Sunday, November 3, 2019

Falling Leaves

Here's the finished top I've been working on for my entryway.
The pattern is called Mini Twirl by Fig Tree & Co. I used the Fireside collection of Boundless Batiks from Bluprint for the leaves and picked up the border fabric at a local JoAnns.  I'm not entirely happy with the outer border being such a bold red but I think it'll still look nice with the decor that will surround it.

I also finished my November mini quilt from the Stitches of Love club.  These little minis are fun to make and I really enjoy the machine applique.
Sawyer Scarecrow

 When I first posted about my falling leaves quilt I had kind of forgotten it was Halloween. Later I decorated a bit and handed out candy (while watching the 49ers  beat the Cardinals!!) We had a ton of Trick-or-Treaters.

Hoping to enjoy a quiet Sunday...kinda dreading Monday.   :(

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Quilting Therapy

Taking a break from Facebook and life too. Been a bit stressed and anxious. Sewing calms me down and distracts my mind from a billion thoughts. It has been almost 7 years since my last post and I'm not sure if I will continue posting or not but right now I feel like I need a place to share.

I'm currently working on a small fall project...

Soon to be a small wall hanging for my entryway. LOVE fall colors.

We even have a bit of color outside as well.  

Feels good to smile. 
'Til next time...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Neapolitan Valentine

Long story short.
Two years ago I started this wall hanging.
After quilting it with pink thread...I just didn't like it.
So I hid it away in a box.
Took it out a few weeks ago, and made myself finish it.
(I hate unfinished projects!)
The colors reminded me of ice cream so I named it Neapolitan.
(I like to name my quilts!)
I think the blocks look like Dutch Windmills.
(I love striped binding!)
And now I'm so happy it's "finished" and just in time for Valentine's day!
And there you have it,

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Simply Sonya"

Finally the finish of my Dilly Dally creation...
For my niece's new addition, Sonya Rose,
born December 28, 2012.

When I started this quilt, I wasn't sure who
it was going to be for.  And then came Sonya. ; )

The top (front) is made of simple pinwheel blocks
 and a prairie point border from charm packs
 and small dotted white on white fabric.

The back and binding are made of the same Dilly Dally
multi-colored fun flowers.

Ready to be delivered to the new baby!

And so happy for another finish!

Monday, January 14, 2013

January far....

1.  Binding attached:
Sewing down the binding on my Dilly Dally
You can see the backing fabric...whimzical colorful flowers!

2.  49ers beat Green Bay and move on to NFC Championship Game:

3.  Roger Federer wins his first round match:
At the Australian Open

Looking forward to:
Quilt Show this Weekend

Thanks for visiting and here's to your January success!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

It's About Time

It's been a long time since I last posted (2 months almost).
It's not easy finding time to do those creative things I love.
It's about time I got back to quilting and blogging.
For once in a long time, I have a few free days.

And here's what I did...
Pin basted my Dilly Dally pinwheel quilt.
 Just loving all the bright cheerful colors.
 And the white dots.
 It is progress and I should be able to begin quilting soon.
Well as soon as my son goes back to Oregon
since he's staying in my sewing room for the holiday.

But I really don't want his time here to go by too fast.
It's so great to visit but it always seems too short.

At least I have something else to look forward to.

Hope your holidays are enjoyable and you
are finding time to spend with family and friends.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Polka Dot Pin Cushion Caddy

Between work being super busy and 
all the sports I've been watching lately
my sewing and quilting time continues to be limited.

But since I'm still finding time to embroider
I decided to finally make this handy desperately needed
 Pin Cushion Caddy
 The pincushion is weighted so it can be balanced
on the arm of a chair or the edge of a table.

There are several pockets for holding embroidery tools.

And finally a small bag to catch pesky little threads and
 is removable for stand alone use by way of a button attachment.
A very clever pattern from Sew Mama Sew.
Oh and I used scraps from my Mint Chip Quilt so 
I'll be cozy and coordinated.

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Til next time,