Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
But then I had these crumbs from the star. Oh no - the process starts again!
So I made this sawtooth star out of those! This one finishes at about 8" square, so I may just put this block in my block bag for now. And NO - I did not have any teeny tiny crumbs left from this one!
BUT - I did get my AWESOME Hawaiian tool caddy from Sharon! All because I named her purse ricki-ricki-timbo-aw-so-rimbo-oo-ma-goochi-gamma-gamma-goochi. And where did I get that name you might say. I have no idea why this popped in my head, but when I saw the hawaiian stuff I thought of a childhood record we had (and I think it was a Disney record actually) that had this story of Nikki Nikki Timbo Aw So Rembo Oo Ma Goochi Gamma Gamma Goochi on it. So that was the name I gave it! Well then I got thinking about this record and did some searching on the web for it. And I found a free mp3 download of it - the version we had on the record as children!
Now this story IS NOT politically correct at all these days - so no nasty comments about that. Remember this story was back in the 60's - I have no idea when the record came out. Can you believe this was on a disney record! So as a thank you I sent Sharon the story. But you can listen too. Just take it for what it is, a funny chinese story. Or you can see what Wikipedia has to say about the old folktale here. And just a written version of the story if you can't download the mp3 is on this site - but it is much better with the music on the mp3 version.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Well then I decided that I had to do something with my scraps from trimming the braids. Geez, Tonya and Bonnie have gotten to me! YIKES! So first I sewed the scraps into "new fabric" pieces.
I"ll show you what I did with those tomorrow!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
And look what I got in the mail! 3 of my favorite patterns from Marcie! Now to find time to make them! Oh I need more hours in the day!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Well Laura calls me on my way down to her house. "Don't eat lunch, I'm cooking you something. That should give you something to think about on your drive down". Hmmm - Now Laura hasn't been shy about sharing her cooking stories. I've heard how she is wonderful at snack type foods, but meals - not so much. So Laura is cooking me lunch - and she is sharing that tidbit of knowledge with me. It's got me thinking all right. As I near her house I look for smoke, and hope the farmhouse is still standing. I debate - should I really stop at McD's before I go there?! I turn onto her road - no smoke, no flames. Well, maybe I'm so late she trashed the meal and got it cleaned up. Or she chickened out on me!
But NO! She cooked me this delicious pasta dish in her pressure cooker! It was wonderful! And she said it cooks in like 15 mins or something like that. I've never had a pressure cooker so had no idea! She thought it was a bit mushy - but I loved it! I even liked the garlic bread she made, that she wasn't so fond of and fed the dog!
Anyway, I"m so sorry Laura. I should have remembered to tell everyone of your cooking success! And here I am living to tell about it!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Last but not least look at this adorable wool felt green pumpkin Laura made for us! It was filled with candy! She made a ton of green, orange and gold ones. She posted about them not too long ago on her blog. They were so adorable! I spent a lot of time just visiting and having a great time. I did finish a few things and I'll share those later this week. Just wanted to pop in and say hi! (Ahhhh, yes I need to dust - so ignore that!)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I"ve picked up my strippy coin quilt again to finish quilting it. It got too hot over the summer to hand quilt it. The center is done and I"ve got all the one direction of the diamonds done in the outer border. I"m working on the lines in the other direction now. I"m debating whether I should do a single line inbetween the double lines to make smaller diamonds? What do you think?
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Oh and one other thing - don't look at my stitches too closely. They are not by any means as perfect as Marcie's. How does she do it?
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
in my sewing room anyway! Above the roof of the stable and the top of the star. Below Mary and Joseph take shape.
Mary and Josephs hands and the bottom of the star.
Monday, October 08, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
In the above picture you can barely make out Jenna's head! She was in a boat this race where the coxswain lays down and you only see the top of her head!
In the second race she was in the #2 seat in the Novice 8 race. She is second from the right.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
This is a medallion challenge quilt I"m doing with a group. I have 2 more rounds to go. But I was just so glad to get these 2 rounds done!
Round 1 - Your Favorite: your favorite fabric, block, color, whatever
Round 2 - Frame It
Round 3 - Diamonds are a girls best friend
Round 4 - Bountiful Garden
Round 5 - 9 Patch
and then coming yet
Round 6 - Starry Starry Night
Round 7 - Finish It: whatever you need to do to finish off the top.
I think I know what I"m going to do for round 6. Now just to find the time.
Oh and Laura thought of a perfect name for my halloween quilt - Spooktacular Booquet! Isn't that perfect!
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
And in some of the white places I quilted with glow in the dark thread so that when she turns out the lights it will glow! How fun is that!