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***


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fall Leaf Place Mats

Today I worked on a quick project for our dining room table - leaves.  Yes, leaves!!  These beauties are in Quilt mag, and can see a preview from their magazine here.  I made 6 of these, and love them!  They were super easy to make, and turned out super cute!  I'm missing matching napkins, but that's an easy for later fix.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

That Girl Quilt Along...And OCT B.O.M

AH! How did I not see this until now?  That Girl is having a quilt along! Making a super cute, looking super easy quilt!  So..of course, I had to run out today and buy some fabric to join this! I've also joined the flickr group, and will post updated pictures there.  And, as always, I will blog my progress! Exciting.  Here is the fabric I chose:
I have a blue that I'm debating for the outer border fabric...we'll see.

Also, I finally finished my October Blocks of the Month. *cringe* Yes, it's November.  But at least I'm caught up!! :D

Monday, November 1, 2010

Quick Sewing Room Pick Me Up

Scented candles.  My favorite way to clear a dreary day.

Happy Quilting!