Monday, December 31, 2007
I've been working on Clue #3. I have only 10 of the 80 completed, but all the pieces are ready to sew together. The rest will be done tomorrow.
Wishing everyone a Fabulous 2008!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
I have 50 of 100 done. Hoping to get them finished and caught up before the next clue.
Friday, December 28, 2007
I've got about 1/3 of the sub units for Step 2 of Carolina Crossings done. I could have more done if I'd just sit and sew it.
But, I'm trying to get my kitchen curtains finished. I ran into a problem, so now it might be tomorrow before they are done. :(
I made a block for a love quilt. I need to get to the post office to get it mailed off. Maybe tomorrow morning.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
I had a busy week. Most of it was making redwork towels for teachers and staff. I also made some other gifts like the coasters and tote bags.
The friend I made the ladybug quilt for is home and recovering on the couch and is covered with love in the quilt. That makes me feel good to have spent a weekend working on it.
I finished the label for The birthday quilt that we sent to Aunti Elizabeth. She received it and was so happy. She is 90 years old and cold all the time. She is so enjoying wrapping up in the quilt and hugging on the pillows each night.
I did cut out 16 no sew scarves and didn't get photos of the finished products. The Brownies enjoyed making these. The animal print I used was just not what I will use again, but they loved them. Made another one today for one of DD's friends.
I made it through the week without buying fabric. I feel good that I made through the week. :)
Wishing EVERYONE a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Remember the reason for the season.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
they are all red work towels.
Some are going to the staff and teachers DD has had in the past.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I gave the ladybug quilt to a teacher that is going to get it to Shelly, so I hope it is OK for her.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I feel like I've been productive this week, not like some weeks in the past. LOL
I've not bought fabric this week, so my stash has gone down. Everything I did this week was from stash or were gifts from a secret Santa.
I finished a ladybug quilt for a friend that just found out she is diabetic and has been having horrible problems, including surgery. She needed a quilt fast, so I used some blocks from my secret Santa to make it quick. I did it all this weekend. (I'm trying something new to link to the page where I've shown a photo. Let's hope it works.)
I've finished my blue and white Christmas quilt that was a UFO from a few years past. I really like this quilt. I have enjoyed it since I completed it. It is on my couch in the family room.
I made some heartstrings this week for the heartstrings anniversary quilt.
I finished a birthday quilt for Aunti Elizabeth from birthday blocks from a swap at least 3 years ago. So, this was another UFO that is completed. This is a pretty quilt that Vicki helped me make the label for. Thanks, Vicki!
I got 4 prayer squares ready to be tied by my Mom while at the doctors and I made a few yoyos and yoyo hearts.
I feel like I've accomplished some things this week.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
It's opened. Woo Hoo. There is a letter inside. Apparently my Secret Santa decided to goad me into making comments on the group. LOL How easily I am manipulated.
My first one is not wrapped and I got some yummy looking Chocolates. They are mine -- no one else gets them. (So, there!) She was going to send the hand dipped in chocolate coconut creams, but that would have been the downfall of my DH, so she just sent me the chocolates. THANK YOU!!!
My something handmade -- she says not from her is a beautiful wall hanging. I love it! It has Santa in the center of stars. These look lots like the stars Marianne made on my retirement quilt. Did you just happen to find them like that? They are hand quilted. Wow, I don't have a hand quilted Christmas wall hanging. Now to find where to hang it up. Beautiful and fun. Of course, the stars are red, my favorite color. It was tied with a 2.5" strip -- are you taking after Kim? LOL DH says - wow, that is nice.
And she was worried about the way she wrapped the gifts. LOL Interesting design and great use of masking tape. :)
ooooh look at these neat note cards were inside. They have different Christmasy things on the front. They were wrapped in red fabric. Now, what could be better than fabric for wrapping paper?
more red fabric. Oh boy, I received Marti Michell perfect patchwork templates. Kim has been telling me about these. Now, I bet Marianne asked Kim about these and Kim started talking about them and I said I didn't have them. Hummm, was there some help in getting these gifts? LOL They are perfect. I need to make some of those 54-40 blocks and keep delaying. Now I don't have a reason. Wow!
another beautiful red wrapped gift. I wonder if folks are really tired of me complaining about now doing applique? LOL I received "applique 12 easy ways" by Elly Sienkiewicz. LOL Now, I guess I'm going to have to try it. LOL Yes, I know it is sideways, but I'm not going to turn it now!
It was floppy and started to come apart, so I opened it quickly. LOL For my 6th gift, I got some lovely pinwheels with buttons in the center. They are red, of course, and white. Now, I thought that they might become UFOs, but not the case. I remembered that the blue and white Christmas quilt I just finished was special to me and I was going to give it away. But, now I have red and white blocks I can whip up a quilt for the friend that is in the hospital. Yea! Perfect timing.
Look at all the wrapping paper, I love the red. I'm going to be using it all. Thank you!
Wow, I am lucky with what I got from my secret Santa -- THANK YOU Marianne!!!!
This was fun, and I hope Marianne was not too stressed out. I know she did a WONDERFUL job with my presents.
Now to play today. It is windy and cold here in central Texas. Yuck!
Friday, December 14, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
DH has dental surgery tomorrow, and I don't have a quilt to work on. :(
I also did some putting away and cleaning up of the sewing area. It is almost clean. Still have some things to go, but it is better than before.
I received my secret Santa gift and I AM afraid of what is in it. LOL
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Didn't get much done this week. If you look back, you can see the results.
I made 4 Prayer squares for the church. They used up 4 UFO blocks, and all from my stash.
I put the borders on my Christmas Quilt.
I made 60 of the first step of Bonnie Hunters myster
I started to get the backing done for the birthday quilt.
Did the QWL quilting and a binding this week.
Everything I did was from stash, and I didn't buy anything this week. DH did ask about fabric for Christmas, so my stash will probably be increasing.
Joel's handquilted Care Bears
Wanda's sunbonnet sue
Lana's Santa without scrolling. Lana's Santa. Doesn't the scrolling look good.
I got the borders on MY Christmas quilt. Now to get the backing done and quilted soon.
Lana's quilt top she finished, it was supposed to be a log cabin. LOL
Prayer & Squares. Mom will tie these too.