Friday, December 21, 2012

Ballet nite!
Took daughter to The Nutcracker ...She loved the faux snow, and of course the ballerinas...

Monday, December 3, 2012

Quilt for Dorothy

Whew...i tried different speeds, trying to get back to my groove!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Buzy Bee and a loser!

Well I've been buzy quiltmaking and longarming...Just getting back into the swing of the Longarming jiggles by brain up...I've surprised myself in the pantograph area, and haven't had to watch the DVD much...YAY!
Am 224

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Buzy lil quilter am I

Finished quilt for hubby's friend ("Treetop"panto), and one for me with a new panto called "Ambrosia" from Bayside Quilting website...

Monday, March 26, 2012


So, I was sewing  with a "Quilt-a-Long" (Granny Squares).... Finished the top, just need a border which will be pieced.
Anyhoo, I got all sidetracked with rearranging the back porch sewing area...One thing led to another, and I re-did the office/sewing chair. Oh, and made myself a shabby lil cork board that I'd always wanted...
I spray painted the metal parts. stapled gunned the seat fab, and slip covered the back..Whew!
Gotta make a 60th B-day quilt for hubb's friend, then, finally, I can get back to MY stuff!

Below is where I sew when the sunroom is too hot or cold!

 Oh, and readers came in the mail today! Nice & PINK!

Friday, March 16, 2012

UFO progress report

I finished longarming my quilt, sewed the binding on, just have to stitch it!

The blue batik quilt is my neighbor Bonnie's that I was teaching her to quilt (3 yrs. ago) so it is a UFO for sure!

For Nicole...

Just for you!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sewing room shutdown?

So, I knew I smelled sumthin funny....The sewing/sunroom has OLD, funky wiring...Now it doesn't work at all...The wiring burned out! Electrician will be here tomorrow...Did u know u can run yo PC from a heavy duty extension cord? lol

Friday, March 2, 2012

The oldest living UFO?

3 inch squares.... really? 4 cheater corners on each 160, 3 inch square? No wonder this UFO was hidden, I mean gently tucked away for, ummm, 7 or 8 years?
I didn't finish it the way the pattern called for because I was NOT even going to do more corners...gah
It is going to a great home, my neighbor whose daughter's room is pink. So Nina, here is yo quilt, its as old as you are!
Today I'll be making some UFO pillowcases, then maybe something I want to work on for FUN!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Whaaa happened?

Ok, I posted a pic of my UFO and it went giant?  It covered the whole blog?  I'm ttryin again..
Barb, heres mo pics

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


I found a tutorial on a easy way to do this block, so I made one...About 20 min..Hope its faster as u get better?

Monday, February 13, 2012


All pieces made, glued down and ready to stitch...Whew!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Use caution while seaching through yo stash for needed fabs...You might find (gasp!) a REALLY OLD UFO! 2002? yikes..better get busy...

Got correct size berries done too!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Long story...

Ok, seems whatever I do to this applique quilt takes WAY longer than it should and ends up SOoooo much more complicated than is possible!  %&*$#@
I was playing with the arrangement of the vine, berries, and leaves...Figured out that ALL the berries I made last nite are too small!!! I used the wrong size "Perfect Circle" &%$#@
Oh YES, I WILL use the small ones, somewhere on the quilt!!
So, now I only have to make 24 correct sized berries...
This was all before I made the half square triangle border TWICE!  Didn't like it the 1st way, tore 3 borders off, had to take apart the units to resew in 1/8 seam allowance...grrrrr
I really can't believe that just about every step after the main center of this quilt has been irritating!
Oh wait, speaking of the center, I found out where those TINY berries were supposed to go...Umm, in the center of the big flowers...OMG...I quit

2 hours?

After using the "Perfect Circles" to make the first berry, I really didn't think I could do 23 MORE!
I watched the last hour or so of "The Help", and powered through. Only 6 more berries to go! Yay me!
As for the movie? Geesh, I was shocked...Having always lived in Calif. I didn't realize how extensive the culture of entitlement was...Loved the "pie" storyline..bah ha ha...
Oh, and I ripped off the corners of the quilt, and inserted the redish print...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Enlarged UFO

Ok, so I wouldn't go to bed last nite/this morn till I figured out a design...This is what I ended up with. I'll start out with each "row", measure, see how much bigger it grows.... Who knows maybe some lil gremlin will magically finish it ALL for me?
Oh, and yes, the eraser got a really good work

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Table from an antique mall, good price!  It folds in half so can be used as a hall table...New parsons chairs from Pier one, and slipcovers 1/2 off :)
Now the walls need painting!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

UFO workin

1st border on! I want to make it bigger, not sure what to do after the next border...hmmmm