Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sleigh Panel and New Puppy

Pieced and quilted this yesterday........    I panel that I cut apart framed, added a strip to the top and bottom then simple quilting.     Nice little practice piece to get back into the motion of quilting.

Monte has tears in his eyes,  he got a shot for ear infection.     He is such a sweet layed back little boy,  and he is a mama's boy too!

Bella is the new labradoodle who will be 4 months old January 1.    What a love bug teddy bear......   She is the most loving and funny pet we have ever had.

Buddy's another story........   A sweet little guy with ADD,  smart,  good watch dog,  and loves his big sister.   Bella drags him around like he is a stuffed

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Special Present That I Received

This came in the mail yesterday from Suzan........   What a surprise!!!
Look at those scissor  "Eiffel Tower"   Love them .....   I have just the right spot to display them.

Thank you Suzan .......

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Little Cabin Finished

Quilters dream batting,  So Fine cream thread in the light areas and peach in the other........     Quilted straight lines in the borders, feathers, swirls, pebbles and what ever I thought of at the time of quilting this freehand.   A fun practice quilt again........    Still having problems making my feathers perfect,  the hand & wrist still giving me some problems.   This was a kit that I bought at one of the shows.   Of coarse  I had to have it because of the cabins.    I'm not to fond of the two floral strips together,  I think I would have chose something different.    It is a great pattern for a large print  that you  want to show off  and  not  cut up.     This quilt can be pieced in a couple of hours and makes a great quick gift for someone special.

Monday, December 5, 2011

CHristmas Decor

Suzan's Christmas Tree Quilt

I just visited  Suzan's blog  and she finished putting the little bows on the quilt.   I love this quilt!!   I felt honored that she asked me to quilt it for her .     You need to take a look at her blog and see the amazing quilts that she has  pieces and quilted.
I bet the grandbabies will enjoy this quilt.......

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1

  Christ mas ...... 
time to get the  

I have all my decorations packed and in storage,  so I decided I would use some of the things I have around the house.    I think I will go with a White theme this year.......   cause that is what I have around the     Started at floral arrangement,   need to pick up the greens to add to it.    My white tulips from the sun porch....  that is a start.   I will use my white wholecloth quilt along with the white linens that Joyce sent me.    I quess I better get busy,   will post photos when I'm finished. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thank You Card

How cute is this.........    Anya made me this thank you card,   I Love It!!!!!!     As you all know,  I'm a cat lover.....
This  is going to be matted  and framed to hang on the wall in  my quilting  room.    She is so talented with her embroidery machine. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

My Fan Blocks

Worked on finishing the fan blocks last night,  now for the sashing........    I put a little detail design around each fan to give it that fancy look.    This quilt will be fun to quilt when I finish piecing it together.    I  know how I want to quilt the blocks,  just need to come up with a design for the borders.


Thursday, November 24, 2011


This is what I worked on today......    was a strange day, quiet, no grandkids around,  BUT I did talk to the girls today.    They were in the pool and sunbathing,  ( "little rats".)  on Thanksgiving.     So today was a nice day to quilt.......    The quilting is kind of hard to see because of the fabric.    I'm using a peach color thread So Fine.    Something must be wrong with the thread it keeps fraying,  need to call Superior cause it is a new cone.   It is not the needle,  change it to see if that was the problem,  but I think it is the thread.

We had turkey roast,  it is not like the good ole days when grandma would cook a turkey.    It just does not taste the same.    Back to eating a healthy salad 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Early Christmas Present

Look what I got in the mail today ..........   an early Christmas present form  Anya.     A 3D Threader 

THANK YOU!     THANK YOU!   THANK YOU!      It is a toy I must play with as soon as I get my quilt off the frame.   

I will watch the video and tell you more about it later.......

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wildroot In Montana

The quilt was sent to Anya in Montana for helping me with the embroidery work that I need done.   She has been so kind doing all this work and I felt that she needed something in return.   She  should receive the quilt on Monday,   it will be a big surprise for her as she has not seen this quilt yet. 

The design for the quilting came from the the flower and swirls that were in the blue fabric,   I just repeated it  out in the open spaces.    The little dragon fly  was just a little add on  ( I love dragon flies  and butterflies).   Not to bad for left & right handed quilting.     I consider this my left handed master piece....lololol

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Everyday Practice Quilt

Practice my swirl  spacing E2E in the center of this quilt ......    This will be a guy gift,  the solid blocks have log cabins and horses.   Now for the binding.......   need to find someone to bind for me,  my hand still hurts when I work with it.   

Getting Ready for Christmas

Making burlap stockings with linen cuffs.........   This year I'm thing about a soft blue & white decor for Christmas.    I bought these ornament's at Michael's,   they will with the one I bought last year.  

 Bake  15 loafs of  Cranberry bread for the holidays......  they will go into baskets for gifts.
two loafs were eaten yesterday.   yummmmmmmy

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Falling Leaves

Simple swirls and a tailored border for a man's quilt .... "Falling Leaves"

Our new watch dog center  8 weeks old

A labradoodle  " Bella "     I don't think they  consider them as a watch dog