Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I signed up for a Pay it Forward on Audrey's Blog a few weeks ago. So, that means that I need to pay it forward here on my blog. I will take the first 3 people who respond, and send them something handmade within 365 days. The catch? Well, you must then old a Pay it forward on your blog. See, it just keeps going spreading handmade goodness to the world. I will send anywhere in the world, so please ( please oh please so I don't feel like the kids with no friends) sign up!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Wednesday I finally put this little cutie together. I have had the blocks sitting around for almost 2 years now. I made a similar one for a friend's baby, and ended up with extra blocks. So, I threw the blocks up on my design wall last week, and have been looking at them for awhile. It was not quite big enough on its own, so added a coin boarder. I really like the way it turned out!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
That is what I am calling the women I know who have been laid off from said school ( no need to name names). Most of us have kids, are educated, and are now with much too much time on our hands. Today when I dropped The Shmoo off at school I was asked by another mother, "what are you going to do now?" My reply..."go for a long walk, eat some breakfast, and then sew the day away." She did not look amused. But hey, being lady of leisure is hard work!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I feel like a weight has been lifted. One item I can check off of the list of stuff to do to move on! Next up is finding a job... that should be easy, right!
Now that we have a place to move to I have begun the process of packing, and man it's not fun! I started with books ( J and I are avid readers), then framed photos- really we're cute and all but are 4 boxes worth of photos really necessary?, and I have ended the week in my sewing room. That is NO FUN! I bought 6 Jumbo bags that you suck the air out of to make them smaller, and I need about 4 more to even touch my stash. I found fabric I did not even know I had. Heather Ross gold fish- WHAT!!!!!! I even came up with 4 trash bags full of fabric for the Hospice Shop....and still there is more.
Well, I am taking a break from my house, and helping a dear friend pack up her house to move back into the dorm. It's much easier to pack other peoples stuff :-)
May your weekend be relaxing, and your sewing abundant.
Peace be with you!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This one was my sewing project while we were in North Carolina. It is hand pieced ( not English Paper Piecing, although I love that technique) hexagons, and was both a challenge and a pleasure to make. I hope its new owner enjoys it!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
I've never been to an actual quilt show, so when I saw the posting on Park City Girl's site I had to join. It took me awhile to decide which quilt was my favorite, but I had to go with this one of The Shmoo's nap quilt for school. The story goes a little something like this....
When The Shmoo started Nursery School last year he refused to sleep at school...okay, he didn't really sleep at home either. Well, as he got older ( and wiser) he started napping at school EVERY DAY. One day I asked the teacher what he slept with. She pulled out a rag. No, really, it was a rag. I was horrified. How could my Shmoodle sleep under a rag when I have more fabric than a quilt store? So, that weekend I started a " Nap Quilt" for him. I pulled out scraps, and yardage, and began cutting 2X7 rectangles. I wanted it to be scrappy, and happy, and fun. I wanted him to be able to look at all the different pieces while he fell asleep, but more than anything I wanted him to be wrapped in my love while he was away from me. Once it was complete I knew it needed to be professionally quilted to last the weekly washings it was going to have to withstand. I picked red thread to match the red and white polka dot backing fabric and a dragon fly pattern for fun and funk. I love this quilt. The Shmoo loves this quilt. There are fabrics from almost every quilt I have every made. It has pieces from pajama pants I wear all the time, Grants Qwillow, my mom's many quilts, etc. It has history, and when he sleeps under it his is wrapped in all the love that went into it. At some point he will out grow it, but I made it 36X47 so we have a little time before that happens:-)
Hop on over to Amy's blog and check out everyone else involved in the festival. There are so amazing quilts out there in Blog land, and the best part is you can look at them all in your pajamas!
Happy Weekend to you all! Peace be with you.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
The above is yet another Hex mini. This is a scrap buster, and stress reducer. I hand pieced this top in the 24 hours before school started back after spring break. I even brought it to the movies with me :-) J loved that!
In other swap news...I received my final Fat Quarter from the Sew Mama Sew Fat Quarter Swap ( one is missing in this photo). The are great, and I can't wait to use them. They actually work well in 3 different groups...isn't it funny how that works out? Thank you to all of my swap partners. Each package brought a smile to my face!!!
Last but not least is this beautiful Weekender Bag from Angel. She and I were partnered up in the most recent We The People Swap, and we live less than an hour away from each other. I love my bag, and cannot wait to use it. She received her bag safe and sound, and has already taken it on a trip ( LUCKY)! It was a very difficult pattern, but well worth the effort!
I am working on 4 blocks for the virtual quiling bees I am a member of, 2 wedding quilts, and Easter Baskets for my senior leaders and advisees! More photo soon.
Happy Spring to you all. Peace be with you!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
This cutie is for the 6"-12" Flickr swap group. The theme was children's literature, and my partner used " The little old lady that lived in a shoe" as her inspiration. I am a shoe lover, so it could not be more perfect.
And this final beauty of a package is from my swap partner through Katy's swapity swap. The fabrics are not only beautiful, but so very soft to the touch. I'm not sure I can cut them up! And, she sent a sweet card, and the loveliest buttons all wrapped in fine ribbon.
I feel totally spoiled today, and after the week I've had....I NEEDED IT! Thank you to each of my swap partners for making my day! Peace be with you.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
1. I used flannel on the back. Lovely to snuggle up with, but a pain in the rump to quilt ( says me)
2. I gave myself 36 hours to quilt ( I wrote LIVE LAUGH LOVE around the entire boarder) , bind (hand sew it down ), wash and dry the sucker before I had to put it in the mail.
Yes, I work best under pressure, but The Shmoo started screaming " I don't like GG's Blankie" by the end of the day.
However, it turned out lovely, and I know she will love it...and really that's all the matters!
On to make some stars for the Brush Fire Quilt Project! Peace be with you.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
( This one was a " Plain Jane" using Liberty scraps from my Sew Connected 2 group)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So, I have decided to give away two items in the IMAG's International Stash Busting Giveaway ( that's a mouth full. The first are these 4 half-yard cuts of coordinating fabs. Their cute, cheerful, and scream S-P-R-I-N-G which most of us will have to wait months to actually enjoy. So, tell me what you would use them for, and hopefully you'll win.