hawk

My final completed project of 2017 is the fish table runner that I made for my brother's birthday. 

The wool fabrics are all the ones I recently washed and dried in anticipation of making some wool projects and this one was perfect.

I found the pattern in Terry Clothier Thompson's book Lewis & Clark: Quilts for the Journey.  

Because my brother is a master fly-fisherman, I wanted to make something that he'd appreciate and was meaningful at the same time. So I included a piece of tan herringbone wool that once was our father's sport jacket. I think he'll like that :)

Here's the back with a fused fish label.


Mother Nature cooperated this year with a beautiful White Christmas!

The view from the restaurant in Lake Placid where my daughter, daughter-in-law, and grand-daughters took me to lunch for my birthday :) The sled dogs were out on the lake.  

I'll end with these pics of a Juvenile Coopers Hawk that I took from my dining room window.

Happy New Year to you all!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Happy New Year to you too. What a lovely scenery for the holidays. Your wool fish ar wondeful. I'm sure your brother found it meaningful especially with the extra connection to your dad.

  2. awesome hawk sighting and photo! wow he is beautiful.
    your fishy quilt is just charming - the wools worked out wonderfully.

  3. Gorgeous outdoors and what a lovely gift!

  4. A peaceful winter setting...and a handsome Coopers Hawk. We are still in a deep freeze here in the Northwoods but judging from the amount of animal tracks around the property, the wildlife have been busy!