Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving
I just had to throw another picture of my pumpkin babies in before thanksgiving was over.
Hope your Turkey Day is warm and delicious!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends.
What a year it has been for our family!
*I have 4 new lovely daughter-in-laws, Jodi, Ashlee, Anna and Courtney, who I know will be wonderful for my sons.
*I have a new grandchild coming next year.
*I have a home, car, food on the table and a pretty nice job.
*I luckily have a talent that I can use to make things for either income or just to make someone happy.
*And, I know that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me, who has giving me all that I have, that has been my source of happiness. It is Him that I give all my gratitude to for who I am.

Enjoy the Holiday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

I sure have been busy lately. With all the holiday stuff I am doing, my friend from work wanted me to make some pillows from a nurse scrub top that she had that she loved the fabric, but didn't want to wear it. So...this is what I came up with. I'm substituting a smaller pillow form that I had so it looks a little floppy but you can get the idea.
Here is some close up's of the individual sun and moon appliqued on a yellow batik.

Sure hope you love it Robbie. Thanks for letting me do this for you.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I decided to participate in

Since I am already sewing like a mad women for Christmas, I my as well do it.Check this one out. I'll add a photo of my project later because its a surprize and I don't want it known. Later! Click on the button on the sidebar and see whats cooking with this project!
Here is a quick project for you. Somewhere I got this idea to make little hand towels for Christmas that I could give as little presents and of course for me as well. I have been trying hard to use up the stash of scraps that I have and not spend anymore money. I did buy the hand towels which I got from Target where they were sold in 4 packs and not that expensive. I will admit that they are not the best quality hand towels but they are perfect for the season.
The 4-packs only came in these 3 colors and I was hesitant about the sage green, but you can see that it actually came out just perfect with this little print. Some of my friends who see these photos will recognize some of the fabric from the scrubs that I made for them. And of course, with the quilter in me, I added a little quilting for stabilization and it actually adds to the cuteness! Whats your favorite? My favorite is the green one.

Now I am thinking of the other holidays! Whoa!, I guess I better remember the UFO's that I have first.
Have Fun! and Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yeah!!!!! I received all these disappearing 9 patch squares from my first swap to participate in. I am so excited. Now I get to dream up what I may do with them. I already know that I want to piece with white sashing. Should be lots of fun, especially as I get to see how the other people who joined in do with theirs. I probably won't get to start for a few weeks due to the up coming holidays and other projects that I just have to finish up first, but, as soon as I do, you will be the first to see! See ya!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Here is the finish Brrrrr Snowman quilt hanging that I started with my Sister Laura's quilt day when I was visiting Pennsylvania in Sept. I had only pieced the top with plans on finishing it here at home. This will be quilt #43! Plus, I can count this as one of my finished UFO's for the Joy in the New Year challenge I joined. Yea!!!!!

Lisa came to Arizona for my son Chase's wedding and we were able to quilt our projects during our relax time. It is always fun to share craft time with sisters. Just wish we didn't live so far away from each other. I hope that maybe I can have opportunities with my other sister Kristin, and all the sister in laws in Utah, Texas. Maybe some day.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Okay, Here is the biggest reason for the time delay on blogging a post for you. My 5th child - Chase married his sweetheart Courtney last Friday. This is just one photo of all my children, minus my Navy son, and Courtney. We didn't get the best of photos from the camera phone and hopefully I will be adding a more suitable picture of the whole family. It was a beautiful day.

Here are just a few photos of my daughter in law Anne making a surprise quilt for her husband for Christmas and of how my sewing room looks like. I thought I downloaded a photo of the UFOs hanging on hangers but you can see tips of them behind the door frame. I store a lot of the scraps that have been cut in these containers which really make it handy when looking for that particular size. Looking at the photo makes me realize that I really need to organize that closet. You can barely walk in there and you can imagine what it looks like now with all the moving around for wedding preparations