Friday, November 28, 2008
I got up pretty late today, and Jessie went with me to Hollyhill Quilt Shop. It's my favorite place for buying fabric, and I got some nice things to make a few more projects in the near future. So many fun things to do...
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
It turned out kind of big for his bed, he has a full size bed. I think it’d fit on a queen bed with no problems. I added an extra border, I had quite a few scraps left, so I did the small squares, all of the way around the quilt, I think it added a lot to it by doing that. I love how it turned out, it’s a great pattern for a boy, he thinks it’s cool, and that is what matters! :D
I’ve been able to get a lot done in the past two weeks. There are several reasons behind this. It is dark by the time I get home from work now, which means we can’t go for walks, play outside, or be in the yard. It has been pouring rain quite a bit, which means you just don’t go outside, adding to it being pitch black out there. And, Mark has been in China on business, which means free time at night to do whatever my little heart desires :D I have a big long list of things I worked on while he was gone. We all missed him a lot, and he got home safe today. I am so glad to see him!
I was able to make six more of the red/white pouches, I tied both of my Carpenter Star quilts, I only need to bind them and they’ll be done! My ornament is finished for an exchange I am in, and I worked on Snapperville. I feel like I got a lot done, but I am kind of tired now, so we’ll see how much more I get done before Christmas :)
Are you all ready for Christmas? I am not, but I never am :D I am excited for it!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I've been busy working on my Bent Creek Snapperville, I want to get one of the blocks stitched this month. I think I will make the goal. I also stitched up the ornament for Courtney, I am working on finishing it! And you know that little red & white bag I made? Well, it is breeding, 6 more are in the works for Christmas gifts :)
I wanted to share what Curren made for me a few days ago. This little heart was folded in half, and on the back it says "I love you so mutch!" I just about died from the cuteness of it, and it made me cry. He is such a sweet kid!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It is Winter Stack by Waxing Moon. I used most of the recommended threads... had to substitute a few with what I had in my stash.
I love the big polar bear, he's so cute!
I've picked up an ornament chart to make for a personal exchange I am doing with Courtney, I can't wait to start on it. Also, I got both of my Carpenter Star quilts basted together, they are now ready to be tied, I am so happy about that, for that is the part I dread. I will be setting up my frame tomorrow night to start working on them. I am happy to be motivated to get things done! Woo!
Sunday, November 09, 2008
I finished Von's NRR today, and will mail it to her tomorrow. I hope you like it Von, it really is beautiful. It was exciting to put the final stitches on it today!
I used a chart from the July 2008 Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine. I think it fits in perfectly :)
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I heard from Joan that she received the Thanksgiving exchange I sent her. I stitched her a small ornament, and the chart was by Lizzie Kate :)
My friend Karen came over last night to sew with me, and I was all over the place, I could not settle on any one thing to work on for more than 15 minutes. This week I had received a pattern in the mail from This and That called Abby's Treasure Box. So, I made one, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be :P I can see me making many more! It was fun. I want to figure out how to double the size of it, because it's pretty small. I used the red/white fabric scraps I had from cutting out my new quilt! I am not too far, so no pictures of that yet.
I got the binding sewn onto Curren's quilt this morning, so I will start getting that done, and I hope to get Von's NRR done this weekend too! You all have a great weekend!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. :)
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
First off, I finished a small quilt top last night, it’s another of the Schnibbles patterns by Miss Rosie Quilt Company, called Gazebo. I want to do every single one of these mini quilts, they are all adorable. I used the Moda Flutterby fabrics, they all have some sort of bug incorporated into the pattern, and it is very cute, and very bright, in fact, the brightest one I’ve made so far, and I LOVE it. I plan on giving it to Jessie of course. So now I have to quilt it and bind it.
I’ve been collecting red and white fabrics for a new quilt. Here is my stack, I pre-washed them with one of those color catcher sheets, and I am glad I did, because the sheet was very pink when I pulled it out of the washing machine. I really never pre-wash my fabrics, but since it’s all red with white, I figured I’d better do it this time. I am excited to start this quilt, more pictures to come once the assembly begins!And I am making good progress on Von’s NRR. I am almost done, I have some backstitching to do and that’s it! I am so excited!
I’ve been working on this tablerunner for my mom the past couple of weeks. I wanted to give this to her for her birthday, which was on October 6th, so I am totally late. I am such a lame daughter. But it’s the thought that counts right? At least I try, LOL! She loves the country décor and has lots of cows in her kitchen, so this should fit on her table nicely.
So, I mailed off my Thanksgiving exchange today, which means I have 3 more exchanges to mail out and I’ll be exchange free for as long as I can. That is until I can’t take it anymore and have to do another one. I plan on holding off for now though, too much stuff to work on for family and friends around here.