Saturday, December 3, 2016

Nice Things!

My dad and stepmom wrote me a sweet thank you note when they received their Christmas Quilt! They have it displayed on their couch and sent me a photo:

 

Also got to spend time with my grand nephew, Colton. Here he is with great gramma D:

I have been working like crazy on some Christmas gifts to be revealed later, so this post is short!

 

 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Show N Tell

Finished my dad and stepmothers Christmas gift! It is ready to mail!

 

 

 

 

Theresa made this for RUBY:

 

Got pictures from my friends with their microwave cozies:

 

And Sandy finished her wool felt table topper just in time for Thanksgiving!

Just gorgeous!

Many more projects to finish before Christmas!

 

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lauren is 18

We celebrated my niece Lauren's 18th birthday at Koki's last night:

 

She is adorable, smart, pretty and warm...we love her and cannot believe she is 18!!

Today I made a few things:

A dime bag for my niece-in-law, Paula Brooks with Michael's uniform tag:
Oh.... worked on other secret things....
Received a picture of Tammie, using her microwave bowl cozie:
 
 

Also got a picture of my baby:

 

 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

WAYWO

What Am I working on? A little of this, a little of that!

Got an itch to start a new pattern: microwave bowls:

Super convenient, since I was eating split pea soup and didn't want to burn my hands getting the hot soup bowl out of the microwave! I just put the bowl in the cozy and microwaved my soup...presto chango....no burnt fingers, but very hot soup!

So I made a few more:
 

As I mentioned before, many weddings and babies coming at work

Wedding present for a " ROOKIE", and one for my nephew and his new wife, Paula:

Michael is in the Navy and was deployed shortly after they moved back home to San Diego!

Michael also re-inlisted for another four years in the NAVY!

We Are so proud of him!

 

 

Yes, lots of babies!

Also got some pictures sent of 2 of my sister' grandchildren, Delilah (opening a gift I sent her) and Ryder ( his school picture).

 

 
And a picture of the newest family member, Colton with his Nana, My sister, Jackie:
Then today my bff, Susan, owner of The Day...Your Way sent a picture of the banner we made for one of her party's:

I am supposed to mail a Christmas quilt that I made for my dad and stepmother on December 1st, but I cannot find the border fabric I received for it...I have looked everywhere.... oh well....keep looking...

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Living Room Quilt

I have been wanting to make some quilts for around the house that are not JUST for holidays! I fell in love with this material and knew the colors would go great with my living room decor! It's in the flimsy stage, still needs quilting and binding! It's next up on the Longarm.

 

 

 

 

 

Sorry, crappy pictures indoors! I will post others when it's completely done!

This was a prototype banner:

 
I helped my bff made one for her business:

And one for her beautiful home:

Also finished this QOV quilt. It is also in a flimsy stage:

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I thought for a change I would do the hsts into a distinctive diamond with separated red/blue color, as opposed to the quilt I made mixing just light/dark diamonds many moons ago:

Actually looking at them both side by side per se, I do prefer the one the separates the colors!

 

Also had my Hallowee Quilt out, separating the den from my very messy sewing studio:

Haven't quilted it yet because I still feel it's an eyesore, not the string quilt I was hoping for!

Best news in a long time is that I spend a much needed vacation with my bff in Florida. It's our annual trip. Susan ran her 40th, yes 40th half marathon (gulp, yes that is correct) and we got to stay at the Ritz Carlton, treated like royalty, spent a day in Savannah touring the city and shopping. Amelia Island is a wonderful little community with wonderful shopping and awesome restaurants. The Best Caesar Salad, fish n chips I've ever had was in Amelia Island, plus the shopping I did put a dent in my Christmas list!

Best of all I actually got to meet Susan at the finish line as The finish line was at the beach in back of our hotel!

Also got to spend a few hours on the sand in chaise lounges, relaxing, laughing and collecting shells!

Thelma and Louis Rock!