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Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 26, 2013

Wow what a week!!!!

I only got in one day of quilting as I was on the road the rest of the week:)
I did quilt on Mon but only got 1/2 way with a king size. Will finish it tomorrow so you will get to See it next week:)

Ok so Tues was lunch bunch group so we went out to eat and then visited for  a bit. Large storm coming so we all left early and I didn't go to guild mtg that night.

Wed Rosemary and I met and she drove to Waco so we could get a few tips and tricks from the amazing Molly! She has a quilt hanging in Paducah...I know.. wow!!! Learned a few things so will have to try them out:)

Thurs was errand day and I finished the Illusions Twister top:)

Then on Fri we went to Kerrville for their quilt show:) Lots of beautiful quilts!!!! Of course had to stop at the quilt shops... Creations in Kerrville and One Quilt Place in Fredricksburg. Oh and we had to eat so we stopped at Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls for breakfast and then on the way back for Happy Hour.... slice of pie and coffee:) Yums!!!!
And it rained most of the day:( We SO need the rain though! We got 1 1/2 inches so the flowers were ever SO hsppy!

Of course yesterday was my recoup day!!!!

Ok so now pics:
Benjamin's First birthday is coming so his mommy wanted his Auntie Lou to embroider some tshirts. The theme is Monsters:) Too cute!!!

 
The Illusions top is done:) This is before the borders are added.

Now it has borders:) It is in line to be quilted... just have to figure out how:)

I won a pattern during the Quiltmaker Blog Tour from Relatively Creative Patterns.  Love this one!!!! Thanks again Lisa and Heather:)

                                     My Hydrangeas are SO pretty!!!!
 
Ok now to the pie:)
This is a whole Chocolate Meringue Pie for the Bluebonnet Cafe in Marble Falls.

                                   These are pics before it's cut:)

Here is a slice... is that meringue the highest ever seen?

 
Super yums!!!!! And the meringue will last for the few days it takes hubby and me to eat the whole pie:) It never sweats or falls. Just amazing!!!!
 
Now I am hungry for some pie:)
Happy sewing!!!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May 19, 2013

Ok summer has unofficially arrived her in Texas:( Once the A/C is on it usually stays on. We did have a few lovely days of rain....unfortunately some in Texas had tornadoes and other destruction:( Please say  a little prayer for them!
The rain did help our yard and the flowers that just grow around here without my help:)

Funny how one sunflower just grows in the middle of the yard:)
That's my studio on the background.

My peony. Only one of the 3 plants bloomed this year.
 
Ok so I was really in the quilting mood this week as you will be seeing:) Get spurts like this and now I only have a few in the closet for customers:)
 

These 3 are all Camille's. All baby quilts:) This one is embroidered with the girl's name and weight and such:)

These 2 are for twins not here yet:)

 
This is Sue's and she is a new quilter:) Just loop meandered all over it with variegated thread:)

This Emily's first quilt ever! She is almost 10 and her Aunt Leigh helped her:)

Emily wanted flowers on it so I did a Rose panto with variegated thread.

Here is the back.....love when there is a surprise!

I also quilted 3 Project Linus quilts. I usually don't take pictures of them but I love this one!
There is hand applique and yoyos for the flowers. I also did feathers and I pebbled for the first time in the dark green and pebble area:) Not as bad Ias I thought they were:)

These are the second blocks to my Toes in the Sand BOM

My twister Illusions quilt is coming along! The bottom is the original size it was....I am SO loving this one!!!!
 
Won this from the Pile O Fabric Blog. It was donated by Marmelade fabrics. Just beautiful!!!! Thanks go to both!
 
Well happy sewing to you all!!!
 
 
 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's day:)

Hope all you Mums, Moms, Mother's, and Mommies all have an awesome day!!! I however think everyday should be Mother's Day:) What do you think? We should be thanked and honored everyday for what we do:) Amen to that!!!!

My daughter Kayla who lives in MS sent me a beautiful card a gift card to Hobby Lobby:) Now I can get the cutting mat that spins:) yea!!! Son and his family will be here sometime this afternoon.

Had a slow work week but fun! I had sewing at June's on Wed, Project Linus bunch on Thurs and then my Bee on Fri:) Always fun to hang with the girls:)

I do have some pics:)

This is Lori Beth's ginormous quilt:)

It is a king size monster:)

She wanted it to be reversible if she gets tired of one side.

So I quilted it with just white thread.

And did loops and e's:) She loves it!

I am a winner:) yea!!!! Won these during the Quiltmakers 100 blocks 7  blog hop. I got to pick a pattern.... I picked Retro Ribbons and the rest were "extras". Love them all!!!! Thanks again to Marcia from Happy Stash Quilts!

This is Janetta's first ever quilt:) Don't know why I can't get it turned... just tilt your head a bit:) haha!!!

I did the embroidery too:) This is her grand daughter.

A neighbor wanted this done:) Thanks Mary for the help with the daisy:)
There is still stabilizer in the daisy... it will wash out.

My friend Joan wanted these bags done:) Discovered I had to open the bags up so they would fit on the hoop and then sewed them back up.

2 more blocks stitched on my Truffles wallhanging:) It is going pretty fast! Esp when you take it with you to a sewing day and a PL get together:)
 
Hope every one has an awesome day and get to sewing!!!!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 4, 2013

Hey hey hey it's May:) ha ha!!!!

Was a fast and furious week with lots of things going on and the weather was unpredictable! Was 87 on Wed and then the high for Thurs was 56 and that was right at midnight? Wow!!!! The main thing was no snow!!!! We broke lots of records! I do remember an Easter where we built a snow bunny.......

                                          This was in April 2007.

Ok enough fun! Here are my accomplishments for the week:)

                                  First up is Christina's Star quilt

I really played with my newly learned feathers from Angela Walters class on Craftsy:)

Love the swirls in the surrounding blocks:)

Here is the back.... too awesome!

Ok new customer that needed a Bday gift for his wife.... the next day! Men!!! He had just gotten the chairs in and while I was at it could I make his too:) Sure!

So had to make labels instead of stitching directly on the chairs as they did not come apart.

He was happy so I was too:)

Embroidery on a baby quilt top. Cam needs to bring the rest so I can get it quilted for her:)

This is Twiner. He looks like our Buster so that's his name. He is a stray that eats here twice a day:) We think he may be Gemma's daddy? He is really sweet !

My 30's BOM is finished!!! Yea!!!!! Turned out really cute so now need to find a backing and then get it quilted:) Oh yea I do that:)

Another block from Sew Kind of Wonderful. Her blocks just go together SO well when you read the directions:) And my friends know I usually don't read directions:)

Another project I am working on. I bought the Truffles kit in Athens on the way back from the retreat. I am about 1/2 way through. Usually you emb the designs and then sew the blocks but in this one you sew the blocks and then emb. Yes by hand!

Closeup:)
 
Have a few more emb projects to get out for customers:) Funny how since Bree has arrived that part has picked up? Oh well as long as I can make the payments I am happy:)
 
Happy Sewing!!!