Welcome to my blog. Besides my normal everyday life, I quilt, work in a quilt shop,and love to read quilt blogs. I embroider, do counted cross stitching, tat, crochet, knit and want to learn anything that requires the use of needles and thread. Come back often to see what new project I am working on or to read a tip or two.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here it is--my Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheels quilt.  It was so fun!  I want to make more.  You can get the pattern and tool at http://www.primitivegatherings.us/.  It really isn't hard to make.

I got my Grandmother's Nine Patch quilted with a cute allover floral pattern.  Jennifer, my zospecial.wordpress.com daughter, helped me tweak the pattern so it slowed better. 

I'm progressing on my medallion and BOM quilts for two guilds, which both met in the last week.  Isn't is always enjoyable to quilt with friends? 

The turkey is thawing and the groceries are bought.  Tomorrow will be a wonderful day of cooking and eating and enjoying family, for which I am so thankful.  Hope you have a warm and Happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Remember that mess from several weeks ago?  I finished a rug with that basketfull of strips.  Its a bit smaller than some I have made, but I ran out of the rust colored fabric. From here--
to here--

took some work.  I have already started the next one.

I'm working on a miniature quilt made with the itty bitty twister template and I will show it to you as soon as it gets quilted.  The finished squares are 1".  I might make a bunch of these.  It was fun.

I have started on hot pads for Christmas gifts.  I learned a new way to make half square triangles at missouristarquilting.com.
You sew a 1/4" seam all around two charm squares that are right sides together.
Then you cut from corner to corner both ways and you have four perfect half square triangles.  I hope to get a lot of these done to give at guilds, clubs, etc.

Have fun sewing this week and plan some great Christmas projects.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Snowing, sewing, fabric and fun.

Winter weather is here and I wasn't ready for it yet.  Oh well, its a great time to spend lots of days quilting. 

I finished this quilt top and I don't even have a name for it.  I do know that when it is quilted and bound, it is going on my bed.  It is actually a quilt pattern I dreamed one night not so long ago.

I'm excited to dream up something to make with these gorgeous fat quarters that my bosses brought back as a gift from quilt market.  They are great to work for at Suppose.

Thursday evening was a guild night and I won these fat quarters for taking show and tell.  They are just going in my fat quarter stash for now. 

Saturday night was reserved for good food and friends. I even got my dinner on a purple platter.  Makes me hungry all over again. 

After a restful Sunday, I am ready to jump in and work hard for another week.  Thats what I like about Mondays.  It feels like starting all over again with a clean slate.  I guess its time to get started on hand made gifts for Christmas.  I hope you have lots of good ideas and plenty of friends and family to share them with.

Have a good week.  Keep sewing and smiling.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Already?

I missed Monday, but I hope you had a great Halloween.  I spent it with a cute witch (Jennifer) and a ladybug dog (Tinkerbell) and Clayton.  Also had a good week quilting and other things.

Just so you know I have something in my life besides quilting, Sunday I helped to welcome home our West Side Girls volleyball team.  

About fifty cars met them and followed them for the last ten miles of their trip.  We had a fire truch with lights in the lead and lots of honking and waving by people along the way.  There were even fireworks as they got  to the school.  It was lots of fun.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Courtney (in the white shirt) is my granddaughter.  She was their stats keep this season. 

Congratulations West Side girls.

Now for sewing from the last week.  I finished a star made with no diamonds or set in squares or triangles.  The book is "One Star Quilts by Magic".  Its great.  I want to make another.

This is a Legling.  It is always happy and will keep all your secrets.  It will be your best friend and you don't even need to feed it.

Have a good week and be happy.