Monday, November 30, 2009

November Schnibble Complete!

WHEW! All I can say is I'm glad November is over and my Schnibble is finished! This months schnibble just didn't do anything for me until i decided on the fabric, then i got in to it until it came time to put the squares together. HOLY TOLEDO! There wasn't one block that i didn't have to ripped out because i assembled it wrong and there was one block i ripped out 4 times. This project couldn't be done soon enough! Happy Monday!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

HAPPY TURKEY DAY!!! and Pumpkin Gobs too

Happy Thanksgiving to all my bloggy peeps! I hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

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


Happy Monday :O(

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


Today is my oldest nephews birthday ... ALEX is 12 today!!! Here are a few pictures of him ...

This is Alexander's first birthday ... he sure loved his cake!

This is Alex at Halloween hangin out with dad.

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)

Once again, baseball





Friday, November 20, 2009

Different Nov Schnibble Fabric

It's sure a good thing that I can change my mind because I'm pretty good at it! Remember this fabric ... well it was suppose to be for my November Schnibble ... but the other night i got to thinking that i would rather use some of my scraps for this schnibble and keep this 1930s for another one... So this is the fabric i'm using for the baskets on the November schnibble ...
And this is the fabric i'm using for the flowers on the November schnibble...i just think using these bright colors will really make this pattern pop.
So this evening I'm going out to dinner with the girls and then i hope to start cutting my squares out tonight when i get home.

Hope ya'll have a great weekend and hopefully i'll have something to post :O)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Not Much Goin On!

Hi everyone! Well, i don't have much to blog about because i haven't done anything! Monday night i put up the Christmas tree (pic below) and the lights outside and that is about it! i haven't even started my November Schnibble, but hubby works this weekend so i'm sure i will be working on it a bunch then if i'm not Christmas shopping or out to dinner with the girls which is the norm when the boys are working :O) Hopefully i'll have something more to post about this weekend, but until then, happy stitching!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Today is Veteran's Day. The 11th day of the 11th Month. For those who have served and those who are currently serving ... we thank you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

So Much Accomplished!

What a great week-end! I got so much accomplished! Binding is on everything and i even had time to make a Christmas table topper. This week i'm going to get that quilted and bound and then i hope to quilt and bind my red white and blue table topper that has been haunting me! Here is a picture of the Christmas topper and it was so quick and easy to make! You can find the free pattern here. Just scroll down towards the bottom and click on Free Patterns...ENJOY! Oh yeah ... and i need to get started on my November Schnibbles. Here is the fabric i'm doing it in. I decided to go with 1930's type fabric so this is what i found at the Door Mouse. I figure it will be a cute topper for the Spring.
Have a great week!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Giveaways Galore!

There are some great give-aways going on out there and below are 2 of them. This month is my Blogiversary so hopefully in the next few weeks I'll have a give-away for that, but in the meantime, be sure to check out the below give-aways!

Quilt Hollow is having an awesome give-away! Make sure you stop by and join in on the fun!

Sunflower Quilts is having a Blogiversary Giveaway! Look at the wonderful items she's giving away! Be sure to check out her blog and sign up!!
Oh, and one more thing ... check out the yummy cookies Amanda has on her blog...they look so good!

I am soooo glad it's Friday and I hope you all have a fabulous week-end!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Something Accomplished :O)

I'm on my way!!! The Door Mouse is open until 8 on Wednesday's, so I ran over there last night, bought my thread, bought fabric for my November Schnibble and bought some green fabric to make the Trees On The Table topper.

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

Just My Luck!

Have you ever had one of those nights when you just know you should have sat on the couch with a bottle of wine or pitcher of margaritas and just watch a good movie?!?! Well, i think that is the night i should have had!

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)

I hope you all had a great evening and your sewing was wonderful!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Ho Hum

Hi Everyone! I'm still here! just nothing to report. i have done absolutely NOTHING in the last week. So last night when hubby went to work i sandwiched, quilted and bound a table topper and then i sandwiched and pinned 4 of the pumpkin toppers so that tonight i can quilt and bind them. then this afternoon my quilter lady called to tell me she had some stuff for me, so i can go get that and put the binding on that this week too. I feel like i have a lot to do, but nothing too exciting.

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.

Go Philly's!!

Have a great week everyone!