Saturday, January 20, 2018

Road...

Went to Road to California today and it was fun! I was just strolling along, passing LaundryBasket quilts booth when Edyta calls over to me to come and join her picture!
They were having a Kodak moment with the firemen and she wanted me in the picture, actually DRAGGED me in because i said no at first. Hahhaha.
I have taken a class from her and I think she recognized me I guess... I just love her! I went to sign up for her new block of the month and it was all sold out in the blue color. Darn! That will teach me to procrastinate!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Litzy’s Legacy...

Here is a super cute easy quilt that goes together in no time what so ever.

Why is it when you lay a quilt out, your fur babies think you did it just for them.
She is totally out... laying perfectly in the sliver of sunshine that is shining there.

Working on the backing now, figuring out how to add the extra blocks I made and not use 8 yards of fabric that it calls for. Each block finished at 9 1/2” so I think if I add a row somewhere on the back it will work out. Measures 89”x89”
Pattern is called Lizzy’s Legacy by Betsy Chutchian

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Mad sewing...

My daughter Kelly came out on December 22nd, late. My son and his family were due to come out on the 28th. So... my daughter needed to make a memorial quilt and other items for her Texas family for their mom that had passed away just recently. We had to finish up shopping, wrapping, cooking AND all the quilting/sewing and all that good stuff BEFORE they got here for the reason is that my long arm machine shares my grandsons bedroom. We were like working our butts off trying to do it all. I put in 2, 8-10 hour days and 2, 1/2 Days of sewing. 
This is what we did.



This blocks of this quilt were made from her shirts that her daughter picked out. There was a bright floral one that I couldn’t figure out how to fit it in, so I did 4 blocks and put 1 in each corner. Her daughter also mentioned she loved leopard prints, so..... that made the border.
Each of the siblings got a table runner...



The backings for these were from her shirts also.
Then each of the grand kids received a square, almost like a pot holder size.



They all have a label and they all have something to remember her by.
Then we had a few extra blocks and made a quick table runner just for the heck of it.






And there we have it! Phew... made it just in time!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Binding...

4 done....
Many more to do..
Here’s one done and layed out on grass. Free pattern from “from my Carolina home” blog 
Here’s another on the frame.. Crinoline Quilt pattern.
Then this one is freshly quilted... not even unhooked yet. This one is free pattern from Primitive Gatherings.
Having way too much fun! Now off too finish binding them. 






Monday, December 11, 2017

Avante...

Well......
This little baby followed me home this past week.
I had a mid arm machine... well, it wasn’t mine. I was housing it for a friend who didn’t have the room in her house, and well, it kinda stayed here for like around 10 years. It was just a Pfaff sewing machine on an Inspira quilt rack. I had said I wasn’t gonna get one till after we move but things changed. A good friend got one for Christmas and it was SUCH a good deal, I went to look.
They are not making this model anymore and they need to clear out their stock. Parts and warranty are still honored and covered, they just came out with another name of one. 
It has an 18” throat. The other 5 1/2”. 
Here is the first one I’m working on. 


I would rather not do this part, I like to quilt by paycheck, it’s getting rather expensive. Especially when I have 15 waiting. I just got 3 back and it broke me. I felt sorry for a single mom who just moved here from Kansas and needed some extra cash for Christmas. It was rather on the ridiculous expensive side. Oh well, hope she got something real good for her son. I told myself if I want to keep making them, I have to finish them completely. It took me around almost 3 hours from start to finish just to quilt it. On the other machine it would have taken 8+ hours, trust me I had done some that lasted days.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Dear Santa...

I have an assembly line going on here.




This is a pattern I bought off of Annie’s. It’s super cute, but man is it time consuming. Doesn’t seem like it would be, but I spent a good portion of the day on Saturday playing with them. All accessories were suppose to be sewed on, but I couldn’t waste anymore time on them. Hot glue!!!!!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December...


How in the world can it be December already!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Outside...

I posted these on Facebook and Instagram already so if you follow me there, you have seen these pictures already. This is what the outside of the house looks like this year.




This is our last Christmas in California. Yes, we are heading out to Texas. My kids and their families are there. They have settled down quite nicely now and there is no sign that they will be moving anytime soon, I hope. After the first of the year we will be putting out house on the market, we both are retiring and hopefully by Spring we will be on our way to the next chapter of our life. Yikes! Kinda scary. 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Black Friday sales...

Anyone go out shopping?? 
I did, appliance shopping that is. 1st stop... Best Buy...
Can you believe they only had 1 person working in appliances on Black Friday.... waited about 20 minuets and I was outa there.
Next stop Lowe’s...
Same price..
Our appliances are 14 years old.. so with new cabinets comes new appliances.. black stainless steel... I like them..plus it will make the house look better when we list it in the Spring.
Bought 2.. microwave and dishwasher. We brought the micro home and the dishwasher won’t get here for 2 weeks.. that’s ok. Ours still works so we’re good. The fridge we are not taking with us when we move so I’m not replacing it... I will give it away when it’s time. The stove... it is hidden behind the island, really can’t see it. It’s a 2 part, counter top and then insert for cabinet... just the bottom is close to $1,500...so I’m thinking it can stay white. We’ll see how much it looks outa place when it’s all said and done. That’s a lot of money for just a stove.