Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quilt Hutch

This one was really fun ....I used some variegated thread on the quilt and it really came out cool. You can sort of tell in this picture, but up close and personal it really looks great. I am having fun test sewing these and I can't wait until they are all done and I can put them together into something....don't know what yet, but I will keep all the test blocks and make something out of them.

Have a great week...


Monday, April 20, 2009


Well, it was almost 80 degrees here today...but it's not going to last. We will be back to rain by Thursday. I don't mind 70 or 75,but when it gets beyond's too dang hot.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A different view

This is the last one I am doing is as cute as it can be. I love redwork. I can't wait for the next batch of designs to be digitized. We still have a little bit of work to done on the ones from this weekend, but they are pretty much done.

Have a great week...


My New Barn

Karen is really changing up the designs. This was so much fun to do. I was trying to figure out what to do with the windows and I still had some scrap fabric from a humbug bag I had made, waiting to go in the scrap bin...I looked down and say the kids faces and I was just hoping they would fit in the windows and they did. Off to test sew some more.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

What a pain...

I have a friend who shall remain nameless had decided it's her new mission to make sure that I blog for 15 minutes a day. So here goes.

I have been test sewing some embroidery designs for a friend of mine this weekend. I met Karen several years ago when I was trying to find a digitizer that was inexpensive, but good. Karen is both. We talked alot during the time she was digitizing a project for me and I drove to Bremerton Washington to meet her and her family. She is one of the nicest people I have ever met and she is very talented quilter and embroidery digitizer. She has inspired me to continue learning about machine embroidery and she has also become a good friend. We haven't seen each other for a couple of years, but she is always there for me when I need a project done or just some advice on a project I am working on. So this weekend this is what I am doing..............

I love all three of these and they are going to make a beautiful quilt or wall hangning when they are all done.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

My new Doll and my new little girl.

Some people have talent and some purchase it. I am one of those who purchase it. This is my new Sunbonnet Girl. A lovely woman, Carla from Florida, on my Pincushion group made this. she had posted one on the group. I e-mailed her and asked her what it would cost to get one. In the end I sent her the spool fabric and a little bit of money and little girl arrived. Isn't she lovely....I can hear Stevie Wonder in my head....yes I am hearing voices tonight!

On to my other little girl. I have spoken to Nikki my granddaughter and they have picked out a name for the baby......Serenity Rose.....I would have preferred Eileene Rose or Mollie Rose....but I didn't get to pick.....maybe next time.

Have a good evening!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blogging and new baby

I heard on the radio this morning that blogging or writing in a journal for a least 15 minutes a day will make you a smarter and happier, more mentally aware person. Hmmmm...not sure I believe that one, but I am willing to give it a try.

The above picture is the first one of my new baby. Nikki sent it yesterday and I am very excited. It's rather blurry, but you can still see lots of baby there.

I am going to attempt to make some burp pads this weekend...we will see...lord only knows how they will come out. I haven't made one since Nikki was born. She was the last grandchild I made them for. She is now almost 19.....oh my today in fact. I better call her before I forget.

This didn't take 15 minutes, but it's enough for today.

Happy sewing and blogging to all,


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Fabulous Give-away

30..Count them 30 fatquarters. Wouldn't this be great to win. Go here and check it out


Friday, April 3, 2009

I am on a mission

To make the best triangle(Humbug) bag I have ever made. I made a bunch of these a few years ago and I haven't made one in several years. I got started again a few days ago making them and now I can't stop! I am determined to use up a bunch of scrapes making these bags and save a bunch of them for something special later in the year. I have a ton of zippers and a bunch of scraps....I am on my way.

Before I made my first one, I fussed and fussed about the inability to put a zipper in. With the help of a very good friend and encouragement from many other friends, I made one and then couldn't stop. Now I am at it again and loving every minute of it.

Off to get my zippers,