Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Beach 2013 2014

May your New Year be filled with love, joy, peace and lot’s of quilting Smile



Monday, December 30, 2013

Design Wall Monday–December 30, 2013

For my final design wall sharing of 2013, I thought I’d show you a block of the month I’m been working on. 


These are the first 4 months completed.  I just received the 5th and 6th month so I’m hoping to work on those this week.


And here’s a glimpse of what the finished quilt should look like (at least I hope it looks like this). 



I’m really, really trying to keep up.  This BOM comes from Quiltique quilt shop in Henderson, Nevada. 

To see other end-of-the-year design walls, click on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Sunday, December 29, 2013

If Price Didn’t Matter

Well if price didn’t matter and I had room for it, this would surly find its way into my home.

Dot & Bo Chair

But unfortunately it’s far too expensive for me and I have no idea where I would put it.  But I love the shape and the fabric. 

If you have money burning a hole in your pocket, here’s where you can order it for a mere $1,099.99 (plus shipping) from Dot & Bo.  Oh and BTW it’s on sale Winking smile



Thursday, December 26, 2013

Where Has She Been?

I know some of you have been wondering and at times I’ve wondered too, where have I been?  Really no where, I think I just got sidetracked and just found it easier to stay there instead of climbing back on board.  But that being said, I’m back.  Maybe not on a daily basis (as in the past) but much more often. 


I hope you each had a wonderful Christmas.  I am very grateful that I have been surrounded by family and friends.  It has  been a joyous time.

I have been doing very little sewing but I am hoping to get my mojo back since I have many projects in the works.  More about that in the near future.

For now, what can I say………….I’m back.  Sorry it’s been so long, I’ve missed you all. 



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Now What?

I have 20 house blocks made but now what?  It definitely needs sashing of some kind.  Should I twist and turn them? If so, with what?  Then add sashing?  Too many decisions.


I’ll set it 4 across and 5 down but they fit on the design wall this way. 



Monday, May 20, 2013

Design Wall Monday–May 20, 2013

I’m addicted.  Making more houses. 


I have 4 more, prepped and ready to sew together. 

If you’d like to see what other’s are working on, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Sunday, May 19, 2013

Stash Report–Week 20–5/19/13

Making the houses is fun but doesn’t use up much stash.  10 house only used a little more than a yard of fabric. 

Used this Week 1
Used year to Date 64
Added this Week 0
Added Year to Date 15
Net Used for 2013 -49

Here’s three more houses laying on design boards waiting to be sewn together.




Friday, May 17, 2013

The Neighborhood Is Growing

My neighborhood continues to grow and there are more on the way.




Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Easily Distracted

I am so easily distracted that it’s almost embarrassing, not quite but almost. 

I’m suppose to be sewing together my green and pink half square triangle quilt. 


I started doing it, really I did.


See, there they are partially sewn together.  Instead I decided to make just 1 house block.  That was yesterday and so far I’ve made 6 of them.


What can I say………I guess I get bored easily.  I really am going to get back to sewing the half-square triangles together but in between I think I’ll continue making houses. 

After some self analysis I’ve decided there are certain processes that I like more than others.  I really enjoy laying out each of the blocks on a design board, stacking up a few boards and then sitting down and sewing them together.  It’s a similar process to when I made all the Great Granny blocks and the In and Out blocks, what can I say, I just really like it.

So I will continue to make house blocks but at the same time go back to finishing up the half-square triangle quilt. 



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Design Wall Tuesday–May 14, 2013

I’m a day late for my Design Wall Monday but I finally got something up on my design wall. 


One lonely little house without a neighborhood………so far.  My sister Melinda is teaching Bonnie Hunter’s Happy Scrappy House this summer when we head to Las Vegas for our annual trip.  If you’d like to see Melinda’s (she has a whole neighborhood) head on over to her blog here

Now I’m heading back to my sewing room and make myself a next door neighbor. 



Sunday, May 12, 2013

Stash Report–Week 19–May 12, 2013

Not much going on around here this week but I did add the binding to my Mock Hidden Wells quilt.

Used this Week 1
Used year to Date 63
Added this Week 0
Added Year to Date 15
Net Used for 2013 -48

The photo of the week……………my Mom, Alois Frances Eads, taken in 1934.


She’s been gone for several years and I still miss her terribly.

Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day.



Friday, May 10, 2013

Binding On, Check!

I managed to get the binding sewn on just in time for show and tell at my guild meeting last night.






Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ready for Binding

I picked this up from Sue, my long arm quilter, this morning.  Now it’s time to get the binding and label on and then decide what to do with it. 


And a close-up of the quilting. 




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Another Pickles Cartoon

I’ve always said my idea of roughing it is staying in a hotel without room service.  Now that I see this cartoon, this also describes my idea of how to go camping. 


I really need to get back to sewing……..



Monday, May 6, 2013

Design Wall–May 6, 2013

Not much has changed around here.  Although this picture shows my design wall on my floor it’s actually picked up and sitting next to the sewing machine waiting for me to start sewing it together.



Today I’ll get started sewing it together. 

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



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Stash Report–Week 18–May 5, 2013

Happy Cinco de Mayo. 

This was not a great sewing week but here it goes anyway.

Used this Week 0.5
Used year to Date 62
Added this Week 1.75
Added Year to Date 15
Net Used for 2013 -47

And of course every blog needs a picture of some kind so this week I’m sharing one of my favorite “Pickles” cartoons.


Hopefully this coming week will be include more stash reducing. 



Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Music Stand Case

I know I’ve share before that I’m learning to play the ukulele.  This week several of us are going to attend a ukulele group that plays together twice a month.  I knew I would need a music stand so I recently purchased and inexpensive, collapsible one, but once I got it home I discovered it didn’t come with a carrying case.  So what’s a person to do?  Make one of course



It’s certainly nothing fancy but at least it contains all the pieces and has a handle to carry it.  Now if I could just get better at playing that darn ukulele I’d be a happy camper.



Friday, May 3, 2013

A Day of Shopping and Assembly

Today my BFF Marilyn and I went shopping.  Silly us, we both need new winter bathrobes so we decided to go shopping.  Well needles to say we are well on our way to summer so there was not a single winter robe in the stores, much less in the style we were both looking for.  I did manage to find a new summer robe, complete with zipper down the front so all was not lost. 

Although robes were our primary mission we “needed” to go to Ikea also.  Marilyn bought a few things but look what I got.


It’s a rolling cart that I’m going to use in my sewing room.  It reminds me of the cart hair stylist use to keep all their supplies in.  I think it will be perfect to contain a lot of the little things that are laying all over my room.  It took a while to get it assembled, so hopefully tomorrow I can start filling it up.  Have I mentioned lately, I love Ikea. 



Thursday, May 2, 2013

I Love “Pickles”

No, not the kind you eat (although I like them just fine) I mean the comic strip “Pickles”.  Did you know there’s even a Facebook page for “Pickles”.  You can find it here.  Not only do I read the comic strip each morning on Facebook but I then read it again in my local newspaper.  They just crack me up and yes, many times I can relate to what they are up to. 

When I saw that there is “Pickles” fabric I had to suspend my “no fabric buying” commitment.  So this week in my stash report you will see a + 1 2/3 yards.  But it’s worth it. Here’s the two pieces of fabric. 


And close-ups. 



I have not idea what I’m going to make with it.  Any suggestions?



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