Nov 30, 2009

I Spy lots of fun!

blocks I joined Karen’s I Spy Swap and sent in 40 five inch fabric squares from each of three fabrics.  Today I received 120 sweet little squares in my mailbox, all different.   Someday they are going to become an I Spy Quilt for grandkids. 

(By the way, did I ever tell you I have another grandchild on the way soon?)


Karen is so generous.  Besides all her hard work to organize this swap and sort all those blocks, she also sent a pretty little gift.  It’s one of her nifty Tool Time Tuesday sewing helpers…a little pincushion, scissor holder on one end of a ribbon and an ingenious spool holder on the other.  It will be very handy.

Thank you so much Karen.  This has been great fun!!

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Nov 24, 2009

A Little Holiday Sweetness

Guess what I’ve been up to…

christmas project post 

reindeer poochie bags    santa poochie bags

I’ve been busy sewing Happy Zombie’s adorable Itty Bitty Poochie Bags.  They are so tiny and sweet.  And fun to do! 

They’re making me feel like Christmas is just around the corner.daisy name

Nov 22, 2009

Comfy Cozy House

house quilt post

I fell head over heels for this pretty little house quilt pattern when I first saw it a few years ago in Homespun magazine.  It’s called “Home Among the Vines” and is by Blackbird Designs

So when I recently decided we needed something new for a bedroom wall, this came back to mind as the perfect thing to make!  It was a relaxing project, probably because of the simplicity of the pattern and the soft colors I chose.  I think they are very calming.

I put in the last stitch this evening and have it up already.  It makes the room feel comfy cozy. 

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Nov 17, 2009

Fixed and Finished

for blog post 

Everyone pretty quickly found my “oops”.  Thank you for your morale booster comments….very much appreciated and motivating. 

I came back to it all refreshed the next morning, put my dandy little seam ripper to work and had it fixed in no time.  It wasn’t so bad after all.  It’s amazing what a good nights sleep will do.  And now I can even laugh about it.

It looks nice hanging in our family room.

For me, planning the color arrangement for this quilt was sort of like doing a Sudoku puzzle….trying to have only one of each color basket per row or column.  Also the inside box and outside corners.  I thought long and hard but just couldn’t make it work with the diagonals.

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Nov 16, 2009

Off and running…

Well, I’ve officially started my Dear Jane blocks.  Teresa was right, I really am having fun with them. 

And they sure are cute little things, finishing at 4 1/2”.  It’s a good thing I just got my new glasses.  I really need them for this project :-)

Nine down…

…many, many more to go.

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Nov 13, 2009


This little guy is about to get a good workout!


I spent the evening sewing on my November Schnibble, thoroughly enjoying myself and happy with how things were going, when all of a sudden it hit me!


Can you see it?


Next time you see this Schnibble it will be fixed and finished

…but not tonight…I’m off to bed.

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Nov 7, 2009

Just Not Enough Things to Do

I just barely finished a sampler quilt that took a few years to complete, and I’m working on countless other projects…

and yet, here is what I’m itching to start on now.

dear jane book

Another sampler quilt!

A Dear Jane quilt!

The one that so many quilters are making.  I have been inspired and tempted by them for some time.  Then Teresa began hers and suggested I would have fun with it.  That put me over the edge, and here I am, starting another project.  I have the book and I bought my background fabric today.  I imagine it will take a few years to finish.  Luckily I will have help here:

Fun craziness!

And speaking of fun…

Woohoo!  I won Marianne’s giveaway a few days ago and it came in the mail this afternoon.  She sent me the fabric and pattern for a darling Christmas pillowcase and tissues in the cutest little box.

Thanks so much Marianne.  You made my day!

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