Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Most Thoughtful Gifts!

I was so surprised at what the mailman brought me this week. Look at the beautiful things that Carrie sent me. I have never owned such a gorgeous pillow. It looks PERFECT on my bed. I can't even tell you what her generosity has meant to me. I really want to make more ornaments like she sent me to decorate a tree with next year too.Look at the other special treat I received this week. Cindy was sweet enough to send me one of her special Christmas ornaments she made. I LOVE IT!!!!! I am hoping to have a tree next year to place it on. I didn't put one up this year because I was afraid Linda kitten would be all over it.
It rained all weekend and will continue to do so all week. I dread my commute this week though, it usually takes me 90 minutes each way to work but I am afraid it will increase to 2hrs each way this week. :( I don't remember having this much rain at once. Last Sunday it was 87 degrees and sunny, this weekend is 60 degrees and wet. Ya gotta love Southern California. What better way to spend a rainy day than to sew??

This morning I made 4 more "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler" blocks. These finish at 6".

I finished 2 more "Berry Picking Party" blocks. I think that leaves me with 4 more blocks before I can start the piecing.

That's all I have to show this week. I have a few finishing touches to do on a few things before I show them but hopefully they will be done by next Sunday's Blog entry.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Stitchery progress

It took two weeks but I finally finished this "Berry Picking Party" block. I am trying to get all of these blocks done so I can start piecing the rest of the quilt. I want to give this as a birthday gift in May. May seems far but in a quilters world it is just around the corner.I finished the last block for my "Calendar Redwork" quilt. I have to find a nice red w/ white fabric for the sashing so I can start putting these together. This may be a Christmas gift for someone next year.
I also finished the binging on the redwork basket table runner. My mom will be ready for spring.

I had no time on my sewing machine this weekend. :( I really look forward to a day I can spend in my PJ's and live in my sewing room.

Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

More LIB and Christmas gift bags

These are the final blocks for my "Life is Beautiful" quilt. Before I add the sashing and put them together I am going to make the 48 small circles that will be appliqued on the top. I spent any sewing time I had this weekend making grocery totes to place Christmas gifts in. Since our local markets are going to be charging 5 cents per bag soon I thought I would give everyone on my list a bag for their groceries. This also helps me in not having to wrap their gifts. LOL!
That's all I have this week. I really need to start making a dent in some of my WISP's. I am hoping to have a finish next week if I can get a binding sewn down.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Early Christmas gift for self

I bought myself an early Christmas present on black Friday. I headed over to Daisy Cottage Quilting, my new favorite online shop. They have the cutest patterns and quilting supplies you will ever find. She is even starting to carry Australian quilt patterns! The owners hubby even makes cute little wooded quilting goodies. I can't wait to get a hold of some of those. Anyway, look how cute my order was wrapped! I was so surprised when I opened the box. I even got a little surprise gift. :)
Now get a load of all this deliciousness. Oooooh, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh

This is what I am going to use them on. I have had this pattern set for a few months but I have been waiting for the right fabric line for them. I can't wait to have the time to get started.
If you have the time, head on over to Daisy Cottage Quilting and have a look. She even has a Facebook fan page! I love that feature because she always lets us know when something new has arrived at her shop.

Note: I will not be held responsible to any damage done to your wallet.