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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Dec 28, 2014

The last post of the year!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!! Ours was nice and quiet:) MIL did pretty well at our house... they all went to cemetery to wish FIL a Merry Christmas and they were surprised to find his headstone had been place:) made them all happy:)
Since Dazi has been on vaca I have been sewing:) yea!!!! Have lots of things to show you today.... all the gifts I made can also be revealed:)

Embroidered the pink ribbon on this shirt for Pat to give to Linda:)

My daughter and Son in Law belong to the Church of Bacon so they each got a bacon ornament:) The cat is Steampunk so Kayla loved it:)

A UT pillow for me and Pat:)


Crabapple Hill Snowmen kitchen towels... I think I kept one for myself... will have to check:)

A cute fabric book for my kinda adopted niece and nephew..

Side view....

For the adopted Nephew a street quilt. The jean pockets are able to hold the cars like a garage.

Definitely needed street signs!

Cute backing fabric I found! It's not quilted at all.

My adopted niece's doll needed some clothing so I sewed her a few outfits and added in the necessary shoes.

These are the ones I sewed. The others I found at an antique store.

And of course a case to keep them in.
I know you remember this picture from last week. Well......

This is what came from all those blocks.
It is Night Sky by Jaybird Quilts. I had the kit for about 6 months and thought I better get it made up. Just noticed the picture is sideways:)

Close up of one of the blocks. Her directions are so clear!

This is on my design wall now. I bought the kit in Houston and have really been scared to start cutting but made myself yesterday and this is how far I got. Still need to sew all the strips together and make the border. LOVE it!!!! And it wasn't that hard after all:) It is called Two Fabric Bargello by Susie Weaver if you are interested.

My Flowering Snowball is all hand pieced and ready to get put together for hand quilting.... it is suppose to get really cold on New Years so I will be working on it all day!

This is as far as I got on a Cat quilt kit I think I have had at least 2 years. Just need to sew together. It is called Cool Cats.
So I have been a busy bee! Dazi is back up and running but won't get back to the business side until the 5th.
Enjoy your week, sew a lot, and Happy New Year!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dec 21, 2014

Only 4 more sleeps until Christmas:) Yea! All the packages have gone out and have arrived safely... well almost all of them... daughters cookie container opened and she had to hunt cookies among the gifts:) An Adventure:) haha!!! There was no need for the  second rule:)
Even Dazi's front handles that were shipped out have arrived and her light fixed and she is on her way home. Suppose to be here Wednesday:)

Weather has been up and down in temps... suppose to be 70's tomorrow and then drop but back to upper 60's by Christmas. May have the AC on by then:(

I have a few things I have been working on so on with the show:

First up is my sunflower....

It grew....

And grew...

And grew:)

Added the border and now waiting to be quilted:)

My iron arrived that I bought at Houston Quilt Festival. Yea!!!!! I LOVE it!!!!

One more sleigh cross stitch done:)

My new project all cut out....

1/2 of the blocks are done:)

One more Houston project finished:) Love these guys!!!
Well I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!!! I will post all the gifts I made next time:)
Sending all Christmas hugs!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dec 14, 2014

Hope you are almost done!!! I am:)

Got my last customer quilt pu and did a few Project Linus quilts and then took Dazi's handles off so I can send back to Nolting so they can fix her light:) yea!!!! I have had an Ikea light velcroed to the top of machine... worked but the cord kept getting caught on stuff and Bob:) Not funny when you are quilting!

MIL has great days and then other days..... feels as if she is a burden one minute and then ready to go somewhere the next. Dementia is really a strange disease! And she is only in the early stages. They looked at a local assisted living center and she said it was nice but she wasn't ready... may not be her choice:( Of course there is a long waiting list. They will look at the centers near my SIL this week as they are heading back tomorrow but will be back at Christmas since I am hosting:)

Was not a fun week for me but then I don't complain much but I had Cedar fever where I wished they would pull all of my teeth as they hurt SO much!!!! And then about over that and I pull something in my lower back... when it rains it pours! Still kept pushing and getting things done!

Hubby and I got all our baking and candy making done yesterday! yea!!! Hope we don't have to make more of anything!!!

Well on with the show:

First is Jill's Aboriginal Shadow Boxes.

She used Orange Grunge fabric for the borders:)

Did a Panto called Cool Beanz in orange thread.
Love Love it!!!!

Marylyn did a panel lap quilt for her son.

Love the stars as the border!

Just had fun quilting it anyway I wanted:)

Here is the back:)

Carolla snuck this one in real quick:)

Just love the simplicity of it yet I got to quilt it pretty heavy.

It is going to Germany with her next week as a gift to her Texas lovin nephew!

Back... love the woodgrain quilting:)

One of Judy's Project Linus quilts.

She finds the cutest fabrics!

Look at those fishies on the backing!

Another Project Linus.

I just loop meander most Project Linus quilts.

Sweet fabrics!!!
Another Houston project finished:) I am just addicted to her designs! SO glad my local shop carries them so I can pu more:)

Bob has discovered there is a window in the studio.

He likes looking out it.....

 Was that a bird??? No just a leaf:) haha!!!

What's down there???? Yum Yums????
Well finishing... hopefully the sunflower soon! I have a bit more to finish before gifts can be shared:)
Only 11 more sleeps till Christmas:)