Saturday, February 28, 2015

secret sewing

I took these adorable kid print charms
and sewed 2 pieces 3x4 squares
they are the beginning of something I am hoping
will turn out well

As usual I am "winging it"
and you never know where that may lead LOL
hopefully NOT another UFO!!!!
see the cute little elephants and planes?
so so cute!
stay tuned to see how I make out

Friday, February 27, 2015

anyone use lace?

does anyone else out there use lace? this lace is also in my room
and it is cute. about half inch wide and looks like
hand crochet
this is not the color it is more like picture 2  the light blue

like this............

as you can see it didnt cost much........YES that says 5 CENTS per YARD!

and I wont live long enough to use it all........
there is probably at least 20 yds of it
if you are interested in some I am willing to spread the love.........
just let me know in the reply and I will inbox you for address
I hate to see it just sit here if someone else wants to play with some......

oh by the way, have you noticed? I have a NEW ironing board cover.
isnt she purty?  a little busy for picture taking but hey, its a NEW ironing board cover!
Doesnt take much to make this gal happy. 
isn't hubby lucky that I am not high maintenance? LOL

Thursday, February 26, 2015

trying to organize

I found this house tin in my room
it was from wine. not sure where I got it as I don't drink wine

and all my elastic and velcro is in here.
great find! amazing things you can find
when you try to organize huh?
whooda thunk?

I also came across these towels. seems I had an idea for Christmas
one year for appliqued ones. my sons family is into hockey and I have
a hockey Santa pattern somewhere. so I better keep these in 
plain sight for when I find the pattern huh?

this is my strawberry basket. it was filled in a New York minute with scraps
I designated strips to this one as I have quite a few of them
hopefully I can get more containers to help organize the rest
what is it they say? little steps.........

don't ya love that Easter fabric?  

you think I have any more of it in this room?  who knows.
it would come in handy for a cute runner this time of year wouldnt it?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

see why I cant clean???

I found this pattern that I want to make for hubs......

I found these flannel pieces from a previous project

looks like I had some ideas of what to do with them

the fabric is so so adorable! but do I have any other scraps lurking
in this sewing room?
who knows

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

sad day

One of my favorite Aunts passed away yesterday morning. She was fighting a battle with cancer
and cancer won. In this picture she is the third from the right in the back row.
My Dad is the one in the back left with the hat. he is the only adult in this picture 
that is left. She was his sister and had no  children.
(I am in the front on the left with my hat and purse and red shoes) LOL

My Aunt  loved to crochet and paint and knew a ton about plants and flowers.
She taught me a lot about them. She was always teaching me something.
Her Mom, my Grandmother, died before I was born but I knew her
through my Aunt. She would tell family history stories so that 
we would know our heritage. she gave me her tatted hanky that her mom mad for her
when she was in my Mom and Dads wedding. I want to make something
special out of that.

At one point in her life she lived in TX. I never visited her there but she would tell 
about the baby sheep being born and the pretty bluebonnet flowers.

then she moved to NH. She is the one I started the 12 days of Christmas for
and she loved it. all her friends would call her to see what gift each day 
would bring. it was fun.

she was a funny woman. if you called and she wasn;t home
you may hear a funny answering message like I am out catching the chickens.
(she had no chickens) she would make it rhymn. that was another thing
we have in common. I love to write poems and so did she.
I will miss talking to her and finding out the latest bear story of bears
on her property. 

She didnt want any services so we wont be able to say our last goodbyes
but instead wants to be cremated and spread on the mountains.
I will miss you Tia Jo
until we meet again.................

some flowers for you and say Hi to my Mom for me.

for baby Hunter so far

here is Hunters quilt

and 2 outfits 

3 onesies

7 burp cloths

6 matching bibs

the stack all together. I think it is a good start to fill a diaper bag don't  you?
the question is............

Am I MAKING one or BUYING one?
love this fabric charm pack.

Monday, February 23, 2015

why do I do it?

why do I start another project..........I don't know
I certainly have enough of them to finish

these little guys were free
from Missouri Quilt a while back

they are already cut 2 1/2 x 5
so I stitched some up
now to find a complimenting fabric
in the stash
I dont have many solids if at all
so will have to see what may work

what will it be?
zippy bag?
something else?
only time will tell..........

Sunday, February 22, 2015

a little time to sew

stole a few minutes to sew. had to pay to have snow off roof again
so it gave me some time
one for the woven quilt...........

one for the multi scrappy one

it doesnt take much to make this gal happy!
a full bobbin, a machine that works and some fabric

Saturday, February 21, 2015

shhhhhh its a secret...........

hey Mom! what cha doing in there????
Can I come in????
HUH???   what do you mean I will tell???

It COULD have something to do with this.............

or this little gem.............

or is it baby related? hm................

dresdan project?

maybe more kites???? cant be MORE kites......
Can it????

there is something brewing in the sewing room
but I cant have Dunkin let the cat out of the bag........
yet anyways........

Friday, February 20, 2015

angels among us

yesterday I was having a BAD day. I woke up and was dizzy.
I laid back down 3 times before it finally went away. I was sick to my 
stomach from it. I think it is stress related TO SNOW
Then I had to rush to get ready for work.
I get home from work and there are TONS more spots on my living room ceiling.
I cried! I cant take this winter any more.

when I got the mail, this sweet surprise from 
was waiting for me.
How lucky am I????
look at this BEAUTIFUL heart wall hanging. I LOVE IT!
Do you see the detail? each heart is quilted differently and meticulously.
Go ahead, take a peek I will wait.
See what I mean? gorgeous!

as if that wasn't enough, also in the package were these ADORABLE ornaments
she made and some lace zippers
LOVE THEM! I had never seen lace zippers before
and they are so pretty! can't wait to check them out in 
a project

and a sweet note from her too  <3
Thanks Collette for making my day brighter. 
You have NO IDEA how much that
package helped me
Thank you SO SO much Collette. You are an angel!

I borrowed a roof rake and used it a little till dark.
I am only 5 feet tall so you can imagine me
trying to rake snow off my roof. 
yeah, FUN  snow in the face, rake gets stuck behind ice dams,
and today we are due for MORE
with rain too so I am really worried 

anyone want to buy a house in a "ski resort" area?

you cant stop at just one

you really cant stop at just one
once you start these little buggars
Ask me how I know!

I now have THREE quilts going out of this 2 1/2 inch square tin
I have the mixed  squares
this green and brown one will become sort of a woven
type quilt
and the rainbow colors one

so far I have 14 of the assorted ones, one of the "woven" ones,
and 5 or 6 of the rainbow ones.
I am thinking the rainbow one will be 12 total
I need to graph it out as I want to connect them with
stars that form kind of a 4 patch

I am thinking the 4 colors of the corners will form the 4 patch
to kind of blend the colors into the next squares
I just want to draw it out to see
if my idea in my head makes sense and 
looks like I think it will
so many squares..............
so little time........................

Thursday, February 19, 2015

I must like squares

this is an old UFO that needs to be quilted up
I am waiting to get my frame set up in my room
but the snow is stopping that
so I will wait..........

these darlings are multiplying like rabbits!
like eating potato chips
they are so fun 

and this is a step back in time
twenty years to be exact
my cute niece with her fav bunny and her fav quilt
she would not let anyone TOUCH this quilt!
I made it for her with four sections
each section had a 3 dimentional area pocket to put her dolly in
one was a bathtub
one a highchair
one a bed
I forget what the 4th was
it was a cute fun quilt and she loved it to death!
dont you just love it when that happens????
love this kid!!!  to pieces!!!
and I love to be SQUARE

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

is there a squares anonymous group

I started with good intentions
who doesnt?
I cut up my smaller stash (who am I kidding........only a bit of it)
into 2 1/2 inch squares and put them in a nice pretty tin 
to organize
then one day (I blame it on the snow) I started to sew them together
two by two
then by fours
then into 16 patches

I now have about 14 of these blocks done
so much for finishing up things right?

then while blog surfing I got the (bright?) idea
to make a rainbow scrap quilt
so I made one all in blues

I dont have pictures (camera on blink)
but I also have a red one, green one, pink one, brown one and 
orange one

does that make me a bad person?
pssssssttttttttttt..........I got some squares ............ LOL

no sleep getting done here

remember the front of my house earlier?
I was putting up the lights
yeah well fast forward a month or two.........

and this was what it looked like the FIRST storm
since then we have had 30 more inches!
(yes my friends almost a YARD taller)
those trees in front? you cant see them
the big tree to the left?
you cant see the base- only branches stick out
no more room for the stuff
so so sick and tired of shovelling
my shoulders hurt

started saving coffee for my roses
how I long to see green grass and my roses,,,,,,,,,,

they like banana peels too
so they are in freezer bag in freezer  
awaiting the Spring thaw
maybe summer by the time this stuff all thaws!

and I knit to take my mind off things.........
like ice dams
and snow on roofs
and strange noises
and how to shovel out to get to work
and water leaks on ceilings

these two can sleep.............

but there is no sleep for hubs and me.........
just worrying and praying that summer gets here soon!