•December 7, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I had a very lofty goal this week: five finishes. I had 4 tops that needed to be quilts and a row that needed to be made. Well, I am happy to report that 4 of the 5 are done. I gave myself until guild meeting on Sunday night, but since I do very little in my studio on weekends, I am calling it now.
So first off, I feel pretty bad because I did not finish my charity quilt, so I made no hospice donations this year. Boo to me…. But I did finish an order, two challenges and a sort of comfort quilt.
The order I had was for a PacMan quilt. I had to muster up some creative juices on the design and the quilting, but I think it turned out AWESOME!
. That’s just the top, but you get the idea.
The first challenge I finished was my quilted garden. We were challenged in my guild by one of the members, a really nice lady who had taught just about everyone in the world how to embroider, to make a quilted garden. That nice lady passed away suddenly this year, but we decided to fulfill the challenge and send a picture of all of our quilts to her family to show that her legacy lives on. I couldn’t decide what to do, but I have been feeling Dresden Plates lately, so I made sunflowers.
My row-by-row I also tossed about for quite a while, but since it had to have paper piecing, I did a wonky alphabet “God Jul” which is “Merry Christmas” in Swedish.
My last finish was a quilt for my dad. He is going in this week for a hip replacement, yikes! Since I can’t be out there to visit and such, I made him a quilt.
•November 4, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Today was spent making And canning salsa! It was the first time I made salsa with canned whole tomatoes. We didn’t plant a garden this summer because we were way too busy with doing home improvements, so I didn’t get any fresh tomatoes this year.
Since my kitchen is on the back yard side of the house, the dogs got to go out while I was canning and I didn’t have to trip over them. Win-win if you ask me! I made a new chicken casserole for dinner. The house is literally almost 80 degrees, but so worth it!
•October 24, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I got a couple of things done since I last blogged! I finished and delivered my Humane Society auction quilt. I LOVE HOW IT TURNED OUT. It isn’t something I would normally make or make for myself, but I totally love it! I made a special tag for the back as well.
The tag states all the required info, plus it has a stikr.it that links to a picture of our Pixel and some information about her. I dedicated it to all three of our dogs (past and present).
I also finished my DQM. This month’s theme was “Show Us Where You Live.” I took it pretty literally.
The back lists some facts about the state, which led to some of my fabric choices. I think it’s cute, but a little uninspired.
I am looking at and thinking about starting a Dear Jane quilt next. I might be crazy.
•October 17, 2013 • Leave a Comment
So my family visit was great, all except for the fact that my hubby only got 1 day off of work, so we took that day to go up to the sea coast in Maine. It is just beautiful up there, and I am amazed every time I am there. The rest of the trip was spent doing little short trips and eating… Wow did we eat well!
Then after everyone left, we got a new addition yo the family… My new quilter dog, Taco
He gets along famously with Pixel… So the house (and, believe me, the couch) are pretty much full!
Senior Taco came from the MSPCA, he is awesome! Housebroken, calm, mostly polite and so happy. He’s pretty cool, and handsome, too.
Anyway, quilting wise, I am working on a quilt for the humane society where we got Pixel. I am quilting it now, but I am super happy with how the top came out…
. Hopefully I will have it done early next week and it will bring in lots of money for their silent auction. I will post more pics when it is done. Until then… Happy Quilting!
•September 11, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Well, here is the list if projects from the last month, 2 quilts for my shop, 3 bags on trade for gifts for my mom, grandma, and aunt, and my August Doll Quilt, which turned out fairly cool:
Then I did the bed runner:
The Stand Mixer Cover:
I moved on to a bunting for our sliding glass doors:
Next, I tackled new bedding for the dog’s crate:
I did an extra TP roll holder and bath mat for the Bathroom:
And finally covered the three couch pillows that the dog ate:
That leaves me a couple if days to finish some table toppers for my living room. And the weekend to clean.
I would say that’s a pretty full month!
•August 14, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Looking at my list, I decided to take a crack at a cover for my stand mixer next. I knew there were lots of free patterns online and I had the fabric waiting for me in my stash so, I set to work.
I finally decided on this pattern. And I wanted to use my Riley Blake Domestic Diva fabric that I have been holding onto for a while. I sat down and worked it out, even hand tucking all of those pleats! I am psyched with how it turned out… Now to just figure out what to do with the walls…
•August 13, 2013 • Leave a Comment
It all started out 2 weeks ago with a list… When it was finished, it was LONG! A few family members are coming to visit in about a month, and the list is everything I want to get done before they get here.
The bad thing is that the list is seemingly endless, the good news is that with conservative estimates, I should be able to get it all done AND I will be posting pics and some patterns!
Here’s a tease for a future pattern. Yesterday’s project was a bed scarf for the bed in our soon to be madeover master bedroom. This is a design that has been knocking around in my head for quite a while and now it is here and completely finished, more pictures to come.