Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank you Mrs Confused

Do you guys read Staci's blog??  You should.  She's a great gal - and she responds to all my comments! (And, sometimes, that's a lot of comments!!!)

A while back she won a giveaway, but hadn't claimed it yet, so I emailed her so she wouldn't miss it.  I did this not expecting anything (really, us quilting blog ladies gotta look out for each other) - and look what she sent me!!!

Look at that cute scrappy pincushion! <3 I love it.  It's not pink, but who cares!!! I'm gonna use this baby all the time!! <3

Thanks again Staci!!!

Lovely Giveaway at Stray Stitches

Hey Kiddos! You need to go check this out.  The lovely Linda is offering a giveaway to celebrate 300 followers and the new year.  She's a great blogger - so go check out her site and enter her giveaway, explore, and comment and say hello! :D

Monday, December 27, 2010

tablerunner wip

This is block 1 of 5 for a tuscan themed table runner for my SIL. Her birthday is the 24th so I have time to be creative. My husband and I designed a I'm bringing it to life. I love it so far. If it turns out how we envision and you my lovely readers like it - maybe ill convince Kurt to make it into a pdf.

Enjoy the picture!
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

A little something for me

With all the sewing I've been doing for everyone else, I thought I'd take 20 minutes tonight and make myself something. Since I lost my other makeup bag (I'm convinced I will stumble upon it months from now) I made this. Happy early Christmas to me! :)

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New Fabric

This past week brought yummy goodies in the mail!  The hubby and I both got fabric. (Have I mentioned he's a new quilter?  He's more focused on art quilts, but I've been bribing him to help me finish Christmas gifts.  Check him out here.)

Here are the yummies we got in the mail:
Lots of pastels for a quilt I have in mind for myself!

These are some for the hubby.

And these.  But I want to steal that chevron print :D

My very first oilcloth
I have yet to make anything with oilcloth, so I've been looking at some websites online with tips, techniques and patterns.  Now that I have this yummy oilcloth, I have to decide what to do with it! I have a yard of it, so maybe I'll be able to squeeze a couple projects out of it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Finished That quilt Along

Wow! I love how these two babies turned out! Got one mailed to my sister for her son, and the match is now finished and waiting for Christmas for my little guy to open!! 
Thanks to That Girl for hosting this lovely quilt along!

Here they are:
Jesse's Quilt

I used teal thread and meandered.

Everett claimed his while Daddy tried to help with pictures.

Everett's finished quilt.

Another close up.

Folded up.  Backing and binding is flannel. Snuggly!

This quilt pattern is so cute! They are the perfect size for the boys (both about 2 years old) to snuggle up on the couch with!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Giveaway Winner

From random number :
First two numbers are from the winners over at HBB.

And number 23 is:
Diane H said... Hi! Always great to find a 'new to me' blog - saw this on Stray Stitches. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thanks for putting my name in your giveaway - I'm off to have a look around.

Diane - I will be emailing you!

Thank you all for commenting, and those new followers! Hope I can continue to share with you guys.  Will be visiting those new to me also...I love new blogs! <3

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

Giveaway Now Closed

Who needs some fabric?   Or should I ask - who doesn't need some fabric?
I'm making a little goodie envelope of my favorite things, fabric wise, for one lucky person.
This cupcake fabric always makes me hungry.

To enter this giveaway, all you have to do is leave me a comment.  (Please be nice)  And, if you are feeling super talkative and giving - maybe share a recipe for goodies? Always love trying new Christmas goodies!!  If you want another chance at some of my favorite things - I'm having a giveaway at my other blog I share with my sister, here - so go there and check it out for 2 more chances at fabric! :D

__The fine Print__
- 1 entry per person please
- Please make sure I can contact you via blogger email, or leave your email in the comment.
- Only open to those in the US and Canada
- Giveaway winner will be picked by RNG Saturday 9am Central time.  Winners name will be posted, and I will attempt to contact the winner.
- This is not a sponsored giveaway, each fabric bundle is from my stash, and each bundle is about 1 yard in total.  All fabric is 100% cotton, quilting quality.

Good luck and thanks for visiting!

WIP Wednesday

This is my first WIP Wednesday, but maybe when I see what I'm working on become a finish in blogland it will become more real.

This morning before sewing with pins in.
This is what I've been trying to finish up today.  From that girls quilt along - I have these two beauties with the binding sewn on one side, and one of them has the back halfway hand sewn! I'll post new photos when they are finished.  The flannel on the back is nice and warm and snuggly while I hand sew :)

This evening, close up of the back :D
Linking up:

WIP WednesdayWIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

10 Days Until Christmas

Really??  I should be RELAXING at this point - reveling in how amazing I am at planning and coordinating - looking at a tree filled with wrapped gifts.

In reality - I am finishing two projects today.  And have one I haven't even started! (Can I pull my hair out now??)  Add to that - I am waiting for a package and it might be late!!  My husbands family is coming into town this weekend for Christmas.  I have all the gifts done but one! I ordered Dec 4th, and it says it should come on Friday.  I really have my fingers and toes crossed on this one.  I'd hate to have one person out a gift because the post office has a vendetta against me!!

Edited - while I was at the computer whining away, my lovely postal lady delivered the package I needed! Time for a quick prayer of gratitude, and wrapping paper! :D

On a brighter note - I've joined a UFO group (look on the right side and click the pretty pretty button for more info), and I think I'm gonna steal a few minutes and make MYSELF a little mug rug.  Just because I have the fabric, and it might help keep me sane :D

Hope everyone else is ready for Christmas! It really is coming up on us fast!

And, so this isn't a thoroughly depressing post (for me as well as you my wonderful readers) some pictures of things I DID get finished last week.
Reversible Market Tote

Side 2 - I've since cut the hanging string ;P

Close Up of Fabric - I love the motion of the pattern.

Pincushion with Thread Catcher for my friend

Cute fabric! I'm happy she likes it! :D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Chaos!

 This past week I feel like I've got so much done, and read so many blogs, but I'm neglecting sharing! (This is better than when I feel I'm oversharing I suppose...)
Here is some of the past week in pictures :D

Black and white quilted tote

Fancy handles and closure.

Love this bottom fabric!

DVD Cases - holds 3 dvds each side.

Trimming our mini tree - sans pants for the little man.

Christmas decorations I whipped up - with scraps from the napkins I made, seen under the bowl :)

These are his.

No one touch these!

Some smooching may have occured.
Hope everyone's week starts off well - and you have motivation to get things finished :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Picture Disasters

Why is it that when you sit down with your kids to take pictures for Christmas - you always have one that looks like this:

When this is more like what I want - except I'm not in it :S
Here's hoping that if you and yours try and capture moments for Christmas you have kids that cooperate

Monday, November 29, 2010

Yummy Donut Pincushions

I whipped these two cuties in about an hour total time.  Adorable! Now, I need to get myself more felt, and more "sprinkles" (beads) and make some for everyone! I love em!!

These two went out to my brother, as part of his birthday gift. (Also, I just taught myself the blanket stitch. ) I might make myself a couple of these - cute to have around, and great practice for hand stitching! :D

Hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend, and didn't spend too much for black friday or cyber monday!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

My First Online Swap!

I'm so excited!  Thanks to Staci I've now joined a Bee!!!  So now I have to pour through all my magazines, and find blocks! (I have a while yet, but this will be a quilt all for glorious me!)


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monkey Madness!

My Dad is a huge monkey for a quilt for him I've been looking (it felt like everywhere) for just the right fabric.  And I had finally found it - funky monkey by moda.  But...I didn't want to buy it online...I wanted to see all the delicious fabric in person! Lucky for me, one of my local quilt shops had it in stock!!  I grabbed some, and decided to go understated sock monkey themed.  I've had the fabric for a couple months, waiting for time, and the right pattern. 

Today I cut it all up!!  I'm so excited! Tomorrow I shall sew sew sew! :D

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ready to Mail...

Look at this! Ornaments ready to mail to my swappers for the Christmas ornament swap over at Rowdy Stroudy.
Gonna get to the post office tomorrow!!!  So exciting! I hope they love them! :D

Thursday, November 18, 2010

That Girl Wonks Along

Here's a picture of my wonky blocks! Think I'm dividing them in half, making two smaller quilts.  Now to decide if I want an all red with white centers, and all blue with white centers.  Or half and half with red and blue in each quilt.  Sometimes laying out is the hardest part for me...I should have just stayed with the instructions and I wouldn't have this problem! :x
 It's not too late to join in this fun! Go here and start! I really love the pictures of the quilts so far! :D

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Magazine love

The hubby picked this up for me. Love it! I've already seen some blocks I "can't live without." (Like I need another project :P )
Everyone should own this. So many ideas! Love it! :D
Tomorrow ill post my "wonking" pictures for the quilt along.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ornaments, Ornaments, Ornaments!

Phew! I am participating in an ornament exchange, and decided to throw "one" together, to see how I liked them.  And turned to two, to three, etc. I have my ornaments to send out to my 3 addresses.  Plus I have two hanging in my sewing area, for inspiration and a pop of color.  Oh..and I have more scraps ready and ironed, waiting for me to touch them.  They're addicting! So cute, and a simple little project finish that's instant gratification!   Here's a little glimpse of them :

Friday, November 12, 2010

A fall Finish - and Quilt along update!

I just love table runners! I love how they can spice up a coffee table, a dining room table, an end table...anything really! I whipped these two up today for fall.  Ah fall...
Sides 1
Sides 2

And I've been chain piecing like a fiend, trying to catch up for that girls quilt along.  All 40 squares now have the inner border...gotta power through the outer border.  She's already posted instructions for squaring them up! EEEK!!!! So why am I here blogging?? ***runs to sewing machine***