Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

~~Happy Halloween~~

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holly Hobbie fabric and crazy hair day

Monday was crAzY hair day at school.
My grand babies... Rylee and Rett :) 
My sister gave me these two Holly Hobbie fabrics. They are so adorable that I don't want to cut into them. I guess if I do I will have to cut around each little scene but then I'm afraid I will be wasting to much fabric..

Love this little sewing one.. soooooo so cute!

My sister gave me these two Holly Hobbie fabrics. They are so adorable that I don't want to cut into them. I guess if I do I will have to cut around each little scene but then I'm afraid I will be wasting to much fabric..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saw blades and customer quilts

Yay, a finish of my own, well almost a finish, I still have a little bit of the binding to sew down on the back and add a label then I can officially say it's finished. The last photo on this post is also a quilt of mine.. I have the quilting all done so after I get the binding sewn on I will post a full picture of it. I love that fabric, I think it's Henry Glass, love his fabrics.
This batik quilt is absolutely beautiful.. The greens are just so striking. I did the panto called Happy Times, perfect for this one.

How pretty is this rose quilt? When the customer dropped this one off she wasn't so sure she liked it or wasn't really happy with the way it turned out BUT when she picked it up she LOVED it. I thought it was pretty all along... I have done the same thing with some of my quilts and after I quited them I loved them.. Quilting just changes the whole look of the quilt...I say it just adds to it's beauty.. you know kind of how make up does for us ladies... lol ... anyway it really is a beautiful quilt....
The back of the rose quilt.. I quilted Ribbon and Roses panto on it.
Really like this panto too but right now I can't remember the name of it....
Oh and tomorrow I am headed over to "To Quilt n Sew" the Dr. Seuss fabric is in and I need some of it :)
Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by.

Stitchery, fabric and cookies

Stitchery, fabric and cookies, some of my favorite things...
Look what the post man brought me the other day.... I can't wait to get started on it.... I know it's going to have to wait a while but I will get it done sooner or later...

Oh and Moda Bliss fabric. Love this fabric, I'm not sure yet what I'll do with it but I betcha I figure out something :)
Nothing better than a big ol jar of homemade chocolate chip walnut cookies. I made these on Thursday, now there is one little lone cookie left in the bottom of the jar.....
I had some customer quilts to show also but for some reason Picasa would only let me upload 3 photos here.
If I get another chance today I will try and post them but I do have a busy schedule today so it may not be until tomorrow. Oh and I have a cute picture of Rylee and Rett, yesterday was crazy hair day at school.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You can win fabric at Little Bluebell

Little Bluebell is having a fabric giveaway.. go on over for your chance to win....It's Bliss...

Pillow case tutorial

Missouri Star Quilt Co has a great tutorial on YouTube to make the Easy Pillow Case... here is the link if anyone is interested.. She also has quite a variety of other tutorials you may be interested in.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cute Pillow Cases

I hope this works... I'm trying to figure out how to post and upload from Picasa to my blog... lets see if I know what I'm doing here yet.

Aren't these the cutest little pillow cases? The snowman one is for Molly Moo.. because purple is her favorite color even thought she doesn't really know it yet.. her mom loves purple. I think the Santa one will be for Tyler.
I love that Santa fabric and now wish I would have gotten more of it.

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Customer quilts and what I'm working on

This beautiful butterfly quilt is so pretty, it's another one of those that the lady is finishing and selling for the church. A lot of hand work on this one. 

When this one arrived she said you are going to need your sunglasses to look at thin one.. I don't think so, I thinks it just perfect and colorful.... love the borders on it too.
Love this pineapple quilt.. I still have never made a pineapple quilt. The lady that made this one said it is really easy..... easier than she thought it would be... I think that's why I keep putting it off, it just looks hard to do.. but maybe I need a good challenge.
Log Cabin quilts are always pretty..
This is one I'm working on.... the one I forget to get border fabric for. The triangles were from a pack of turnovers I purchased on line.... Looking at it now I wish I wouldn't have used the red fabrics... maybe if I make one of the borders red it will look better.
And candy corn cupcakes for the sweet tooth.... We made these a couple of weeks ago when Rylee was here...
From Simple Things Comes Simple Pleasures.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mexican Churros

As you can see from previous posts Rylee loves to cook. As soon as she gets here the first thing she wants to know is what are we going to cook or bake today... She just loves cooking and learning everything about it. She's really good now at reading the recipes and has learned all the measuring cup and spoon sizes.
The other day when she was here we made Mexican Churros. Our first time making these and they were pretty good. Here's Rylee rolling them in the sugar and cinnamon mixture.
She's so funny, I told her I was going to post pictures and the recipe on my blog so she said Grandma take a picture of me sneaking one and put it on your blog... so here she is under the cutting board sneaking a churro... she had already devoured 6 of them.....

These are best I think if you eat them while they are still warm and fresh...  To me fried stuff food just isn't good cold unless............ it's fried chicken.. yumm and good piece of cold fried chicken sounds really good right now....

If you make these let me know how you like em....  
Churros Recipe

Vegetable or canola oil for frying

1 cup water

1 stick (or 1/2 cup) of margarine or butter

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 eggs

1 gallon storage ziploc bag

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a heavy deep skillet or deep-fryer, heat oil to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C). Oil should be about 1 1/2 inches deep.

In a medium saucepan, heat water and margarine to a rolling boil. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the boiling mixture. Remove from heat and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute.

Beat in the eggs one at a time into the mixture. Stick with it even if it looks and feels like it won't come together! Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip or in a quart or gallon sized storage bag with a corner snipped off.

Carefully squeeze out 4 inch long strips of dough directly into the hot oil. Fry 5 or 6 strips at once, until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from hot oil to drain on paper towels. Stir together the sugar and cinnamon; roll churros in the mixture while still warm. ENJOY!

 From Simple things comes
Simple Pleasures

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Happy Saturday with a few customer quilts to share.

I plan on getting a lot of my own sewing done today, lets see if it really works out that way for me.
I've been working on a quilt every night this week but I forgot all about getting some fabric for the borders so I may have to run to the fabric store today. It needs to be Mary Englebrite fabric, I have a feeling it's going to be hard to find. I may end up having to go on line and look for it.
This first quilt is so cute. Holly Hobbie appliqued on the squares. I think she is selling it along with 3 other quilts I just quilted for her, if anyone is interested let me know. I will try and get the others posted later, they are still on my camera.  
 Pretty brown fence rail quilt. You can't really see it but the gold kind of color is really like a copper and shiny, really pretty in the quilt.
Scrappy log cabin. Love those scrap quilts.
 I'm not sure what this pattern is called. She made two of them just alike.
 Here's what she chose for the quilting. Looks real pretty.
 And a few more.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Look what I got yesterday...

I'm still having issues with uploading but I did get these photo's to go through but it took forever and I had to keep trying over and over. A few other bloggers I know are also having issues so hopefully they will have it all up and running correctly soon.
I have been waiting forever for Dr. Seuss fabric to come in. Robin got these two in and is expecting more any time. I can't wait.. This fabric is so so cute and who doesn't like Dr. Seuss?
Not sure yet what I will make with it but I just had to have it.
 One of the little stitcheries I have been working on forever... I kept putting it back and forgetting about it..finally got it all done, so now I need to figure out if I want to quilt it or stitch in the ditch.
 A close up of one of the blocks..

things aren't working for me here.

Is it just me or is any one else having issues uploading photos today?.
  Looks like they changed things around here on blogger, the upload window is different.. I can only get 2 pictures to upload. Not sure whats going on and I had lot of cute stuff to show today :(
Right now I have to get in my quilting room and get started quilting. Maybe I can try again later. If any one has any ideas on whats going on or tips on how to work the new stuff please let me know..

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Rylee's first quilt

Rylee, my little grand daughter made her first quilt a few weeks ago and came last week to quilt it.. we had so much fun, we had to put chairs across the floor in front of the machine so she could reach it and have a way to walk along as quilting. She really did most of the quilting herself... she wanted some cutie stuff in some of the circles so did a cupcake, a flower and a lollipop, then she did swirls in the rest of them. She is so fun, crafty and creative. She is so proud of her quilt... Hopefully this weekend I can get the binding made and sewn on for her.
Goodness I started this little stitchery a good while ago and just remembered I had it. I only had a few things left to stitch on it so it was done in about 20 minutes, why didn't I just do it way back when, probably started something else and got side track. I'm thinking about a scrappy border or maybe just 2 small borders around it and making it a little wall hanging.

Hi Charlene... it was good talking to you yesterday!
And now a few customer quilts to share.

Enjoy your day and thanks for taking time to stop by my blog.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Sack Lunch.

This is an email sent to me from a friend, her hubby is also serving in the military along with my daughter and son in law....please keep them all in your prayers.
The Sack Lunch

I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought. Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation. 'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me. 'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time... As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base.' His friend agreed. I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him.' Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?' 'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class. 'This is your thanks..' After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room. A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars. Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my seat belt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers. Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm. When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars! Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base. I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich. God Bless You.' Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers. As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.' That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.' Prayer chain for our Military...
Please send this on after a short prayer.. Prayer for our soldiers
Prayer: 'Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. Amen.

' Prayer Request: When you receive this, please stop for a moment and say a prayer for our troops around the world. Of all the gifts you could give a Marine, Soldier, Sailor, Airman, & others deployed in harm's way, prayer is the very best one.

Eating spiders and showing a few quilts.

Here's Miss Molly Moo.. that's her nick name Molly Moo... I think she's a little bit to much into Halloween right now with eating spiders. They were decorating the front porch and she was sitting in the grass watching, eating spiders, good thing they were fake but still a cute picture... oh yeah she will be dressed as a moo cow for Halloween.... picture to come I'm sure. (Love the bib she's wearing too)
Don't you just love a good ol scrappy quilt? Well here's one that one of my customers made. It turned out really cute and scrappy. I think she said it's going on her guest bed. Wouldn't you love to be a quest under a quilt like that? There is just nothing like a scrappy quilt, they just seem so old fashion and like Grandma use to make, love em.

My friend Helen made this cute little felt snowman mug rug for me.. she's such a sweetie and very talented.
It's all about me, that's the name of this pattern... you use fabrics that tell all about you.. I think this quilt is so cute and looks really easy to make...
The Senior Olympics is where this quilt was this weekend. My sister made it and I quilted it for her. It was raffled off at the Senior Olympics. I'm still waiting to hear how much it went for.

Don't you just love polka dots for quilt backs, I do... cute little baby girl quilt.
And another really pretty quilt.. I can't remember the name of this but something to do with cathedral windows.
I got a couple of stitcheries done this weekend and worked on a few others, cleaned my quilting room which was way over due for a good cleaning, now I don't want to go in there and mess it up, but it's what I do :)
Have a good Monday and get some sewing and fun stuff done!