Friday, December 30, 2011

Another UFO year!

Im up for another year Susan!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Quilt for MW

Just needs a border...hmmmm

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Small house..

So, I've been following Brenda's blog http://www.cozylittlehouse.com/
She just moved into a small house and is thinking up ways to make a place for everything, and everything in its place...lol Good reads at her blog.
In our small house there is no pantry, so I'd been looking for a little shelf for a space on the back porch. I found a REALLY ugly gold metalic one which I promptly sprayed white...whew! It may not hold much, but does help with the overflow from the kitchen cupboard...

Ok, ok..I know there are a FEW quilts stuffed around the cupboard, but whats more important, food or quilts?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Decor Halp!



We moved the buffet into the eat in kitchen area, and put the dinette in the living room...Seems BLAH..Ya, I need to paint...Do I need a swag light over the table? I posted pics of the rest of the living room also...halp

Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thrift store score!


Im just lovin this saucer with the side detail. Never seen one like it...Score!  Oh ya, under 1.00$ each..

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snoopy the Wonder Dog

What a guy...snuggling up to daughter after a seizure...
Had to bribe him with a chewie to get off the bed!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Before I had a cold...

So anyhoo, I actually have been busy, before daughter so generously gave me her cold....
I found a dresser for ME, sanded it, painted it white and added new pulls.
My old dresser is going to my "faux" niece for her 2 girls.  Said niece wanted it painted black. I added stencils..I'm now officially done with painting...ick


Monday, October 24, 2011

Seizures N Quilts...

I know...odd blog post title, I'll splain...

For many years we have tried to figure out a safe bed for our daughter. After the most recent "Screaming/Gran mal", I was at my wits end to find something that daughter could fall out of, and be safe.
While chatting with my quilty friend Ang (who is an awesome EMT and RN student), she suggested putting the bed on the floor like nursing homes do with thier seizure/falling type patients. It was like a light bulb went off in my head! Why didnt we think of that before? Geezzzz....
So, off to RC Willey I went. Bought a low profile box spring, and a cushy pillow top mattress.  Daughter can now safely roll off her bed onto the super thick carpet (newly installed), and not hurt herself! YAY!
Pic is of new bed and a quilt I designed about 10 yrs. ago when I 1st began quiltmaking...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Experiment fini!

Ok, so why was this an experiment? Well, I'd never made one before, and I only wanted to do one before deciding if it was worth the time...Speaking of time, it took exactly one hour to sew the "blades" together. I machine appliqued it down with monofiliment thread, voila!

Friday, October 7, 2011

UFO time..again?

Not a UFO..but an experiment...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Early UFO report..

Okie dokie, so a broken camera is what I get for trying to "set the stage" to take a pic... :(  I dropped camera on de floor...Lens now refuses to come out...waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


I got the frame at a thrift store for 3$, painted it, all done you old UFO you!

Broken camera update..I kept pulling the lens out, yes, forceably..Umm, that seemed to un stick it? Well, at least I got pics of a really old UFO..
Made for my daughter as a wallhanging. I started it at a retreat, finished decorative hand quilting tonite...


Oh, and tonite (friday) I hung the quilt in the spot it was always intended for...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Coffeeee fini!

Finished the coffee quilt...quilted for a friend, now its time to set aside quiltmaking and get to daughter's long awaited skirts & shorts!

Friday, September 16, 2011

UFO update

Finished piecing the "coffee" quilt.  Its a giant tumbler which I cut on Runs with Scissors quilt shop's Acucut studio cutter. Jen if u read this I can't comment on yo blog :)
All for now, have to run around with my quilty friend Ang!
Also pics of a baby & toddler quilt going to Stockton, Ca along with the coffee quilt for the mama & papa :)

Monday, September 5, 2011

"Perfect Ten" how do I love thee...Let me count de wayz

So, this is my 3rd installment of this pattern with 2 more to go....Its just sooo simple, but striking, a good lap size also...I have a Xmas and a commission from a neighbor, and maybe one for meeeeeee....

My great niece made her 1st quilt this summer, so am sending her a pincushion...

P.S. Fabrics on halloween quilt are a mix,  but the main ones are from Moda's Haunted Mansion, last years line.

We went to Napa last week to visit a "village" for our daughter's eventual placement.... Geesh, I wanna live there!  Napa is the only place in Calif,  otherwise there are lots of choices on the east coast and southern states..hmmm...
Thats it for this Labor day, icky hot all this week :(

I decided to make my neice a needlecase. I made it smaller than the pattern. The "tute" is http://sewshesews.wordpress.com/2011/02/03/quilted-needle-case-tutorial/





Friday, August 26, 2011

Nuttin Honey..

So anyhoo, thought I'd post nuttin..Well, ok, so I did finish the hand binding on the quilt I "skinned" (un-quilted)...
Not much else in UFO land going on. I'm working on a new quilt, does that count, opps....Ok, hows bout a pic of said quilt. It looks crazy, and I still need another row to make it bigger!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Holla back!

I'm "hollering back" atcha all...lol   I'm not stuck up,  just here to say I don't know where or how to answer people's comments...Anyone know where to do that?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Extreme UFO..ahem..

Ok, so, this one is truly an extreme UFO. Why u ask, well I'd machine quilted it on a friend's Voyager 17 longarm last year. The machine didn't take well to being turned in a curvy manner, thus I really disliked what I'd quilted. I washed it hoping it would look better, but nooooo.
So, I let it sit, thinking someday I'll "skin" it, re quilt it, all the while sooo dreading that job...
Now that I have an HQ16, I loaded it on the frame and it only took 2 hours to "skin".  I popped holes in the backing, but only one tiny hole in the front, quilted a panto pattern, and voila!
The pattern is a Miss Rosie's...


As a side note we had a swamp cooler put in the sun/sewing room yesterday. I was able to get in here by 8:30pm instead of 11pm due to the overwhelming COOLNESS!  All this chilliness should get me more longarming time!
Note to Barbara Ann...Nope not a hard one to make, u just really need some kind of design wall...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hot cha cha..

That would be MEEEeeeee....WAY 2 hot here. Ya, so its a "dry" heat, I don't care, anything over 80 ish me no likey....
Anyhoo, I made this quilt in a weekend. New pattern to me. I like how complicated it looks, but is sooo easy!  Its for my nephew. I'll be longarming it when hell freezes over, ahem, ok, when it cools off!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Yup, its another one..

This is the 2nd "Perfect Ten" quilt. 2 down, more to go...I'm getting faster everytime I make this one!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Auction quilt..Longarmed, just needs binding

I opened ALL the windows, turned on 2 fans, and started quilting this at 11:30pm...Done at 2am, still not very cool, but at least the quilt is fini! Whew!