Monday, April 30, 2012

Birthdays for two of my favorite people.

Last Thursday was my oldest son's birthday and my youngest granddaughter's birthday. Carmen turned one and my oldest (as he says it) became an old man by turning 30!  We celebrated Thursday night by having everyone over for hamburgers and hotdogs and cake.  The grandkids brought their bikes and rode around and played outside until the burgers were ready.  It was a beautiful day but windy. We had supper together and just sat around and talked.  Very low key but very nice. Plus it was a school day for the kids the next day, so we couldn't get too rowdy! Happy birthday, I love you both!

(aka: Grammy and Mom)

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Today, I worked on my Bingo card/quilt for the May for Me game. I have been looking at these and just realized it had to be finished by tomorrow!!! OMG, I had to get busy.  I have been collecting squares for a while now to make an I Spy quilt. I pulled those out and cut 2 1/2" squares to make my card.  You can find the complete tutorial over on Sharon's blog. Anyway, I had so much fun making it and I was able to actually finish it today too!  Woo hoo!

B                               I                              N                                G                                  O

Elephant                Bicycle                  Motorcycle                  Clover                        Trees
Mickey                     Sun                      Kisses                           Pig                           Ghosts
Snowman               Bee                     (Black-Free)                     Cup                          Shoes
Cat                         Lion                       Barn                           Truck                           Sewing-machine
Stars                       Bird                        Boot                           Frog                             Bug

There's my list, so now, I have to link up to play.  If you hurry, you can play too....Get busy and have some fun.  This was fun to do and I can't wait to see how we use these. 

Pillowcases for FNSI

Ooh, I just so enjoy making pillowcases. I made these three last night. These are to benefit Conkerr Cancer. Here's a picture of the three pillowcases I got finished. I've had all of this fabric in my stash and am finally able to put it to use.   I didn't have anything to go with the little astronaut fabric so I just made a regular pillowcase with no trim. The black and white is musical fabric and I hope some future musician will like it.

I'll have to pop over to Heidi's blog and see where to send these.  I hope you got some good sewing time in last night.  Well, gotta go for now, back to sewing. I have to finish something special for tomorrow!  I'll show it later!  Happy sewing....

Friday, April 20, 2012

FNSI with Heidi and Bobbi

Yeah!!!! It's Friday and it's also time to sew for FNSI with Heidi and Bobbi. I was going to go sew with my friends but I have to watch my youngest grandbaby so, we will stay home and play and sew. Tonight, Heidi and Bobbi have asked us to make some pillowcases for the organization called Conkerr Cancer. I love their tag line at the top of their website “Giving sick kids a reason
to smile.. one pillowcase at a time." Arrow Sewing Cabinets and Conkerr Cancer are the sponsors this month. So, since I had a normal mammogram today (WOO HOO!), I'm going to celebrate my personal victory by making some pillowcases. So, if you have a chance go over to Heidi's blog and sign up and sew some pillowcases too. Show what you do tomorrow on your blog and send them to the Conkerr Cancer sponsors and your name goes into a great drawing plus you get to help a wonderful cause! Come sew with us! I'll show you what I do tomorrow, gotta get busy for now!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some finishes..tatting, sewing and quilting.

Well, hello! I haven't meant to be away so long but I just couldn't find the time to blog. I've thought about it and thought about it but just couldn't find a spare moment. I used to blog at work during lunch but can't do that anymore. We have a new computer system there and it's got all kinds of firewalls and won't allow me to post pictures. So, I can only do it at home and I just haven't had the time...
Ok, so much for my excuses...
Here's some stuff that has kept me busy.

 I made this sweet little pincushion last week.  I won the little kit from Susan of DesertSky Quilts. The pattern is called Heirloom Tomatoes and is from Rana over at Sewn into the Fabric. She has a pincushion of the month and this one was January.  It was fun and easy to do.

I quilted this little mug rug from leftovers of another project. 

Last Saturday, a few of the ladies in my American Sewing Group got together to have some sewing fun.  There were 10 of us all together and we spent the day eating, talking and making this bag.  This pattern is the Harmony Bag from Studio Kat Designs. Only four of us made the bag while the others worked on other projects or just sat and chatted.  Cathey from our group had made two of these bags and she walked us through the pattern.  It was great. I don't know if I'll keep this one or give it as a gift.  My sister really likes red so I'll have to think about this one...but I do like it and think it turned out really cute.  Her pattern was very easy to follow.  Here's a link to her site, she has alot of different bags...

Here's a tatted necklace I made last week. I got this pattern off of the Yarnplayers (Marilee Rocklee) Website.... This was a free pattern and it worked up so quickly. I love her stuff. 

And, I finished my tatted bag. I have been working on this for about a year and I finally finished it.  It doesn't look very big or very pretty in this picture but I think it's lovely. I made twisted cord from tatting thread for my drawstrings and I'm so happy with it.  I'm glad I finished it. It was alot of work. It wasn't hard, it just got boring after awhile and I kept putting it aside....I'm not sure if I'll leave it like this or line it but I like it this way right now.

Ok, gotta go for now so I can sew today.  Until next time, happy sewing!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

QOV Blog Hop and QOV Challenge

QOV Go For a Star Blog Hop! Be sure To click this link for the blog hop, and the one in the sidebar for the QOV quilt challenge.

The blog hop started April 2nd and goes through Friday, April 6th. The challenge goes through May 31."How you can participate in this challenge: You can submit a single quilt block, a quilt top, or a finished quilt. Single quilt blocks should measure 12-1/2 inches unfinished. The minimum size for a quilt top or quilt is 55″ x 65″. Stars are the theme but feel free to make any quilt design you choose as long as it represents patriotic colors." Click the sidebar link for all the information about how to participate in the challenge.

Civil War BOW

Civil War BOW
Barbara Brackmen does it again! A weekly Block of the week. Comes out every Saturday!

May for Me!


Tell It To The Stars

Tell It To The Stars

Judy's Scrap Challenge 2014

To Recall The Fight For Women's Rights

Civil War Quilts by Barbara Brackman

Slow Sunday Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching
Relax and stitch

Getting It Done Challenge

Getting It Done Challenge
2013 is the year I want to get it done! How about you? Are you up for a challenge?

Small Quilt Talk

Stash Manicure

Rainbow Scrap 2014


Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2013

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012

Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2012
Angela's Doing It Again This Year!

Friday Night Sew In

Handmade by Heidi


Disappearing 9 Patch QAL

Christmas with Lesley

April Get It Done Challenge List

  • Make 30 floating four patch blocks
  • Bind the scrappy half square triangle quilt-Done.
  • Quilt and Bind the Purple/Gold tablerunner
  • Put the Civil War blocks together-Top is Done!

Free Motion Quilting Challenge for 2012

A Few Scraps Quilt Along

Christmas Through the Year

Thimbleberries Sew Day!


Bingo during May For Me

Getting It Done Challenge List

  • March Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt-done 03-05-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt - done- 03-11-13
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the 2nd D4P Quilt
  • .
  • February Challenge List
  • Bind my Thimbleberries Garden Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Brown Bow Tie Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red Scrap Quilt
  • Quilt & Bind the Red & White Christmas tablerunner-done

Autumn Block Party by the Quilting Gallery

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Christmas QAL


Year of the Pig Wednesdays

Pat Sloan

Patchwork & Quilting Radio - Hosted by Pat Sloan.

Breast Cancer Site

Breast Cancer Site
Click here to give someone a free mammogram

Sew Cal Gal's AccuQuilt GO! Ahead and Show Some Love Blog Hop

Christmas Quilt Show by SewCalGal

Verse of the Day

Moose on the Porch Star QAL

Little feet calendar

Scrappy Challenge-Scrappy Saturdays

Positive Thoughts to Brighten our Journey

Little Miss Shabby blog

Free Motion Quilting Project-2011

Free Motion Quilting Project

Mystery Monday Button


Free BOMs over at Ellies Quilt Place

Amy's BOM Website

2010 BOM from Amy

UFO Challenge 2011

2011 UFO Challenge List

  • 1. 30's Sampler..I'm still working on this one!
  • 2. English Paper Piecing Baby Quilt-A Little of This A Little of That-flimsy completed 02-04-11, ready for quilting!
  • 3. Scrappy BOM - Flimsy completed 01-28-11, ready for quilting!
  • 4. Purple Stack and Whack- flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 5. Blue 9 Patches - flimsy is together, ready for quilting
  • 6. The Moose Quilt-still in pieces.
  • 7. Row By Row Quilt, quilted-binding is on but needs to be sewn down.
  • 8. Hexagon Magic- flimsy completed 02-01-11, ready for quilting!
  • 9. Santa Claus Quilt-ready for quilting.
  • 10. Hand Pieced Stars

2010 Finishes!!!

  • Nov 21-Oh, My Stars!
  • Oct 18- Boo Quilt
  • Oct 10 - Christmas Tree Quilt
  • Oct 10 -Turning Twenty (30's Repro) Quilt
  • Sept 25- Baked Alaska-quilt top for LQS
  • Sept 25 -Table Manners
  • Sept 20 - Dear Blanche
  • Sept 15 -Funny Flowers
  • Sept 7- Pink Toile Nursery Rhyme Quilt top for Carolyn
  • August 16- Plaid Teddy Bear
  • August 16-Red Heart Tablerunner
  • August 9 - Mother Goose
  • July 27-Autumn Braid Tablerunner
  • February 27- I Love to Fly-donation quilt
  • Feb 20 - Warm Fuzzies-Donation Quilt
  • Feb 7 - My Sewing Friends Quilt
  • Feb 1 - Nostalgic Garden Quilt
  • January 25 - Love Pillowcase for Alayna
  • January 12 - Pillowcases for Thomas Quilt

Quilting Bloggers

Whoop-Whoop Friday

Moda Bake Shop

Moda Bake Shop

Lynette Anderson's BOM

Photobucket-Dallas Quilt Show 2011

Free Quilt Patterns

I'm a slow poke too!

The Dear Jane Quilt

Great site for Crazy Quilt Patchwork


First Friday Freebie

Quilts For Kids Website


Linda-Quiltville block

Linda-Quiltville block

Fat Cat Patterns


Great tips of all kinds!

The Kind Hearted Pledge

Bargello Bowl

A Quiltville Mystery Quilt

Carolina Crossroads

Orange Crush

Double Delight - I want to make this one too...soon.

Carolina Christmas-I want to make one soon

A Tisket A Tasket BOM 2009

2009 Christmas Quilt for Patchalot Patterns

Christmas Sparkler 2008

Christmas Sparkler 2008
Free Pattern from Patchalot

My Word Cloud

Wordle: Untitled

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is intensely shaded green, white, and blue.


What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate friends who get along with one another. You share hobbies with friends and like trying to fit into their routines. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Charity Quilter

Charity Quilter

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway

Jennifer Chiaverini Book Giveaway
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