Wednesday, December 29, 2010

What to do, what to do...

I made an attempt, to update my blog today and created a BIG MESS.  I was able to retrieve part of my old info and get a somewhat normal look, so that will have to do for now.  I had other things on my mind today!

I dug into my WIP pile and came out with this...

This quilt goes back to my quilt beginnings.  I think, it was my first attempt at picking out fabric, without guidance, yikes....  I  did manage to get it pieced and then it was set aside, for quilting.  WELL, what am I waiting for?  This little quilt needs to be finished in time for use in February. 
It's pinned and ready, just not sure I am!!!

ohhhh, DEAR....

UPDATE... I am halfway back to my original template/layout. I have no idea how I got here but, I am leaving it for now. I don't have time to mess with it now, so will have to leave it, in this "UGLY" stage.

I totally messed up trying to update my blog.  I  lost my old format, which I was quite happy with and lost my list of blogs I follow.  I am trying to get back to where I was.  If  anyone, can help it would be appreciated!

Monday, December 20, 2010


UPDATE: " I FOUND IT!"... or should I say... "IT FOUND ME"  I did a fabric search.  Could not have been simpler, I found the search info on a "quilt store site."   It simply gave me an email address to write too and give as much info as possible and that the search would go to 100's of stores..  I was lucky to actually have a fabric number.  I sent my email over the Christmas holiday and by Tuesday night I had more than half a dozen responses from quilt stores.    I have place my order and as the say "it's in the mail!"

Thank you to all who responded with their offerings and suggestions, quilt bloggers are a great bunch!!!

I started a project, after the Christmas season last year and put it to rest.   I came across it again and
wondered why did I not finish this?  It's far to cute, not to have finished!  As, I  looked through the cut pieces it all came back to me...  I was short fabric, this fabric...
It is moda, Glacier Red #30187 from last years "Figgy Pudding" line by basic grey.   Yardage would be ideal but, will take anything, including FQs and scraps!!  I will be cutting strips of  2.25" by 8".   If you, or someone you know who might collect reds have this in your stash and are willing to part with it PLEASE, leave me a comment.  I am willing to BEG,  buy, and/or trade!!!  Thanks so much for your help!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Just in time...

I am happy to say I have a finish, just in time to get into the mail and off to my youngest grandson, Lane who is 18 months old.  I had this pieced last year and when I went to quilt it, my machine copped an attitude and it did not get finished so, it was put away in a drawer and almost forgotten. 

 I am pleased with this happy little quilt. It is bright and cheery and full of texture. I used flannel, minke, velveteen, and a very soft fuzzy white. I experimented with the backing... I bought a micro fleece blanket at a discount store and did not use batting. This blanket is soft and flimsie and sure to be a petting delight!

There is only one thing wrong...  I won't be able to snuggle and rock with him. 
I think this blanket will do a good job keeping him warm, he lives in Minnesota.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A gift from my Secret Santa...

 This lovely table runner arrived in my mailbox last week, it is from my Secret Santa.  My secret Santa was Sunny, her blog is Quilting Dreams.  It is a nice big size that fits my table(which is currently hidden under a pile of packages, getting ready to ship!).  I love the rich colors of cream, green, and red she used.   Her quilting was just right to compliment the piece!  I took a couple pictures to show more detail.

I love the striped binding!!!

 and this little diddy was also in the box! Aren't those snowmen faces adorable. 
I scored big when it came to getting a great Secret Santa!!!  Thank you so much Sunny, for the special gifts you made me.   I will treasure them for years to come! To my fellow Charming Girls... I hope your Secret Santa was as good to you as mine was to me!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Secret Santa Project...FINISHED!!!

For my Secret Santa...

 The Snowman Trio...

I am, done with my Secret Santa project.  It seems like ages, since I have had a "good finish" and this was no exception.  Perhaps that is because I have been working on three of them at the same time.  The other two need buttons and the binding tacked down and they will be done.  One for me, one for my DD, and of course the other is for my Secret Santa.

My Secret Santa turned out to be a "real secret" for me.  A couple months ago, I received the blog address of my Secret Santa (who I have been spying on).  A couple weeks later I received their mailing address.  Well, last night as I was preparing my package I noticed the name on the address and the name of the persons blog were two totally different names, different states, etc.  I sent off an email to Joan and this afternoon she confirmed,  I had two different people!   My Secret Santa was the person who's address I had.  Not, the blog address person,  I had thought.  So, my gift will be going to someone  I didn't "know of"  until today.  The surprise was on me!!!  I think my Secret Santa gift is neutral enough that any quilter would enjoy it... so I am hoping!

If feels good to have a finish and perhaps it will keep me motivate to keep on, keeping on!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Umm... I would like to buy a vowel, please!!!

Perhaps, it would help me with the puzzle of life.  There are times in my life, when I feel in control and on top of things.  Right now, not so much.  I feel, as though I am spinning my wheels and getting no where.  In other words, I have too many irons in the fire!!!

I have LOTS to do and can't seem to get things finished!  I am on the verge of finishing a few projects and working on prioritizing.  Soon, I will have things to share.  Here is a sneak peek!

If your still there... thanks!!!