Thursday, July 31, 2008

Countdown Until Christmas from Nancy Halverson's 12 Days of Christmas

I bought the corresponding frame to hold the little mini quilts for the countdown. There are 13 quilts total which allow you to change them out daily. This could be a great tradition for your family. The picture of the quilt book is also provided. Way cute projects are in this book.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Enjoy the show!! Mendon's Pioneer Day Celebration Quilt Show

These quilts were made by members of the 2 Mendon quilt guilds. I belong to the Patchwork Friends quilt guild. It has been really fun for me.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Meet Crazy Jack--my newest creation. He is so cute he makes me giddy...

Crazy Jack was made with 1 charm pack from the "Pumpkins Gone Wild" collection. It was super easy and so much fun to make to add to my Halloween holiday goodies....

Monday, July 21, 2008

It's finished! I had so much fun with this quilt....

I picked up the Kansas Troubles quilt from the quilter on Friday, July 18th and spent the weekend at my mom's house for family get togethers. My sister Rose and I stitched down the binding Sunday afternoon and WOW--it's done!!!!

I have been making a lot more hot pads and enjoying being able to recycle my fabrics and batting!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Pathway to Nowhere--my newest quilting project

I have just started a new quilting project, Pathway to Nowhere. This quilt is made from Civil War Reproductions and it is a triple four patch block. When put together, the four patches form a chain--to nowhere. The quilt has 120 blocks and should finish at a queen size. This is a great stash buster and I really need to whittle down the stash to make room for new stuff. By the way, my Kansas Troubles quilt was taken to the quilter today and I'm very excited. This has been a goal of mine for 5 years or better to make. I'll post pictures when I get it back from the quilter and bound.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I just love the combination of primitive embroidery and quilting...what do you think?

I did this embroidery at the quilt retreat and it sat at my house for a few days calling my name to finish it and give it purpose. I went downstairs to retrieve some batting to make a pillow out of it and came across an old collection of charm squares from the collection, "76 Trombones" that came out a couple of years ago. I had grand ideas to do a marvelous table runner or something out of them and sewed them up into half square trianges. I recycled an unfinished project and voila I was able to get a pillow and 5 hot pads out of the squares.

I just finished some 4th of July goodies--take a peek

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged!!

Rules of the Game:

List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsession/collections, and 3 random surprises about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

Here goes...3 Joys
Joy #1 Good Health
Joy #2 Curtis, the most handsome man in the world
Joy #3 Quilting, is there anything else?

3 Fears
Fear #1 I am a total Nervous Nelly when driving. I have a fear someone will hit me.
Fear #2 I fear a natural disaster like being in an earthquake. Did you know I was caught with my pants down in an earthquake in California....
Fear #3 I am afraid of being mugged.

3 Goals
Goal #1 To get all of my stash sewn up--this probably will be ongoing for quite a while, maybe a lifetime
Goal #2 To take my family on a fun vacation
Goal #3 To finish up my basement and do some fixing up in the house

3 Current Obsessions/Collections
Obsession #1 I collect patterns..for some reason they speak to me and call out my name
Obsession #2 I collect fabric for the same reason above
Obsession #3 I collect roosters the inanimate ones of course (I even make wall quilts of them)

3 Random Surprises
Surprise #1 I've always wanted to be an attorney
Surprise #2 I can't swim well--I sink
Surprise #3 I learned to read and write while living in Scotland at the tender age of 4.

I need to tag 5 people, so I tag: Alissa Kae, Curtis, Annette, Carolyn, Aunt Denice

Scissor Jewelry (Phobs)

Don't you just love my scissor jewelry. Aunt Patricia made us all adornements for our scissors. Yummy.....

Some of the table runners that were completed at the retreat

Mother, Aunt Denice, and Aunt Patricia at the retreat

Aunt Patricia showing her log cabin quilt front and back from last year's retreat

Cousin Emmy in her Four Cornered Apron

Maria and Sidney showing off their sewing skills

Maria and Sidney went to sew camp this year and made bags, hobby horses and skirts from recycled pants....


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