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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