Saturday, September 25, 2010

The wizard of oz stocking

One of my quilt ladies came over the other day to show me the stockings she makes... Isn't is so cute. All that detail work with sequins and beads has to take a long time to do.. As you can see this one is The Wizard of Oz but she makes all kinds of cute ones. There are a lot of itty bitty pieces on these, I think I would be blind after making just one. Anyway she was kind enough to let me take a picture and blog about it. Very nice work Phyllis, thanks for letting me share.




Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful weekend.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Customer quilts and Happy Anniversary to me and Hubby

Today is our 9 th anniversary.... hubby surprised me with a beautiful diamond bracelet and a lovely card. I love him so much, he is such a good husband and all around great guy. I think I'll keep him around a good while :)



A few customer quilts to show today... this first one was made using Crown Royal bags... it's really cute but hard to tell in the picture here..

Cute little baby boy quilt.


Love this one and very colorful.

Beautiful blue star.

Another cute one. I really like the flowers and ric rac around the border.


Hubby made this thread shelf for me a few months ago.. it's working out so much better. I love it and love him. Thanks babe, you did good.




Friday, September 17, 2010

Thank you Helen

Helen, Thank you so much for the beautiful roses....



Thursday, September 16, 2010

GO cutter and quilts

While on vacation last month this is what I purchased. I haven't really had a chance to use it till this week.... I have the circle die so I used it to make my first GO quilt. I wasn't really sure what I was going to do, I just started cutting out circles to kind of see how it all works. I had this piece of white on white fabric so I sprinkled the circles on it and sewed them on.. It looked kind of plain so I added the purple strips on it then quilted circles on it.. I think I will name it Sprinkled circles, what do you think, a good name?
Anyway this little thing really is fun to use and you can cut out a whole quilt in no time at all.
Oh I haven't sewn down the back of the binding yet so that's why it looks wonky along the edges. I just couldn't wait any longer to show it off and talk about the GO cutter.

This one I started last night and this is how far I am on it now... It was hard doing customer quilts today and not playing with the GO or not finishing this. All I need to do is trim it up and add the borders.. I have a green stripped fabric just like the blue so I will use that for a small border then I have a coordinating cupcake fabric I will use for a bigger outside border. I can't wait to get back to it. Oh and see the little scrappy circle quilt hanging over there on the side, my little granddaughter Rylee made that one this weekend, she will be over next week to quilt it, her first time on the long arm... she loves the GO cutter too... she can't wait to start her next quilt now.

Love this cupcake fabric....





Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Apron

My Friend Katie in Texas sent me this apron but I'm afraid to use it. It's so cute I'm afraid I will get it dirty so it's hanging in my quilting room on the door. Love the pink and the butterflies on it. Thanks again Katie, you are so sweet. Oh she makes some cute cupcakes too.
Rylee modeling it for me, we had to pull it up and tie it so it would fit her. She would have no problem wearing it and getting it dirty...lol... I need to make her a new apron soon.

Now a few customer quilts.















customer quilt pictures, no words, just eye candy.



























Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrappy quilts and cupcakes

Ok here is my scrap quilt with what seems like a million little tiny pieces in it....I am thinking about no border... what do you all think border yes or border no?
chimichanga from the Pioneer Woman.. They turned our really good. Last week I also made some fried cheese sticks...they were Delicious, I used string cheese and pepper jack cheese... very tasty and fun.... it's like a party in your mouth :) if you get a chance go to her web site, she has some really good recipes there.... and she's funny too. I saw her on the view and she just seems so down to earth and nice.
Last week my daughter Amy came over to have her first lesson in make gum paste flowers... and these are the results... she did very well.. she made them for her little nieces birthday.


Here's Amy proudly showing them off...

oh and the cutest little cupcake of all is Molly Jean....


Oh and a Big Happy Birthday to my friend Betty H.... hope you had a wonderful day Betty...

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Baby bibs

Hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend.... Yesterday and today I made bibs for Molly Jean... I got them all done today except for the snaps which I will attach tomorrow and then get them shipped on Tuesday...Wendy said she needed some with purple.. the last batch I made her didn't have any purple ones in it so she will have plenty now... looking through my stash I found some really cute purple snow man fabric, not sure if I want to use it to make her a pillow case or more bibs...it's really cute fabric though...sure you will see it sometime soon...


I got all my scrappy blocks sewn together yesterday too, now I need to decide if I want to put on a border or leave it like it is.. I think it would look good either way...I will post it later...
Have you heard about or seen the "Cat in the Hat" fabric that will be out soon or maybe it's already out... I know Robin over at To Quilt n Sew will be getting some in soon... I will be paying her a visit for sure.. it's so cute.. wouldn't it be cute to make a pillow case and give a Cat in the Hat book along with it? What a nice little gift for grand kids or nieces and nephews.
Happy Labor Day everyone.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Break is over :(

I'm back and here's the reason for my blog break.

These are our grand children, the 2 youngest ones are from Florida and were here for 2 weeks. One of the 2 weeks they were all ours while their mommy and daddy took a well deserved vacation to Maui.
We had the best time ever getting to have them here for the week.. let me tell you it's hard having a 7 month and 4 year old 24/7 for a week but I would do it all over again tomorrow in a heart beat.
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.

Be back soon.