Saturday, December 31, 2011

Blogger's Block of the Month (part 4)

I'm starting my New Year off with a sewing bang!!! Here are my new Blogger BOM blocks. Pat Sloan is the block designer this month! She made an awesome design. Thanks Pat!!

Here is my second block. Hmmmm... this quilt is really going to be busy...what am I going to do at the end??? Any suggestions?? Black maybe??

This block went together really fast and easy!!

Well, I'm off to sew some more. :O) :O)

Quilties Are Flying Away !!!

The Christmas Quilties are ALL in the mail!!!! I want to thank each and every player for joining in on the fun. And again, thank you for being patient while I recovered from my surgery.

May God Bless each and every one who stops by!!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

I Have Great Blog Friends !!!

I have the Greatest Blog friends around!!!!! Look what came to me in the mail this Christmas season. Left to right.... snowman by Sandy, ATC angel by Kelly, Santa ATC by Cheryl (no blog), cross stitch tree by Lesley, and cool fabric from ??? oh boy I forgot??? Okay...this is embarrassing (blush) I really like the fabric. Thanks Ladies so much for sending love my way. I really needed it :):)

I am feeling better these days.... But I still get tired easily. 

Okay Quiltie Ladies...I have a question for you??? I have one more quiltie in the mail. (Sue) She also has had the same surgery as me, one week ahead of me. She has worked real hard on her quilties. They are not here yet, but in the mail. Do I wait just a few more days?? Or should I trade and send out the quilties I have. This trading thing is new to me,... what is the common practice?? I know I have taken longer to trade back this time....going into emerency surgery kind of threw me for a loop. :):) I thank you all for your patience. Let me know what you think about mailing out the quilties.
Hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season!!!! 

PS... I have figured it out. My Hubby came up with a brilliant plan. I am holding back 3 quiltie traders, so when Sue's quilties come in we will trade with her. I will mail out everyone else's on Friday!!! I really want Sue to join in on the fun. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

My UFO 2012 List !!!

Hello Blog Peeps!! I am going out on a limb here, and putting myself on the GET IT DONE line. I am hooking up with Judy over at the Patchwork Times. Judy is hosting a 2012 UFO list. Each participate needs to list 12 projects they would like to see finished in the new year. 

1# Above is my fish, from my Susan Carlson class.

2# My Blogger's Block of the month. We are still making the blocks but we started in September. So,  I hope to have this done before the end of the year. :):)

3# My Kaffe Fasset quilt. I thought I was done ...but it is to small for a queen. So I need to do about 8 more blocks and quilt and bind it.

4# I am doing the Cotton Club BOM. It started in September also. Heres to hoping I can get it done too!! I am already behind on my blocks :(

5# I have been working on this quilt for 3 years. I am hand quilting it with gold metallic thread. I would love to hang it in my house this coming Christmas.

6# My snowflake quilt. Needs a border and quilting and binding.

7# cream blocks, need to become a quilt.

8# Scrappy trips around the world, by Bonnie Hunter. They need a braided border, quilting and binding.

9# here is my QAYG project I started with the help of Marianne over at the Quilting edge. I love the way this is turning out. I really want to get it done this year!!

10# I made this quilt quite a few years ago. Then just stopped. It needs borders, or something.? I need to finish it!!!!

11# I made this quilt from a quilt magazine. For the life of me I can't find the pattern to give who designed it credit. But it is in 2 pieces, then quilting and binding.

12# Finally but certainly not the least..... My ART Journal quilt for 2011. I have been making these little quilties all year. I want to make an all black quilt to attach each quiltie onto it. Then hang it over my sewing machine in my art room.

WOOSH!!!!! I'm exhausted just thinking about this list!!!! But, I really want to get this list done. Of course those who know me know that I will add stuff to this list. But, I will work on one of these projects every week. Until they are all done. Wish me luck :):)

Well, This will be my last post until the new year....taking time to spend with my 11year old Daughter who is home for Christmas break.      MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL......AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!!!!  Be Blessed, I am!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Orca Bay Mystery

I have been a Bonnie Hunter fan for years. She has had a free mystery quilt start in November for years. I have every one printed, stapled, and filed in my BH file. To my sadness I have never made one of her Mystery's. I have always wanted to.....but..... Well, this time I decided I would break my own shackles and MAKE THIS MYSTERY!!!! I am linking up with Bonnie's blog to show my progress. I am not caught up to every one by any means..... BUT, I have cut, sewn, pressed, and trimmed. I am NO longer a FILE Bonnie Hunter fan. I am doing it!!!!!!!!! Yeah Me!!!!! Thanks Bonnie for giving out this mystery to everyone every November....we ladies ... sewing people really appreciate all your hard work and your talent. :):)                                                              
part one-- almost done

part two--pink strings. The papers are cut and stings are ready. The green stings are for part 4, their paper are cut too.

part three-- all done.
Again thanks Bonnie for sharing your talents with so many quilters.

One week left until Christmas day!!!...... Hope ya'll have a super Christmas week!!!!


Friday, December 16, 2011

A Christmas Show and Tell !!!

    I want to first say THANK YOU to everyone who left encouraging words about my surgery. I am doing very well by the way. :):)  Every comment and prayer sent my way was greatly appreciated !! I really felt warm hugs surrounding me. :):)
    I have been working away on several Christmas presents for the last month. But, I have not been able to show my work because all my friends and family read my wouldn't due to spoil the surprise :):) One of the big presents I was diligently working on was a quilt for my dear friend Karen Valentine. Today we got together and exchanged presents. She also stayed the day with me and we talked and laughed. Remember, I'm not getting off the couch very well these days. It was wonderful to have her over and sit with me. Karen made me the cutest pots I have ever seen. They have snowmen on them. I ran out.. (ok, hobbled out).. with my hubby to get some pretty plants to put in them. I am eager to show them off :):).....thank you Karen ....I LOVE them!! Don't they look great with plants? Hopefully I won't kill the poor plants to soon :):)

Karen knows that I LOVE snowmen!!! Sorry my camera is taking yucky photo's, this poor camera is slowly dying on me....I think I know what Santa should bring me....:O) :O)

I really love the checker board on this one, and the snowman is just to cute :):)

I am so mad at my camera..... it is not doing these beautiful pots justice!!!! (Sorry Karen)  I have always been a fan of red, white, and blue... and the snowflakes are very sweet.

She also brought me this adorable bag filled with the wooden spools! Which as a sewing person....I'm addicted to.!! One can never have to many :):) I love all my presents Karen, thanks again...and I really enjoyed you sitting and chatting with me for the day.

Here is the quilt I made for her. The quilt measures about 76x76.

Of course, those who read my blog know I like to piece my backs :):)

Here are a couple of close ups of my quilting.

I don't have a long arm. I did this on my Bernina.

And finally my dear friend Karen. I got the feeling she really liked her new quilt.....she held in her lap the rest of the day. :):) giggle... She was making sure it went home with her !!! I like bright color myself...but as this quilt started to come together....I started really liking it and wondering if I should just keep it. As quilters we put soooo much time, heart, and energy into our craft....its hard to let them go at the end. But, I start thinking about the person I'm making the quilt for and I realize I need to give them a piece of me. So, it was with great joy on my part to give this quilt to my dear friend. Love you SWEETIE !! Your friendship means the WORLD to me.  

Well, that's it for me today... until next time!!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I am still here!!

Hello Every one! I just wanted to let you know why I haven't posted. I have been in the Emergency Room twice last week. Once on Wednesday-- they sent me home with antibiotics and a UT infection diagnoses. Then by Sunday night I was in so much pain, my husband ran me back to the ER. This time they admitted me, and said I had a septic gallbladder. That needed to be removed ASAP. I am very grateful that it was caught, and the Doctors did an awesome job!! I am home now with pillows all around me as my body armor :):) I am going crazy--- It's Christmas ---I have a million and one things to do!!!! But, I will try and rest!!!!! So, in a few days  I will post again.

They Quilties are rolling in almost every day. If your quilties are in the mail I will let you know I got them soon. Mail out date is December 15th.

Hugs to all who stop by my blog!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Teeny Tiny Show and Tell!!

I took a class from Melody Johnson at a quilt show. WOW!!! She is just amazing!! She was a lot of fun, and very informative. Here is my small quilt I made with her hand dyed fabric. The size is 10x12.

This tiny tiny quilt was made in 1999. It measures 5x7 inches. The flowers are 1 inch square. 

This quilt is painted on muslin. It measures 6x10. I added a bead border.

Well, that is my teeny tiny show and tell. 
Hope every one is having a great day !!!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I'm Making Christmas Ornaments!!

I LOVE making Christmas ornaments every year. My friend Karen came over the other day to make ornaments with me. Here is one of the ornaments I made. I like the buttons on it.

Karen showed me how to make this ornament.  Be sure to go to her blog and see her's. (much prettier)

My Mom made this one. I have a dozen or so that I clip to my tree every year.  It's tiny crochet dress ,wings, and a halo on an old fashion clothes line pin. They are very special to me.

I didn't make this one but, it is one of my favorite. I LOVE snowmen and Jesus :):)

Hope every one is having a wonderful start to their week. :):)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Blogger's Block of the Month (part 3)

Here is my 3rd month of the Blogger's Block of the Month. This month Stephanie over at the Loft Creations has made the design for this months block.

Here is my second block. I'm really liking my color combinations.  

My blocks together!!

My first 3 months of blocks put together!! This is going to be a very colorful quilt :):)

I am hooking this post up with the FRESH SEWING DAY over at Lily's Quilts. I have been working hard on Christmas presents last month, and can't show much. (they are a secret :O)  But, I did get the chance to make my Blogger's BOM. Thanks for stopping by!!

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