Monday, October 31, 2016

fun stuff happening here

boxes are arriving
its almost like Christmas!

I wonder who will like this little fun game
I think I would LOL
I mean who doesnt like pie right? ha ha

and this one looked hilarious
you put these mouth guards in your mouth
and try and say some words on a card
and they have to guess what you said
sounds like a lotta laughs

hopefully the recipients like these as much as I 
think I would like them

been a busy non sewing weekend.......but I will get back on track
what are you up to?

Sunday, October 30, 2016

another little fun project

remember this find?  yeah I found it while I was cleaning
and then cut it and quilted it up into a mug rug

well I found another one
and decided to play with quilting
see the attempt at holly? LOL

I tried to make the holly stand out
but I dont think my coffee cup will mind
that I didnt quite succeed

can you see it better? lol
anywho, another little project to pass the time while I 
am deciding on some borders for other projects

I know, time is a ticking........

decisions decisions....

was thinking about this panel too for Dad
do I use the deer? (three brothers)
or do I use "Papa Bear" ?

I could use the three deer one for my hubs
I think he would like that
MAYBE I could do an attic window out of it
like this

I am doing THREE of these lap size
for my hunting brothers

and I guess this one for my Dad

borders are going to be a challenge
but do you think my brothers are going to fuss
as much as I am about them?
probably not
and if the three are different
then they can tell which quilt is theirs, right?

see? in my MIND I have a plan........hee hee

now to just get er done

Saturday, October 29, 2016

deer border

the deer I found and found the black fabric
so once the border is framed I THINK it is 
just the outside border
gotta check with Jenny again
so was auditioning
this one is a Fall leafy print
but close in color so not too sure

this one is woodsy with pinecones
I kinda like it
but there isnt much green in the panel

what do you think?


I guess borders are not my friend this year
I am having trouble deciding 
as I want to use from the stash if I can

Friday, October 28, 2016

do you like this one?

help me out
Dunkin do you like this one?
I kind of do.
it has all the woodland animals
and is light enough to frame the center panel

yes Mom  I think I do
but I think I saw some of these animals in 
our backyard!
and don't tell the nice blog reading peeps
to excuse the fact that I need a manicure
just sayin...........

from a frames the center
and almost mimics the birch tree fabric
I even like it without another border
am thinking I may slap it on and call it done

what do you think?
the following were my choices......

brown which I thought was too "pink"

even green didnt help

another light border but too plain?

blue didnt make it sing either.....

this one is a contender

do you like the green wolves?  or the top light woodland

Please vote in the comments below. I really want to get this
ready to quilt as I will be needing it
and the 3 deer quilts for Dec 1st

HELP me Rhonda help help me Rhonda
help me Rhonda help help me Rhonda

or even if you are not Rhonda
Please help me decide on a border for Dads bears
you know, my Papa Bear quilt

please and thanks!

beary beary close

we are beary close to a finish
isnt he cute?
hope the recipient does too

and I found these doilies
any ideas on what I can do with these

have yellow and pink and green ones

yes I have stuff in my room..........

this pattern is from my Mom
she has been gone since 1989
and this is all cut out
except for the tail
I may have to sew it up
from Mom

and my buddy Jacky found this
we were jealous of the pretty ones that
Babs of wont-to-be-quilter made
 but look closer.......

it folds into HOLLY!
how cute is that???

some people are just too darned smart!
what are YOU making?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

old UFO

see the handsewing?  yeah this is from 2000
and I was teaching a gal from Haiti
to make a quilt
she didnt have a machine
so we had to hand sew

(thats where this pincushion went!) 

anywho I was sewing them up and then
trimming to a 5 inch block I think

I had a plan LOL
even for a border idea
which meant sewing MORE of these

paper templates
so I think that what I have here
will be IT
and maybe borders to bring
it to a lap size
would make a cute medallion type
round robin
we will see.......

Wednesday, October 26, 2016


This post is  a somber one. I have just learned that a blog friend lost 6 family members in a fire in GA on Sunday.
I just cant imagine. The parent were in their 20s and the children were 5, 3 and 3 months old.

Here is a link on the details. they have set up a gofund to help pay funeral expenses.


God I ask that you comfort this family and wrap your arms around them in this most difficult time. I also ask that you touch the hearts of others and if they are able to help in any way that they do so in your name.

Things like this make other "problems" in life sure seem trivial.
Hug your family, say you're sorry and never take anything for granted. We never know if today is our last day on Earth.


should get this adorable pillowcase?
I think I have enough to make ONE
but how cute is that?

then again I may need that brown for a border.......

and as I was straightening out fabric
I saw a piece of Julie Rose fabric
that she sent
and couldnt resist
auditioning it next to other fabrics
look how well it goes with that blue
(see how easily I am distracted?)

and also the green

and even some reddish fabric
January is gonna bring some FUN play with these fabrics

Thanks JulieRose

Jacky and I will surely have a lot of fun!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

weekend fun

this past weekend I had some fun
with my crafty niece

she and I carved pumpkins

i got those cheap lights at the dollar store
and had this guy lit up all night

so so cute
had to make a kitty

had to!

and reaped the benefits of some
delicious pumpkins seed snacks for my desk

win win!
do you have any Halloween fun?
we dont get any trick or treaters
and no one drives by so my pumpkins should
be safe
hubs wants to carve his next

I didnt get a picture of nieces but hers was a skull
and came out real scary
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 24, 2016

bear in mind

back to the bears.......

not sure I like this
too busy and too many more to make

tried the idea of blocks
with the right colors may work
but again lots of work to make them all
and make them fit

found a cream color fabric
too light but goes with the birch border well

maybe if it is a second border?
the  not so much.

this green wolf fabric may work..........
does it need a darker small border?
like brown or black to frame the inside?
so far I like this one the best
hey Dunks, do you know you are sitting on a 
bears head???? LOL

maybe I should shop the stash and make a coin border?

or half square triangle border?
may be too busy

or even a border with a big block?
still contemplating bear paws blocks

those little circles may work
but I would have to make many more of them

or maybe some bear paw blocks? 
or even the paw border from this quilt along

what to do?  so many choices
I guess I need to make some of each
and see if it brings it to the size 
I want 
and if I like it 

this was SUPPOSED to be an EASY panel quilt!
so much for THAT theory!