Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goodbye to 2oo9...

More of the commission quilt I am working on. The "k" on the word "back" has not been stitched yet, LOL . I ran out of thread and just haven't gotten back to it yet. The large boarder is for people to sign the quilt at the wedding.

Look what I got to fold at work today..... Yummy Kona cotton fat quarters. And this was only a few of them. Eye candy I tell you.
I spotted this little guy in our front yard this morning and happened to have my camera with me. Isn't he cute? Wouldn't this photo make a cool quilt?

Talk to you in 2010! Happy sewing.

Monday, December 28, 2009

I am working on....

My cross stitch... called " All we are saying.."

And a commission quilt for a wedding that will be happening in May....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hope everyone is having a great one. I started a new cross stitch pattern. I'll show more later and show the pattern later. I did get it off of Etsy.

I finished another chickadee , this one is for my Aunt Brenda for Christmas.
And my sweet friend from Germany, Anett ( she was my stitcher's angle in 2008) sent me a wonderful pattern in the mail for Christmas. Isn't she and this the sweetest thing?!

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve today and tonight. And a Wonderful Christmas tomorrow.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

quilting a chickadee

From the book " A Critter Christmas" by Brandywine Design.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My creative space....

By my bed is my embroidery.... I've added some since last time I posted a picture of my diary tea towel.

And on my design wall in my sewing room. I am working on a few little birds for Christmas gifts. This sweet chickadee is a pattern out of the book "A Critter Christmas" by Brandywine Design.

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Monday, December 14, 2009

sewing up stars

I've just been sewing up some "Thangles". Tiny ones, to make stars. I am working on my next row in the 'row robin' I am in.

And chain stitching. :o)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

fabric and embroidery

A post about fabric , needle, and thread. I got these gorgeous fat quarters from the "Fat Quarter Frenzy" @ the shop, Quilt Adventures. I am just in love with them. Now I need to find something to do with them. A quilt maybe.

I made a 'Quilt in a Cup' for my best friend for Christmas. She and I ( and our families) camp together through the year in our VW buses.

and of course I had to add a peace sign, because we love peace signs.

Finished my December block . This is the 'bareroots' BOM.

Here is an embroidery project I've started. I am going to make it a quilt one day with all the little sexy girls. And call the quilt "Sexy on a quilt". The pattern came from 'Sew Lovely Embroidery'.

My tea towel made it back home from the "Tea Towel Tour 5". I had a VW / camping theme.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas traditions ( no sewing )

Don't get me wrong, I have been sewing. But this blog post is not about sewing. ( SHOCK and wow. ) We go get our real Christmas tree every year in our bus "Rusty". Rusty has no heat so that's always fun. It is an adventure every year, but we love it.

This year we started a new tradition that is the cutest. We got an "elf on the shelf". Jonah named him "Larry". We even registered his name at the North Pole today. Larry watches the kids all day to make sure they are being good, then at night he flies to the North Pole to report to Santa. Every morning Larry is in a different spot in the house and Jonah or Shelby gets to find him.

I love watching Christmas movies. I've been watching the Hallmark channel and Lifetime non-stop. Last night while my husband and I were in bed watching a Christmas movie and eating popcorn , the dogs all gathered around hoping to get some. Yes, they did get popcorn. They are spoiled rotten. They all actually got a bath today, so they aren't real happy with me right now.
Back to Christmas movies, there is a cute one coming on tonight called "12 men of Christmas" on Lifetime.
The kids do an advent calendar too. I just love advent calendars, it's just a little gift every day. What are some of your Christmas traditions? I would love to hear about them.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Creative Space......

I've been working on embroidery. This is a diary of my life starting the first week in Nov, 2oo9. It's on a tea towel. I plan to keep going until the towel is filled. :o)

Made a little progress on my BOM. The Bareroots design, little stitchies. This is the Dec. block.
And I finished the binding on my "camp" quilt. Also a Bareroots pattern. So she is done. Yeah. I love how it turned out.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Did you have a wonderful Thanksgiving?

I did. I spent it with my in-laws who are wonderful people.
While on Thanksgiving break, I finished my last tea towel for the Tea Towel Tour 5. Jennifer, Cupcakeguru, had a Hallween theme. I got the pattern on flickr from Q is for Quilter.

I wanted to show you the casserole cover I made for my sister in law. We exchanged Christmas gifts over Thanksgiving because we won't be seeing each other for Christmas. So here is the top, closed, with the handles. I put a big D on the top for there last name.
The inside is a table runner with insul-bright in the inside. The insul-bright can protect the table from the heat and keep the cassrole warm while it's in the cover. ( sorry for the 'bed' shot, the table was covered with gifts and wrapping paper so I had to use the bed.)

Here is the cover opened all the way.

You close it up and take it along. :o) Cute? I think so. I made one for my mom and dad too, but in different colors and in the bigger size.
The pattern is from " Among Brenda's quilts".

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas spirit

I know it's now even Thanksgiving yet, but I am in a Christmas mood. I've been watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. I hung my " Welcome to the North Pole" quilt up.
I ordered our Christmas cards.... here is the picture that will be on it.
I've been making my own wrapping paper and wrapping gifts. We will exchange gifts at Thanksgiving with my husbands family. So I had to wrap some gifts really early. I think I will tie green bows on the packages.

And I started a new BOM. The December (Christmas) month. Phoebe, Jennifer , and I are doing the "Bareroots" BOM, " little stitchies". Look at those so cute reindeer.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


If you'd like to see some more collections hop over to Meet me at Mike's. Wonderful blog. Here are just 2 of my collections. My VW bus / beetle cars.
Traffic jam.....
And my camper collection...

I have other collections but won't show them now. I am having trouble or feeling troubled about some people coping and using my ideas. I just don't feel comfortable sharing the other collections. The coping is mostly on "Flickr". So I may not be posting as many pictures there.
On a happy note.... Have fun over @ Meet me at Mike's looking at all the other collections.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My creative space.....

Working on another embroidery project.... this will be an on -going one.
Working on pillowcases for mine and my husband's bed..... this is just 1 of 2.
In my husband's creative space..... he is cutting up steel. Whistling to "Top Gun", playing really loud in his garage.

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Eat, sleep, sew.... Quilt Retreat

I am back from the Quilting retreat and what fun I had. I got so much sewing done. The food was wonderful, I slept great, and 2 1/2 days of sewing and quilting. I met the sweetest ladies, ( and few not so sweet, but I just stayed away from them). Here is a picture of my groups tables. We had the best view. Just gorgeous. Cheryl and Michelle from my quilting group went with me.
I'll show you some projects and progress I made on the trip. Some things I can't show because they are Christmas gifts. Here is a needle holder which will be a Christmas gift.
This is Cheryl showing off the scarf I made for my daughter, Her robotics team are called "Blue Cheese".

Me, sewing away. Having the best time.

I finished my 'Bareroots' "camping" quilt top. I LOVE how it turned out. Now I need to figure out how to quilt it. I may just stitch in the ditch....

Here is a closer picture of the embroidery, I changed 3 of the blocks. ( Sorry Barri) , she is the Bareroots lady ). We never see bears in the woods, so I changed that one to a bus. We never camp in a cabin, so I changed that one to a bus. We only camp in the VW bus. And we don't fish , so I changed that one to a lantern with bugs around it. We do use our lantern every night and have lots of bugs. :o)

I made some progress on my "Happy Camper" quilt too. I am using the 'happy camper' linen. And wonky star blocks.

I also made 2 casserole covers, this pattern is wonderful. It's by 'Among Brenda's Quilts'. And has the pattern for 2 different sizes in there. 8 X 8 and 9 X 13.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My creative space....

I finished another block for my sewconnected 3 group. I love her (Sara) fabrics she sent. I love any Heather Ross fabric. So fun to work with. I machine appliqued the little octopi on.
On my design wall..... in my creative space... I have the 'camping' quilt up. The 'bareroots' one.
Leaving for a quilting retreat tomorrow morning, so when I get back I hope to have all kinds of things to show off. :o)
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