Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
September was my last post. Gee where did October go? Well I have been busy so I guess I'll forgive myself. Here is what I'm working on. I had a time figuring out how to do the stars in the sashing but I think I got it. I'm waiting on approval on the setting before sewing the blocks together. Thats why it looks wonky.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This is my third try stitching out this Peacock. Still not perfect but what is around here. Its still pretty and makes a nice cushion.
I'm trying to finish up some projects that are cluttering up the sewing room.
I'd love to get it whipped into shape. Soon.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
All this needs is binding. Its really more blue than the picture shows.
While quilting with the garage door up this is what I saw along with deer and wild geese. I love the country.
He and his buddy have been hanging around for a week he has a very bad limp. DH has been feeding them so maybe they will hang around.
I wish I could warn them about hunting season. I'm not sure when that is but since he cannot fly I'm sure he is a gonner.
Friday, August 21, 2009
My daughter & GD came for a visit and the first thing they did was visit the sewing room to see what grandma was workin on. I'm sure to get first dib's on it If it was nice. Anyway I was working on Cuddlesome Critters from HIA and they are so cute. DD said I'd like these better on a print instead of muslin. I said have at it. They picked out fabrics and I showed GD how to operate the Babylock embroidery machine and by nightfall GD had enough blocks done to do this baby quilt. A very enjoyable visit. I wish it happened more often.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
Another finish. One more to do. Then I hope I'm done for awhile.
This is a picture of a new friend Cheryl and Pat. Taken in June at a sewing retreat in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Fun was had by all who attended. Cheryl was my roommate and Pat supplied us with sweet treats.
This was our sewing table Cheryl in back Thelma and Myrna in foreground.
Next is our instructor showing how to make a bag. Mine is not done maybe someday.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Finally done. Boy has this past two weeks been hectic. Life sure gets in the way of quilting.
Mom's friend was rushed to the hospital in Oklahoma City and she needed to go and see about him. So two hours to her house then two hours to Ok C. Anyway I wanted to see him also. He is home after 5 day stay.
Then we went to Joplin Mo Two hours drive to see my best friend who is now hairless after starting radiation treatments. She asked me to make her some head wraps which I'm glad to be able to do. She called tonight and said it fit. Plus working 5 days a week. No wonder I'm tired.
The piecing relax's me.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
A friend ask me if I had a design wall and I answered no. But then sure I do. When next I needed one to figure out placement on this baby blanket, DH was still sleeping in the bed/design thing since it was 4-30 am I looked around and spied my board that is used to inlarge my ironing board (big board). Its only covered in cotton not flannel but they are holding on without pinning.
The fabric was in a friends stash that I inherited. I don't do blue so considered it ugly but needed a baby blanket and then there was this left over bunch from the DD quilt. I'll have to make 4 more of the gold brown. I found some red with baby chicks for the sashing. I guess this will be a stashbusting project since I have everything I need. Even the backing and batting, which I'll piece from left overs. I'm feeling smug about this project. And no I still have not gotten the borders on the DD.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
This is a project that I put up because I couldn't figure out how I wanted to lay it out. I guess I need a design wall or EQ6. Probably won't get either one.
The butterflys are from HIA and are really beautiful. The black and white fabric has butterflys on it. I looked for fabric that would show some movement but I didn't see it.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I was not going to start anything new untill I had finished two UFO's. That is until I saw Bonnie's picture of her mystery quilt. I fell in love. Hard. Now three weeks later, a record for me, here it is. I need to pick out two border fabrics. I'm sure I'll find just the right thing in my stash. I only had to purchase 1/2 yard of fabric the rest was in my stash.
We are iced in Everything covered in a layer 1 inch thick of ice. Brrrr. Glad for a lot of things especially a husband who cuts wood. I've missed a lot of work but maybe I'll get to go tomorrow. We will see what the road are like.
The first thing I was asked is, "who is it for?" Gosh I still don't know. Usually I know but this quilt isn't talking. Here is where I got the pattern. http://quiltville.com
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Oh how time flys when your havin fun. Working and quilting and time just slips on by.
This I did for my son and wife. I hope she liked it. I had to work a lot so I didn't get as much sewing done as I'd hoped.
At least it is finished and delivered.
Her mom is making me a bag that is knitted with wool then felted. I'm looking forward to getting it.
This one is still a flimsey But I'm liking it. I had two grocery bags full of strings and I decided instead of starting a third I had better do something with them. After piecing it just begged me to add something else. Just the ticket I think. I don't know who will get this one probably the first person who comes along and loves on it.
I'm working on a quilt now called double delight a Bonnie Hunter design at quiltville.com. I just love her work.