Monday, August 31, 2009

Design Wall Monday

My first design wall post. Here are a few of my blocks. The bow tops are done. I will finish the bows tonight. The boxes should go together quickly after that.



Here is the top Mom and I made while I was visiting my parents in July.





Sunday, August 30, 2009

Week 35, 2009 Stash Report

I have had 4 finishes this past week and 2 the week before. I may be tweaking the report as I go since I haven't updated it since May.

Used this Week: 11-1/3 yards
Used year to Date: 72-1/3 yards

Added this Week: nothing but I did buy a bolt of black Kona bay earlier this year!
Added Year to Date: 73 yards

Net Used for 2009: -2/3 yards

I think I am doing rather well. Have several tops in progress and plan to have more finishes this year.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Finished the Fourth
This is a blanket I made earlier this year for a friend battling cancer. I have finished four of these blankets since last Saturday and they are all now gifted. Now to finish mine waiting for me in LA.



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Checking In

No pictures at the moment but I didn't want to let that prevent me from checking in. I had the kids with me in LA for 2 weeks. We returned last Thursday so we had a little extra time to finish up the school preparations. So kids are in school now and all seems well.

I have managed to get some sewing in. I layered 5 fleece blankets while I was in LA and brought 4 of them back to TX with me. All 4 are sewn and three have been fringed and gifted now. Two baby gifts and one birthday gift. The last will be fringed and gifted before I go back to LA. The fifth is mine and I will fringe it next week.

Of course with back to school I had to hem pants. Ick. I got three pair done in LA and was up early this a.m. to get another pair ready for today. I have two more to go and will get them done tonight. I hope this is it but dd's friends mother heard I can hem pants and asked me to help her. Sigh....lol... My reward for hemming those last two pair of pants will be fun sewing on my quilts I brought home with me. I will get pics of those to share soon!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

3 Quilts Cut Out?

Did I really say that? Hmmm.

I have "It's a Wrap" totally cut out. Mom and I made her top together while I was visiting in NY. I cut mine out asvI cut hers. I did most of the sewing as well so putting mine together should go quickly. I sewed a few pieces together last night so it appears I am starting here.

Then I have "Bamboo and Pinwheels" cut out. This is a two for one quilt. As you cut and sew the leftovers are used to make a second quilt. I think I am stuck on this one due to having to randomly pull pieces and sew them together. Maybe it will be easier since I had to choose fabrics similarly for the "It's a Wrap". I should get this sewn soon since I am not sure I have enough Asian FQ's and will be in Dallas next week where there is an abundance available.

The third...oh yes. This is the Moda pattern Pampered Pooch that I am making with the Pampered Pooch line in Red, White and Blue. I am not sure I have enough of my background so I am a little blocked on this one. I really should get sewing since it may be harder to find the fabric the longer I wait.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cyber Friends

I love it when I get to meet my internet friends. This is Melissa aka dulciquilt from #quiltchat. I have known her for a long time. She does beautiful work.



My dd took a picture of herself on her cell phone about 2 years ago. I love the picture of her and it is my cell phone and PC screen saver. Well it was on my PC til she put Hugh Jackman on there. OK, he can stay. Some people ask me if she is "goth". I don't see that...I see an artsy pic. I asked dulci to make this pic into an art quilt for me. I love it!



Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bud

Mom and Dad's dog. Love the whiskers and eyebrows.


Chevron Daisy Finished

I have been toting this quilt between Texas and Louisiana for a few months now trying to get the binding on. I got serious and finished it this past weekend. Look at the closeup and you will see all over daisies quilted with basketweave on the corners. Then the borders are outlining of the flower garlands. My friend quilted this for me. One of my favorite quilts to date.





Spring Breeze



I managed to finish this quilt today. Another quilt that I have been carrying back and forth trying to get finished. The first two pictures show the "star" quilted in the blocks and then the use of the flower in the fabric that was then quilted into the border. Also quilted by my friend.






Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Flooding and Produce

On a trip back to Mesquite there was quite a bit of rain. We took these photos of a park nearby. I am not sure if you can see it but there is a baseball backstop down there. Amazingly it was back to normal 24 hours later.






At my June sew-in meeting at tirane's I was the lucky recipient of a fresh eggplant from her garden. DD and I took it back to Monroe and had fun cooking and then eating it. We have since made eggplant parmesan but none of them were as good as this one straight from the garden.

Some great mother-daughter time cooking a new to her dish.







Saturday, August 08, 2009

Hi Folks



I sat down to blog and started having issues with my laptop freezing. I am trying to work through those but then also started to fret over how to catch up from not having blogged for 6 weeks. Donna in LA suggested I just tell you "Here I am" and go on with it. And I can sprinkle in the catch-up stories going forward. So for now, Here I am! Going to go work on that silly laptop a little more and hope to be back in the groove very soon!