Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Planning

Hello everyone -
Well as a lot of you I'm sure we are reflecting on 2009 and planning what to do and not do in the new year....

Well I sat down and made a list of what I have for BOM's, WIP's, UFO's and new projects that I want to do. Then you know as the year goes along, someone will be having a baby and someone will need a housewarming table runner or something and of course you do the swaps and contests and sometimes it's fun to do a thing or two for your own house. AhHa! Now I know why I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off sometimes. :) And I now know why I haven't had much time to post on any of my blogs. I currently have a dozen or so projects in varying stages of being done. Two maybe three of which I am hoping to complete this weekend. Then I have another 6-10 that are planned, material matched with pattern, ready to go, and of course, thoughts of things I want to do. This of course is just my quilting stuff. I also have a few cross stitch, embroidery and crochet things that need to be finished.

So I guess it is easy to figure out what my resolutions or plans for the new year will be.

You're so smart... You guessed on the 1st try... Yes my plan - or resolution is to finish what I've started.

As another part of my plans for the next year I want to get back to posting a little more again. So if I keep up with that, you will be able to see what I do and don't get done.

As a recap I have to say that I did accomplish a lot this last year, I finished the hand quilted queen quilt for my granddaughter (that is now having a baby of her own - new baby quilt coming) 4 baby quilts, 20 pot holders, 10 ornaments, 5 wall hangings, 3/4 of the top of a King size quilt, 2/3s of a quilt as you go King Size Quilt, (it was almost done then I decided to go for a King instead of a double) a twin quilt that just needs to be quilted, and some table runners and place mats. This does not include blocks for swaps and charity blocks I did or some of the things I have started and not gotten very far on or the hand piecing items I am doing. I also have several BOM's that are ongoing and in various stages, one of which has ended and I am almost done with the top.

So I guess I wasn't sluffing off after all, I may just need to channel and focus a little to finish these things up.

So to all my quilting buddies out there... I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I pray that you have a prosperous and blessed New Year. (With lots of time to quilt!)

With Quilt Hugs and Loves,

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Giveaway From FMF

Click on the link and join in for the giveaway. Sounds like some really cool stuff.


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Quickie Update

Well I don't have any pictures right now but I am trying to finish a BOM from 2008 that I started for my sister.
She is coming for a visit Thursday. Yikes!!!! No really it's okay I only have a little more quilting to go and the binding. She will be here a week so while we are visiting I will finish the binding. So yes I am hoping to get the quilting done before she gets here. ha ha ha ha ha
And if that's not enough with the other things I am doing - I signed up for new things, (I'm not saying how many (four) opps did that slip out) and yes I'm questioning my reasoning.
I know what my New Years Resolution will be this year. Who would have thought I person could have so many "Works in Progress" at one time. :)

Well I better go get some rest I think I've got a lot to do.

I will post a picture soon.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer Mini Quilt Swap

In the Good Ol’ Summertime Mini Quilt Swap

Well I am almost done with the Summer Mini Swap, I just need to quilt it and send it.
Here is a preview picture. I think I will Just quilt around the pictures and maybe a star or two in the solid blocks.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ethan's Quilt

Along with 40 new projects I have started I actually am getting one finished. I only need to hand sew the back of the binding on this and put on my label. This is for a long time family friends first Grand Baby.
I got the pictures from a kids book and then made them into appliques.

Now off to do something on one of my other projects.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

It's Give Away Time!

Lori over at Bee in My Bonnet is having a Give Away!
Hurry over and sign up and check out her Blog she has some really neat stuff.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Mini Quilt Swap

I am having so much fun with these mini quilts. One of the things I picked up on my shop hop was a mini quilt, and now there is a new swap. Yahoo! Here are the guidelines in case you are interested. :) And I believe you can click on the Icon here and in my side bar to sign up.


Make a Summer-inspired mini quilt to send to your partner. It can be pieced, appliqued, or both. The choice is yours. However, if your partner entered any preferences when they registered for the swap, this information will be sent to you.

Minimum size is 12″x12″ and the maximum size is 24″x24″, any size or shape in between. Don’t forget to include to add a label to your quilt.

It’s a mystery swap, so please don’t tell your partner who you are in advance, but go ahead and post pictures of your progress on your blog and on the Flickr group.

When you’ve mailed your quilt, send me an email with your name and your partner’s name, so that I may keep track of the progress.

Registration closes July 6th. Partner information will be sent by July 10th. The deadline to mail your mini quilt is September 21st.

So if it sounds like fun and you have some time, join in.



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Shop Hop Results - Day One

I titled this day one because the hop lasts for two weeks, and I have some more stores to get to. I made it to 10 out of the 34 stores so I guess I will have to do more shopping. Oh do I have to? :)

To the left -hard to see but there is a Mini Quilt kit that I am really excited about. I might need a little help it uses English paper piecing and I understand most of the instructions except when I fold my 1/4" over baste around the paper do I sew through the paper to baste? If some one knows that would be great. Then next to it is a pattern for an embroidered snowman pillow and some tea towels, they are for my Sis, just cuz I love her. :)

This picture is the rest of my goodies, I am not goodies.
I am making a black and purple quilt for my DH and I and that roll of fabric is a 6yd cut at 50% off. Yahoo - how great is that. The package top left is a cute little runner, then a pattern that was adorable for whenever, to the right of that was another cute pattern. The fish pattern is for my Dad. It will be a wall hanging. I have been wanting to learn how to do landscapes and pictures so here goes. :) The navy material is for the nickel quilt that I am making with the blocks I exchanged with all my buddies at Quilt with us.

I drove 327 miles in about 11.5 hrs. I wanted to make it to 12 stores, and made it to 10. I went to an extra store I hadn't planned to, and ran out of time, but I got all the out of area ones on this day's list. The next on my list was closed. But it is in the area so I can still reach it.

Below are the blocks that we get for free from each shop. The green block on the far left bottom is the theme material and each shop designs a block using that material somewhere in their block. It is very interesting to see all the different ideas they come up with. Some have the pictures on the front and some don't.

Here a picture of one of the blocks that was displayed. I took my camera and was going to take pictures of all the blocks and stores... ya right that lasted about 2 seconds.

Well it was a very fun day, all in all and now I have even more goodies to play with. (Like I was running out)!
Hope everyone has a great day!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Shop Hop - Road Trip

Well I am doing my 1st ever official shop hop. Yahoo! It is a thing called "Sew Oregon" and there are about 35 stores participating. It only last for 2 weeks so I have to be quick. I am taking all day today to head down I-5 and hit all the stores that I can. Each store gives you a block and a pattern and stamps your passport. Then for each 10 stores you get a stamp from you get entered into a drawing. I'm going to all the far away ones today and figure I can visit the local ones during the week. Then next weekend we are going to my Dad's on the southern Oregon coast so I think I'll be able to hit a couple on the way home from there. (Awe shucks to I have to) :) The grand prize is a very nice Bernina Sewing machine, then they have a quilting retreat and some other stuff. (I really just am excited about shopping) :) I better go get showered and on the road, I have my route all planned out, get to furthest one by the time it opens then work my way back home. I'll post later to let you know what goodies I find and how many shops I get to.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mini Quilt Swap

Hi Everyone,
Well Saturday was the day we were to mail our Quilts out to our secret person so I was at the post office before it opened and waited to get mine in the mail.
Then to my surprise when my Hubby went out and got our mail - my quilt was already here. Yeah!!! Here is a picture of the Mini Quilt I got from the swap. Isn't it neat?

The pinwheels are 3-D, and she hand quilted it. Thanks again Sara!
If you want to check out her stuff click on her name to go to her blog.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring Blooms Mini Quilt Swap

Well it is almost done. I just need to finish the binding and ship it off. I had a little hold up with a cut finger but I'm not letting that hold me back for long. My days over are done and am returning to work, but am looking forward to a long weekend again.

Blessings everyone,

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Some of my pictures

This is a Block of the month that I am doing online.

Some of these are repeat pictures, but I'm trying to get them all on this site. Eventually maybe in a slide show. On the left is a table runner I did for my Sister. On the right is a baby quilt for my friends son's baby "Taylor Marie".

The above blocks are part of a class I am taking right now that is a quilt as you go. It's been really fun.
Below is a quilt for my youngest Grandson. It has Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and the rest in the middle of the sqares.
Below are some 12 1/2 blocks I did for a charity event for children with a missing parent. They have all sorts of Scooby Doo pictures.

The aboves are for a friends Son and Wife who had twins.
Below is the King size quilt that is in the process..... for my oldest daughter. (Please ignore the stripes)

Thanks for looking I'll share more later.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Blog for the Crafty Side

Well it will probably take a while to get this set up the way I want it but I am going to use this blog to post my Quilt and Crafty happenings.

There may be some repeats of pictures as I get things tranfered over so please be patient.

Then stop by often to see what I've been doing.

Have a Blessed Day!