Monday, August 29, 2011

Call for Help

One of our own needs our help. Please head over to Nancy's blog and read all about why we are called to help. With every every donation, no matter what size, you can get a chance to win one of the beautiful gifts below.

A beautiful hand made table runner and ......
$100 gift certificate to a fabulous store.
or a GORGEOUS quilt.
It is all for a great cause. Please head over to Nancy's blog and read all about it.

Thank you!!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

New project

I have been in a major quilting funk. I just never seem to have the time to spend in my sewing room and when I have found time, I just don't know what to work on. I am so behind on everything that I just give up and walk out.

Nancy, Sharon and Monica made me work on this new project. Well, they didn't make me work on it, they just enticed me with it on their blogs. I guess that's what friends are for.
I had to go to Nancy's house to get a lesson on coloring on fabric with crayons. I was never a good at staying in the lines when I was a kid and it hasn't got my better. Good thing baking soda and Q-tips remove mistakes. I am now stitching like crazy on tho every night and on my lunch hour. I am hoping to finish it by next weekend so I can go shopping for fabric for the piecing part.
Another new project I started was this cute little cat stitchery. Sharon has been teasing me with these on her blog and I finally fell.
I finished a little more of the Vignette borders.

That's it! I hope everyone has a great week.
I am going to try to come up with a strategy to get my projects finished. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Anyone have time they can give me?

I found two hours this morning and I locked myself in my sewing room. I make this weeks Civil War BOW and another make up block. I also worked a little on my "Blue Ridge Beauty" quilt. (no pics) I have made 996 2 patches, the next step is to put those together to make 448 4-patches. I do not look forward to ironing 996 2-patches, summer is finally here in Southern California so I am sure that won't happen until October.

During the week I stitched this months "Kitchen Fairy" BOM.
I also finished another band on "Vignette in Stitches". I have another 4 bands prepped and will work on those the rest of the month.
That's it! Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

This week's accomplishments

I was a stitching fool this week. I finished another section of "Vignette in Stitches". I would have had another section done but I ran out of red thread. :( I also ran out of pink thread but Nancy mailed me one of hers. :) Here are this months "Farmer's Wife" blocks. This makes another row done that I can hopefully add the sashing to the next time I can get to my sewing cave.
Here are two catch up blocks for the "Civil War BOW".
That's it for this week. Next week is hell week. ( 5 x 12hr day work week) I prepped some hand work to work on since my sewing room is out of the picture for a while.

Have a great week everyone!!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

I thought I would share what I bought last Saturday from the quilt show. Those Primitive Quilts magazines are wonderful! So many cute projects. I also got a few buttons from Button Mad. I plan on ordering more as I need them. I also got a small kit for a cute little halloween table mat. Two plaid and stripe FQ's also came home with me to add to my collection for a future Bonnie Hunter quilt.
That's it! I think I was really good!
I managed to finish the July set of blocks for the "Civil War Tribute" BOM. 160 HST's this month. UGH! As usual, the lighting on my pictures is HORRIBLE. I went to Best Buy to look for a new camera this last weekend but came home empty handed. I was too confused at the different features. I thought I would do some online research and pick a few to look at and try again. Any suggestions would be welcome.
Have a great week everyone!
(Yes, I posted on a Monday) ;)