Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

So many things to be thankful for. But top of my list........

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Quilting Gallery Fall Quilt Vote is Now

I was going to ask you to go visit Quilting Gallery and Vote for Me - but wow - there are some awesome quilts entered in their Falling Leaves Quilt Contest. Especially the Large Project category which has my quilt in it - Turkey Days (Almost to the bottom of the large project category).

Vote for me at the Falling Leaves Quilt Show Photo Contest

So I guess instead I"ll need to just tell you to go over and pic one and vote!

Friday, November 21, 2008

2 more presents done

Check out these cute dolls I made from some crumbs! 2 more presents done for xmas! This is called a Ruby Doll and I found the pattern here at One Red Robin.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Cat

Look at what I got finished! I was browsing through a Christmas Quilt Book a few months ago and saw this pattern for a stuffed cat. Now don't you think the Hugs and Kisses quilt from The Cat needs a cat?! So this is going with the quilt and pillowcases!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Another Christmas gift almost ready!

Here is my Hugs and Kisses quilt from "The Cat" for my friend for xmas! I just have the binding to sew down on the back! I"ve got pillowcases to match and another surprise coming yet to go with it!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Snowmen and Pigs

I'm still working on Christmas presents. I got 2 more snowmen done - 4 more to go!

And I made a stuffed pig for a friend from some 30's crumbs! I love how it turned out! I still have more to go. It is a busy, busy year for gifts!

Underground Railroad Rest Area

I know many of you have seen my post of the really awesome Underground Railroad Rest Stop in Iowa, but Erik Homemade just posted a lovely summary about it and his pictures from a stop he made in October of this year. So whether or not you "believe" in the Underground Railroad clues in quilts, go check out his visit: Erik Homade

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Bonnie came to visit!

Oh my GOSH! Bonnie came to our guild meeting tonight. I don't know when I"ve enjoyed a program more. Her talk is so "real life" and her quilts are SO BEAUTIFUL in real life. (Well they are beautiful on the web - but even better in real life!) Above is a special message for our friend Lucy!

Oh it was a great evening!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Tops and Bottoms

Thought I would share a top and bottom today. Above is a quilt top my Aunt gave me this weekend! She was going to throw it away! I'm so glad she decided to show me before she threw it away! My uncle's grandmother made it. It is all pieced by hand and is in pristine condition. It smells wonderful and the white fabric is WHITE. I"m going to get it hand quilted for sure. Look at the awesome fabrics in it....

And then I thought I would share a bottom. A different kind of bottom - undies. My middle daughter always complains I never send her packages at college. Well I ususally don't because she thinks I"m a dork still and thinks most fun things are silly. So I got her good this time. She was complaining that over fall break she couldn't find any fun underwear. So while shopping with Emily the other weekend I found 3 pairs of really cute undies. But this one was my favorite.

Now look closely...... Here and there scattered on it is the phrase - Call your Mother!

I thought it was perfect!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Orange Crush Top Done!

I did it! I got my Orange Crush top done just in time for Bonnie's visit! Now if only I could it quilted and sleep under it! But that will have to wait until after Christmas - I had so many quilts to get done for xmas gifts I need to wait a bit.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Orange Crush and borders

I finally took some time and worked on my borders for Orange Crush! I have 2 on, 2 more to go! Bonnie is doing a lecture Wed night at our guild so I can't wait to show her!

ADDITION - OK, so I"m trying to catch up a bit with blogs. Do you think blogger is trying to tell me something if so far I have gotten the following verifications.... "cramps"...."incoma".... Hmmm, I'm almost afraid to read more......