Thursday, June 30, 2016

Forgot one....

Forgot one...

Found this one laying in the piano bench, this came from the Kim Deihl BOM also.

So I'm thinking that 1 of the others is not from the club. Oh well. I think it was the one laying out with the flags in background. I kinda want to say that was a Pam Buda class. I have been good at labeling quilts lately,  maybe I should make a note on back of table toppers. Hmm.  Never thought of that till now.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


I had 3 weeks with my little man. Well, really 2, Mark had the 1st week while I finished up work. And boy do I miss him!
For someone who's life revolves around tractors these days... He was in awe of all the work that was going on at the neighbors house while he was here.
So in between naps and after he went to bed I was busy in my room just fooling around. 
A couple years ago, I signed up for one of the Kim Deihl "what-not" clubs. I think that's what it was called.
 I made these...

I had so mch fabric left over, I made this.
And it's not small either.
Then I looked at my fabrics I STILL had left over, and it was WAY too much still.
So, I made this.
Which is HUGE. Like 84x95'ish. It was a free pattern by Kim Deihl called Evening Stars. I still need to put all the appliqué around the edges. But the dogs approved as soon as I layed it down. From my stash, I only needed to add a few light/dark backgrounds and the border. Everything else was leftover and I STILL have this much left! All appliqués are ready to be glued / stitched down.

So, in between dog sitting for my daughter (white lab) and tending to my other granddog (black lab) who came back to live with me in California. My summer vacation will not be boring at all. Every time I leave, Roxy (white lab) finds something to chew up. She's only 1 year old and is twice the size of Lolli who is about 10. Oh joy, wish me luck!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Almost there...

I finished the name part...
Turned out pretty darn cute!
Needs a good ironing and all the loose strings have to come off. I have chocolate brown Minkie for the back... Now just to quilt it. That will have to wait till after the 26th when they leave because his bed is in my quilting room and it's shoved back against the wall.

Friday, June 10, 2016

New/old tractor...

Every time John John would  come to visit us, he would spot my old tractor in my garden. He would have to climb over a little brick wall, into my plants and he'd want to sit on this old tractor that was just his size.

Then one day I pulled it out and he was in heaven!
He would get frustrated because it wouldnt move and I couldn't push him around. So he climbed off, on, off, on all day long. After he left last month, Mark took it all apart and restored it. Here's the finished product!
And to top it off, it has his name.. John John..
He did an awesome jobs restoring it and now knows what he's going to do when he retires... He can't wait! 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Camp Pendleton ....

Even washed! And now all crinkley! Didn't make it in time for Memorial Day but it's out now and waiting for 4th of July.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Pin bowls....

I've seen these all over Pinterset, Etsy, Instagram, everywhere. I even ordered a couple because they are just way too cute, but mostly curious of how they did it & if I could copy.
Yep... I can & I did! Used the free coupon at Harbor Freight and then bought an extra just in case I screwed up. Easy, Peazy!