Saturday, October 29, 2011

I received my three Quilties today from Sandie Kaye.   I love them!  They are soooo cute that I can hardly wait for the Christmas exchange!

Quilties Received
My Quilties (sent)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I have joined another quilt a long.  It is call "Charmed Prints Quilt Along!"  The new quilt along kicks off next week with fabric requirements on Tuesday, 11/01/11. We'll be making an I-Spy sort of quilt using charm packs (5" squares) and a few "feature" quilt blocks to showcase some fussy cut charms.

Charmed Prints Quilt Along!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I was able to get some quilting done last night--My Ghastlie's Quilt.  I used a spider web panto.

 I just need to hand stitch the binding on.

Friday, October 21, 2011

I had time tonight to make another Pumpkin Mug Rug.  This one looks like a pumpkin!

It still needs binding.  I will do that tomorrow.  I will probably make a couple more as well!
I made this "pumpkin mug rug" from a tutorial that I found on Quilt. Cook. Keep.  Does it look like a pumpkin to you?

I think if I used more traditional pumpkin colors, it might look different!!  I will try again this week-end!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Just a reminder that FNSI is tomorrow night, October 21, 2011.  Be sure to sign up at Crafty Vegas Mom. See you there!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I played a little bit over the last couple of days--nothing BIG!  I think that I mastered flying geese when I made my "Stars" quilt.  Thank you Melissa!

Small Table Topper
Ghastlie Mug Rug

I have lots of Ghastlie fabric, but so little time!  LOL
While wandering through blogland this morning, I found that Karen from Selvage Blog has opened an "Etsy" shop called "Karen Griska Quilts".  Please stop and check it out!  Oh, by the way, she is also having a giveaway featuring 4 little crystal bowls:

Friday, October 7, 2011

I finished my Ghastlie quilt top and have added it to the big pile of quilts on my quilter.  As soon as I get these baby things done, I will spend some time downstairs!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I took a little trip to Target on Sunday morning to look for some Halloween Decorations.  I don't normally decorate my bathroom at Halloween, BUT look at what I found.  They also had pumpkins but I liked this the best.  Sorry for the spots.  The dogs came running in the bathroom to see what I was doing AND their feet were MUDDY!

When I got home from work today, a little package was waiting for me.  Here's what was in it.  I ordered the pumpkins from shop on Etsy called "Primitive Season".  Soooo cute!

And then I got this idea for a shadow box from my sister.  She made one for my son's wedding.  It had the initial "R" and the scrapbook backing was full of romantic sayings.

I ordered the ribbon (hairclip) from Etsy and stuck it in the corner!

I must get back to my book.  James Patterson's "Kill Me If You Can".  I just had a big surprise in the last chapter and I have to find out more!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

It is the middle of the night and I am tired but when in bed, I can't get to sleep,  This has been going on for awhile, so I went to my sleep apnea doc.  She seems to think that I have poor sleep hygiene habits.  BUT, I am not doing anything differently than I was.  It also doesn't help that I ran out of my restless leg meds and the pharmacy wouldn't refill because it was too soon for the insurance to pay.  So, I lay there and toss and turn and twitch my legs all over.  Not a pretty sight!

My sister was here last weekend for her annual birthday visit.  We did some shop hopping and visited some relatives.  We did have a wonderful time.  BUT, I didn't get much sewing or quilting done.

I have committed to sewing some crib bumpers and skirts for a friend who will be having twins--one of each.  It has been a long time since I have sewn something besides quilts.  Did you know that the seam allowance is now one half inch rather than the five eighths that it used to be.

I have started my "Ghastlies" quilt.  I am using a pattern called "The Big EZ" by Bloom Creek.  I fussy cut all of the 4 inch and 7 inch squares.  I wasted some fabric, but I wanted the Ghastlies to show!

I finished my three quilties and forgot to take pictures.  Too late now, the package is in the mail.  Maybe Sandie will take a picture for me?!

I think that I will try to lay down and sleep again.

Did you notice that I changed my background.  It is suppose to be Halloween but it doesn't show up very well.  I may have to change it again.  Oh, one more thing.  I signed up for a Christmas candle mat exchange at "Gone Stitchin'"  Check it out!

Happy Quilting!