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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Leaving on a jet plane....don't know when I'll be back again...

Hi All!

Yes going on a trip. Since hubby is going with me I can't tell you the details but next week there will be LOTS of travel pics!!! So you will have to keep guessing:)

Did get a little done this week:

Helen a non quilter made this t shirt quilt for a niece:) She did an awesome job! There were shirts from all over. Always love looking at them all. She made it so the ones that hang over the mattress are all going the right way.

Just a stipple with variegated thread. I trimmed and bound it for her also:)

It goes with the pillow shams I posted last week.

Cindy made this bright orange and blue quilt for a grand son I think. 
School colors of the college he will be attending.

She just wanted wavy orange lines... think I got that:)

Always love her backs! Sometimes even better then the fronts:)

My July wool BOM is ready:)

This is Handsome our newest family member. He was a stray but now he's not:) Took him to vet to see if he was chipped... no:( So he is ours. He is fitting right in and so much of a love! Had to have been a house cat cuz he was in wonderful shape and appearance. Has been in the house full time for 3 days so far and he has made no attempt to go out.

Happy Father's day!!!

That is Hubby and my son with his 2 daughters... my grands:)

Have an awesome week and be ready for lots of pics:)

Sunday, June 11, 2017

What a fun week!

Hi All,

This week I spent 3 days away to sew and sew some more:) Yes there was some wine involved:) WAY too much fun!!!

Then I had to come back to reality... grocery shop and then yesterday we went to grand daughter 1 recital. What a difference a year makes! She loved her emb ballerina:) Yea Nana!

I didn't get much done but .....

Grand daughter 1 map quilt for Christmas:) All done:) Don't know why the binding looks so wonky... guess I didn't straighten it out before I took a pic?

Bought this backing on the last Austin trip with hubby... it was perfect!

A chemo quilt from a donated UFO.

All done with stippling:)

Grand daughter 2 is getting this sweet Lil Red set:) Started at retreat and then finished when I got back:)

This is mostly what I worked on! top all done and I have the backing.... now it is in line to be quilted:) It is the Sweet Tooth BOM from Jaybird Quilts.

Another wool project finished:) Saw it on Pinterest and then had to buy pattern and wool... so glad we have Etsy!!

Home most of the week so will get 2 big quilts done:)

We spent most of the morning power washing the house and the studio.... so pretty and white again!!

Have a fantastic week!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

June is here!!!!

Hello all:)
June has arrived and it is a busy month for me:) Am heading to  retreat Tuesday and will be gone most of the week:) Then home a week and then flying to Ohio to spend a week with my daughter:) FUN!!!!!

More rain this week.... still have a leak in the studio:( Repairman will be here the end of the week to see what can be done.... I took video of the rain going where it wasn't suppose to!

Got a few things done this week:)

And the secret can be revealed:) Judy sent me this adorable quilt to  quilt for a mutual friend:) Neither of us leaked a thing and she was VERY surprised on Friday:)

Judy did a marvelous job sewing all those rows together to create the Giraffe.

I got the fun part:)

I guess this guy has traveled many miles!!! Mckinney to Cove to Mckinney to Kempner.... hope he wasn't too tired!

Marlene sent me this Christmas quilt from CA. No it did not make it any cooler when I quilted it:) 
ha ha!!!

Santa is flying through the night sky with swirls and curlz left behind!

The little town has snowflakes drifting down.

The backing is perfect match!

These 2 pillow shams were made by Helen. I also have a matching t shirt quilt that is up first after I get back:)

Judy Mc made this adorable quilt for Project Linus.

Just love these guys!!!

Solid blue back shows all the quilting... on to Pat to do the binding.

My Summer wool table topper. Suppose to be more emb but I like it the way it is:)

I made this sweet little ballerina for grand daughter as she has her recital next Sat. All made mostly on Bianca... speaking of her ... she will be dropped off on the way to the retreat for bad behavior! Her bobbin case will not come out on it's own:( Hope it is an easy fix! She is so temperamental!!!

Sewing a few bindings on and will show you hose next time!!!
Have an absolutely amazing week!!! I will:)

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day weekend!

Hello All!!!

Hope everyone is well! The graduations are all over and Summer vacation has begun for the kiddos! I know they are all happy... me not so much! Do not enjoy grocery shopping with all those kids... sound like my parents did when I was a kid:) haha!!!

The humidity has arrived and the heat index is already easing up in the 100's with the temps in the low 90's. SO glad we have AC!!!

Well I was home most of the week so things got done:)

First up is Erlene's Hopi Basketry. SO not me but it was great to quilt!!! I learned SO much!!!

I researched the Hopi Indians and found symbols I could use in the quilting:
There is rain in the gold borders, Arrows,day and night, lightening and snakes in the circle with the home being in the center. The hand with the swirl ( I used my hand:) is in the 4 corners and the swirls are used in the black and cream. The mountain range is in the gold rectangles.

I found most of them on

Was a lot of fun and educational all at one time:) The backing was black so you can really see the quilting and the wobbles:( But that makes it hand guided right?

Sue C made this very colorful Bargello!

I just looped all over with King Tut's thread called Joseph's Coat... yes many colors:)

Love the backing!

This is Hubby's wall hanging to go with his quilt I made.

All I bought was more of that lovely red. Only could find one store on the internet that had it and bought all of the 1 7/ 8 yds that they had left:) Yes I have about a yard left:)

Here is the back:)

I also finished the June BOM just in time for June:)

Will be home 3 days this week so should get at least 1 quilt done and ready to ship out:) Then off to retreat the following week:) yea!!!

Hope ya'll have a sew terrific week and stay cool!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Busy week:)

Not quite sure where this week went???
I did get some quilting done, had a guild mtg, slept a lot, and then it was the weekend?
Parts of Texas got lots of rain and some got hail... we got dribbles:( was hoping for a good rain to test those gutters and cement.... maybe next time! It is lovely and cool today so airing out the house and studio:)

On to the pics!

Cam made this beauty:) She pretty much lets me do what I want:) So I went modern!

For some reason when I was thinking of the quilting I thought there were only 2 rows of designs and nothing in the middle so I had it all planned out in my head:) Well surprise!

Still turned out beautifully!

And it's reversible:)

Here is the one I have been working on for Hubby. It is all done and on his bed:)

I used an allover panto feather design in red thread.

The backing fabric was form IKEA:) yea!!!

Janice made this sweet Tea Party BOM.

Had fun quilting steam curls all over the place:)

It is just too cute!

Here is the backing.... sweet rosebuds!

I received this handmade ladybug scissor charm  and fat quarter for participating in the Project Linus challenge through the guild. It was lots of fun and neat to see what the ladies made with their mystery bags... some even made 2???

5 more alphabet blocks done:) Have digitized the words to the ABC song to go in the top also:)

Got my fabrics all cut to take to a retreat next month:) Hoping to get the Sweet Tooth BOM finished up then.
Am home most of the coming week so hopefully get the quilt that's loaded done and maybe another one:) yea!!!
Have a terrific week!!!