Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sunday Afternoon!

I went grocery shopping early this morning; then stopped at a drive through coffee stand for an Iced Mocha.  The little Barista asked what I was going to do today!  Enjoy the sun?  I said NO, I was going to sew!  I did go outside to take my pictures, it’s 90 degrees.

Sew, I did and am now watching golf.

I worked on some small projects:

  • Made a couple of microwave potholders for a friend

  • Finished a scrappy table topper using my Moda Martinique scraps

  • Made two table runners.  The first is a popsicle runner (Fig Tree pattern)

  • The second runner is made from a Buttermilk Basin pattern using some woven scraps from Moda “Etchings”

Before I go make some cookies, I have to tell you a story!

I met an old quilting friend on Friday for coffee. About 5 yrs ago, she and her husband moved to the coast to be near their grandchildren.  Recently she finished a quilt and decided to have a local quilter quilt it.  The local quilter asked her how she wanted it quilted?!  What, she thought, I usually leave it up to Sandy to decide.  They talked about it and made a decision.  The day came for my friend to pick up her quilt.  She was excited to see how it turned out!  She said that she was very very disappointed and the local quilter charged her twice as much as I charge!!  She said that she learned a valuable lesson!!

Nice for me!!

Off to make some cookies!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Granddaughter’s Visit

My son and his family came for a visit last weekend.  My granddaughter is 20 months and is in constant motion getting into EVERYTHING!  I had put some things away but not nearly enough!  Both my son and I were blondes early in life!

I managed to finish a quilt top that I have wanted to make for awhile.  The blocks are gingham, with a light grey background.  It is called “Gingham Stars”!  I think this is a keeper with a nice Minkee backing!

No big plans for the week.  I don’t have any customer quilts to work on.  Sew will work on my sister’s quilts and some of my back log!

Have a good week!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Good Tuesday Morning

I am spending a little time down in the dungeon trying to catch up on some quilting projects!  Sew far, I have finished two more of my sister’s quilts and am working on a flower table runner!     The runner pattern is from Sheri Falls “Table Runner Bliss”.  The hsts are leftovers from another quilt.  The fabric is “Harmony”.

Will try to get a couple more runners before I poop out and head upstairs!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Project Update

Here is a picture of my little granddaughter who just had her bangs cut!

I also wanted to show off some of my mini quilts!


The pattern is from Thimble Blossoms called “Piece of Cake”.  And the fabric is Corey Yoder’s “Pepper and Flax”.

This one is from MSQC called “Colorado Star” using Chic Neutral!

I have been trying to get some quilting done but it is slow going with my sore knee!

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Weekly Countdown

Good morning!  I haven’t been golfing for six+weeks.  I stepped up a stair and cracked the top of my shinbone.  I am on the mend and can start putting and chipping in three MORE weeks!

Sew, that means that I have been spending most of my time sewing and quilting.  I have been obsessing with Lori Holt’s “Farm Girl Vintage”.

I have definitely been having fun!  Will catch you up tomorrow on some of my other projects!  

I have installed the blogger app on my phone see posting just got a lot easier!!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Time to Catch UP!

I haven't written in a while because I find it difficult to write the same thing over and over!  Like:  today I sewed; today, I quilted etc.

However, I do like reading other quilters blogs even when they write the same thing over and over.  I am figuring out the real purpose is to show off what you have created and/or figured out about quilts and quilting!

I had surgery December 4th to repair my meniscus, torn while playing golf.  Actually, with all the damage that the surgeon found, I had torn it some time in the past as well.  He also scrapped some rough edges off my knee joint.  Any how, I played nine holes yesterday, got one par and one birdie!  And, I did it without any discomfort.

My grand daughter is growing like crazy!  She started walking the week after Thanksgiving.  Last week, I sent her some pink converse tennis shoes with some added "bling"!

Christmas Pic 2017
I am also posting a couple of finishes.
Baby Quilt

"Winter Blues"  using Martinique by Moda
I have been working on a quilt from Modal Bake Shop called "Endless Possibilities".  I made one in blues for my sister years ago.  Mine is made with several collections from "French General".

Finally, a big thank you to my cousin Vonda.  She made me  "Sewing Room" stitchery!

Until later...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Weekend Travel

I traveled to the west side of the state this last weekend to visit family and do some shopping at my favorite west side quilt shops.  I went to a new shop (for me) called Folk Tales shop in Lynden Washington.  It is a little shop loaded with fabric and needle crafts.  I also stopped at Two Thimbles, located in Bellingham, Washington.  It is loaded with reproduction and civil war fabric, LOVE IT!!  And, finally, stopped at Aunt Mary's Quilt Shop at Smokey Point, north of Everett.  Next time, I will take pictures!

The real purpose of the trip was to visit family, especially my beautiful granddaughter!  The problem was that I don't see her often enough for her to be comfortable with me.  These are the pics of her reaction when left alone with me: 

When her daddy got home from work, this was her reaction:

Until later...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weekend Wrap Up

First, I must show you my granddaughter Carly.   She turned one 10 days ago.

I am still working on small projects.  I am trying to use scraps and fabric from my stash!

Scrappy Lap Quilt using Modal's "Hannah"

Small Christmas Table Topper

Small Scrappy Table Topper Made with Leftovers from Quilt above!
I am not sure when I will be golfing again.  I tweaked my knee about ten days ago and have either sprained my knee or torn my ACL.  Time will tell. 

Have a good week and will talk to you soon...

Friday, September 29, 2017

Happy Friday!

Got my house work finished, fresh sheets on the bed and am sitting at my sewing machine working on some little projects!

It took me a couple of tries, but I finally figured out how to make Cross Body Pouches with double zippers!  Do you recognize the Ghastlie's fabric?  I have been hoarding it for some time!!

I also got a little autumn table topper finished.  I was going to make a larger quilt, but noticed that I had very little fall fabric left.  I absolutely love the fall!

I was sewing away on a small quilt, thinking that I am sew awesome to whip this Quilt out😜😜. Then, it dawned on me, I had only sewn 8 blocks; I need 16, or maybe 25! Jokes on me😜😜

Golfed Tuesday and Thursday.  The weather was beautiful AND warm!  I wore the wrong clothes and roasted both days.  Oh, well!

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Oh, where have you been,
Sandy Girl Sandy Girl?
Oh, where have you been,
Charming Sandy?"

I couldn't think of anything to say, sew I took a small break!

I have been sewing, quilting, baking and golfing all summer and am now getting in the Halloween spirit. It is my favorite time of the year!  Yesterday, while watching my Seahawks lose, I made a couple of Halloween Mini Quilts.  

I made a commitment to reduce my stash over the summer.  I have made about 5 scrappy quilts, including a new Halloween one.  The pattern is "Hip To Be Square".  It is now hanging in the entry way.

 Here is my scrappy Patriotic "Hip To Be Square"!

Until later...

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Mini

I bought the new "Quilts and More" Spring 2017 and fell in love with the "Step by Step" quilt.  BUT, I didn't have any fabric that I wanted to use for the large blocks.  Then, this morning I ran across Pam Kitty's Blog and she had made the quilt into a mini   Yippee, I love the idea!  Ta Da:

Made with several "French General" pieces

Let me know what you think!

PS  It is raining and the snow is almost gone.  Maybe by this time next week, I will be on the golf course!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Let It Sew, Let It Sew!

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Borrowed from Facebook!

What a mess, day 5 million of snow, snow, and snow!

I started another scrappy project this morning, trying to use fabric from my stash!  Luckily, I found a sack of "Whitewashed Cottage" downstairs and was able to incorporate it into the "Sawtooth Star" blocks.  Love that fabric!!

I have a few pictures of some finishes from the pile of quilts down in the dungeon and unfinished quilts that I have bound while stuck at home.  The piles of fabrics and quilts is diminishing!  All are mini's!

I think that I have at least four projects going that need additional fabric.  Well, I cut up all of my credit cards, so need to wait for a treasure chest to be dug up before I can buy the necessary fabric!!

Until next time...