Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Christmas Project

I started this last week for someone special and I finished it this morning. It's not one of my best but it still didn't turn out bad. I just got back from delivering it and I think they liked it. Now on to the next one -I should have it in the frame by this evening (tomorrow).


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Life during Christmas

Wondering where I was? We got off work Thursday and I started on this quilt. I had to find all the fabrics I needed first. The pattern called for 8 pieces and it took me forever to find the eighth. It seems like that is always the case, no matter that I have a roomful of fabrics I always need one more piece.
  So naturally I've been busy putting this quilt together and getting it in the frame. I had to take time out every time one of the kids came by, (to hand out presents), and cook and do the dishes. My husband went out of town - I took 3 days off work  and I'm hoping to have this one finished by this evening (wishful thinking).
   I also had to take time out yesterday and make a ruler - see it  - it's on the top of the quilt. It's not perfect  (neither am I) but it works.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Easy Button Instructions

I found these instructions on the net on how to make a button. I'm still working on mine. I think I need better graphics

1 Create a new document in your photo-editing or graphic design program by clicking the "File" menu and the "New" tab.
2 Type the desired size of your blog button (typically 150 by 150 pixels), ensuring that the button size is small enough to fit within the chosen space on your blog.
3 Create a text box within the button and type whatever text you desire, choosing whichever font(s) and colors coordinate with your blog design.
4 Use the program to insert an image into your button (optional, but it does help the button stand out and look more attractive).
5 Add a border or background color if you wish, then click "File" and "Save As" to save the file to your computer.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Button Button

I've been playing with buttons. It's still a work in progress. This is what I've come up with so far. I don't think it's going to be a keeper

Merry Christmas

I saw this in an email this morning and just had to share. It reminds me of my 4 year old grandson.

Hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS (there I said it) and a HAPPY NEW YEAR

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Trip Aroung the World

My boss has been after me to make him a blue Trip Aroung the World. I kept telling him I didn't think I could get it done by Christmas but I managed to get the top together yesterday. He can give his wife that and I'll get it quilted after the hoidays. I finally found time yesterday to work on one I have had in the frame since August. I'm not really that slow - just to many things going at one time.
My camera (of course not the operator) didn't take a very good picture. Believe it or not the quilt top is actually blue tones.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunbonnet Sue

I was looking at Quilting is Murder and saw this link for an unusual Sunbonnet Sue and just had to share with all the Sunbonnet Sue fans.  This definately goes with my morbid sense of humor. Go check out the new blog Quilting is Murder and register to solve the mysteries. I love a good mystery and this sounds like it might be fun.

   My favorite Sunbonnet is "Tied to the Tracks" by Georgann Eglinski. 
What's yours? These women had good imaginations. It goes to show two(or many) heads are better than one.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Angry Birds

   I've spent part of the past few days checking out other blogs. There are some really talanted people making some really cute stuff.  Makes me realize I'm just another fish in the big pond.
   I have also managed to read a book in the last week. I know I should have been sewing but I picked this book up and couldn't put it down. Every time I could, I read a few pages. That's why I have been avoiding books lately - I'd never get any sewing done. I have at least 6 that have been quietly whispering my name and I finally had to shut them up and put they away. Now that I've read one, I want another.
   Anyway back to cute stuff. When I last saw my oldest daughter she showed me a game she had on her phone called Angry Birds. Said she loved it. When I was trolling thru the blogs I found

these Angry Birds (and pigs). Just tooo cute. I sent her an email with the blogsite. I found this along with the step by step directions on Obessively Stitching. She also had step by step instructions for  this Angry Bird as well.  I think these would make great stocking stuffers.  And the ornaments would look great on my baby tree (I broke down and bought a little potted pine)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finally finished

Well I finally finished my quilt for the JoAnn contest - for what it's worth. I really would have liked to have done more quilting on it but just not enough time in the days. My mother and sister really like it but I haven't been able to form any attachment for it. This will probably be the last I show it cause it isn't going to be a winner - not pesamistic(?) just honest.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wasted Day

I took the day off again (amazing I still have a job) and ran the roads this morning and played all afternoon. I finally decided to do something productive and made these 2 LSU stockings for a couple of guys I work with. I guess for all I did I probably should have gone to work.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


I finally finished my quillows. I needed two for a customer and decided to make 4. Last yeat I make 16 and got rid of them all.These are the fronts
These are the backs

These are the 2 for my customer.

This one is a little longer and the one with the light blue back is wider and longer. I folded it up before I realized I hadn't taken a picture. It took forever to fold and I worked up a good sweat doing it so I wasn't going to undo it for a picture

Now if I can catch up on alterations I'll be able to play.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My new Janome

My husband bought me a Janome 6600 a few years ago and I fell in love with it. Before that I thought my Singer was great - I just didn't know. I became spoiled real quick - the knee lift, thread cutter and needle threader had me at hello.
So when he bought me an embrodery machine off craigs list I had a hard time adjusting. Like driving a standard all your life then going to an automatic - you keep going for the clutch. I sold that one to my sister Beverly and he bought me this fabulous Janome 11000 (1.0) and had it upgraded to the SE (2.0). I've been playing with it and it is AWESOME. I have a class this afternoon to learn more (I hope).
I also saw the Horizon and it is a nice machine too. It has alot of the same features as well as a bigger sewing area. Mine are 9" and the Horizon is 11".
I still have the same ole complaint - I just wish I had more time to play.
I have finished my JoAnn quilt. I wasn't able to quilt it as much as I would have liked but this will have to do. I still have 2 sided of the binding left to sew down and I got my backings in yesterday for the rhinestones. That will probably take a couple of days. Thank goodness the weekend is almost here. I should have it finished by Monday and I will put a picture on here.