Sunday, February 27, 2011

Working away....

Well working away on getting all the blocks together on our guilds raffle quilt. I"ll actually be kind of glad to be done with it! Other than that not much going on. Just some family medical problems keeping me a bit down and stressed.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Getting ready for my trip...

Decided I wanted a little wallet for my trip coming up, and saw Melly & Me's pattern Sunshine and decided that wallet looked just like what I needed. So I made these up. I made the first one in 30's fabric and forgot to take a picture. Each time I made one I tweaked the pattern a bit for things I liked.

Until I decided to try and use a purse magnet instead of velcro. Didn't work. It was just too heavy and pulled too much on the fabric, even though I had used several layers of interfacing. So today I cut out the magnet and just sewed velcro over the hole!

A few of you have sent me notes wondering where I've been. Things are a bit hard right now. Work is extremely busy and stressful and my mom is not doing well so my sister and I have been busy trying to figure out what kind of help we can get for her. Mostl likely I"ll be tied up in the coming weeks. When I have so much on my mind I just have no desire to blog. I'm just a bit overwhelmed at the moment. But just know I"m ok.

Monday, February 14, 2011


Do any of you know of a place online in the US that sell nice/fun leather purse handles similar to the ones shown above? Inquiring Minds want to know!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Another Tree Skirt

Holly called the other day and wanted me to make 3 more Christmas Tree Skirts for shower gifts this spring/summer. So I managed to get the first top done! Now to get it to the quilter and then bind it. I think I"m going to have to teach Holly how to do the binding! Man these skirts have a lot of binding!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Midnight Stars Top Finished!

Yes it is! To see other very fun Midnight Star tops/quilts check Lori's list on this post.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Are these cute or what!

Check out what I made this week! The pattern is Cash And Carry. Aren't they fun! Yup the little ones are 2 zipper wallets sewn together.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

On the 4th day of quilt camp

I got to start a new project!!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

On the third day of quilt camp..

I finished 2 projects! The Smore Snowman quilt top that I've had cut and ready to make now for years, and 3 pillowcases to go with it!

Friday, February 04, 2011

On the second day of quilt camp....

My quilter brought to me....

3 quilts to bind

Thursday, February 03, 2011

In exactly 2 months....

I will be here (Sydney)

And here (Batemans Bay)

And here (Canberra)

And here (Melbourne)

Can you tell I'm just a bit excited! And Holly is worried I won't take any pictures!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

On the first day of Quilt Camp

Mel's Block: A block that represents the maker

my sewing machine made.... 4 birthday blocks

Lela's: Barns

Mary J's: Flowers

Michelle's: Pink and Brown