Saturday, November 1, 2014

just stripping for fun


love my title? LOL
my friend from a couple streets over gifted me again with some strips
she was "cleaning" out her sewing room
and pulled tons of greens, reds and Christmas fabrics
and then she started to cut into 2 inch strips
then she progressed to a pile for her, a pile for Dawn LOL
and I got a whole bag of strips already cut!
how cool is that?


this pic above was the Fall bag she gave me but you get the idea


so what is a girl to do?
I put the bag away! I have TOO many irons in the fire
and then it called to me
so I sewed a couple strips together
and a couple more before work
and before you know it
I was ALMOST LATE FOR WORK! I wanted to keep sewing
(see how my BAD friends influence me?)
so I finished sewing these up after dinner ( I HAD TO)



and I will have a cute Christmas runner for a gift with some jelly
My piece is about 18 by 40 ish
so I now need to decide if I will 
1) use it as is
2) cut it in half and make borders and TWO runners
3) give it away for Christmas
4) keep it for me
5) make another one for me
It is so cute and makes me happy. there are little snowmen
and happy polka dots
and gingerbread men
poinsettias
I love it!
should I make two? one for a gift and one for me?
I just LOVE stripping! ha ha

Friday, October 31, 2014

sewing on Halloween night


we normally dont get trick or treaters around here. last year had ONE.
sooooooooooo
already told hubs
I AM GOING TO SEW 
while waiting
maybe I will work on this round robin a little..........


maybe I will grab some scraps and see what I can make.............


or maybe I will do as I SHOULD and get these Christmas projects done!
all in all it is a good thing..........
as long as the chocolate on my fingers stays off the project! LOL
have a fun Halloween night!

waiting for a friend


since hubs broken wrist, the neighbor has been coming over after I leave for work
to bring the paper in for hubs so he doesn't fall again trying to get it
this is the highlight of the day for the cats
someone is coming! something exciting and different!
so they wait.........


and snooze.............


and fight for a good view..............


and snooze................


and check to see if that noise was her coming............


nope, nobody at the door.............


where is she?  I hear another noise...........


and they greet her at the door


and talk to her...........



and beg shamelessly for free belly rubs...........


and then go back to sleep for the day..........
I want to come back as a kitty in my next life
don't you?
we are so grateful to have such a nice neighbor


things that go bump in the night happy Halloween!




some Halloween candy for you.........




a black cat.....






pumpkins.......(my Mom made this one many years ago)


and a mug rug swap friend made this one for me........


two attack cats on guard to scare you.......


ah hem..........SCARE you?


now this is scary LOL  this is a picture from long ago 
at my uncles house.
I am the one on the left with the pink sweater and brownie beanie
and by the looks of my hands
I think I had eaten too many thin mints and was hyper! LOL
my two brothers are next, then a cousin, my sis and cousin
isnt it great that we have pictures to jog our memories?


these are so cool and fun.
I will have to keep in mind for next year
love them!


and a definite quilt on my to do list for a special grandson........
he LOVES skulls and would go bonkers over this one.

have a safe and sweet Halloween........
TRICK OR TREAT!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

going on around here


I am sewing like the grinch to keep my projects on track



Phoebe is trying to explain about her bad brother so he can get something under the tree too
she has a lot of explaining to do to get Santa to change his mind LOL


this is the goal of the sewing.......to get some holiday gifting done


children are dreaming of sugarplums



and some of this is forecast for the weekend
WHAT?  please be just a dusting 
I am NOT ready yet for this


Dunkin is.............
well Dunkin



soon the family will gather for the holidays
these are my siblings and my Dad in back. My Mom passed in 1989
and we miss her dearly. she was a sweetie
I am on the left in gray- the oldest of the five of us
my baby brother in gray in the back right is the youngest


hubs is still eating these........ew
he even has Dunkin liking them



so much that he tries to steal them
I found him in my pantry the other day
and I heard crinkling noises
I look and Dunkin has my pantry door wide open, and a bag
of EGG NOODLES that he busted open and was trying to eat!
The bag crinkles like the pork rind bag
and he thought that is what it was!
I kid you not! this cat is a stinker!
he is lucky we love him
not much else going on
what are YOU up to?

ten pretty placemats













http://marciascraftysewing.blogspot.com/2014/08/i-love-fabric-scraps.html


these can be made quickly from scraps
you can make sets of 2, 4
onesies for the messy pets in your life

use up UFO blocks

so many possibilities..........
and so nice to have

another great giftie to make........how are you doing? have I given you any gift ideas?
I just love these and have to make some for sure.
after the stockings are done........and the purse......and the table runner

what? lol

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

looking and taking in the sights around here


cant seem to find this little wall quilt
I wanted to decorate with it
made this many years ago from a magazine pattern I think
and I love the faces and the candycorn fabric for the borders


as the weather gets cooler,this is a more frequent sight as I take laundry out of 
the dryer to fold. who says animals are dumb?
he is all snuggle and warm



this quilt top is made of cottons but denim weight.
should I tie this one? any ideas?
I think it will be too heavy if I try to quilt it
it is a good twin size at least and I would like to finish it up
I think this is the reason this one is stalled........


gotta make me some more of these salt dough ornaments
I used to decorate my tree with all homemade ornaments like this
I made this one in 1988 and of course it has seen better days
we had only been married 5 years! how time flies
I need to shape some more of these and paint them up


watch out for goblins and princesses
this Friday.......


you never know who is lurking around the corner
waiting for the opportunity for candy


and hopefully nobody was hurt along the way..........LOL
HAPPY HALLOWEEN


and a wish project.........
oh how I wish I had tons of time to stitch away
at a quilt like this
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!