Oct 30, 2008

Forever Friends

I watched my daughters grow up together, not only as sisters but also as friends. They are adults now and still good friends. I’m always so grateful they have each other to turn to and rely on. I saw this pattern designed by Amanda Brook and immediately fell in love with it because it reminded me of my girls:

Amanda had a giveaway on her blog and this pattern was a part of it. To my surprise... I won a copy of this adorable pattern!! Happy, happy me!! It just arrived in the mail and I am excited to start working on it. As I stitch, I will cherish good memories of my little girls and their friendship.

Oct 15, 2008

Mini Quilts

I have seen walls with miniature quilt collections on them and always wanted to do one some day. Well today was the day. I dug out all the miniature quilts I had made and arranged them on my sewing room wall...around a wallhanging that was already there. And I am happy with it.
It makes me want to start a new one. I love miniature quilts. You can test different patterns with less fabric and less time (sometimes). They can be a little tedious, like the black, red and white Monkey Wrench quilt. I unpicked that sooooo many times because I had things backwards, upside down or whatever. But it was worth it because I now enjoy it. It is 15" x 18" and the smallest quit, the pink, yellow and green Hole in the Barn Door is 8" x 9".

Oct 14, 2008

Tiny Basket

All over quilting blogland I've been seeing these darling little baskets by Pink Penguin. I made one too and was surprised at how tiny and cute they are....and how easy they are to make. And this is one of those projects where you can't stop at just one. I will be making more. I changed my design just a little, instead of piecing blocks, mine is a solid panel. But it's still Pink Penguin's pattern. This one sits on my desk and has been very useful already. Thank you Pink Penguin.

Oct 8, 2008

Back in therapy

Yeah! I have a new iron. I followed the suggestions of Mary Kay, Carrie and Jackie and bought a Rowenta. Its not a cheap iron. Hopefully it will last and last for a long while. It's a nice iron but it always takes time to get used to something new. But now I'm back in therapy.....er....business.

This is what I was working on when the iron died. I've had this printed panel in my UFO drawer for too long. So nice to have it finally finished and it was a very fun project. A little like putting a puzzle together in some places. I had to sit up and think while I worked. I am going to hang it by my sewing machine in my sewing room.

Oct 6, 2008


Yesterday my iron died right in the middle of a project. Argh! I can't live without my iron! I can't sew without my iron! This is a serious situation!! It's enough to make this sewer frantic. So today I have to go shopping for an iron. My DH researched them on-line last night. Seems irons today have a 2 year expected life span. This iron has been my helpmate for about 7+ years of daily use. It replaced one I had for 15+ years.

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