Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I’ve been getting lots of inspiration lately from blogs, you people like to keep my mind twirling with ideas… like this one for example. Sister’s Choice Quilts. I found her blog from another blog, and found this post, look at those mermaids! I had found some of this fabric a few days before, actually Jessie found it for me, and I obliged and bought some, thinking I’d make her a little bag. Well, I saw her post with that particular quilt and loved it… but I also think a version of the Bento Box would be excellent too. (click here to see what a Bento Box block looks like) I ordered more of this mermaid fabric, and will go buy a few yards of white and then try to decide which quilt I’d like to make :)

Heather Ross Fabric

And then Vonna’s recent posts have been fun with all of the ornaments she’s been receiving. I have pulled several ornament charts out and am trying to decide exactly what one to do, versus what 10 to do.

I really want to make this scrap bag, you put it next to your sewing machine as you are sewing along and throw the garbage in there. Right now, my “garbage” gets put next to my machine, then it usually sticks to everything, or falls on the floor. We always have threads hanging from our clothes, so this would be kind of nice don’t you think?

September Review, October Goals

I was a lousy blogger this month. Most of what I’m making is super secret you know, so therefore I can’t share much of anything. I did however get a few things accomplished this month. I worked on Old McMary’s for one! I went to my local shop Acorns and Threads one night a few weeks ago and worked on it for a few hours, and have been working on it at work when I can. I have the barn done, and am working on the big trees now.
And I pulled out Snapperland, I had to dust it too, as it has been months since I’ve worked on it :D I got the horse and barn stitched up, cute huh?
Also I started some Christmas tablerunners, and have a multitude of other things to work on too. I need to get going on Von’s NRR, finish an exchange I have with Leena, and start a Thanksgiving exchange. Now… we’ll see if I can stay sane with all of this work to do. I did get my Birthday exchange mailed off, as well as the SBEBB Fall House exchange mailed too, so I can share pictures of those when they are received. I want to get one of my Carpenter Star quilts completed in October, wish me luck!

After this month, I should have the NRR completed, and that will be finished for me. It’s been a long road on this NRR, it was more work than I had anticipated, I do love the outcome, it’s been fun seeing them all come together.

And just because it's cute, this is a baby elephant that was born at the Portland Zoo about 5 weeks ago, it's adorable, and I've gone to see him twice now :)
We've had a multitude of pumpkins growing in our garden, but they are kind of small. Curren has decided he wants to be a pumpkin patch for Halloween! It's hilarious! :D

September Review

Bind Pumpkin Quilt *NO*
Bind Grandma’s Log Cabin Quilt *YES, and Grandma Loves it!*
Work on Old McMary’s *YES*
Stitch one block on Snapperville *YES*
Work on Winter Stack *NO*
Work on Von’s NRR *YES, barely started it though*
Add borders to Curren’s quilt *YES*
Mail Birthday Exchange *YES*
Stitch an ornament *NO*

Also mailed SBEBB Autumn House Exchange, worked on Fall exchange to Leena, started 2 Christmas table runners.

October Goals

Bind Pumpkin Quilt
Finish one Carpenter Star Quilt
Work on Old McMary’s
Stitch one block on Snapperville
Work on Winter Stack
Work on Von’s NRR Stitch an ornament
Work on Thanksgiving Exchange

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Grandma's quilt finished :)

I have another finish, yay! I had completed the top of this quilt I think about 6 month ago? I sent it out to be quilted, and got it back 2 weeks ago, so I finished up the binding on this, and it is ready to mail to Grandma, it's in the washing machine right now. It is huge, I like to make sure the quilt really fits on the bed :) The colors were chosen by my Grandma, I just got to make it.
I am so excited to have this finished up!!
I also sewed this table runner last night, and put the binding on it today. It is made from a Moda charm pack, it turned out very cute. And it will be what we are making for the upcoming quilt classes at church for September and October. The pattern is from Anka's Treasures, Little Charmers 2.
Curren was putting on a parade for us, I thought this picture was kind of fun!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Shepherd’s Bush exchange from Joan

I received my exchange from Joan, for the SBEBB Shepherd’s Bush exchange. She stitched a fob, and it is so sweet. I love everything Joan sent. She also made a project bag and chicken cushion! I love it all. Thanks Joan :)
The kids started school last week, and it went well, I am so glad! Here they are, all ready to go.
August Review

Work on bird stitchery *no*
Work on BBD: Sunflower House *yes, finished it*
Work on Old McMary’s *yes*
Work on Snapperville *no*
Stitch an ornament *no*
Start SBEBB Fall House Exchange *yes, finished it*
Finish one Carpenter’s Star Quilt *no*
Finish Andrea’s baby blanket *yes*
Also finished Cindy’s NRR, started Curren’s quilt, started Winter Stack, finished Birthday Exchange gift.

September Goals

Bind Pumpkin Quilt
Bind Grandma’s Log Cabin Quilt
Work on Old McMary’s
Stitch one block on Snapperville
Work on Winter Stack
Work on Von’s NRR
Add borders to Curren’s quilt
Mail Birthday Exchange
Stitch an ornament

Monday, September 01, 2008

Blue and White day :)

We were going to go to the beach for the 3 day weekend, but decided to stick around the house. On Saturday, I started Curren’s quilt, I bought the fabric for it when I went to Anacortes in July, and have been wanting to get to it ever since. I am glad I am working on it now, it is all Batik fabrics which are my favorite.

The pattern is from a book called Sew Simple Quilts by Pamela Mostek. I’ve made another quilt from this book and plan to do a few others, they are fun!

I still have about 4 borders to add to this, but here is the beginning of it.
Here is a close up, I love the batiks! One of them has cute sea turtles, and another has starfish.
Also, I am working on Waxing Moon: Winter Stack. This will be for my sister for Christmas. She already saw it when I went to Colorado, so this won’t be a surprise anymore. It’s a cute one, but the dark fabric is a pain in the rear end to stitch on, I am trying to get used to it.
I framed Sunflower house. Here it is on my mantel, I am not sure where it will end up yet.
Does anybody want a dog?

She decided it’d be fun to dig up my flower pot, tip it over and eat the flowers out of it. She looks super guilty huh? LOL! We are going to be getting a dog run this week, for sure.

I took these pictures of my kids at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, they are my favorites! I think I’ll have them printed to hang on the wall, the red rocks just make such pretty backdrops.And Mark took this picture in West Virginia, the box turtles are everywhere there, and this one liked the car, so it took it for a spin. I thought it was so cute!
I hope you all have had a good weekend! :D School starts tomorrow for my kids, I've got them all ready for it, so lets see how we do... I hope we can survive another year :)