One week ago today it snowed.
The next day was Dusty's birthday. I was afraid it would be too muddy at Run-A-Muk dog park, but it wasn't too bad, in spite of the snow the day…Continue
Mandy's Russian Dress is done.
Veronika is my quilter. …Continue
The Sewing Ministry at church has been busy! We are making a yo-yo quilt to donate as a surprise auction item. During the last of the winter weather, I was busy stitching together about 1/3 of the 1,400+ needed yo-yos! The section in the photo has been folder into…Continue
Ok so there are a few things going on with my quilt. I bought my longarm because of my bad shoulder. Well after finishing the quilt (posting a better picture below) I realized it would look better quilted by hand. Problem #2 I discovered my quilt frame that my mom and dad made for me years ago was left outside. Sanding and refinishing them. While working on the frames I discovered that my mom had stamped her initials and the year she made the frame for me. That hit me kind of hard. So…Continue
Made it to Vintage Stitchers on Thursday, in spite of our blizzard.…Continue
After seeing pics of the jelly roll rugs that have become the rage around the country, I decided to sign up for a class at one of my LQS to make one. It was such a fun class although part of the project is very tedious. Rather than use a jelly roll I decided to cut up my own scraps in to 2-1/2" strips. Plus I had lots of left over cotton batting so I cut my own strips of that as well. Of course I have enough 2-1/2" strips to make 10 more rugs if I so choose, but at least I made some dent…Continue
I finished another quilt that has been lingering for way too long. The blocks were machine embroidered by members of the Machine Embroidery Buddies group as part of an exchange. I had the teapot fabric for many years & this was the perfect quilt to use it for.…Continue
We don't have a lot of wall space in this house.…Continue
We finally straightened up the living room enough to get a photo of our expensive chairs.…
Some of you may know this quilt as a broken star. I am renaming it the quilt I will never ever, ever, ever make again ever. Almost got the borders finished. 2 more strips of white to sew to the top and bottom then another round of the brown border and call it done. Ok so that makes the top and it still has to be quilted. Any volunteers??????…Continue
Let's start at the end.…
I finished another quilt tonight. This one is made up of blocks members of the Piece Around the World group made for me for my birthday a few years ago.Continue
No, not the movie. My life.
Friday was a pretty day, so the pups and I did a hike on the firebreak road. I tried to get a photo of them running and finally settled for a…Continue
After being in our house for almost 7 yrs I finally talked my husband in to painting my sewing room. What a job, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. This would normally be a living room, but has worked perfectly for a sewing room. Next up is the kitchen, but I promised him I would let him finish redoing our deck first so it will probably be fall before that happens.…Continue
Just dropping in to say hello...
Really enjoying all the beautiful quilts lately. I have been designing a quilt for the lake, just need to get home and start making it!!
This week was our 44th anniversary...we have been dieting since the day after Thanksgiving. No sugar or carbs...we have done great...but miss a few favorite foods. So, hubby says do you want to go out to a fancy dinner oorrrrr grab a six pack of beer, a loaf of french bread, and a bag of chips!!! Can you guess…Continue
Mandy's Stavanger (Norwegian) Cardigan is finished.
The pattern is available for free …Continue
Janet brought her completed block to Common Threads this week.…Continue
Just checking in to say hello to all my Quilting Friends.
I have had a fairly productive Winter so far. I got a third quilt back from the LAQ yesterday but have to put the binding on before I take a picture. I started working on a Sunbonnet Sue for my second great granddaughter. I'm also working on a wall hanging when I go to our Sewing Club. I can't believe how fast the time flies. Our Snow Birds will be packing up and moving back to their homes before too long.