Sunday, December 18, 2011


I can't believe I let so many Sunday's slip by without my weekly post. This time of year I swear the clock moves faster and faster. I really need to learn to plan better.

Nothing much to show this week. I did catch up to my Vignette project just in time for the new magazine to arrive. The next step is half of the center. I think I am going to wait for the next issue to come out before starting this one. I think it may be easier to do the center as one piece.
The next project I worked on is my "Start Spangled Celebration".   I am trying to keep up with this as the kits arrive in the mail.   I made a big boo boo when I fused the liberty letters.  I should have placed them closer to each other so they wouldn't overlap on the heart.  
Yesterday Nancy and Beth came over and we celebrated Christmas by going out to eat Mexican food and coming back to my house for a gift exchange.   I need to take better pictures of all the wonderful things I received from my special friends.  

Beth made Nancy and I each a mini.   A Snowman for Nancy
 and a great little CW mini for me.  She even personalized it making it more special.

She also added some chocolate kisses in the bag and this cute little baby Christmas Annie.  Isn't she adorable.   I have never been into dolls but these cuties are too cute.  Nicole makes them if you feel the need for your very own.  The cute little kitty watch was from Nancy.  She had all kinds of cute items in the bag she made us.   Wait till you see this bag!!
It is made from Dear Jane chapter fabrics.  I really wish I would have taken better pictures of it.  It is incredible.  I can't wait to sport it to my next quilt class.   Big pockets inside, which of course were filled with goodies.  Of course I didn't take pictures of everything, Ugh!  I am challenged at that.  Just be assured that there were goodies in there that were fabulous.

I forgot to take pics of the gifts I got for the girls.  Ooops.   

I also got a very special gift from someone special that I need to take pictures of before the big reveal.  I have to check with her first to see if it is ok to share.  I was floored when I opened my mail this past week.

I hope you all have a very Blessed Christmas.   I have big plans for UFO busting in the New Year.  I will be sure to post all about it before the first of the month.   Until then, big hugs from me.


Sunday, November 27, 2011

More BOM's

I can't believe I missed another Sunday of posting. Time is just flying by! I did manage to finish a few BOM's.

This is my monthly Cat stitchery. I am going to eventually make little pillows out of them once I get them all stitched.

This is one of the blocks from the third issue of Vignette. I am still working on the other two sections from the same issue. Issue 5 is coming out any day and I was hoping to be caught up. I guess my next goal will be to catch up before issue 6 comes out. LOL
This is block 4 of "Star Spangled Celebration" I will get it attached to the other section of the quilt body net weekend.
I also made 8 more "Cotton Club" blocks but I don't have pictures of those. That brings my total to 17 out of 45 done.

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. Back to work tomorrow!
Have a great week!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lots of Finishes

I hope everyone had a great week. I didn't have as much sewing time I would have liked but hopefully that will change next weekend. I finally managed to take pictures of all the finishes I have had the last month. Here they are.................................................................................................

I made three of these little mini's from the Klosjes I have made.

Here is my "Witches Boot".
Closeups of the quilting.

Here is the backing that Nancy gave me to use. I think the pumpkins look like they glow.
This is "Cracked Pots"
Closeups of the quilting.
Its a pretty all over swirly design. I love it!
This is "Vintage Valentine"
She did an all over with a heart pantograph and used feathers for the border.
Each heart was quilting different. I really love how this turned out.
This is a little mini that I made. I just love red/white quilts.
This is a cute, fun and fast project I actually put together in an afternoon. I bought the kit here. I think it would make a great gift. I'm not sure I can part with mine though. LOL
Look at the cute pink candy canes quilted on it.
I will finish this post with my second to last Kitchen Caper block. I look forward to getting the last installment of this so I can put them all together. I want to hang this up in the kitchen this spring.
I almost forgot to mention the book I won over at Janet's blog. The book is even signed by the author. It's a great book that has a ton of great scrap busting patterns. I will be collecting the author's other books soon.
Thank you all for visiting me this week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Long Time No See!

Where did the last three weeks go? Wow, I can't believe I missed posting the last two weeks.
I have several finishes but no pictures. The lighting is horrible right now so maybe I can get them taken next weekend. This is the time of year when it is dark outside when I leave for work and dark when I come home. :(

I did manage to get a picture of my natural disaster mini.
This next shot is of "Farm Fresh". These are the first three blocks.
Here is a big accomplishment. Blocks 2 & 3 of Vignette all put together.
Here it sits next to block one. I hope to work on block 4 finished next weekend.
This is "Star Spangled Celebration". Blocks 1, 2 & 3.
I have two big quilts, 2 wall quilts and several mini's finished but no pictures until next time.

I hope you all have a great week!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Best Birthday Ever!!

Friday I celebrated my 49th birthday. On Thursday I received these beautiful flowers from my friend Colleen's dad. He is the most thoughtful man and I want him to adopt me.Friday morning I logged in to read my email and I found a gift certificate in there from my good friends for the Fat Quarter Shop. How did they know I needed to order a backing from there? Well, I hurried and placed my order. FUN!! I went and had my nails done with my mom and then we met a friend for lunch at my favorite restaurant, Wood Ranch. After that I picked up my Godson from school and we spent the afternoon together. Great day with some of my favorite people!

Saturday morning my friends Nancy and Beth came over to spend the day sewing. Look what they brought me!!! They each made blocks and put it together. Isn't that the cutest mini??

I also received these great things. A great little book of mini's, a note pad and a scissor fob. The scissor fob came in a trick or treat bag Nancy made for us. Beth and I each got one.

Isn't this bag cute???? I don't know when she found the time to make these.

Look at all the goodies inside. What fun!!!

Nancy and Beth also brought along a birthday cake. Let me tell you, it was delicious. Chocolate with strawberry inside. YUMM! I had it for breakfast today with my coffee. I cleaned house in record speed with all the caffeine and sugar. I think I will go have another piece now.

Nancy and I made our mini quilt of the month. This month it was little red houses. These measure 5" square. Nancy's houses were perfect, I wish I had a picture. My houses were in a hurricane, then a tornado, followed by an earthquake. LOL!

While Nancy and I were sewing, Beth was cross-stitching. OMG! You should see her work. I am amazed at how beautiful it is. We are going to the cross stitch store in few weeks so I can pick out a project and learn how to do this. I am so excited.
Today I met my friend Joy at the quilt shop. Look what she made me! I knew she made a Margo bag yesterday but I had no idea it would be for me. She even conquered the elusive ZIPPER. YAY for Joy and YAY for me.
She even put in a special label. I will treasure this forever.
I honestly had one of the best birthday's ever. Thank you to my friends. I have only known Joy for a few years but I know she will be in my life forever. I have only known Beth and Nancy for a few months and I feel like we have been friends for much longer. Quilting has brought me many, many friends that I treasure. I can't imagine my life without all of you.

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

More of the same

This weekend we decided to do block 2 of "Farm Fresh". This one wasn't as quick and easy as last weeks block but I was able to get it done today.
Yesterday I made three more "Cotton Club" blocks to finish off part one.
I also finished block 8 of "Kitchen Fairies".
I hope you all have a great week.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oh no she didn't! Oh yes, she did!

What did I do? I started 2 new projects!

This is block #1 of "Farm Fresh". I have been resisting and resisting this quilt for a long time. Once I saw it in person it was all over. Beth and Nancy are ask working on this one too. I can't wait to start on block 2.
My next project is called "Cotton Club". Ranette and Nancy are also doing this quilt. I think the plan is to make 2 blocks a week, so far I am in schedule.
The next 2 stitchery blocks are for month 7 of "Kitchen Fairies" BOM.

This is another panel for "Vignette in Stitches". I have another band prepped and ready to go.
Yesterday I put together a quick little charity quilt for "Quilts for Kids". They actually sent me all the fabrics, which were pre-cut. I put it together, quilted, bound and washed it. I am ready to send it back.
I hope you all have a great week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend sewing

These are this months "Civil War Chronicles blocks. They make me dizzy looking at them. Not sure I like the striped fabric.I finally attached the row I finished up on my "Farmer's Wife". Now I am going to start planning on the next row. (Get ready Joy)
I also finished Block 1 of "Vignette in Stitches". This block was from the first magazine. I am going to try to put together block 2 & 3 next weekend and finish the stitching on them. I still haven't bought the binding fabric for the quilt that Linda quilted for me. I will make that my mission next Saturday.

Have a great week everyone!