Wednesday, December 31, 2008

no eyes

All the noses and feet on, some noses still need to be stitched down. But no eyes yet. I started putting the blocks together, just wanted to show you.
I am not sure what I am going to do for the eyes just. Buttons?? french knots?? or paint??. That is still up in the air.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

chicken feet

All my chickens have feet now. I embroidered them on our way home from NC, (7 hour trip). Only a few more beaks to add, then I'll be putting the middle of the quilt together.

Monday, December 22, 2008

beginning, middle , and end.

I am in the middle of working on my 'Chubby Chicks' quilt. I put a few beaks on today and went and picked out floss for there little legs to embroider. I love how they are turning out.

Here is the beginning of a new quilt. I won't start it until probably January. I asked my mom this weekend what she likes in colors and quilts. She said every color. And dots and strips. So I am going to start my mom a quilt soon. I got these fabrics today at the shop.

And this is the end of a quilt, a finished one. Yeah. This is my mother-in-laws' Christmas gift. I table topper for her new table in her dining room. I love the Amy Butler fabrics.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Checkbook Clutch Class

Monica at Quilting Adventures taught the Amy Butler checkbook clutch class tonight. I had so much fun. I loved making this clutch. But it isn't done yet. Here is a photo of Amy Butler's, it is from the book " In Stitches".

Here we are sewing, me , Angie and Jennifer.
This is the inside of the bag. I am testing my chap stick and lip stick holders.
Back of outside of clutch....
Other side... isn't the fabric cute. It has pin cushions, sewing machines, thimbles, thread, etc all over it. It's back Alexander Henry I believe.
Here I am, Monica took this pic. I was laughing.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Flower quilt

I have been spending a lot of time in doctor waiting rooms, so I have gotten a little bit of stitching done on my 'Flower Quilt'. Here are just a few pictures of progress. This is it though, I haven't stitched more then this. :o)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

more kitchen fabric choices

I went and took a few more pictures of fabric that I liked that could be used for my kitchen curtains.
Choice # 1....



#4...... ( one of my favorites I think)

#5.... ( my favorite)


And here is the bus driver's ( Ms. Matthews) bag. This will be her Christmas gift from the kids. I am filling it will dips and pretzels. She is the sweetest bus driver, she acts like she really cares about my kids. :o)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I was tagged by Audery of instructions are "Go to your fourth photo file, post the fourth photo, and explain the photo. Pass it on to four people." .......... Here is my 4th photo , in the 4th file. It was actually a cute one. This photo is from about 2 or 3 years ago. My kids and I were at Kings Dominion water park.

The passing on to 4 people..... I pass this onto....,,, and Sorry I still don't know how to put the cute little links in.

Monday, December 15, 2008

And I thought my pug was fat...

So my husband and I are in Toys R Us the other day looking for Christmas gifts.... my husband starts looking at this cute 'Dog' book. He comes across this page and we both about dropped to the floor laughing. We really thought that we had the fastest pug on Earth... This is one fat pug and it even says that by it's fat head. LOL

Here is a picture of our pug, Weasel. Who is looking skinny now. :o)
On to Sewing... I finished my PJ pants. But they still need some tweaking ( is that a word?)
I have only worked on my 'North Pole' quilt a bit. With Christmas coming I am still mostly working on projects for other people that I can't post on my blog. This is the picture of 'Becky Goldsmith' and ' Linda Jenkins' block. It is the Reindeer Barn.
Here is my work in progress Reindeer Barn...
This one is a bag I am making for the kids bus driver, Ms. Matthews. I need to get to work on this one. I want the kids to give it to her on Friday. I am going to fill it with dips and pretzels. The fabric is the new Amy Butler line. Love, love it.
PS. I am still try to figure out what I want to do with my kitchen curtains. I like the idea of a bit of color. So I'll take more pics later of fabric and post more. Thanks for all the help, it's nice to have other opinions. All my husband will say it ' What ever you want babe'.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

need help with curtains.

The kitchen is mostly done. One day I want to get a charcoal counter top and paint the crown molding dark gray/brown. But here is the kitchen , still a little messy. I need help picking out fabric for the curtains. I just can't decide because there is soooo much cute fabrics out there.

It is a gray color and around the window is a darker gray , which in another spot in the kitchen too.
So here are some fabric chooses I took pictures of last night. What do you think? Number# 1

Number #2....

number # 3

number # 4 coffee beans
Number # 5 chocolates
number # 6
Once I narrow this group down I may have a few more to add.
My daughter went back to school today, on crutches. Someone will be carrying her back pack for her all day. I am a little worried about her, but I think she is coming along good.
I go to my SWAP (sewing with a plan) class tomorrow night , I will be working on a wrap skirt next. I really can't wait to get started. I love skirts.
No sewing yet this week, but I hope to sew just a little today. I have gifts I still need to make. December is move too fast.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

not sewing related at all.

My daughter is still recovering and I am doing no sewing. So I thought I would show you our ( mostly my husbands ) VW collection.
Here is Charlie, our '62 ( i think) double cab.... she used to be a flower delivery truck.
Here is Rusty , our 58 VW Deluxe..... The side of Rusty use to be crushed in ,but my husband has fixed her and drives her all the time. I've only driven her once and that was because I had to.
This one is my husband's newest VW. It is a Thing. We haven't named her yet..... she might end up to be mine. I like her a lot.
Here is Jaws, we camp in her. She is a '70 camper with a sports mobile top. I love her. My husband completely restored her.
This beetle is mine, her name is Yoda May. She is a '65. My hubby is working on her now.
And here is my husbands beetle, she is an 'oval' , 1956. We don't have a name for her either.
So there they are, our 6 VW's. My husbands passion and collections.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Sorry I have been MIA. It's been crazy around here and no sewing has gotten done. I did paint my kitchen though.

Shell Bell ( that's what I call her) had her knee surgery today.

Here is a picture of my BEFORE kitchen. It use to be orange , but yesterday I painted it gray. I'll have to post pics later of the AFTER.

This is Shell after IV and nice meds to make her happy....
Sleepy and getting ready to go into OR......
After surgery and ready to go home. She is in pain and tired in this pic.
She is now on the couch with pain meds and resting comfortably.