Sunday, December 20, 2009
My CGQC "Secret Santa" gift is in the mail to my secret partner, I just hope she gets it before Christmas.
I want to share something really fun that I recently learned. Have you all seen or heard of tube blocks? I was introduced to the technique by my class instructor who was also nice enough to give me this link to view the tutorial. Check it out. It's a quick way to put together some really fun projects. We made table runners, another made a queen size quilt practically over night using this technique.
Everyone who tries it gets really excited about the technique and the outcome of the blocks. Check out her whole blog, she's got a giveaway going on too for a fabulous looking apron.
I'll be taking a short trip to Las Vegas and returning just before Christmas. All the family will be spending the holiday week at my house so I probably won't be posting till after the New Year so may you all have a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
are interested in the how to instructions, just leave me a note in the comments and I'll be happy to send them to you.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
All of us participating in the exchange through the CGQC have been anxious for the end of the month to get here so we could see our exchange quilt and all the others that were done.
Thank you Susan, my anticpation was worth the wait. The "mini" is really cute.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This is another one she made, also in applique, that is just gorgeous. She meticulously hand stitches around all the applique for added detail. I love the technique she uses -- she's a very talented lady!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
And here's the photo of the top all sewn together. Good luck to everyone in the quilt along. I'm looking forward to seeing all the completed tops. Thanks, again to Kelly for putting this together. I love the pattern and plan to make a larger size when I'm not so strapped to complete holiday projects.
Friday, October 23, 2009
The mini quilt for the CGQC is done. I sent it to my "secret partner" yesterday via express mail so I believe she should have gotten it today. I sure hopes she likes it and enjoys it for years to come.
The trees are 3-D flying geese and the whole project was really fun to put together. I keep checking my mail, hoping to find my mini-quilt, but so far nothing has come for me. The excitement and anticipation is killing me. Isn't it so much fun when you get a gift in the mail?? I just love it.
The deadline is October 30th and I can't wait to see all the finished mini-quilts. Check them out through Dandelion Quilts. She has a list of those participating on her side bar.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Ok, I'll stop being silly or should I say selfish about it and give you the link so you too can trick or treat at her door for her fabulous giveaway. Click here to scoot on over to her blog and enter. Oh and tell her I sent you so that I get an extra chance. You won't want to miss this one!!! The more people that enter, the more prizes she'll be giving out.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Well, since I must choose I'll have to say that I'm "The practical one". Not really my type of shoe but sure fits my personality. And the other one that fits is the young at heart. I believe that you are as young as you feel and should never dwell on your real age.
I must confess, though, I've always worn heels and on a daily basis I wear either "The Sexy One" or "The Sophisticated One" since I do dress up for work. The minute I get home I kick off my heels and throw on the slippers.
Hope this helps you get to know me.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Somehow I can't seem to pass up participating in these challenges, my hubby says I like the pressure -- it motivates me I guess. Really, I just want to make everything in sight and become a great quilter like Kelly, Joan and alot of you quilters out there. I so admire the work of so many of you when I visit your blogs.
I know it will be fun and I'm really looking forward to it. I signed up to make the mini version so it won't be all that bad.
Monday, October 5, 2009
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And, last but not least is finishing my mini-quilt for the CGQC exchange that must be complete by the end of the month. I must say this one is almost complete. I still need to add the batting and the binding and then it's done.
Like most of you, I have a number of other projects in the works that I won't list but if I happen to finish them I'll post pictures. I'm anxious to do some paper piecing so who knows I just might be able to fit in a project this month.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thank you to all of you bloggers out there who sent Birthday Wishes my way! I've visited most of your blogs and I'm fasinated with all the fabulous projects.
For current posts please scroll down.
The first item in the giveaway is the fabric in the photo. It has four rose squares that are the same on the other side. My favorite color is green and I love flowers so when I found this fabric I knew right away that this would be a fun item to have in the giveaway. I hope you like it too!
The second item I've added to the giveaway is a charm pack of 40 5" fabric squares from Kaffe Fassett that are just beautiful bright colors that would make a lovely quilt. You never know, I just might add a few more items before the giveaway deadline to add a little element of surprize for the lucky winner!!
The winner will be drawn on September 30th, (my birthday) so the deadline will be midnight on September 29th. Good Luck!!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Aside from my birthday this month, we also celebrated the birthdays of two of my children. It's been a whirlwind of activity around here. Anyway, here are my September finishes for the Charming Girls Quilt Club.
I finished this quilt at the end of the week. It was really easy quilt to make but it seems like it took me forever to finish it with the little increments of time I had to work on it. But it's done now. It reminds me of some curtains my mom had in the late 60's, it's the floral pattern fabric I guess that takes me back.
Next on my list was to finish these pillow cases I had been wanting to make for quite some time. They came together quickly once I got to working on them.
And last, but not least, is the blanket I finished for my other grandson. It was actually my first finish this month. Poor kid was the last of my three grandsons to get his blanket and boy was he on me every time he came to visit.
I've also been working on my mini quilt for the exchange and on 20 star point Christmas squares for another exchange I'm participating in. I must say that the pressure has been on when I think of all I have to do to make the deadlines. But I can now say that I'm feeling sure now that I can get them all done.
I took tomorrow and Wednesday off to celebrate my Birthday (which I'll probably spend in my sewing room) to just relax and leisurely do whatever I want.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Today, I spent some time reflecting on just how vulnerable we felt that day and how much I missed my husband and family who were at home worrying about us and our safety. It sure was a scary trip and one I'll never forget.
The loss of so many people that day will forever remain in our hearts and prayers and we will never forget the heroic efforts of those who fought to save the lives of all those who were injured.