Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not a very good picture, to be sure, but I was so excited I finally had the borders on (which I considered DONE, by the way) that I wanted to post it for all to see!! Once it's "more" done, I'll post a better picture. It's such a pretty quilt even with the hodge podge of this and that that I used to make it..truly a stash quilt. Not sure if I'll keep it or donate it but it will keep someone warm, right?!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I finished the little block we started in Darlene Christopherson's workshop. First time around, it was a royal MESS!! I had cut the inner circle TOO BIG and that just wasn't working (as you can well imagine! lol). SO took that out, cut it down to the proper size and re-stitched. Came out MUCH better with the measurements being correct. A LOT of work for one little block but it's SO CUTE!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Well, tomorrow it will be the first day of spring. This year's just zipping by and soon it will be Christmas again. OH NO! SO, I'm going to enjoy this beautiful weather. I still have lots of quilting to do and our show's just over a year away but that will go as quickly as the past few months and I don't want to get caught with no quilts to enter. LOL

I haven't finished my block from Darlene's workshop yesterday but I did get the little heart pillow sewn that I picked up at guild on Tues. I believe those go to breast cancer patients. I just need to stuff it and whip stitch it and it will be ready to turn in. I also started working on the applique block that will go into our next raffle quilt. It's gonna be beautiful! I only picked up one and probably should have gotten one or two more. Oh well...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Last night, our guild had Darlene Christopherson as our guest speaker
and today was our workshop. We were working on hand-piecing one of her sunflowers and I think MOST had a good time! Patty, however, was NOT one of them! LOL She decided rather quickly that hand-piecing was not her cup of tea.

Now JoAnne, on the other hand, is a pro at hand-piecing as she's completed a Dear Jane (AND won a ribbon with it!!) and is working on another. We're both in a DJ group at our LQS and we BOTH happen to be making our second DJ in red, white and blue!

Here's me with Darlene and some of her magnificent work. LOVE IT!!

I had fun today and will hopefully be able to post a photo of my finished block SOON. I know JoAnne's racing to beat me so we'll see.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Go out there and find someone NOT wearing green today and give em a little pinch! lol Hope you dance a little jig for joy today!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Ooo, I just LOVE surprises and I get more of them the older I get...LOL! As I age, I find I forget more so watching a movie the 2nd or 3rd time is like seeing it for the first time as I've forgotten how most of it goes as well as how it ends! YIKES!! So as I'm cleaning up the other day, I'm finding some flimsies that have laid around for who knows HOW long and I can't remember when I made most of them. So this one is in the stack and I've decided I'll have it quilted and put in with some others to go to our local Fisher House. I've mentioned Fisher House here before but thought just in case you were wondering what that is, here's a link to fill you in-- . Oh, and Mr. Fang managed to make it in the picture as well. He's SO beautiful but SO BAD!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I've made a couple of these pillowcases in the past two days (while working on other projects). I bought enough fabric to make 8 of these and figured I'd just have them ready by the machine so that when I'm sewing, I can whip one of these out (and they really ARE that fast! LOL). Our guild works with the Pillows of Love organization ( and they provide the fabric with the verse pre-stamped on the cuff. OR you can use your own fabric and, once you've turned them in, they'll see to it that the verse gets stamped. Such a WONDERFUL organization to do this for these women and children who are in such sad circumstances. It's fun to do these in the cute, juvenile fabrics that are in such abundance these days or in some pretty, feminine prints for the ladies. Will turn these (and any others I might get made) in at guild next week.

Monday, March 9, 2009

WOW!! Isn't this a SAD looking little quilt. The colors are just...ewww! Our guild has LOTS of donation fabric and, of course, when someone donates, it's usually because THEY don't want it anymore, right? lol So our gals in charge of community service try to make it easier to use that fabric by cutting it into 'kits' so that members can just grab and go. I picked up four at last month's guild and two turned out to be just panels. This was one of the two remaining kits that had been precut so I just sat down and sewed the squares together randomly. MAN, I'm sorry but that is just UGLY! Pitiful colors. But it's DONE so hopefully SOMEONE will love it. Now, back to some better looking projects!!