Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Luck of the Irish

Good Morning
I had the day off yesterday, so I decided we needed a new wreath for the front door and with St. Patricks day right around the corner, I used what I had at home and created this for our front door.

On Sunday Kim at gave a tutorial for this wallhanging/tabletopper, so yesterday I completed the top, this morning I think I will quilt it, hopefully getting it complete by St. Patty's Day.
Of course I was blogging yesterday and ran across the Pink Penguin blog and her tutorial on this cute little fabric basket, so I made this in about an hour lastnight. I am thinking of adding 2 more rows and making it an Easter basket. Not sure if I will get that done today, as I have to work this afternoon.

Other than that not much new here, we got about 6 inches of snow on Saturday and it is all melting :( and today or tomorrow or maybe both, it is going to rain. OH BOY the rainy season. Everything gets so muddy and mucky, but soon the spring flowers will be out. I have already planted geraniums, daisys and moss roses in the house and all but the moss roses are up and growing, the seed package says 10 - 15 to germinate and today is day 11 so hopefully something will be peeking out from the dirt.
Happy Stitches

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Monday!

Good Morning
Well I finally found my camera! It was hiding behind the computer desk, that silly little camera I don't know how it managed to get back there. But I am so glad to have it back. I only took a few pictures cause I have to get to work quick this morning. Here is my St Patricks Day table topper I made this weekend, I completed 4!! That used up a few yards of fabric.

Then on the Stashbusters Yahoo group they challenge us to find ugly fabric, well it really isn't that ugly but until I pulled these 3 peices out, they really did not go with much and they go perfectly together. So here is my block for that. I really like it and each month we will make a block out of the fabrics, should be a cute quilt, but I must confess the brownish fabric says 2000 on it, so it has aged nicely for this quilt!
Have a wonderful day and I will upload more pictures tomorrow of the table runners I made this weekend and the Shamrock wall hanging I am working on and the baby quilt I whipped up this morning
have a great day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Still missing and todays projects

Good morning!
Well that silly little camera is still hiding on me. I am hoping to find it today. This weekend is an on line sewing bee for several on line groups I am in. My plan today is to finish up some stuff sitting on my sewing table, I have several pincushions to finish up and valentine pennie pockets, I cut out in Janaury. I plan to start a box this year for gifts throughout the year, I will use the pincushions as birthday gifts and I will have some Valentines day gifts ready for next year. Also want to get those table runners done today.
We got about 5 inches of snow last night, I have already cleaned off the driveway, but more is expected. It will be a nice day to stay in and sew
Have a great day

Friday, February 20, 2009

Have you seen my digital camera?

Have you had one of those days? I put my camera in a spot yesterday morning and said this is an odd spot, but I will remember where it is---well I don't have a clue where it is. So I can't add any pictures, what a bummer. I made 2 "Spring" table runners yesterday -- I still have to quilt them, but I wanted to show you them. So I will continue the search for the camera and post pictures when the camera shows it self again.
I am sure I will be doing a lot of sewing this weekend, we should have about 6 - 10 inches of snow onthe ground my Saturday morning and winds around 30 -35 mph so lots of drifting. I am suppsed to go to my BOM tomorrow morning, I sure hope I can get there.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Pincushions - I just love em!

Hi Everyone

I have been working on pincushions the past few days.
As I was looking around the Creation Station, I had these little blocks made into pincushions but there were boring! So I added a wrist banc and Walla I have a neat little wrist pincushion.
The block is about 2 1/2 inches finished. I have about 5 more of these to finish. I am them putting them in a big ziploc bag and I will either have gifts for me quilting friends for birthdays etc and if I have extra I will put some in the craft shows this fall.
Off to make more pincushions!!!
Happy Stitches

Monday, February 16, 2009

Buttons Buttons and More Buttons

Good Morning
Today before I was going to work, I decided to tidy up the creation station abit, it was just about to that point -- you know where it will be a disaster in a matter of minutes or if you tidy up a bit, it will remain clean, so I opted to clean it up a bit. And Buttons my cat was up for the task, she is relaxing in her chair and I clean.
One of my tasks this morning were to get most of my buttons in jars, all of course except Buttons the cat, she would not appreciate being jarred! So here is some of what I did this morning.
Off to work for me! Have a great day and remember to sew for 15 minutes today it is great for the spirit.
Happy Stitches

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I am back and blogging!

Hello Everyone!
Dear Hubby is doing much better, so I am going to be able to blog daily again. Can't believe it has been 5 weeks since his galbladder surgery and finally his back is better and he is able to drive and get around we are both very happy.

I have been doing some sewing in between taking him to Dr's and rehab. Here is a pincushion kit I rec'd from Sandi in my Wool Buddies Yahoo group, it turned out so cute. I put sand in it and I just love it.

I am trying to use up my fabrics so I made 4 of these table toppers and mailed 3 off to friends and family for Valentines day. This fabric makes me think of that strawberry sherbert. It is more of a spring print than Valentines.
I have been making these Pennie Pockets from the Happy Zombie Blog, and I added some candy to them and gave many of these away this Valentines week, you can hang them on your door knob. Very simple and quick. I am hostess for the May garden club, so I think I might make some for the girls in club and put in a seed packet. I have lots of floral fabrics to use up.

Other than that I am working on a 30's repro fabric king size quilt I need 512 4-patch units and so far I have 100 complete. Yesterday I spend the day cutting more 2 inch strips for the quilt and was able to combine 2 containers that hold my 30's -- I still have 2 other larger containers of 30's -- you have to admit you just can't be in a bad mood when you work with 30's.
I hope you all had a great Valentines day.
Til tomorrow when I blog again

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Life is Getting Better

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday was a big milestone for Dear Hubby, he was able to get around and walk some, finally the shots in his back and the therapy is working. He actually drove for the first time in a month and went to Menards. I am hoping to get back to blogging everyday, I have lots of pictures to post, so I will start doing that again tomorrow morning.
Tonight is Garden Club, I just love it, we learn so much and the group is a great bunch of ladies. This is our first meeting of the year and we have theme this year GO GREEN, I am really trying to go green so hopefully I will learn lots and pass it on to you.
Happy Stitches

Monday, February 2, 2009

Girls Winter Geat Away Weekend

HI Everyone,
Life has just been really busy, DH is having a horrible time after the gallbladder surgery, his herniated disks in his back have flared up. So last week, we went to 3 Dr's, the ER, outpatient and a pain clinic. He did get a shot in his back - but still can not sit or stand for any length of time. He was able to get around on his own this weekend, as it was Girls Winter Weekend Getaway! There were 9 of us that went and we had a blast. Lots of sewing, ok maybe not so much sewing, but lots of eating, laughing and talking. I manage to take some pictures just for fun.. Here is what our breakfast looks like, Quilters need a good breakfast to start the day.

And here we are eating and feuling up for a day of sewing and of course more eating.
OK this was taken late at night and we are fading fast, in fact some have already faded to bed.

And some just prefer to wear the snuggly they made this weekend. Perfect for reading or answering the phone just like the ad states and here our lovely model is showing that reading is very doable, I think she was reading her next project pattern.

I will post more pictures of our weekend getaway and I did finish UFO #4 tonight.
Happy February!