Monday, November 15, 2010

Getting Ready for Santa

Getting ready for Santa! I've had these ultra 80's maybe christmas stocking panels hidden in the bottom of my stash just waiting for my motivation to make good use of them. It's finally happened. I have all eight of them cut out. I used a cute red snow globe print for the lining and some red, green and blue glittery christmas print for the backs. Now I just have to figure out exactly how I am going  to put everyones names on them. There are seven of us in the family and I have eight stockings, so I have one 'oopsie' allowed. Not too bad for thrift store fabric purchases. 

As I am typing this I am waiting for my power to go POOF and out. We are having crazy winds tonight. Last check on weatherbug they were up to 47mph. The forecast says they could get up to 70mph overnight. Hopefully the electricity and the roof stay on. 

 Bye for now!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


This morning the girls and I met Jenny in town for a visit to a christmas craft show. After the show we got home and were bitten by the crafting bug. Not a lot of housework was done. But a lot of creative messes were made.

I machine sewed the bindings to the front of the Neptune quilt and the little blue baby blanket. Now all these two need are the binding handstitched to the back and then it's time for my favorite step of quilt making: Washing and Drying to see the nifty crinkles on the finished product.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pampered Pooch Done!

I finally turned the Pampered Pooch quilt top into an actual quilt :-) I added this one to my Etsy shop today. 
I am really liking my second hand quilting frame I found. I did notice today that the wood table has some warp to it. I will have to re-evaluate the current table. It's just not at the top of my priority list. Sunday and Monday my little one had an icky stomach virus and then I managed to get it and have been sick since late yesterday morning. I can't be upright for very long. Gravity seems to be working overtime on me. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Downy Quilts for Kids Quilts

For some reason I have been working and cleaning and sewing here and there and not at all posting a thing to my blog. I have how ever taken some pictures along the way. Maybe hoping somehow they would just post themselves? Hasn't happened yet. Maybe they need a nudge?

Anyways, here are my two quilts for kids quilts that I mailed in quite some time ago. The red and black doggy one is from the fabric kit that they sent me. The blue and purple is one I made from fabric from my thrift store stash.

Making these quilts kind of gave me mixed emotions. On one hand it was great to be making cute little quilts for kids, but on the other hand I kept thinking about the illness and such that would warrant the use of these quilts. I do hope they make some one comforted and brighten their day a bit.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Yippee! Another project started! This one is another 'cake walk' using Moda's Neptune fabric line. I'm hoping to have this one done by boating season. (note: I'm not specifying what year. ) 

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Got the confetti quilt all machine quilted. Now to find something out of the stash to use for binding. 

Monday, January 18, 2010

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Lunchtime sewing kit. These are 1" hexagons that I'm making from my Moda Sampler pack. Not sure what final design is going to be however. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Then I can add to my stack of tops :-)

Friday, January 1, 2010

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So far today I've been doing a wee bit of ironing ;-)