Saturday, September 25, 2010

September 24

All in all, it was a good day.
Stayed home and did some sewing.

Today would have been my Dad's birthday. He would have been 86. I think with Mom passing this year I was more aware of today. He passed away 18 years ago. 

I will post pictures either later today or tomorrow. I have a few things to do today.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday Night Sew In

Well I decided to call it quits at 11:30 pm. I have made 3 things. I finished 2 of them from start to finish.
This mini is for one of my swaps.I used my die cut machine and fusible webbing. I then went around each butterfly using a different stitch. (16 of them) I did couching to attach the fuzzy yarn in between the blocks and a straight feather stitch for the binding.
I made this little frog from The Purl bee blog.
The pattern is there for you to down load. Johnny was so easy to make and I stuffed him with Navy beans. I think I will use rice next time. The I could put him in the microwave to use as a heat pack.
Lastly I did this:
This is just a sample for a quilt pattern I found in a book. I can't find the book right now to tell you what it is. 
Each square is 1 inch finished. I am going to use the little squares from my postagestamp swap. I will change the flower color for each rose. The block will be 5 inches alternation with an "X" block. I will need 111 Rose blocks and 110 "X" blocks and about 40+ half blocks for the inner border. No I will not finish it real soon. It will take over 6000 squares to make a full size quilt

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Daughter Shay

I am doing a quick blurb about my youngest. Here is a picture of her bedroom wall. She moved into her older sister's room after Kat moved out.

All of the art work is her own.

Saturday, September 11, 2010


 I visited the most coolest site today. It is called Artisania.
Sonja is developing her own business of quilting patterns. You need to go and check it out.
Sonja is also giving away a pillow of one of the patterns.

I did follow a good idea from Bobbi.
I took about 15 minutes and pulled some weeds and blackberry vines out of my front yard.  Thanks Bobbie.
I am going to my guilds UFO day tomorrow. I still haven't decided what to take to work on and it is midnight. I need to get off the computer and get it ready.
Don't forget to check out both Sonja's and Bobbi's sites.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Scrap Happy Summer


I want to thank Em for hosting the Scrap Happy Summer challenge.
It was a good reminder to use my scraps (love to use them) and to post what I was doing.
I chose the scrap bag filled with cozy country color scraps.  It is my style.

Now for the leaf update.
I am almost half way done. Working with black on black is harder than I thought. It doesn't help when you have your "Supervisor making you take a break.

Can I repeat that she is so "Bossy!"
I will get this done. Lucky for me Shelli has a Wedding to do this month and can look at the updates.

Again Thank you for Em and her challenge. My first blog site win.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Marathon

I have an up date from yesterday.
I have completed one side minus the center of the flowers. All of this with my "Supervisor" looking on to make sure that I stay on track.
I have learned a lot from this. The main thing is to applique the border on BEFORE attaching it to the main quilt (it is easier to twist and turn) and be glad I use only a few dots of glue. The needle has no problem going through it when I sew at a slow pace.

I did go on a small Quilt Shop Hop with a girlfriend.
First was The Cotton Patch. It is a great shop in Keizer Oregon outside of Salem. Then we went to Greenbaum's Quilted Forest. It is a fabulous shop in Salem Oregon.The last place was Canby Quilt and Fabric It was a first time for me there and I wasn't disappointment. 
If you are in the area, please do stop. I feel they are a good use of your time.

Well I am going to go back and work on the leaves again before I visit Kevin my boyfriend. He has been a little neglected, but he says he understands. He's a keeper.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Labor Day Marathon

Round 2
Here is what I have been mainly doing:

 These are the leaves that were in the little pail. I have 2 more sides to "Glue" on using small dots of Elmer's school glue. Then I am going to machine applique them down.
Wish me luck.
Did you notice the "Supervisor" in the last picture. I will use tape to get off all the "Fluff" she will leave.

Labor Day Marathon

I am off starting early! Here are pictures of my progressions:

I sorted out my Niblet (3 inch 9 patches) swap and the Inspector said, "You may mail them out now!"
She is so bossy!

Next I played with some blocks I made earlier while I ran a scan on my computer.
I call them my "Playground". They were a stress relief block. They too are 3 inches finished.

I am going to work on the border of a round robin I must finish this weekend! I will take pictures of their progress. The bucket of leaves goes with it.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scrap updates.

I finally took pictures of the minis in the flimsy top state. I won't quilt them until later in winter.
Postage stamp swap 1 flimsy   

New UFO flimsy

I am finding out I like to test the blocks this way before I commit to a larger quilt.
Going to my small quilt group tonight to give one of my Girlfriends a bag I made using a cut up Cat Litter jug for a liner. I made one out last week and Lorle fell in love with it. Fran asked for one too. I have only one jug left and I had recycled 3 a couple of weeks ago. Oh well!
I will post pictures of it tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scrap parade

I want to thank Em for hosting the "Scrap Happy Summer" parade. (use button on the right to see more.) I have been working on my scraps and posting them through out my short history. Here are a few I have taken pictures of before I sent them off.
This little pincushion is made from a 2 litter pop cap lid.

These are my first postcards I have made from fabric. They were fun and I know I am addicted to making more.

This little quilt, (the squares are now on fabric) will be my record of what postage stamp squares I have swapped out. I was going to put them in a book, but decided a little quilt was better.

Well that is all for now, but I will continue on through out the winter.

Happy scrapping to all.