Saturday, March 31, 2012

projects on the lap today.....

 a table runner .....
in French General Panier de Fleur...

a baby quilt in
Reunion by Sweetwater....

And finally after finishing the 2 bindings I continued to hand quilt
this table topper I started about a year ago.
I finished the quilting and started the knife edge binding
but I didn't get that finished yet...

I am hoping it will be sunny enough to take pictures tomorrow of the full projects.
I am hoping this week will be a week of more finishes and other fun stuff.
stay tuned.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Have these yet?

Have you seen these postcards for sale?

It's a box of 12 blank notecards by Kim Diehl.
They are all quilts and projects from her books.

As soon as I spotted these on Amazon,
they were on my wish list.
I absolutely love the pictures.
There are crisp images...and I keep thinking I might frame a few for my bathroom.

this is my favorite.
well they are all my favorite.
btw, I am finishing a binding one ANOTHER quilt.
I can't wait to show this to you.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sorting through my old Barbies

I found some cross stitch pillows that I made when I was probably 14 years old! The largest is about 2" x 2".
I made all sorts of decor for my dolls.

And check out these dolls....
circa 1980's

I even bought furniture on clearance in case I had a little girl someday.
My 11 year old loves them.

These dolls were my mother's. I can not remember the name of them but they are about 50 years old. I did not give these to my girls. They are pretty important to me due to their age.
Have you saved any dolls from your childhood?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

happy surprise....

I'm a little late to blog about this.
I actually completely forgot.
My office has been overly busy compared to what I'm used to
 and on top of that there have been some changes I haven't been prepared for.
Perhaps some of you know what I mean.
My challenge is my nearly 11 year old.
I haven't been emotionally dealing with the fact that she's growing up.
Like wanting to shave EVERYTHING, removing even the hair on her face!
or the hormone changes---- heck I can barely deal with my own.
So I have been under that drama...needless to say I forgot to blog this.

This being my Ring Toss quilt that was published in Spring 2012 Quilts and More magazine! 

Here's the cover to refresh your memory..because I think it was released 2 months ago!.
Anyhow, my project is shown in the magazine and featured online
yep free.
So if you would like to download the pattern you can visit
and get it there.
Here are my pictures of the quilt....

It was made in November 2010!

yep I had to keep quiet for14 months...
 I LOVE this quilt.
LOVE it.
I love all my quilts....but this one is soo... well Sweetwater...
I am a HUGE fan of Sweetwater.
I have bought everyone of their fabric lines in some form, fat quarters, charms, jelly rolls and yardage.
I should have a Sweetwater room.
I am off to do some 'house' stuff....get breakfast going and maybe sew a binding today,
wish me a relaxing day without drama, please :)

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Winners and a short book review.

Let's start with the book....

Chris Malone.
Okay this book is so stinking cute.

I am totally thinking gifts for friends, family and my daughters' hope chest.
There are atleast 24 patterns for different designs and the instructions are very clear.
I give this book a thumbs up!
Unfortunately I do NOT have an extra copy to give away :(

I totally want to start one of these today.
I have been occasionally blabbering about how
I am lately and yet I show you nothing.
I promise,
 as soon as I can reveal....
I will.
In the mean time,
I believe there are a few of you looking to be the winner of the books I reviewed during the week,

Lisa the Rx Quilter

Winner #2 of Bed Runners and More
Darlene Gerber of I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

and lastly.....
the winner of my giveaway for the "Irish Blessing"
didn't not respond to my blog or a comment on her blog so I have chosen another winner.
Teresa of a Quilt and a Prayer

I will be emailing each of you for your mailing addresses.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Some charm in your quilts? Giveaway #2


Here is the second cool book I have to show you this week.
by Connie Kauffman.

This book is lovely.
There's is a trend toward pre-cut fabrics as you all know.
 This book's designs call for charms and they work perfectly in these quilts.

This one is my favorite.
I have a bundle of this Moda fabric that I haven't used much of...
so I could make my list of quilts is growing.
Leave a comment on this post to win a copy of "Put Some Charm in Your Quilts".

p.s. don't forget to leave a comment for yesterday's book giveaway Bed runners and More.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Book Review and Giveaway

COMMENTS CLOSED winner chosen!!

Have you seen this new book?
I was asked by DRG to review a few quilt books for them this week.
I've done this once before and I was really interested in these.
I will be giving away a couple of the books this week.

The first one up this week is Bed Runners &More.

It includes 9 patterns for bed runners and six pillow sham styles.
Overall there are projects for a beginner all the way to advanced.
There are step-by-step instructions and color photos of each design. 

My favorite project is the patriotic runner.

I can totally see myself making this....
I'm always searching for seasonal or holiday patterns that can be used year round.
You know IF I forget to put that season away LOL.
About the giveaway,
If you would like to win a copy of Bed Runners & More then please leave a comment below.
Giveaway ends March 10th.
Good Luck.!