Thursday, August 30, 2012

Christmas Through The Year

I have been working on so many new little projects that I wasn't sure which one to post for August's Christmas Through The Year.  But, I finally decided on "Little Coins" from Kathleen Tracy's Small Quilt Challenge.  It has been quilted, the binding sewn on, washed and dried and ready for gift giving.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Zeke and his cucumber!

We were sitting in our lounge chairs watching the Mariner game, when the dogs came racing up the stairs.  Zeke had a big cucumber with several bites out of it.  I made the mistake last year of giving them peelings.  Now they love cucumbers and raid the garden every once in a while!

Tank just watched the whole process!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

If it's Monday, it's BOM Rehab Day

Here is block #11 of my "General Wives" Quilt.  I made a little mug rug with the corners cut from the flying geese!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Progress

It is Sunday afternoon, we didn't have a tee time today, so, I did a little more cleaning/organizing in my sewing room.  Friday I bought a wall magazine rack, installed it this morning and added my "Quilties" to the outside. The lowest slot holds patterns for my current projects and the top of my wish list!  The second and third slots hold patterns further down the list plus some odds and ends.

Christmas Basket (I have a lot of respect for the people who sell these baskets because they are not easy!)
Small Sebastian Pouch
Irish Chain Progress (Not half finished)
Another pic of Irish Chain
 I think that Stephanie is going to love her quilt!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Friday

Here is my Friday Round-up:

Tetris Block #6

"Sebastian" Basket

Small "Ghastlie" Tote

Doggie Basket

I also did a little cleaning on my sewing table/desk; put patterns away, dusted, and did a little fabric sorting (very little)!  So, after golf tomorrow, it is back to work on my Irish Chain quilt.

PS I tried making some smaller baskets and ended up throwing them out!  Just big baskets from now on!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

First Basket

Instead of practicing my paper piecing or sewing my Tetris block, I worked on a new little project, a fabric basket.  After having made several tote bags, the principal is the same, so ta da:

I followed directions THIS TIME and now that I think I know what I am doing, I will make a few changes.  But it's a good start!

Monday, August 20, 2012

BOM Rehab

Monday is BOM Rehab day.  I only have a couple of more blocks and my "General's Wives" quilt will be finished!

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Paper Piecing Practice

I think that I am about ready to try my paper piecing bowls.  Here is my trees and candy corn!

Free paper piecing patterns are available on

Tetris #5

Eco Tote
This morning I am practicing paper piecing with "Candy Corn"!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday Friday Friday

"Friday Friday Friday" was a phrase that a friend used to sing to his daughter on Friday mornings!

I was called into work last night about 8 pm and got home at 2:30 am.  Let me tell you that I was very tired.  My feet even hurt.  To keep myself awake between tests I worked on my "General's Wives" quilt, which I will show you Monday for BOM Rehab.  I made two more totes:
Small Tote using Alexander Henry Fabric

Large Grocery Tote using Sweetwater's "Lucy's Crab Shack" Canvas

Large Grocery Tote I finished earlier in the week!  The fabric is Alexander Henry.

The dogs let me sleep in until about 6:30 am when they started playing on the bed.  So, I got up and very slowly got my chores done and sat down to my sewing machine for a couple of hours before my hair appointment.  I bought a kit to participate in Pam Buda's "Forget Me Not Sew-along" and got caught up with four blocks!  They are suppose to be 5" but some how mine are only 4 7/6"

Have you been viewing the "Bowls with Borders" with Madam Samm.

I love that pattern but have never paper pieced before.  Well, today I practiced and look what I made paper pieced trees:

I still need to practice before I try my bowlies!  No golf tomorrow so will work on my Irish Chain Quilt!  And my "Tetris" block.

Have a great week-end.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

No Construction Zone

I didn't get my house finished :(

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Charming Coins Doll Quilt

Good morning,  I have been busy for a Saturday morning.  I got up, had lots of coffee, made a potato salad and cheesecake dessert for a family reunion this afternoon.  Worked on my black and stone Irish Chain, and  finished my "Charming Coins Doll Quilt" with the Kathleen Tracy Doll Quilt a month project.
I used the same fabric for the borders rather than the way Kathleen designed the quilt.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Friday Update

I found some really neat fabric, some on sale today.  I came home and started to sew.

Small Pouch

Small Pouch

Small Pouch

Small Tote

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

OK, this is it!  I have my chores finished and have completed the drawing using the "random number generator".

#1 Winner "Andee" who wrote "Oooh love bags but don't really love to make them. Thanks for the chance!". Andee wins the "Ghastlie" tote.

#2 Winner "Marcia W" who wrote "Wow~ so many posts to celebrate! Congratulations. Lucy's Crab Shack is lovely".  Marcia wins the "Lucy's Crab Shack" tote.

Thank you ALL for participating and, ladies I will be sending you an email for your addresses!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Just a reminder to leave a comment for my giveaway on "403 Post Celebration".  Tomorrow the lucky winners' names will be drawn!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Tetris #4


Block #4

Small Tote(15" x 15") made with Vintage Barkcloth
Now that I have my Tetris block finished I am working on my Irish Chain Quilt!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pets on Quilts

I have joined in the "Pets on Quilts" with a dog themed quilt, "Max and Whiskers"!  The quilt was donated to the local Humane Society.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

WIP Saturday

First, I got my Ghastlie Tote for the giveaway finished.  Check it out in the previous post.

Two, I finished my "Tetris" block:

Three, here is a stack of sewn strips for my Irish Chain quilt:

Four, I have several other totes and zippered bags finished!

If you haven't signed up for the giveaway, be sure to do so on the previous post!!