Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New year to everyone! I never make New Year resolutions but my goal this year is to finish quilting all my quilts I have in my basket of "to do's"! I started on this quilt. It is a baby quilt done in the 40's fabric ( I guess you call it that). 1 done, 21 more to do!!

The close up picture shows the colors on the quilt the best.

Monday, December 28, 2009


Finally finished up the December Friday night quilt. Too many other things to do before Christmas and just now had the time. I also wanted to wait till I got my "cheater foot" for my sewing machine. LOVE it!! Makes the perfect 1/4" seam ALL the time. Did I tell you I LOVE IT!!
This is called "Chain Reaction" and is a pattern by Fourth and Sixth Designs. I changed it up a bit. It asked for like 6 different shades of blue and 6 different reds and a white. I used only 3, and am very happy with the way it turned out. I also added borders which made the final size 64x82. Nice size!

Saturday, December 26, 2009


For those of you who love to bake. If you click on the link below, a list of cookies will pop up. Then click on your favorite type of cookie and the recipe will come up.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Found this on another blog and thought it was the cutest thing for next year!

Button Ornament by Martha Stewart
Isn't this button ornament charming? This would be fun to make with kids. (I'd have to find some kids, though.) I'm thinking year-round ornaments, not just for Christmas. Very nice. Visit for directions.

Is this appropriate for you as it is for me....?
I just received this from a friend and wanted to share it with you. Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree. I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.. Could it be fat quarters or a pattern or lace? Or a quilt kit, I said, with a smile on my face.And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa," I said "You know....good little girls should be in their beds ". "I know I should Santa, and now I've been caught. But I was just so excited to see what you brought." "Well, let's take a look in this room where you work." He shook his head quickly, And left with a jerk. I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear. "You've got enough stuff, I'll see you next year!"
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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my new blogging friends who visit my little ol' blog! I am so excited to read all the comments that you leave me every day. I will try to post more often in the New Year then I have been doing in the past. Have a wonderful and safe Holiday.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Virtual Christmas Quilt Show

I know I have showed you these pictures before... this time I am posting so that I can enter Sewcalgal's virtual Christmas Quilt Show. . If you enter you have the chance of winning a prize and everyone LOVES to win! Plus you can see all the other great entries that come in.
The first picture is a quilt I made from a Palomar class that I am taking. It is called "Jungle Twist", it measures 56x68. I created in in Christmas fabric so that I could put my redwork in the middle squares. Don't go getting all "wowed" ... I used my Bernina to create the squares. you can click on the picture to see the redwork a little better.
The second picture is a snowman wall hanging. It measures 25x36. My bestest friend made me this. Marian (thanks Mare). She told me how to make the hat, nose, buttons and how to attach the scarf. I found some old buttons and used them for the eyes and also found 5 fabric buttons all connected together that I used for the mouth. I just love it.
Have a good week everyone!
5 more days of work!! yahoo!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quilting weekend..

We had a quilting weekend in Idyllwild this past weekend. Woke up to snow Sunday morning with a crisp 19 degrees outside. We took the picture about noon time, so ALOT of the snow was melted already on the porch. But everything was covered, it looked so pretty. There were 8 of us this time. We all did different stuff, sewed, scrapped, knitted, painted. We had "sew" much fun! hahaha. Within the last 2 weeks I think I have quilted at least 6 small quilts, a couple of table toppers or wall hangings and 2 bigger quilts. I think there are still more people need long arm quilting done. I have Friday night quilt at the Cottage tomorrow night, Sunday I have a tea in Fallbrook ( I get my friendship quilt) I am soo excited, I can't wait to see it. So... Christmas... I am soo not ready. I haven't done Christmas cards... Mark did outside lights... I haven't done anything inside... he brought the tree in... put it up... still not decorated... I have 1 more week of work... 5 work days..whoo-hooo, BUT... Kelly comes in next Saturday... I have the girls (Lolli and Mia) next Saturday also, soo I don't think much will get done, especially if I am given more quilts to work on this weekend. The snowman wall hanging, Marian made for me, I quilted it and added the embelishments. Isn't he adorable!!!