Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Here is a picture of the Pumpkin Gobs I made for Turkey day. They are from Amanda's blog and they are sooooo yummy!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here is a picture of my first 8 blocks for the November Schnibble. I managed to do these this weekend. I did another block tonight, but when I started the 2nd block my machine decided it just wanted to jam up so I got frustrated and walked away :O) I think i may be in the market for a new machine in the very near future. Mine is almost 2 years old but i've done 18 quilts and many runners on it and it's just starting to frustrate me! So tell me, what kind of machine do you have and do you like it?
Would you buy it again?
What do you like about it?
i'm thinking Bernina, Pfaff or Janome. One that is a real workhorse that I could actually do some stippling with on my quilts.
HELP! I'm so open to suggestions!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is Alexander's first birthday ... he sure loved his cake!
Loved his car!! I just love this picture. My dad is a fireman and Alex was watching a video of something to do with a firetruck and he would go put his firemans hat on, get his snowboots on and grab the hose to mommy's sweeper and pretend to be a fireman. It was adorable!
This is Alex, the puppy Shortstop, and his bestest buddy Murphy!
Alex LIVES for baseball! He is on a traveling team and spends much of his summer playing baseball. His practices start in January if you can believe that. You go Alex, I'll need someone to take care of me when I'm old :O)
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Quilt Hollow is having an awesome give-away! Make sure you stop by and join in on the fun!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
On my way home I picked up a pizza for dinner ... it was 7 o'clock and we usually eat earlier, but that worked...came home, ate and got to sewing. Put the binding on 4 of the pumpkin toppers and am excited they are done! Here is a cute picture of them washed and crinkley :O)
Once I sat down i made an agenda in my head of what all i am going to accomplish this weekend and can not wait to get started. I should have bunches of pictures and updates.
Have a great day! The weekend is almost here :O)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Don't get me wrong, i did get alot done, but i had such big plans for this evening and it bit me! I wanted to get 4 of the pumpkin toppers quilted and bound and was on my way ... when i only had 2 more lines to quilt with the orange thread and I RAN OUT! UGH!
So i thought no problem, i'll just get the binding made for all 4 and i can get the 3 bound that i did get quilted ... great plan! So, the binding was made and i sat down to put binding on the first one ... WRONG! ... the binding fabric is a cream/tan color ... i didn't have any more ivory thread, only BRIGHT WHITE!!! OH i was so mad! It was only 7:30 and i still had another few hours i wanted to sew!
Based on how the beginning of my evening went, i decided it best to put my sewing away, put my jammies on and watch the Biggest Loser! I almost pulled out my Cotton Candy quilt to put the binding on that, but was afraid to based on everything else that went wrong.
On another note, i came across this picture the other day and have to say it is my absolute favorite costume! My brother worked for UPS for years and so when the boys were little it was a big thing to see a UPS truck ... so my oldest nephew Alex decided he wanted to be the UPS man for Halloween and so my sister-in-law made him a truck out of a cardboard box and it was just AWESOME! She painted it all up, put wheels on it and straps inside so he could hold it on his shoulders...what a cutie!! Just had to share it with you :O)
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
OH! the Schnibbles for November is out and it is called Picnic. I haven't decided what i'm going to do it in, but i'm thinking 1930's fabric.
Here's a link to some free table topper patterns. I think the Trees on the Table from 07 is adorable.