Saturday, January 28, 2012

BASKET PROGRESS



Two down, 4 to go.......stay tuned, it's going to have some serious appliqueing!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A TISKET A TASKET

I know these may not look too exciting right now....

But they are going to be a darling quilt......called, A Tisket A Tasket a pattern from Primitive Pieces by Lynda.....I have had this pattern for 6+ years. I LOVE it. I get it out and look at it a lot....FINALLY, I am making it!

You MUST check out LYNDA's web site....she has the most WONDERFUL primitive things. I do think most of her patterns would be so darling even in brighter fabrics or pastels.....
So, when I get this all together....it may take a while as I am working on it during my Wednesday sewing days....and need something to get me through the January-February....stay tuned for the progress.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A WEDDING QUILT

This is the quilt for my son Adam and Danielle. This photo isn't the best, the big stars are a really pretty plum color.


Isn't the quilting cute? Susan Hansen of Suzy Q's quilting did it using Anne Bright's designs. Love the little swirls!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A WEDDING......

My son Adam and his new bride, Danielle.

Me and my son.

My son Adam, Danielle, and Adam's children.

Adam, Danielle, nieces and nephews.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

WALL POCKETS

When I saw this on Cathe's blog I fell in love. I thought they were so ingenious and so quirky. Cathe is so generous she even has directions and a tuturial, make sure you check it out here on Craftzine. Okay everyone....LET'S CREATE!

Friday, January 6, 2012

OH MY GOODNESS....RUBY FABRIC

I am sewing the most darling quilt, with some of my VERY favorite fabric of all time. RUBY by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. ( I know I showed it before, but see it here.) You can find a fun kit here at Bonnie's site. I am using their flannel on the back. If you are old enough to remember when flannel was "super soft" before they made it flame retardant? That is how SOFT this flannel is! It will be my new Spring bedspread! I can HARDLY WAIT!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A NEW DAY

My new list today is:

I will think happy thoughts today.

I will go walking outside in the brisk "El Nina" winter air.

I will call my children and tell them how much I love them.

I will write my grandchildren a note and send in the mail.

I will breath deep breaths.

I WILL GO SEWING TODAY WITH MY SEWING FRIENDS

and hope all of you have a great day too!

And today I will wear

PINK.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

SOMETIMES.....

Sometimes......



I just want to stay in bed all day.



I wish I could spend the entire winter in a warm place.



I want to go dancing in a pretty dress.



I wonder if my children know how much they are loved.



I want a kitten....sometimes I don't



I want to eat all day long whatever I want whenever I want.



Sometimes I listen to my music really really loud!



I just want to sit down and cry about all the crazy things that bother me and have someone really care.



I want to scream at all the mean people and leaders of nations and ask, "Why can't you just be nice?"



Sometimes I want summer to be 3 months longer.



I wish I could play the violin really good.



I wonder if my grandchildren will be my friend when they get old.



I wish I were more positive.



I want to go see my friends in the Ukraine.



I wish my sister and I lived closer.



Sometimes I wish I could stay up all night and not be tired the next day.



I wish I would have been an elementary school teacher.

What about you?


Jeanne said.....

NEW DOLLS

I made new dolls for the shop.

I didn't have much Christmas to sew, and needed SOMETHING to sew on, so I made new dolls.

They are all tea stained and so creamy.

All the dolls have their only little "bunny dolly" Oh boy, those little bunnies take just about as long to stuff......

Monday, January 2, 2012

HELLO 2012

Several years ago I quit setting "New Year's Resolutions" because I felt so terrible when I didn't or couldn't accomplish them. So now I look back over the past year and see what I did accomplish and think of all my blessings....with a hope in my heart that I can do better in the coming year.

1. I am thankful for my family and for their good heath.

2. I am thankful my children are friends.

3. I am thankful my grandchildren live close.

4. I am thankful my son-in-law got a job "out west" so we can be closer.

5. I am thankful for my talents, and my good health that allows me to be active and do the things I enjoy.

6. I am thankful for a husband that is generous, kind and encouraging.

7. I am thankful for the beauties and bounties of the earth.

8. I am thankful for friends who love and encourage me.

9. I am just plain thankful!

MY WISH FOR ALL OUR US IS TO HAVE A GOOD, SAFE AND PROSPEROUS 2012.