Saturday, February 26, 2011

decision made...

put this quilt top together at least 12 months ago from cutting 5in. squares out of scraps. wasn't crazy about it. folded it...sorta forgot about it. with all the UFO blogging, i think it was calling on me to do SOMETHING with it! i decided to split it 2 pieces...add a border & bindings and donate it to our guild. i feel better about it now.

the handsome pup is Charlie. he spent the week with us while his 'folks' went to Florida! he's been great company and i will miss him when he goes home tomorrow. our Gracie will miss him too :-)

Monday, February 21, 2011


Completed #4 strip set---but was sidetracked by a horrendous head cold and a daughter who wanted to make 2 baby quilts in a weekend!! She travels to Ft. Lauderdale this weekend with her MIL for her new SIL's baby shower. we improvised a pattern from my stash and a quilt my friend barbara (from MI!) made up as a guild charity quilt. Easy peasy...worked together Friday evening and Sunday to get them done.
The couple is expecting a boy--and he'll have a 3 yr old big sis that she made the kitty quilt for. Very proud of her for thinking of Ava too.  Here's her sweet little quilts!! 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

strip sets in progress....

three sets done--number 4 in progress!! here's what my 'process' looks like! (my cutting table might be neat...but before that, the strips are willy-nilly waiting to be paired up!!)
here's a shot of the lovely valentine i received from my talented friend, Judy!!
headed for the weekend with a finish on these in sight. they are fun to make--can't wait to swap them!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

quilty goings on.........

Did just a bit on a rose block....having FUN with the coin strip swap!! Found a bag of orphaned nine patches and laid them out on my 'design wall'. They look pretty good to me. Maybe it'll be my next UFO project. Have a restful Sunday...............

Saturday, February 12, 2011

leaving lots o' comments

Because of my new blog, i have the chance to comment on other blogs. Did so the other day just to compliment Nancy in Phildelphia and she wrote back!! Yesterday and today i've left comments in the hopes of winning Magnolia Bay Quilter's (kim brackett) newest book. The patterns are wonderful!
Yea! for blogs and my friends Barb & Judy for helping me with this one!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

back to SHORT hair!!

truly decided i'm not meant for 'long' hair anymore..! i tried for my DD & it looked great for her wedding. But a month later now and it was starting to look like a 'mullet'...couldn't style it, couldn't feel comfortable in it.............
nice and short again (picture to follow this weekend) and i feel like ME again....Phew!! Hope all who read this are feelin' just fine too! :-)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

lazy superbowl sunday

so nice to be 'lazy' today and stay in sweatpants to sew! worked on some guild projects and getting ready for a group project that should be so fun to swap in May. here's a mug rug and a sneak peek at my OCQG Rose Challenge project.....enjoy the day!  Go Green Bay! :-)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011