Saturday, September 30, 2017

I think its time.........


I think it is time to finish the quilt
for my youngest brother

his grandson wants one 
"like papa"
so that means HE needs one too! LOL
he is six 
and a sweetie pie
I will try and make some turkeys like
Lori Holt had on her blog
and put them at the bottom
and the deer panel for him at the top

he is always looking for tukeys at my house LOL

you know..........

like these..........





Friday, September 29, 2017

a present from me to you



this was a mystery wallhanging
a few years back in I think Quiltmaker

I have ALL three parts

SO..........
as an early Christmas gift to YOU

I will post the directions one part at a time
starting in October

that way 
you can..........
make it as a gift for someone......
or make one for yourself.......
and have plenty of time before Christmas to do it.

what do you think?
Arent I a great friend?
thanks........

dont let the pointy look of it turn you to think it is difficult
it is NOT

the centers if you look close
are just 4 triangles to make the squares
the outer edge
delectable mountains

so
LADIES
START PUTTING ASIDE YOUR GREENS AND REDS
AND BACKGROUND FABRICS

soon my pretties.........soon
and we will post them for everyone to see how pretty

I love seeing what you all do and want to thank you
for inspiring me all year round





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Thursday, September 28, 2017

one of my brothers


remember this fun fabric I got in my
dollar bag?
I cut out 6  ten inch squares
had my good friend Jacky make me some
microwave bowls and let her have two
(aint I generous? LOL)

I think I will have a deer theme for this brother


kitchen towel
and I got some brown cotton yarn to make a knitted dishcloth
and want  to go to sewfresh quilts
and make the deer pattern
just a single block
for the center of his kitchen table  
will put borders to make it a little bigger but I think that will be cute
some homemade jams and he will be done
maybe some bowls for his microwave bowls to fit

another one almost done
I am getting there..........

I also ordered some photo gifts
I like York Photo for fun gifts
another possible 2 done

when you have a big family every little bit counts
how are you doing in YOUR sewing room?

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

another gift almost done


anyone knit or crochet?
see this ball?
it 
is BiG  and I mean bigger than my thumb thick

but soft


one of my nieces wanted one of those textured 
blankets that go for 300 bucks

but I found this yarn at Michaels
and decided to try it


size 50 needles   (width of 2 of my fingers together)
makes big chunky stitches

I have four skeins in this so far
I bought 8 total
and I think it should finish around 50x60
which is a pretty good size

I want to finish it and let her sister see it
to see what she thinks.........
but then again

I HAVE FIVE NIECES lol

I may be in trouble if I do that ha ha


***update***
Jenny must be talking to Michaels
because they sent me an email
25% OFF
INCLUDING SALE ITEMS
so I went looking for this yarn online
it was cheaper than I paid
PLUS I got the discount

long story short,,,,,,,,
enough yarn for three more are coming my way
and they will be $45 a piece
not too bad considering the first one
was almost 80!

now if those darned needles would arrive I could 
put the pedal to the metal and get these done!
are you making any non-quilted gifts?





for the niece


I definitely want to make a pillow
for the niece
She also has a purple purse kit
that I got 
that way I am covered if time runs short

but One block.........hmmm I MAY
be able to squeak this out

love the one with the glasses! and it looks
JUST

LIKE
HER
DOG
bRODY

the projects have slowed down now that I am back
to work but.............
I am still plugging along
I figure if I do one quick one
and one that takes alittle longer it will help me
stick to it

ALSO............
SAVE YOUR GREEN AND RED SCRAPS 
I HAVE A FABULOUS SURPRISE FOR YOU!

PUT PILE OF THEM IN ONE SPOT
YOU WONT WANT TO MISS THIS ONE




Monday, September 25, 2017

small projects are fun


this would be such a cute mugrug
I found this on the internet and I think I can
draw it out no problem
I do have that lime green towel..........
hmmmmm
who do I know who likes the grinch?



gotta give brother measurements of my jar
I want one of these so bad



this is a cute little applique  project too
I love it
and I have a red coffee cup
how perfect for the Fall.........




these are bookmarks but
I am thinking of them on a mat
for the cats
I always make them new food mats
to put under their bowls
it helps contain the mess from my
two messy eaters........
simple shapes too
half circle and a tail








Sunday, September 24, 2017

look at all my goodies


a Charlotte Warr book.......be still my heart......
shows how to make quilts out of pictures
I want to try that so much..........



and THIS was in one of my bags.......
I KID YOU NOT
isnt it beautiful?
I will definitely have to make that the center block
of a quilt
and I KNOW I have purples and turquoises
for fabrics..........



and some presewn blocks
again in my colors
how lucky am I?



the pile of pieces that were fat quarter or larger was 
over a foot high!
and this bag is STILL FULL of strips and shapes
I kid you not for a DOLLAR


look at all this fun



I LOVE this one.......so so fun and cute
I am over the moon happy..........
will take me some time to go through 
the two bags for sure

did YOU have any fun?
I have been on vacation all week so decided
to show you the quilt show so that
I could empty out those bags and play 
hee hee
sneaky eh?
 If I could have I would have bought a bag for EACH of you..........
If I could part with them........



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Jacky says thank you


look at THIS pretty
Look familiar?
yep you saw it on JulieRose's blog

she gifted it to Jacky

Jacky says to me
"how does she know me? it is like she made it just for me"
she was over the moon



and look at the back
just a fun as the front!




Dunkin tried to claim it as we were
taking photos
but Jacky threatened to take away
his treats so he let go and let her have it back

blogging friends truly are the BEST!

AND MORE QUILT SHOW


THIS ONE WAS FUN TOO.
look at the quilting



it even had the words to a song quilted in
Oh what a beautiful morning
oh what a beautiful day
I have a beautiful feeling
everythings going my way.


fun fun


and a fun Halloween quilt



and I tried being Vanna LOL
this one was gorgeous too
all batiks compass points
see? I wore my Missouri Star sweatshirt LOL



AND THEN THERE WAS THE VENDOR ROOM........

I could go on all day........we spent a good hour or so 
in there
started out sitting at a chair with a massage pillow
out came the credit card........Merry Christmas to me
feels goooooooood


then we found a lady going out of business and all was half price
I got some panels and Jacky got some fabric



AND THEN
THE GUILD TABLE.......
I WENT OVER TO THE BOOKS
30 dollar books were 2/2.00
I got FOUR
and Jacky meandered and found these beauties
these bags are HEAVY and FULL

and A DOLLAR A BAG
she got two and I got two........these are my two......
will show you tomorrow what SOME of was in it
Best Two bucks I EVER spent!

so much fun and YES I am a cheap date! LOL





Friday, September 22, 2017

progress on vac week


ha bet  you thought I was gonna show you a quilt
nope
not first anyway
I saw these and bought them
not a fan. has anyone else tried them?
maybe its me but an oreo to me is
chocolate filled with overstuffed white filling
YUM
so these were a disappointment to me
tasted phony flavored
BUT...........


I DID finish up cat mat number two out of those srcaps
and practiced a little quilting for fun



yep used this black piece up by cutting it inhalf
and adding the green
now it is gone  (yay)



and I think my practicing is paying off
a little



squirrel..............
onto another finish



7 count them SEVEN
pillowcases to send off to Missouri Star

(tapping foot looking at Jacky..........
so where are your three???? hmmm???)

lol


then laid out my granddaughters quilt top
for you to see and this guy was in trouble



or was he being set up? LOL
little antagonizer that she is..........



any who here she is in all her glory
and I did not have enough for another top
just have 14 more blocks
I did 4 x 6 rows  24 blocks total here

trying to think how I could set the others and maybe 
add a row of slabbed pink and purples?  
or if I should just move on to another one
on the list



found this guy to decorate for the Fall
my Mom made it
and she passed in 1989 so it is pretty old
but pretty special..........
Hi Mom! Happy Fall!

and some more eye candy.........


this was a fun kids quilt embroidered
with monkeys jumping on the bed


and cats and the fiddle


and the mouse who ran up the clock



and the log cabin for Jacky
she embarassed me  by trying to take it 
off the rails
and take this one home
yeah she did.........
(sorry Jacky I can not be an accomplice)
LOL  no but she WANTED TO


how pretty is that



and this was a gorgeous red and green quilt too



closeup..........


cute pastel quilt


nice crooked stars



 and a cute cabin........


close up for Jacky



Thursday, September 21, 2017

OMG look what I got in the mail


I got the mail and there was a squishy package
hmmm...... I dont remember buying anything 
from Jenny
(I know sometimes I do forget LOL)
nope, this package came all the way 
from a friend

a friend named JulieRose
who blogs here




Dunkin was impressed too.
Let me read that Mom!
Julie
sent you a package?
its not your birthday
not Christmas
nada
nothing 
just an ordinary day



that turned into SUPER real fast.
be still my heart
I recognized this from her blog
was she....?
as I unfolded it I almost cried
IT WAS


this BEAUTY she worked on 
as we slabbed away in oranges
don't cha just LOVE those ghastlies?

and wait
if you turn it over............


YEAH
see what I mean?
tears of joy were welling up

to think 
someone I have only met thru blogging
made this for ME
I am humbled and so so lucky

I LOVE IT
I LOVE IT
I LOVE IT



are you sure Mom it doesnt say somewhere to 
send it back after you admire it or something?
you mean......?
it is OURS?????

I think so Dunks.......
no way this is going anywhere
except on our table

and I may even put out a heath bar or two
(Julies favorite LOL)

thank you so so much Julie
you made my day
more than you could ever know...........