Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Meager Friday Night Sew In Results

I'm a little late posting my results from the Friday Night Sew-In as my side of the family celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday.  As for Friday, having DH home sick from work put a dent in my sewing time.  Oh well.

My plan was to work on a gift for my cousin who recently married.  I found a placemat and napkin kit on clearance at Connecting Threads, and bought some extra matching fabric to make a table runner to go with them.

I already had the placemats pieced and basted and was hoping to get them all quilted and start on the table runner, but I only got the center of 2 placemats quilted.  Hopefully I will try to get at it again today.

A close-up of a beginner's meandering center:

Hopefully you all had a fun and productive Friday Night!

Until Next Time,

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Are You In? For Friday?

For the Friday Night Sew-In that is.  It's tomorrow night so sign up, pick a project, carve some time to yourself and let the creative juices flow!  Or the wine!  (But not at the sewing machine...that would be bad)

I will be doing more of a Friday-Day Sew-In since Friday is the day both of my girls are in school and I have a few hours to sew.  Did I mention I love Fridays?

The Moon in Sepia

In the evening my older DD and I will be going on a moonlight walk with the local Girl Scouts.  If we get back early enough I may even get more sewing in.  I have a few (seems like hundreds) of projects I could work on and I haven't decided which one yet.  I will post my progress on Saturday for all to see.

If you want to get in on the Friday Night Fun, you can click on the button in my sidebar.

Let's get stitchin'!

Until Next Time,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Awesome Giveaway Spotted at Green Fairy Quilts!

Judi at Green Fairy Quilts is having a fantastic giveaway of a Moda Origins Fat Quarter Bundle to celebrate the birth of her beautiful new baby boy.  If you haven't visited her blog yet, you should.  She is a very talented long arm quilter and she has an on-line shop with great selection, great prices, and super fast shipping.  (Ask me how I know!)

Photo by Moda

Here is an example of what you might find in the bundle if you win!

Photo by Moda


Quick! You have until Friday so click on the button to get in on this great giveaway!

Until Next Time,

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Christmas Quilt Show Entry

Well, it has been way too long since my last post.  I've been dealing with some difficult personal issues and just haven't had the time or energy to think about blogging.  More recently I've been wanting to post, but feel a little shy about it....not sure why.  So, I thought an entry into Sew Cal Gal's Christmas Quilt Show would be a good way to jump back into blogland.  Here is one of my favorite Christmas Decorations.....

I had picked up this Advent Calendar panel at a local shop hop a few years ago.  I attached the little pockets, machine quilted and added some gold fringe on the bottom.  Then, instead of sticking candy in the pockets, I used my embroidery machine and stitched a Santa which I made into a tiny pillow.  You can see him in the top pocket.  We just move him from day to day to count down the days.

I also have this tree skirt I made for Mom a couple of years ago.  I think the pattern came from Quilter's World but I can't be sure as back then I was subscribing to no less than 4 quilting mags.

I do enjoy these on line quilt shows.....I find talented quilters I might not have otherwise found, and the eye candy!  Oh the eye candy!

So be sure to go and see all the other beautiful quilts in the show here.

Until Next Time,