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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jan 26, 2014

What a week of weather we had!!! It was in the 70's last weekend, then snow and sleet and today back in the 70s. There is that old saying that is holding true this year.... Texas weather... wait a minute and it will change:)
Tomorrow it will drop again to freezing and below for a few days. Not a big chance of snow or anything but you never know!
It did keep me home and sewing and quilting:)

I was honored to have Daryl at Patchouli Moon Studio feature my Owl quilt on her blog. Check it out!

http://patchouli-moon-studio.blogspot.com/2014/01/knit-owls-on-quilt.html#comment-form

I need to come up for a name for it for the local quilt show in March. I am thinking Whoooolala! Any ideas?

Ok here are pictures of my week:


There are some awesome icicles on my hummingbird bush.

Look at this long one!!!!

Picture of my back yard dusted with snow.

The walkway to my studio. Was a bit slippery but I took baby steps:)
 

Down the street view. My hubby's new truck:)

 

View through my studio window.

In laws front yard. We got about 1/2 of snow and there was sleet underneath it. Lots of accidents!
 
This is what the babies did during all that snow:)

I had an embroidery order:) She will back it with dark purple fuzzy fabric:)

This is Gayle's Abby's Jacks quilt.

A closeup of the quilting.

Just LOVE the backing fabric!!!!!

Another closeup of the quilting. All done free motion:)

Here is Jax guarding my daughter's Dr Who quilt until I can get the binding sewn down:) It is finished and will get UPS'd tomorrow so no picture until next week. Ha ha!!! I know you were looking Kayla:)
 
I also got the bindings on the pumpkin and grand daughters quilts... will post next week as I already have enough pictures for today:)
 
Have an awesome week!!!!
 
 
 



Saturday, January 18, 2014

Jan 18, 2014

What fun we had today:) The gals and I piled into my car and I drove about an hour away to a first time quilt show in San Saba, TX. They had 200+ quilts. What was neat is you had to sign in/pay at an old hotel. Totally cool! Small though...we were trying to figure out how many rooms there were...I know should of asked:)
 
The show was spread out in 4 locations. The Winery:), Mercantile, Emporium, and the Bank lobby. Lots of antique quilts. Then there were the modern quilts from 1970 and up:) ha ha!!!! I guess that's modern? I did take a few pictures of ones that really caught my eye:)
This one is made from ties. The best use of ties I have ever seen in a quilt!
It was in the winery....could see all those wine barrels:)

This one was in the bank lobby. The notice said it was an Angela Walters pattern:)

 Ok this gal is SO crazy!!!! A big Cathedral Window quilt. Such beautiful colors.... I made it to mug rug size and had enough:)
A nice modern quilt with different chair fabrics. Who knew there that many:)

Dr Who is ready for borders...Needs something to go between galaxy and stars...

Black is perfect:) Now  I can get it done:)

Granddaughters big girl quilt is all quilted:)

I did swirls because the wind is blowing her skirt:)

Found just enough white dragonfly fabric in the stash:) Will do the binding hand sewing next week.

The Great Pumpkin BOM is all quilted too! Only took me 3 days!

Here is a corner... needs binding stitched still... will start tonight:) I will post better pics next week after it's all done.
 
Business has picked up a bit:) Have a few quilts in so will a few done this coming week:)
 
Have an awesome week!!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Jan 12, 2014

Helllooo!!! You need to say that Mrs Doubtfires way:)

Had a lovely visit with my daughter:) We got all the Dr Who blocks stiched and they are waiting for sashing fabric I found on Ebay:) Don't tell her but we really needed a visit too:) ha ha!!! She reads this too!

She flew out VERY early Wed and I was sick with Cedar fever since:( I bought new OTC drugs and they seem to be helping a bit. I am already taking 4 allergy drugs with 2 being prescriptions. Wow! As soon as cedar is done there will be something else:( UGH! I just keep trudging along.

Since I didn't get any quilting done... the pumpkin quilt has been loaded all week I will post pictures of Christmas gifts I made last year.

These are Benjamin's Blocks.
The patterns are from the S is Stitch Book. Love it!!!
Here are just the letters
 

Here are the words that go with them. Each block also had fabrics that went with the letter.

A doll house for Miss Peyton! Come on in....

Oh look inside.

What a funky couch! But love the art work:)

Wild staircase to????

Here are the paper or um fabric dolls. With pets of course!
Peyton asked where the faces were... I can't draw:) ha ha!
Oh and the clothing and accessories there are!

Here is back and it has the pouch for all the goodies. They were made from panel I bought from Fat Quarter shop. The directions for the play house were free for awhile... so glad I saved them! I made 2 sets and so thankful I did because  wouldn't ever made the second one if I would of waited! My grand daughter will get hers this summer.

What a bad picture of a gorgeous giraffe I cross stitched for my BFF Pat. The fabric is hand dyed linen.

Lots of family and friends got these cute recipe towels Bree and I made up:)

They are designs from Embroidery Library.

Cute!!!!! I saw these at my local needle shop and had to buy 2 kits. One for me and one for my friend Mrge:) Just adorable!!! We both have black cats.

Karin liked her bluebonnet cross stitch I made. I let her frame it so she can do it to match the other frames in her house.
 

Here is the Dr Who top so far. The space/planet fabric will be the orders. She is going to Comic Con next month in New Orleans and wants to take it with her so I am trying to get it done by the end of this month and in the mail to her. We hand stitched all the blocks while she was here.
Oh and we are proud because she is officially a member of the student body at Southern MS:)
 
Enjoy the week!!!! And Happy stitching!
 
Oh and only 2 people caught my big temperature boo boo last week... Are you guys reading or just scanning thoruggh. No it was not on purpose spell check didn't catch it;)
 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Jan 5, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

Bet you all have your resolutions written down and memorized:) My resolution every year is to not have any:) No disappointments then:) Ha ha!
Been a busy running around week:) Daughter flew in on New Years day and will be here until Wed:) Have been antiquing and going to Goodwill's and thrift shops:)  We have also been hand embroidering the Dr Who Dr's. She is a big fan and I found these online so we have en stitching every night:) I will make it into a wall hanging or her and ship it later:) Yes there will be pictures:)


I did get one quilt done before her arrival:
This is my 30's BOM we did as a group.

I bought the pattern set after the BOM was done and used all my own fabrics. I only had to buy the border, some of the solid borders, and the backing.

The ladybug buttons were a fun addition:) See them flying by the flowers?

This is the center medallion. All the quilting was free motion.

Here is the backing. Just plain white muslin.

KoKo wants to help with the binding:)
 
Have an awesome week!!!! It is cold here but NO snow!!!! Suppose to get to 109 tonight...BBBRRRR!!!!