Monday, October 25, 2010

Catching Up in Pictures

Here's a photo story of what I've been doing lately and I'll try to do better in the future!

 I just finished my Santa Wall Hanging!  This is an Aunt Martha's iron on transfer set; I've started another one in color too!
 "It's a Hoot" fabric by Moda works up into a nice little girls quilt, this was just a charm pack and less than a yard of pale pink Kona solid.  The backing is a cute ladybug flannel (gotta de-stash!).

 Another Aunt Martha's pattern, there are seven of these cute little guys.

 I had some scraps of this fabric left over from some cute handbags I made last year.  I mixed them with the light and bright pinks so they will match my step-daughters red couch.  Her birthday is in November, the perfect time to give a "holiday" themed item.

That's it for now, but there's a lot more to come!

Saturday, September 11, 2010


I've been such a bad blogger. It's really hard to believe that summer is ending already and I never wrote a thing about it! The family had a great time......

We went to concerts:

28 so far actually, so I won't bore you with ALL the pictures!

I do think we've run out of bands we want to see, or haven't already seen, for a little while so I guess it's time for fall?

My daughter came home from Florida for two weeks. We went to the coast and to SilverCreek Falls and Downtown Portland. Then there was the Gretchen Wilson concert after the Bull Riding and Barrel Racing in Molalla with all of her friends and family (it's her hometown).

And in between all that, I did manage to get some quilting done!

This one is done in red and aqua with the tiniest bit of black with white polka dots. I ran out of white and realized how hard it is to match white, so I used the little bit of pink in the outer border.

Originally I was going to use the black and white floral for the backing, but just as one large piece. My son thought I should piece in some of the colors from the front, so here's what I ended up with. Almost like it better than the front...almost.

I've got a lot more catching up to do, but I'll save that for later!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rose Room Quilts has a GIveAway!

This is a great one! Rose Room Quilts is hosting a giveaway of a fat quarter bundle of Daisy Doodle fabric in honor of the opening of their new Etsy shop. Head on over and check them out, the giveaway fabric really should be mine, but if not me, it should at least be you!
I just love the colors and the polka dots! The lime, turquoise and grey make such a cool combination.

Another GIveAway you can not miss!

Oh my, you can enter another give-away for the AccuQuilt Go! over at a la mode fabric. How lucky can we get? Go check out her site, she's got some great tutorials, leave her a comment and maybe you'll get lucky!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A fun give-away!

Head over to FreckledWhimsy for the chance to win an Accuquilt Go! This looks like such a handy tool/toy to have. The giveaway ends tomorrow so hurry!

Friday, August 20, 2010


My modern Hexagon quilt is done! As usual, if you keep going on something that you're not sure you like, you're bound to fall in love with it eventually. Now I love it. I think it turned out a little manly, except the backing maybe, since it's black/white floral. But my son thought the backing was perfect, so I think it's still masculine.
I just did an allover swirled design on the quilting and really like how it turned out!
Since I have about ten more tops to get quilted, I'm going to let this one go in my shop, so head on over here to check make this one yours!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Oh, my....

A little eye candy that came from Ruby Janes Retro Fabric, they had a
12 hour 1/2 off everything sale. Ummm, I really don't see how I could pass up 1/2 off! And yes, I bought more than I might have just to get the free shipping, but did I mention that it was ALL 1/2 OFF ?

So, yes, there's more.....
Now I need to go fold it all nice and pretty (after I fondle and drool over everything!) and then I will take some new photos that actually show off whats here! Happy me!

Monday, June 7, 2010

I love surprises!

Went to the post office today and this bunch of goodies was waiting for me.

My Moms the best! She found these old quilt magazines for me with some really cute stuff in it and sent along this fabric too. Can't believe that it's apples because I was already thinking that her new house should be apples instead of sunflowers like her kitchen in Arizona. Guess great minds really do think alike.

I'm pretty sure that she will need to have a plastic bag holder and some hot pads to match. Most likely she would like some placemats too.....hmmmmmm, so much sewing to be done.
Better go.....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Why does cleaning make such a mess?

Why is it that whenever I try to make my sewing room tidier it ends up just the opposite?

It all started with (finally!!!) getting my Little Gracie quilt frame set up, it took me about six months to get the staining project done and another six to look at the pieces before I got it done! Jeez. I realized just how many scraps I have and decided they should go into a string quilt; and that's how my sewing room now loo
ks like the rainbow fabric fairy hit me with a tornado of bits and pieces like these.

The very first few blocks I made I liked, then I placed about 10 together and didn't like it anymore. So, I did a little surfing and found some photos of ones I liked better that had a strip of black in the center to help gives your eyes a
rest and make a pattern. WAY BETTER!!!!!

And here is what it looks like now:

I was thinking that this would be my "ugly, I don't care" quilt, but I do like how it turned out and apparently so does my FIL. I've never heard him go on about how pretty a quilt was until he saw the sections laid out on my table, he even suggested adding a border! This is now "Jims' Quilt" and I need to hurry up and finish it for him. I think he'll be pretty surprised and happy that it's for him!

The sun is finally shining a little today over my house, I think I will go soak some of it up and then take a few more photos while I don't need the flash. Happy Day!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Modern Hexie

Here is a more "modern" version of the same quilt block arrangement. It's okay, but I'm really just not in love with it which is why it still needs to get quilted and bound. Maybe if I finish it up I will like it better?
At the very worst, I can take it to outdoor concerts to sit on; and we have a lot of those events coming up! I'll keep you posted on those as they happen.
Need to go tackle some of that housework that piles up while I sew so that's all for now.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June ( !!! )

It's June already! Oh my, I have a lot of pictures to share, starting with this quilt. My Mom sent me some fat quarters for my birthday, although I loved the fabrics I knew my Mom would love even more to get them back made into something for her new house. Forgot to take a photo of the fabrics before I cut into them, but they screamed something "old fashioned" looking. I thought that the hexagons from Jaybird Quilts looked like they could become the perfect layout for what I had in mind........
I'm very pleased with how it turned out. And the label on the back adds (finishes?) just the right touch; and to make it even better the label pattern came from a book that my Mom sent me for my birthday too!

This quilt has been shipped already to Arnegard, North Dakota and is enjoying its new home. I'm pretty sure if I know my Mom, she's already taken it to "hamburgers in the park" and shown it to the whole town.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Korbyn and Tyler

Well, this isn't really "crafty" but it is photo-art of my little (?) girl and her boyfriend, Tyler. He's a photographer also, as you can see by these pictures they took at the beach in Florida. I think they look scarily like pictures from a casual beach wedding, but they are NOT!

Mom, seems like it takes too long for images to load when I send them to you, so I thought this would be a great way to share stuff with you. Of course, since this is a "blog" and it's going to be mostly crafty stuff, maybe others will follow along too.

Lately I've been making lots of bags, surprise! They all needed a little "something" so first I made some fabric flowers, they turned out very nice and I liked them, until I made a bright bag that needed even MORE. So I did some playing around and decided I liked this the best. It looks delicate, but is just made of felt with a sparkly button in the center. Now, I just need to take some pictures of the bags too......

For now, this is a picture of the bag that I made for Korbyns boyfriends Mom. She drew the picture and I colored and stitched it and made it into this..................................................................
I think it turned out pretty good, Korbyn was going to have Tinkerbell sign it for her too.