Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Shop Hop 2011

Well, this year's Shop Hop is over...haven't done it every year, but it was fun this year... with the exception of one store. We'll just skip it next year... she puts forth no effort to welcome her guests, almost acts as if she doesn't care that we are there or not... so, why bother. The others create cute little things to give us, some have games for us to play or else bowls of tickets to draw from to see if we will win a prize! It's fun... it's supposed to be FUN... buy a clue here, we don't HAVE to come to your store.

So yes I added a little bit to my stash... very little... but always enjoy chatting with other quilters and the other shop keepers that I don't get to see often... some even have a mascot who greets us at the door (Maya) with an adorable face... check out The Clothesline Quilt shop in Avon...and great fabrics too!

So now we hunker down in our sewing rooms and see what we can accomplish from our new goodies...

3 years later...

Ok, yes, it took me a while to remember what name I had this blog under... what can I say. SORRY.

But I'm back, and I can hopefully post here again! YAY!!!

This week I have been working on placemats for Easter (even tho I plan on going OUT for Easter dinner.. that is besides the point!) Here is a picture of them in progress. I have one more to quilt, and 2/3 done on one when my bobbin ran out. But they are really close!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A bit more progress - One Year Later!

Ok, I know I haven't posted here since last year... (YIKES!) but I have gotten a bit more done on that wall hanging... so here is what it looks like now... STILL not done, but further along! LOL

Oh, and I had to rewrite the words and discovered a Silver Sharpie worked best on black. ;-)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Day 5-6

Here is what it looks like now... a little more discernible. Had a time figuring what to write with and finally chose "tailor chalk pencil".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Piece-a-Day Project

I thought maybe I'd progress better on this project if I post a picture of what I've done each day on it...so here is Day 2, it'll be a mystery until more in revealed...

Friday, May 07, 2010

Mother's Day in progress

I'm afraid I might forget to take a picture when done, so this is my mom's pillow in progress.... I'll try to remember the finished pic.

Well how about that! I Finished it today!! Here it is, front & back.

This week

So that was last week, and this is this week. I needed a new table runner in my dining room, and I wanted it to lead the eye to see the red in my kitchen over the breakfast bar. So here it is and I rather like it. I had intended on making placemats to match... and maybe napkins. But then I realize I had no more of that black! and it's from 2005 So if ANYONE knows of some of this... a yard even?? I'd love to talk to you! Thanks for visiting!

PS - I don't know why this picture displays vertically, I uploaded a horizontal picture... owell!

TP Refills

I saw this posted in a quilting forum I follow.. the gal said she saw it in the bathroom of a store or restaurant, I can't remember. Anyhoo, she was looking for a pattern to make it from. Well, you know the old saying... if you want it done right, do it yourself... so I made a pattern and then used fabrics to match my bathroom colors. Yes, I know, if I ever change the colors or paint, I'll have to make a new one - DARN! LOL.. I had fun making it, and people get a laugh out of it... but does anyone get the MESSAGE?? I wonder...

Saturday, May 01, 2010


It's been a couple frustrating weeks... Just as I was about to finish quilting my step daughter's quilt, the illustrious Mega Quilter developed an "issue". It again began breaking thread. It ravels the thread up the needle until it breaks. I have tried everything I can think of, have talked with my long arm mentor online who had wonderful tips and ideas but so far, no luck in fixing the problem. I NEED to get this worked out and be able to quilt PAIN FREE! Oh, and it also began skipping stitches when Im going from right to left... not so much if I slow down, but still skipped a couple times. Hhere are some pics!

I have NO idea what to try next...