Monday, July 26, 2010

Joy Luck Schnibble Done

Woo Hoo ... my July schnibble is done! I wasn't planning on finishing it tonight, i had planned on working on it tonight and tomorrow night, but it went so smoothly tonight that i just finished it. I absolutely LOVE the way the border on this pattern is done .. the rails are so cute!

I did my schnibble in Blush by Moda and i love the colors ... it will look great in our living room. I think next time i go fabric shopping ... if i come across some yardage of this line i'll definitely have to purchase some for a bigger quilt ... it's so pretty!

Well now i'm off to bed and tomorrow night i'm going to work on some more stocking blocks for my stocking quilt and i want to make a few stocking runners as gifts for a few girlfriends....have a great week everyone!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cough ... Sniffle Sniffle ... Ah-Choo!

It's been a crazy week around here! Who gets a cold in July?!?! Well I just happen to be the lucky person :O) It started last Saturday ... i hit the wall with it on Wednesday and spent the day in bed ... and today i'm feeling great ... still a bit congested, but i can handle that! So that means no sewing has been happening around here...I have my schnibble cut out and ready to get sewn, so hopefully i can work on that Monday and Tuesday when Dave is working.

It has been so hot this week ... 96 degrees with a heat index of 106 ... i could sure go for some of this right now (don't think hubby was too excited about it at that time) ....

Have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Travel Pillow Cases

Hope you are having a great week! I haven't done much sewing this week because my 'real job' has become crazy busy ... tis the season ... but i did get a chance to make 2 travel pillow cases for my SIL's niece and nephew. Jack likes fish and Kate is girly so I hope they enjoy them :O) It's hard to see but Kate's pillow case has flip-flops on it and they are bright fun colors. Have a great day!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Strawberry Jam ... YUM

It's been a few years since I've made any strawberry jam so this year i decided to make some and am so glad i did! I made a batch in early June and by the time I shared it with friends and family it's about gone! Since I'm going to see my brother and his family this weekend I decided to make another batch so i can send a bunch home with them since they have 3 boys ... and i'm sure go thru lots of PB&J sammies.

This batched turned out very yummy like my first batch, but just a tad thicker ... buy it's still soooo good!!!

SO...7 cups of sugar...

Plus my strawberries and pectin...
made this yummy stuff ..... mmmmm ....
I have enough strawberries in the freezer to make one more batch of jam and am hoping i don't have to do that until at least January.

By the way ... if you are doing the Year of Schnibbles, how is your July Schnibble coming? I haven't even started mine but i think i'm going to do it in the fabric line Blush!

Have a great Day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Hello There ... don't ask me why, but for some odd reason i'm in the mood to sew for Christmas! Usually it hits me about November ... but not this year. A few weeks back i bought some new Christmas fabric and this cut fabric .... has become this ...
i'm not done with the stockings though ... i'm going to cut about 8 or 12 more so that i have a throw size stocking quilt ... i'm thinking of maybe sewing 4 stockings backwards and just throwing them in the mix ... how do you think that will look?

I've purchased some gold fabric for sashing because i think the stockings need to be separated a bit ... probably do the sashing 1 1/4".

Have a great day!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Shopping ... Addicted To Fabric Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our shopping ... on day one we went to the Melting Pot for lunch ... OMG it was awesome! I forgot to take pictures of the main course (chicken, steak and shrimp) but i think in the future i'd skip dinner and just go for dessert ... it was fabulous!!!! We had s'mores chocolate dipping ... it's milk chocolate with marshmellow cream and crushed graham crackers...

here is the chocolate and marshmellow cream and then they pour something in it that ignites it so they can toast the marshmellow and then throw in the graham crackers....YUMM-O...

The chocolate all mixed up and half eaten...
And this is the plate of goodies that we dipped in the chocolate ... bananas, brownies, strawberries, pound cake, rice krispie treats and cheese cake!!!
Then it was on to more shopping ... we went to Country Fabrics in Shiloh, Ohio ... if you live in Ohio it is so worth the trip ... the price of their fabrics is out of this world! It is owned by an Amish family and her philosophy is to keep the prices down so people can afford to sew. I don't think I saw prices any higher than $6.79 a yard. We did find they had some inexpensive fabric mixed in with their Moda and other brands, so just something to watch for if you use only quilting fabric.

Here is some Fall fabric i purchased ... i plan on making a large pinwheel table topper or small pinwheel throw to go with my living room...

This is the Christmas fabric i bought to make a stocking table topper ... no, your eyes are going ... my picture is blurry ... sorry about that! Anyways ... i just love the snowmen! And...i'm going to put gold sashing between the blocks ... i've made 12 blocks already and when they are layed out, they just sorta run in to each other...also, i'm thinking of making a few stockings backwards and throwin those in ... what do you think??
Oh Yes ... Evening Mist ... i love this fabric because it is so soft ... not sure what I'm making with this but I came across more of the sage fabric so i purchased that to go with the fat quarter haystack i bought previously.
Other than that I bought about 7 or 8 yards of white on white and cream on cream for future projects ... i think i did pretty good and didn't go overboard on what I bought...I've decided that I need to stop making impulse purchases when it comes to fabric because most of the time i sit back and say ... why did i buy that?!?!?!

Hope you are having a great day!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

June Schnibble Done

Woo Hoo! My June Schnibble is done! I used the fabric scraps from my In The Pink II and made a larger table topper for m living room. I didn't trim the blocks as small as they were suppose to be because I didn't want to cut off all that fabric ... therefore, mine don't match up like the pattern shows, but i like the way they look anyways ... besides, it's going to be on an end table with pictures and remotes on top of it so i'm guessing no one will notice ... Two more schnibbles to do and then we are done! I think I'm ready for that because I haven't been making the quilts like I was before I started the Schnibble a Month so it will be nice to work on a quilt. I'm glad I did the schnibbles though because it really gave me a variety of table toppers for my house.

Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Hello! I hope everyone has had a great week and will have a wonderful 4th of July!!!

On another note ... my quilter is in search of some fabric (pictured below). She is putting the binding on a beautiful quilt but the binding is just a bit too short ... that's where you gals all come in ... does anyone have any of this fabric that she can purchase? She'll take a fatquarter, or even a yard! She thought it was Vienna Nights...