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.

For more creative spaces check out kootoyoo.

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)
Check out some more creative spaces at kootoyoo.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I received my very sweet and cute embroidery from Aneela of 'comfortstitching'. I was her secret partner for the swap, so I didn't know she had me until I received my embroidery. This was the 'Hand stitched' embroidery swap on Flickr. I think it's just the cutest thing, I am going to hang in in my sewing room.

Here is my next tea towel embroidery finished. She has a 'day of the dead' and kitsch religious them going.
Only 3 more embroidered squares to go, I LOVE this quilt. It is going to be so cute. I picked out the fabric squares and got them cut out. They are 2 X 2. I didn't do any stitching this weekend because we were camping. :o)

I usually take my embroidery camping with me, but this campout was our Thanksgiving campout. Everyone brings food and we have a big feast. So I was cooking to much to stitch.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Creative Space....

I finished my daughter's robotics teacher's Christmas gift. I think it turned out so cute. Robot fabric came from Pocketful of Pinwheels.
Trying to pick out the fabric for my 'Camping' quilt. I only have 3 more embroideries to go until I can put the whole thing together.
Working on my next tea towel for the 'tea towel tour'. This isn't done yet, I still have to stitch the banner on the bottom. The pattern came from 'Urban Threads'.

In my husbands creative space.... he is rebuilding an engine for our camper bus. I don't know why, I think the one in it runs fine, but he says it needs more power.

Check out kootoyoo for more 'creative spaces'.