Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter everyone



hope the bunny brought  you some nice nourishment (chocolate) and some supplies (fat quarters, patterns, thread) so that you can sit and sew and enjoy the day!

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

th th thaaaats alll ffffffolks..........

 
 
I love porky Pig!!!!!
That's all folks!
 

 
this could be the start of a cute bag or quilt too!
 

did someone help the Easter bunny hide eggs???

 
I think that certain someones around here look just a little too tired

 
see what I mean????  Do you think????????......
 
naw.............
 
can't be.................
 
did they help the Easter Bunny hide eggs?????????
 
or did they get into the Easter baskets and overstuffed on treats????
 
Cat treats that is............
 
hmmmmmmmmm.




Friday, March 29, 2013

is this done

 
Do you think this one is done?  It is baby quilt size. This was a challenge many years ago for our little quilt group of 5. we used to get together once a week to sew.

 
I made duck blocks and we each got one and put in a bag wth scraps and passed it along, round robin style. That way no one felt hurt if the end wasnt the vision they had in mind. A few of them were not open to this fun type of quilting.
This was the one I ended up with and I added the piano key border for some fun and color.
 
 As you can see, plain borders were added most of the rounds. I guess they were not ready for round robins. I had taken some blocks and put on point so they would have to put on point to make the duck right. it added some fun to the block.
Anywho..................I am thinking quick quilt............
Do you think it needs something? Or should I quilt er up?
I was thinking of quilting the massive blue as water with wavy lines and maybe adding some strands of pond grass or cat o nine tails????  All I see is that dark blue.......
 
maybe outlining duckie with some black embroidery thread work? give him an eye? applique on curvy shades of blues for water?  so many possibilities I guess. This should be a quick finish IF I COULD MAKE UP MY MIND ON WHAT TO DO!!!!!!


fishy fishy in the brook.....

 
when I was young my dad used to sing this song.......
fishy fishy in the brook
Dawnie catch him by a hook
Daddy cook em in the pan
Dawnie eat em like a man. LOL
my brother and I thought that was cool!

 
 
I think this colorful panel would make a nice kids quilt
 

 
tons of colors to pull out of it and place around the fish..........



 
or do I cut them and applique the fish on a blues background? maybe multi blues?
 
 



this will make a nice and cheery quilt........so many ideas......... can I learn to not need as much sleep?

beary beary cute

 
another start for a baby quilt

 
or quilt and accessories

 
too too darned cute!

 
these were given to me some years ago

high time I made them into something useful........

 
 
love love love em!

am I looney???

 
I can picture these at the center of a baby quilt too..........
with some made fabric in reds, blacks, whites and maybe even browns...
 

 
love it!!!!!!  or some very very cute bibs!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

stripping again

 
these cute strips have the most adorable bunnies and cardinals on a snowy scene
 

 
and match some of the leftovers from the last strip quilt

 
heck even some of my 15 minutes sewing will match.......
I feel another baby boy quilt a coming on.............
 
maybe strips in the middle and crazy patches around? hmmmmmmm......

is he inspecting my work?

 
I cant quite figure out if Dunkin is inspecting my work....................................
 
 
 
or sleeping????.............................
 
 
or hoarding my fabric squares?????????
 
 
 
or holding them hostage for some treats??????
 
what do you think?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

cute baby quilt?

 
In my box I found some cute cute printed pieces of fabric that was once a panel.....

 
 
how cute would these be as a baby quilt starter?????
 
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

My other baby

 
This is the baby I have been using since my Husky died. I love it BUT......................
 
 
she doesnt have zigzag to make buttonholes or to sew buttons on.......
 
 
 
boo    hoo...................
 
but she still is a keeper. found her a few years back at the local quilt guild show. I saw her and wnated her...............came home and asked hubby....(I know, I am nice like that) and said if it is still there it was meant to be mine............
 
low and behold.....the rest of the story.

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remember this????

Remember this 15 minutes of play????
I took some strips I had from different projects and just sewed them into a long rectangle.
 
 
 
 
Then I sewed a zipper onto a short end, opened it and sewed the other half to the other short end, and folded it and sewed the sides for a quick zippered bag. (unlined)
 
I just wanted to make something quickly and my granddaughter will love stuffing it with her little things.......
 

 


Monday, March 25, 2013

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I think I will follow blogs with bloglovin.  later on will try and figure out how to have a link on my blog to go there.

it was easy to transfer over my favorite blogs so I am hoping that it will be a good change since google reader will be gone.

any others using similar sites????

)(&*%$ ..............hmmffffffptttttt..............

 
This is how I feel today.
 
guess I better go back to bed and get up on the right side huh?

Sunday, March 24, 2013

pocket Easter egg flop

some pretty Easter fabric I found to make these eggs but when I did a sample one............

 
she looks a little lopsided and not to "eggy"

 
but the pocket is cool. (not that the grandkids would want a measuring tape inside but I needed something to show the pocket detail.)
 
Oh well, there is always next year. Maybe I better start practicing April 1st!!!!

he thinks he is King

 
 
This little guy is such a NUT!!!!!!!!!
 
 
He thinks he is KING of the place. look where he is...........
 
 
On top of my hutch in the kitchen.  I can squirt him with water, put up sticky tape, scare him with loud noises and he still gets up where he wants to go.....................
 
 
 
no matter where that may be...............

 
Maybe its because Phoebe thinks he is KING............
I think she is whispering to him that I am a softee and he can do whatever........
 
 
he is lucky he is CUTE!!!!!
 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

knitting is relaxing

 
Anyone else a jack of all trades like me? (master of none I am)
Here is an ongoing knitting project. a quick scarf. made on number 9 needles. just knit every row using two yarns held together as one.
 
 
 
I use it as a take along project for the dr office, while getting an oil change at the garage etc.
I like seeing how the scarf looks different

 
from the components............
using a homespun yarn and a coordinating fancy yarn. one skein of each

 
once the yarn is done, scarf done!  and it can go into the Christmas box as a giftie waiting.....
this one is about half done. I only have a little of the fancy yarn left.
 
then will do a small project like baby booties or something with the rest of the homespun.
 

how would you finish this?

 
 
One thing about finding projects to finsh up is that you may not have any of the fabrics used with the project.
 
that is the case with this one.
 
I want to quilt this up and have a runner at the ready to use or for gift giving......
 
but.............
 
I cant find any of the blue, any of the print and black can look totally different too.
 
whats a gal to do???
 
also, would you quilt with a circular pattern?  or follow the angular lines of the star?
what would YOU do??????????
 

its Spring??? really?????

 
This picture is so Spring-like. Unlike the weather around here. We didn't get any snow to speak of last year but we are certainly getting it this year.
 
I think the Easter bunny will be hiding eggs in the snow..........
 
 
No Eastery things being stitched here. tried a fabric egg with a pocket as I thought it would be cute to tuck something into it..............
doesnt look like an egg at ann..........and was alittle fiddly to work on being so small.........
 
so off to the stores to get Eastery things for the grands.....
 
can't believe it is almost here!!!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

a chicken in every pot

 
I just may pick up this runner pattern and try and get this done.
 
I need a small project to finish quickly.
 
 
 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

and the winner is..........

Pat S from NH...................

you are the winner!!!!!  Phoebe picked a number but she didnt want her pic taken. She is not as confidant as Dunkin....

I will send off your surprise as soon as I have your snail mail. I will send you an email.

Hope everyone had a great St Pats Day!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Do you have the luck of the Irish???

 
 
It's almost PARTY time!!!!!
Everyone is Irish on St Pattys Day!!
Your last chance to get in on the giveaway to chase the winter blues away!!!
see my previous post to enter!
 
 
 
 
Dunkin of the LaCombe clan wants to do an Irish Jig!
 
 
You start out like this.........c'mon  you can do it...
 

 
 
then you move left, right, one, two.............

 
 
wanna join me?

 
Phoebe says "naw...I think I'll just sit this one out!"

 
Happy St Pat's Day to all who are celebrating the "wearin of the green"  and Top of the Mornin to ya!