Thursday, December 14, 2017

do these two things go together?

I have this panel

she loved this quilt


do these two things go together????
I need to improvise as I dont have the coordinating fabs

Jacky dont look!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

since we are on a quilt parade....

this one should get finished for my daughter
she misses the ocean up here
as in TN she is not near any water
and loves the beach
this one just needs more border slabs
and a backing

a closeup.......... seashells and starfish

I should make some of these for next year
how cute and fun
instead of a mugrug I would like
to make placemat sets
how fun

brother is not able to make me my feeder this year
he is being checked for heart issues
please pray that it isnt anything serious
he has been dizzy for a bit
and worries me.
he is my "bear" brother

these never got made either
I guess I just bit off more than I can chew huh
oh well
she will like the wine anyways

this didnt get made but I am hoping I can
sneak it in as a pillow

I love this to go with my red coffee cup
so Fallish and cute

these never got made either
but I love them and they will have to 
be on the 2018 list as well

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

regrouping for 2018

this nail polish quilt never got made
maybe this was to be for a new year

I need to keep this in mind.

this is that quilt along I was working on
I hope I saved the directions so that I 
can finish it
I dont even remember now what site it was on
all that was on the computer that crashed. ugh........

and somewhere in my stash I have one of these
cut out and partially sewn
for my machine in blues
I just need to find it and FINISH it
isnt that awful how we put ourselves last?
sometimes it is good
sometimes we need to move up on the listing.

do you have plans yet for 2018?
or are you still in 2017 making finishes

Monday, December 11, 2017

planning ahead

no I am NOT finished with this years gifts
this computer issue and going thru old pics
has made me want to plan ahead a little better
and I have some HST in a box just all thrown in
until I can play
this is on the list for 2018

I am not looking forward to this at all
they are predicting for us
a long cold winter with lots of snow

remember that cutie that got married in October?
this was her when I gave her a quilt
she plopped her pillow in the laundry basket
grabbed her bunny
and wrapped in the quilt
made my heart melt...........
love love love this girl.........
she is Landons Mom
the one in white

I need to find this pattern again
I want to make one for Hubs
he loves lighthouses and the water
and this would be a perfect quilt
for him

I better start my to do list again
this is my journal book of the projects
I have made
I used to be better at recording what I had done
it made me feel like I accomplished something
as sometimes it doesnt feel that way

these too I want on the list
how fun to  gift tea in one of these
or leave off the teabag and gift with hot chocolate
cute cute and looks pretty easy

maybe I should take one month and
cut a bunch out and whip them up for the gift box

how is your holiday planning coming along?

check out Temecula quilts for a 
snowball quiltalong

ends in Feb. easy peasy and 
great way to use up scraps
I feel a snowball fight
er I mean quilt
coming on......

Sunday, December 10, 2017

a little snow

yeah today is the wait for the end of the snow
yesterday snowed all day
while the cats napped
I did some morning errands
and then hunkered down to sew

Phoebe turned her back to the world
dont wake her up
she gets cranky! hee he

sometimes she will act all cute
but watch out
those claws come out when she is mad
no holds barred

she even makes this guy mad
he sticks his tongue out to her
and calls her names all the time

this was snow where we lived before
my computer is still down so I cant
take new pics

but Dunkin was watching the flakes
he loves to relax doing that
see him here just chilling?

and then hmmmm   
are those white things good to eat?
nope Dunks   

just hoping we wont get this much
they said about 3-5 but the number kept rising 
so I shut off the tv
(that makes it not so right?)

these are in the shed with the snakeskin
so not as festive this year

this too is in the snake shed

as is this........

this was last years tree,,,,,,,,
not as full as this years you think?

this is not even all of it. some has been delivered
and more wrapped today
it is halfway into my living room! 
guess I went big or went home LOL

Dunks likes watching the snow come down
this is his fav perch

this was the covering on the grass
hoping it melts fast
how do you go from 50 one day 
to snowing and accumulations the next?

this is an old picture of us visiting
one of our favorite uncles homes
me on left, bear brother next, other brother
the little one who has cabin in Maine
then cousin Bobby, my sister the brat,
then cousin Barbara
fun to look back at these
I have no clue what I was doing with my hands
obviously the reason for the visit was
to sell girl scout cookies LOL
maybe I was high on thin mints???? LOL
my baby brother was not born yet

this is my Santa girl
she used to live up here but is now
in TN and I miss her
she is now ten....
where does the time go?
and my Brody on the right
he is getting big too
is a hockey goalie star

and another guy in  red
I dont know 
but will the real Santa stand up?

are you getting snow where you are?
gotta get out the hats gloves and scarves
shovels and ice melt
wasnt prepared for this.........
better get prepared

Saturday, December 9, 2017

UFO list

ok ok so it is a partial list for me
you gonna say something about it???
ha ha
this yellow quilt needs to be finished

and this red one also
I was thinking that 2018 I want to take some
UFOs and maybe finish them in a different way
than I had originally intended

I would like to make a bunch of wheelchair quilts
and some pillowcases for the nursing home down the street
some of these poor folks dont even get a visitor
and it is sad
we should not treat our elderly that way
and if I can make them a little warmer
or a little happy because someone made 
something for them
I want to
so these may end up as wheelchair quilts
and the good thing?
hubs decided he may make some too!
he is thinking of denim squares for the guys
I think it is a great idea
help to keep him focused when I am at work

this was Pat Sloans quilt along
that stallled
I may just do up a few more blue blocks 
and make a wheelchair quilt out of these

this one just needs borders and a back I think
and if I remember right the border floral was a
big piece so may be enough for back too
this one was a challenge for strips
between me and Jacky and will be for me

gotta get up and running again on the farm
I really want to finish this one and do a journal
on the stories that go with the blocks
and this is just the tip of the iceberg.........

the man in the red suit

is this him?
you know
the man in the red suit?

but where is the hat with the white
fur trim.
I think it is an imposter

is this the man of the hour?
he hates Christmas

this guy looks more like it

a hockey santa

seems I never got round to that last year
will this be the year???