Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Christmas is coming.

Getting ready for Christmas... I hung the advent calendar and filled it with candy. I can't wait to get our tree next week and bring out the ornaments. I have been listening to Christmas music since last week. :o)
I finished a very small block of my 'North Pole' quilt. And started working on my next block, but just started. ( pics to come later).
And look what is done.... the puzzle. It was not bad and really fun. I am going to break it a part now and give it to my mom and dad to do. They love puzzles.

Friday, November 21, 2008

more chicks and a 'yummy' tea towel.

I worked on my chickens today. Some of them have beaks now.

And ' The shop' , http://www.quiltingadventures.com/qablog/ , is now carrying tea towels and ric rac. I made this cute tea towel with our 'sublime stitching' pattern.

I love the onion. I love the all, but he is my favorite.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I may be back.

The sun came out today, yeah!!
We went to a wedding this weekend in NC. My husband's cousin got married. It was such a beautiful wedding, it was out doors by a stream/ brook. The bride rode up in a horse and carriage, then they road off in it when the wedding was done. Here is a picture of my family and me by the stream.

I worked a little on my 'Chubby Chicks' quilt. I actually started it finally.

I am making it a little softer in color then the one on the pattern. The green is just a little too bright for me in the pattern. Here is what I have so far.....
This fabric is going to be the back of my brother's quilt. Which I probably won't start until January or later. But I am trying to gather up fabric now for it.

This will be the front fabric. Still not sure on the pattern I will use yet, but I have a ways to go to think about it.
Thank you everyone for your kind words you left me. You made me smile.

Friday, November 14, 2008

taking a break

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know that I am taking a break. I probably won't blog again till Monday or next week sometime. I am feeling blaa because of the weather. I am going to go crawl in bed and hibernate for a few days. :o)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

flower quilt and my tea towel

I just wanted to show you some progress on my 'flower' quilt.

And I finally bond my tea towel for the tea towel tour. Here are some close ups of a few of the stitchery's on my towel. I love them all.
none of these were done by me...
Isn't this one adorable...
Here is the whole towel bond and hanging on my sewing room wall. I stitched the one in the upper right hand corner. The bird and the tree.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The puzzle

Here is how far I've come on my puzzle. You like the can of ' Bushes ' baked beans in the background? That was part of dinner tonight.

one word

I got this from 'green is the new blue', http://greenisthenewblue.blogspot.com/. I thought is was so cute.

Where is your mobile phone? purse
Where is your significant other? work
Your hair colour? brown
Your mother? home
Your father? chair
Your favourite thing? sleep
Your dream last night? scary
Your dream goal? happy
The room you're in? sewing
Your hobby? sewing
Your fear? mean
Where do you want to be in 6 years? peace
Where were you last night? bed
What you're not? loud
One of your wish-list items? longarm
Where you grew up? yorktown
The last thing you did? coffee
What are you wearing? PJs
Your TV? off
Your pets? here
Your computer? dirty
Your mood? creative
Missing someone? Jeremy
Your car? silver
Something you're not wearing? bra
Favourite shop? target
Your summer? short
Love someone? yes
Your favourite colour? blue
When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
When is the last time you cried? movie

Sunday, November 9, 2008

North Pole Quilt

This is the ' Elves' Recreation Center'. I finished it today. I may still put some smoke coming out of the chimney, but that will probably be later when I add small details to the quilt.

Here are my 2 finished blocks together....

Thursday, November 6, 2008

a Table Runner

This is a 'Shop' sample. It's a Pieced Tree pattern called ' Sassy Strips '. Very easy to make.
I love the veggie fabric so I just had to use it. Even though I hate eating veggies. LOL

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Making of a Pencil Roll

So, I have this book called 'Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts'. It's wonderful. This pencil roll pattern came out of it. I have made it a couple of times , actually I think this is the 4th one I've made. I keep giving them away, but I think I will sell this one in my 'Esty' shop. The author of the book credits Kathy Mack of Pink Chalk Studio for the pattern. I visit her blog all the time.

Is it very easy to make, the hardest part is picking out all the colors.

Here it is all rolled up. It fits 24 pencils. :o)

PS. my 'esty' shop name is sewamy.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Hi everyone, I finished Jonah's teacher's Christmas quilt. ( Her name is Miss Ward.) Yeah... Another Gift done.

And here is what I did today on my Elf's recreation center. :o) I added a gnome in the window. I know he isn't an elf, but I thought he would be cute.
I am hoping to get some sewing done tomorrow, so I may post again then. Have a great evening watching the polls.

Monday, November 3, 2008

things I am working on.

I bought a new 'Bareroots' pattern, like I needed another pattern. :o) But I couldn't resist. I love doing embroidery, so I just had to have it. The picture on the front of the pattern isn't the best so you can't really see how cute the embroidery is.

I've already started a few of the blocks.
Here is one that I finished, it's the 1st block on the quilt.

North Pole update... I started my 2nd block. It's the elf's recreations center.
And I finished the 'Marble Shop' .