Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!!

 Happy Halloween to my bloggy peeps!!!!  This is me above... and I am feeling sooooo pretty!  Well, I have been a busy bee lately... and since I didn't have my internet behaving like it should... we won't go into that  I am a little tardy in getting some posts made here.    I have been doing some sewing and I even made some Halloween cookies to take to work... I left some at home for my son... didn't want him to feel left out.. Actually, I just wanted to see his reaction when he saw them.  

These are the fun severed finger sugar cookies.  I got them from an issue of Rachel Ray's magazine.....  Aren't they absolutely gruesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  eewwwww

            This is the finished top for the Modern Christmas Table Runner swap that I am                          working on.  I can't say who its for yet, but will do that after I know she has received it. I absolutely love this.  I have a quilting design already.  All I have to do is layer it and go for it!   I will post the final funner in a couple of weeks!

This is the star block... I cut the points off when imaging this block...its there on the 
actual  my quilty friends will get the importance of points!

And this is how it all started.....  graph paper, fabric and colored pencils.  I love this process.  

Oh, and one last picture to show you.... I was inspired to take this when Julie from Jaybird quilts took a picture of her views.... below is what I got to enjoy from my front window.... most of the leaves have fallen now and that's ok.  I look forward to being able to enjoy them again next year!
I actually stood outside on my porch to take this...otherwise there were tons of little window panes in the way!  giggles
This is the picture with the window, taken with me standing.... not so pretty and the hickory tree leaves were already turning it has no leaves at all....hehe  But with the way my furniture is placed in the livingroom and when you sit and look out the window.. I get the pretty view..I am so blessed!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Its Monday!

Yeah for me!  Five more days before I go to work again..wooohooo!  My house is a bit of a mess since I spent last week completing the top for my man's quilt, making a matching pillowcase and I made a little purse for a little girl who sells farm fresh eggs. She delivered two dozen to me on Sunday.  She loved her bag and my hugs from her were never ending!  I am so blessed!  

I recycled some of my sons old blue-jeans and added the fun
chicken wire fabric for the handle and the fried egg fabric for the cuff.The idea
for the style came from the internet at this link
I modified it just a little but the happy house wife was my inspiration.

The pillow case

                                            This is the quilt that I made for my man...mmmm  mmmm                                           It's the BQ pattern. Since the trucks are directional I this was the only layout I could do..oooo.. I should have
                                            staged a big accident and had them all meeting in the middle!HAHA

                                                 A close up of the truck fabric.  Randy drives
over the road and requested this sort of print.  His birthday is coming up.  Can't wait to give it to him.

Now.... onto the Christmas table runner swap.  Well, my partner isn't participating much so I am going to have to rely on my stealth stalking skills to make a runner that will be to her pleasing.  I have decided to go with the fabric she mentioned  she liked ..which has a modern coloring but still somewhat traditional.  From looking at her blog she seems to be more of a traditional gal ... I see stars a lot on her projects.  So my design plan is a traditional runner with stars in the center... I will do some big stitches on it as well... she likes that!... Maybe I could add some beads to perk it up a bit!  I will draw  a sketch and post it with my fabric choices later this week.
Well,  the FlyLady harkens me.... gotta clean so I can be inspired.  Clutter really stifles my creativity and so does dust, dog hair and dirty dishes!  LOL  

Have a great day!!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

This was my first doll quilt swap.  I made this for Jenn who LOVES brights!  I am sure I got this pattern from somewhere.... oh, yes!  It was from my sisters book... if I had the name, I would give proper credit. I had some teaser pics in earlier posts but forgot to post the final product!

 I have a lot of other quilts, normal on my flickr page These doll quilts appear on that photostream as well... I am excited to show more of what I am doing.

Christmas Table Runner Swap...fabric preview

Good morning!!  What a wonderful fall day.  The leaves are so thoughtful.... blanketing my lawn after it cried out how cold it was last night.  Now if they could just find their way back onto the trees it would be great!

Last night, I gathered some fabric from my stash for the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap.  I can say that it looks better in person than in the picture...the green doesn't make sense but trust real really looks great.  The green and the red will be used in bits and pieces  just for the 'pop' of color.  I am listening to the comments and will be adding a solid...probably white to break up all the color and give the eye resting places. Today I will tinker with some sketching to get a design plan and post that later.
So maybe, pull the green add a stripe?Or what about adding a touch of orange? I pull the red and green add an orange and a stripe.... and some white.  You guys are the best! Thanks for helping me make up my mind.  Gotta go find some orange to preview...oh, and the stripe.  I will have to go fabric shopping ...what a drag.  (NOT)  hehe.    

My son has a football game tonight and I have to work this weekend so I probably wont post again until Monday.  Don't miss me!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Let the stitching begin!!!!

I can't believe that the last time I posted it was JUNE!!  A lot has happend since then.  I have moved to a house that is just outside of town..I actually consider it to be in the country.... No city services... I am loving it out here. 
I have also reconnected the boy, now man, that was my  first date as a teenager.  How funny.  He grew into quite the amazing man.  He is mine and you can't have him!  LOL  He found me on facebook, believe it or not.  I was on his suggested friends list and the rest is history.
My son is now 16, driving all over the place, has his first real crush...she is wearing his extra football jersey to the game this Friday.  I think it is serious!  LOL  But he says he will not date until after football season is over.  He has been working very hard at wanting to improve so he can get noticed by the scouts.  I am so proud of his efforts..but now if he would only put that much effort into his school work.  Oh, well.... I can dream can't I.
My newest adventure is participating in the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap.  I am so excited to be doing this.  It is a secret swap so stalking my partner is tons of fun!!  LoVe it!
Yesterday, I had the best day with my sister.  We went out to lunch, stopped at a little mom and pop ice cream shop, went to a quilt shop that was we found an amazing coffee shop to console ourselves... nothing like a pumpkin spice latte---GRANDE with extra shot of espresso!  We ended the day by taking over her husbands man shed and making headstones for our spooky cemeteries! It was such a great day.  I am looking forward to working weekdays and being able to spend more time crafting with her.  January can't come soon enough!!
Well, this darn house work is hollering in the background... I better get busy... then I can play the rest of the day!
Have a great day, everyone!