Monday, December 28, 2015

Design Wall Monday–December 28, 2015


Still under my needle and and now waiting until next year.  As I suspected this wall hanging will hopefully get finsihed by next year.  You can’t see it but I’ve done quite a bit of quilting on the tree using a gold metalic thread from Superior.  I’m sure the quilting will look great once it’s finished and the LED lights added. 

Now it’s time to set it aside and start working on some other projects that have due dates right around the corner. 

To see what others are working on, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas - 2015

Ceramic Christmas tree, carolers and painting all made by my dear mother, Alois Robertson.  She loved the holidays and always decorated her home beautifully.

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Design Wall Monday - December 21, 2015

This is what is under my needle today.  I doubt that I get it finished before Friday but it’s a fun little project to quilt.

You can’t really see it in this picture but I’m using a gold metalic thread to quilt some of the gold motifs.

In other news.  My daughter (who is not a quilter/sewer) made these cute little zipper bags yesterday for some of her co-workers.

She did a great job and I’m sure her friends will like them. 

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s blog.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Wacko Christmas Gifts

Wednesday night was my annual Wednesday Wacko Christmas party.  We typically exchange gifts and eat like there’s no tomorrow.  This year I made a couple of little things but their main gift was made by a friends husband.


I made little triange bags (tutorial link can be found over there ---> in the right sidebar), a lip balm key fob and a beautiful seam ripper necklace. 

I’ll sare pictures of the goodies I received for another post. 

Until then………………………………



Monday, December 14, 2015

Design Wall Monday - December 14, 2015

I’ve actually been working on a few things that I can’t show you until next week but in the mean time I thought I’d share the gifts I received as part of a gift exchange last week. 
I know I shouldn’t have a favorite and of course I don’t but if I did…………

Christi made this absolutely wonderful garment bag.  What she didn’t know is that I use a garment bag all the time when I go on driving trips.  I wore out one bag by using it so much and replaced it with a plain old black one.  Now I’ll be traveling in style.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this.


This is a gorgeous wall hanging made by Ellen.  She does such magnificent work.  It will be a perfect front door quilt, don’t you think?  Great job Ellen, thank you.

 Is this not the cutest bunny rabbit?  It was made by Justine.  It’s tall and skinny and just perfect.  Love it Justine!!! It will have a special place in my home.

Nancy made the cutest Christmas pillow.  The ribbons and bows are all 3-D.  I love it and it’s has a place of honor on my living room sofa.  Great job Nancy.  Thank you , thank you.

Carol made little zipper bags for her 5 gifts.  They were all a little different.  Mine has a sewing theme.  Great fabric choice for a sewer/quilter.

This was my second year to participate in this gift exchange.  I’m already on the lookout for what to do next year.  It’s a challenge to try to keep up.  These women are very talented.

To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s blog.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Design Wall Monday–December 7, 2015

Last Friday I met with a group of friends for lunch and a Christmas gift exchange.  This was my second year participating and it once again a delightful day.  Although there are 12 women that participate, you only make 5 gifts and in exchange you receive 5 gifts.  They are all hand made but may or may not be Christmas related.   

Here’s what I made for my 5 gifts.





TV tray ironing boards.  I have one and I love it so I’m hoping the 5 friends that got these will love theirs too.  It’s perfect for sitting next to your sewing machine or taking along with you to a retreat, plus did I mention, they are really cute. 

First I painted them bright candy apple red.  Next I added 3 layers or cotton batting, 1 layer of Insulbrite, followed by this really cute cotton sewing fabric. 

On a later post I’ll share what I received as my 5 gifts.  They’re wonderful.

To see what others are working on, check out Judy’s blog.



Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I Bet You Won’t Be Surprised

Since it’s December and we all know how much I love my skirts, you won’t be surprised by this.


It’s really, really cute.  Smile



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