I am having so much fun making these quick little quilts. This one is called "Smiley" and is a design by Lynn Doyle of Bloominminds. It is 16" x 19" and was a great way to try out the buttonhole stitch on my new Pfaff.…Continue
This afternoon I made this iPad bag for my sister -- the last gift on my list. It sure goes together fast! It's one of Debbie Snyder's patterns - the Kerrie Bag. Now for a bit of gift wrap and the task is done.
On to making truffles and other…Continue
Woven scarf finished.Continue
I love to read just as much as I love to quilt and knit. Amanda Best mentioned books by Fannie Flagg recently so I checked them out of my local library as it has been a long time since I read any of her books. I just have to say that everyone needs to read these two books! One is called "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven" and it was published in 2006. The other is "The All Girl's Filling Station's Last Reunion" and it was published this year. I found myself reading passages out loud to my…Continue
Pam's jewelry tree prompted me to share this fun story with you.
A few months ago, Mom gave me a box of my paternal grandmother's costume jewelry. She was going to junk it, because she didn't want it and didn't think anyone else would, either. (Grma had a TON of costume jewelry and these were the last few pieces that came Dad's way for some reason).
I thought it would be fun to put them in the Christmas grab bag for the…Continue
Thought I'd share a gift we received from a very talented friend. She uses old brooches, earrings, jewelry to paint with!!! The photo doesn't do it justice! So ladies start collecting when you see a piece in a garage sale for 25 cents.
We are digging out of 26 in. in the past 24 hrs. Our DPW are great at…Continue
I have spent this year being both the president and the program chairman for my small local quilt guild. The program chairman is really a 2 year position & I was half way through when I was asked to run for president. I figured what the heck - I might just as well get all of my volunteering over with at the same time. I know - good luck with that idea! LOL Anyway, one of the duties of the VP is making sure a quilt top is made for the outgoing president, which is given to her at the…Continue
Looking forward to making new friends here! Please take a minute and say hello!
Hi All! I am finally caught up with customer Christmas quilts, and even managed to fit in a couple "rush" orders. Yesterday I received a very encouraging email. The owner of a quilt shop I have been going to for years, and have had my business cards in, emailed me yesterday and asked if I would be interested in quilting their BOM quilt's. It comes with me being the first LAQ they suggest when customers are searching for one, and a shop discount! I'm very excited and flattered that she…Continue
Just finished making some journal (composition book) covers for the children of the family we work with. Love making things totally from my stash -- the only cost for these gifts were my time! The back of the jeans one has the Levi leather-like label sewn…Continue
I am bound & determined to finish up all of my older UFOs just as fast as I can. This one was started on 10/21/99 in a class with Lyn Mann at Fabric Boutique in Las Vegas. I know the exact date as the class sheet was still with all of the blocks, etc. I finished assembling the top earlier this year and finished it this afternoon except for the hanging sleeve. I learned a few lessons from this quilt. First, don't wait 15 yrs to finish a top; 2) use the same machine to piece the…Continue
I made this wall hanging several years ago using the pattern from the book “A Patrick Lose Christmas: whimsical projects to deck the halls”. There are several projects in this book that I’ve promised myself I will eventually tackle as I really like his designs.
We had our monthly Quilt…Continue
Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.
I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the…Continue
It is a gorgeous sunny, 29 degree day no snow! Read an add in the paper for a local artisan show in the Old Earlville Opera House. ROAD TRIP...we took all the back roads for about 40 miles listening to Christmas music enjoying all the little towns. Came to a stop sign and Santa in full suit and real beard came around the corner in an old pickup truck! Didn't have time for a photo, but he gave a big wave and smile as we did! What fun he was having checking up on all the country kids!!! The…Continue
That would be the I'm being moved again! It's not so bad this time. I'm just being shifted to one end of the room so that a train set can be built. Yes I said a train set. Sigh, there could be worse things in life than sharing a room with trains. Its a good thing I found my happy place:…Continue
I don't know if it is the time of year or just a long-time love of warm and cozy fabrics, but I love flannel fabrics for quilts. CTs new Mammoth Flannels are calling my name, but I just have too many projects waiting in the "unfinished" or "need to get started" pile to even consider buying MORE. My brain knows this, but still those flannels tempt me... If I were being productive, that might be one thing,…Continue
With the addition of my long-arm quilter this year, we lost our place to display my daughter's village. Solution: build a table over the frame and use the covered machine as a mountain. No quilting until mid January…Continue