Sunday, September 26, 2010

Holy photo bag Batman

Remember the photos my husband printer off for me. He did more than print them off, he cropped, re size, turned then black and white , transferred them to fit on an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper and more, then he printed them off for me.

These are pictures of my grandmother's grandchildren and great grandchildren. I finished the bag I was making out of them for her birthday.
Here she is blowing out her candles at her "girl's get away" birthday party. Her party was the whole weekend.

And here is her bag, not a very good photo I know. But it was dark and I hadn't gotten a photo of it before I wrapped it. So this will have to do. She loved it and really that is all that matters. :o)

My cousin now wants me to make her one, with her boys playing baseball so she can take snacks and drinks in it to their baseball games.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

stitching some Kaffe

My September block is complete for my "little stitchies" BOM by Bareroots. I've been putting some boarders on the blocks as I go.
Using some Kaffe and friends. And a small inner boarder of a solid light blue Kona fabric. I'll add another outer boarder after I get them all stitched up.

I am not yet sure what I am going to use of the outer boarder.

And this is the progress of a bag I am making for my Nana for her birthday which is this weekend. I'll be making the "Charm Party Tote" by Quilts Illustrated. My husband, who is good with the computer , has been re sizing photos of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and printing them off for me on 'Ink Jet Printing' cotton sheets. He still has a few more to print. But I can't wait to see how it turns out. I'll be sure to take a photo of it when I am done and post it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

a quick post

I've got a baby shower coming up. They are having a girl and they camp with us. They too own a few VW buses. :o) I just love this fabric line from Moda. And I had to applique a bus on the back.

We started "Stash Busters" this month at the quilt shop. So I am sorting through my oranges. I know I don't have that many, even though orange is one of my favorite colors. But really this is all the orange I have. I am thinking of making my quilt a Halloween quilt for the couch. I'll add black , make the back ground a cream probably, and add some embroidered spider webs and spiders and bats in the corners.

Here is the progress on my son's wall. The turtle is done, but the shark is still in progress.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Chemistry, pillowcases and a tarantula

Today I made 2 Halloween pillowcases for the sweet neighbor boys. They are always so good to my son. Their parents do so much for him, I wanted to make the boys some pillowcases. Their favorite holiday is Halloween. And this line of fabric is the cutest.

I have started to paint some tanks / aquariums on my son's wall. He has been asking for a tarantula for Christmas. Along with a lizard, turtle, and other crazy creatures. So instead of buying and feeding these creatures, I am going to paint them on the wall so he feels like he has them.
I finished painting the tarantula today. And as soon as I can get some time from my chemistry homework I'll paint some more. There will be a lizard, turtle, shark, piranha, and a snake. :o)

Happy September. I am steadily working on my September Bareroots BOM. A picture of that to come later.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Aug block

Only enough time to show you the August block from Bareroots' Little stitchies. I've got to go meet teachers, take kids to doctors appointments, pick up medications, get hair cuts, get groceries, study for a chemistry quiz , and pack for a trip this coming weekend. :o)