Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, Monday...

It is Monday afternoon and I am tired and sore.  I spent 5 hours yesterday cleaning out the closet in my sewing room and cleaning the room.  I haven't worn the clothes for a couple of years (mainly because I had fabric stacked in front of the doors!)  Out went the clothes and in went the fabric, or at least some of it!  LOL!

Sew, here are two finishes.  The first has to be quilted right away, it is a gift for our friend who is moving.  The fabric, is "Fresh Off The Farm" and another friend helped me sew the blocks!  The second, is a very bright baby quilt. (Moda's Gypsy Girl)

Sew, I am off to the store to buy ingredients for another new recipe from "Pinterest" "Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti".  I  will let you know how it turns out!

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Week End is Here!

I finished sewing the binding on this mini quilt while on the golf course yesterday.  I try to take hand work with me to the course so that I don't lose patience!!  The pattern is "Summer Star" and I found it on "A Quilting Life"

I have been sitting at my sewing machine since 6 am this morning.  In between stitches, I have been looking at Pinterest for quilting ideas and meal ideas!  Plus, I have finished all of the laundry!  Any way, I am making a baby quilt with Moda's "Gypsy Girl".

Tomorrow, I will be going to a friend's house and making a going away quilt for another friend.  We should be able to finish the top and I will quilt it on Sunday.  The friend will be leaving as soon as her house sells, sew we need to be ready!

Hope that your week-end is fun and productive!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Windy Week-end!

I set up a table at a friend's this past weekend.  She is leasing the old fire station and had a Spring Garden Hoe Down. There were several crafters and a Blue Grass Band played.  The only problem was that the WIND  blew.  My quilts and I came home covered with dust.

This morning, I finished sewing the binding on a baby quilt for a friend.  I used Henry Glass' Noah's Ark.  It is an older collection, but perfect for a new grandson!  I used Minkee for the first time and it quilted like a dream!

My local Gammill rep was by first thing this morning for my annual servicing and changed out four wheels.  I didn't know that you could wear wheels out!  He was here two hours and I wrote a check for $400+.  He does a great job but...

I also finished up my Thomas The Train and it is now on the quilter.  Pics by Wednesday??
Finally, I made Triple Chocolate Scones and used chips with caramel inside.  YUMMY!  I still need to figure out what to fix for dinner.  I made a big ham yesterday, thinking it was Easter!  Sew, maybe left overs!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Missing For 10 Days?!!

I have been working on several quilts, including a "Thomas The Train" but today, I finished piecing one.  I saw "Round Trip" in a  "Fons and Porter" magazine.  It is about 60" square and made of Bella Solids Triangles.  It is now downstairs in the dungeon.  Speaking of which, I have an appointment Monday for a tune up on my machine.

This past weekend, I had a booth at the Annual Antique and Vintage Two Day Show.  I was able to sell several quilts, AND, I met Shelley Coykendall, an award winning quilter from the Hermiston Oregon area.  I was absolutely thrilled to talk to her for about 20 minutes.

I am off to look at a friends stash!  I hope that I don't come home with too much!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Beautiful Friday Afternoon!

Spring is finally here in the Tri-Cities.  We had our opening golf breakfast and meeting yesterday and can start posting our handicaps.  I have also been doing a lot of sewing, trying to get ready for the Spring Antique Show, where I set up a table and try to sell my wares.  There is a group of church ladies that come every year to buy quilts for their spring bazaar.  They used to make all of the own quilts but age and diminishing membership have forced them to find alternative sources!

This picture shows that I have almost mastered another free arm pattern for my quilting!

Have a good week end!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Play Day!

I spent a little time this morning playing with my new "Silhoutte"!  I have decorated several tee shirts but wanted to try a vinyl transfer.  I transferred the vinyl to a framed mirror that I bought at "Tuesday Morning" for $14.  It will hang down in the dungeon!

I also finished another mini quilt.  It took me most of the day yesterday to cut and sew!!

Now it will go down to the dungeon to be quilted.  Bon Voyage!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunny Sundays!

It has been a nice week, mostly sunny!  Yeah!  I have a couple of finishes to show you.  The first is a little table topper using 3 Sisters "Whitewashed Cottage".  I love the soft feminine look!

The second finish is from Vintage Quilt Revival called "Spiced Chai Quilt".  I fixed the block that was out of wack!!

And, finally a new flimsy called "Mocha Swirl" by Kim Brackett.  I made mine scrappy with a lot of Kansas Troubles fabric.

Have a good week!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is not a big deal in our house, but I did put a Valentine's Table Runner on the coffee table.  Better than none, right?!  I think that the pattern was called "Love Note" from MQC!

I found this cute little card wallet and have made several.  Don't tell, but I made one for each of the gals on my golf team!  I used Loralie's Golf fabric.

I am off to the dungeon.  Catch you later!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

New Finishes!

I am thinking of going shopping for a pair of rain boots.  We have been having more rain here in the Tri-Cities than I can remember!  Sew, I took pictures on the living room floor.  First up, is my finish for the small quilt group found here!  The mini is called "Answer All Invitations That Ask You To RSVP" found in 101 Fabulous Small Quilts.

The second finish is from Vintage Quilt Revival called "Spiced Chai Quilt"

Both need to be quilted, BUT, I see a block in the wrong position and need to fix it!  Sew, off to find my seam ripper!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mini Quilts Big Reveal!

I have finished binding five of seven of my mini quilts and it is time for the BIG Reveal!!

Mini Valentine Runner

Mini Four Patch

Kathleen Tracy's Disappearing Four Patch

Mini Cat Table Topper

Mini Doll Quilt

Bonus Picture:  Finished flimsy table topper "In The Kitchen" for my sister in law Kathy!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Catching Up!

I finally went down to the dungeon to figure out what was going on with my quilting machine.  I was trying to be Judi Madsen and quilt with a double layer of Hobbs batting.  BUT, I kept breaking needles and it sounded like my timing was a bit off!  Sew, I took the project off the machine and loaded one of many mini's onto it and quilted away for four hours.  NO PROBLEMS!  I quilted 5 minis and found three valentine table toppers from last year and quilted two of these.  Pics after the binding is on.

I then spent the next hour looking for a particular Quick Quilts and throwing out crap (two garbage bags full)  I never did find the right Quick Quilts but did clean up!  I had to take a couple of Advil to relieve my aching muscles.

Today, my plan is to sew bindings and start my sister in law's quilt, "In The Kitchen".  I just need to figure out what's for dinner and I am set for the day!!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Week Ends!

I had a fantastic non quilting weekend.  I went to the west side of the state to visit family and friends that I hadn't seen in many many years.  My cousin Robin was out from Illinois visiting her folks--my auntie and uncle, and I met them for lunch.  When we got back to their house, two more cousins and their families arrived (Brick and Kip).  After I left there, I went to my son and daughter in laws house for a great dinner and a great visit.  I returned to  my sister's house in Everett, spent the night and got home before "THE GAME" came on (GO SEAHAWKS!).  I did have time to stop at a couple of quilt shops along the way.  I bought some of Pam Kitty's new fabric and made a cute and easy bag this morning.

The tutorial can be found HERE!

I also made a "Whatcha Got? Bag PATTERN by This & That".  I had made one a couple of weeks ago and couldn't figure out the bottom, sew I ad libbed!  Some time Saturday night, I woke up with the solution and made one the correct way!  I used "Sphere" from Moda.

My sister wanted to know why I hadn't been posting.  I told here because I had been playing on my sewing machine making little projects.  BUT, I have made my hounds tooth into a queen size quilt.  It just needs to be quilted and my quilting machine needs to be timed!

I have also been trying scone recipes that I have found on Pinterest.  So far, my favorite is Orange Cranberry!

It is 48 degrees outside, I should go for a walk, but am sitting in front of my sewing machine!       Sew, see you later!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Another Bucket List Quilt Checked Off

As you know, I have been working or playing on my sewing machine with little projects.  That is, until I saw another tutorial on the Missouri Quilt Company.  It is a Houndstooth quilt and is something that I have wanted to make for a few years!  It was very easy to make, and am thinking about making a red one!

My next little project is from Kathleen  Tracy's blog and is called "Disappearing 4 Patch" using three inch squares.  Until next time...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Little Projects

The tree is down and most of the decorations have been put away.  But, I have not felt like starting a big project, sew have been working on little projects.  A friend asked me to make her a tea cozy and the madness began.  I made a mistake right from the start and ended up making some CUP COZIES.  Then got in a grove and made some Tea Pot Cozies.  And finally some pot holders!

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Cup Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy

Tea Pot Cozy

We are still doing a lot of coughing around here.  Does anyone know how long this crud lasts?!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

It is very quiet around this house.  Both DH and I have that bad bad chest cold that is going around.  I am on the getting better list and he is on the maybe tomorrow I will start feeling better list!!  We are missing his family's big get together this afternoon.  But it is better for us to be home.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!