Monday, September 22, 2014

I Hate Mondays!

Why do Mondays always seem to drag on, with so many problems? Usually days with so many issues fly by, but I swear every time I looked at the clock, only 10 minutes has passed?

Why doesn't the time I spend sewing go by slower, the just think of the things I could accomplish!!

On the design wall today:

A birthday present for my nephew, Ryder. I am buying hIm "Cars" the movie to go along with Cars fabric! The reverse side is Mickey fleece!



Saturday, September 20, 2014

We Joined A Quilt Guild

Theresa, Sandy and I joined the Flying Geese Quild Guild last month and are now official "geese". I cannot wait to participate in the classes that are offered to members



A Thank You Note

Love this: A lovely thank you note from Paul, for his 60th bday quilt:




Sunday, September 7, 2014

Feeling So Fallish

Get the Halloween/Fall bug. I've been working on a Halloween String Quilt.

And prototype of towel toppers:

I learned a lot from making the first one (on the right), modified the pattern and the second one went so much faster and turned out so much better!


Also made a 5x8 folio cover for a BFF:

Also embroidered Melyssa's name on her "Skills Lab Kit" for nursing school:

That's all.......



Saturday, September 6, 2014

She loved it!

Gramma Johnson received her quilt! I think it was a winner! She says she sleeps in her chair at night and uses it every night to cover up!

Again.....I LOVE to see pictures of the receiver's of my totally makes my day!

P/S-What's Amanda doing, you ask? Why she's celebrating her friend's bday in Vegas, hard to believe my baby is old enough to get a hotel room and party!


She' in the middle -sandwiched by her two best friends-whom we love dearly!! Makes a mom SO happy to see her girl happy! She has grown SO much over the last 6 months!


Friday, September 5, 2014

Tooting My Own Horn husband thinks that I was underwhelmed about winning third place for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding quilt (Storm At Sea).

Actually, I was thrilled to get the Participation Ribbon and the free ticket to the fair, and rather shocked that my entry won a ribbon.

But I was less than thrilled at them spelling my name wrong and how my quilt was displayed at the fair:


You cannot tell what patterns is, nor see the hearts....and I did go to the trouble of putting a sleeve on to hang.....perhaps I am being petty!

One of my friends told me that a lot of Vendor quilts were hanging...I hadn't noticed!

This is the quilt! It not only has special meaning because it was a wedding quilt, but Storm At Sea Pattern was picked because he is in the Navy, and the intertwined hearts represented the 2 of them.....mushy, I know----even the black and white has personal significance!


The ribbon now has a special place in my sewing studio, and the more I see it, the happier I am!




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

60th bday quilt

One of our friends turned 60 today. I made him a quilt full of all the things that reminded me of him! I first met him and his wife at his annual Lobster Fest at the beach. He and his wife sponsored that for years!

He went to Michigan State, so that was represented!

He was a pharmacist at the hospital we work at, until he transferred to our sister hospital.

He and my husband meet quite often at the local brewery, so beer and wine represent this!

Also he is one of a handful of guys who go fishing for a week with my hubby-in the Sierras to catch trout! Represented!

And last, but not least we have gone to a few concerts together-so RUSH, BAD COMPANY, and BB King are also on the quilt!


The back is all WOLVERINE fleece!

Finished just in the knick of time...



Btw-the white material that's ace the concert names seemed to striking against the other colors, so I soaked it in coffee for about 2 hours, then rinsed with diluted white vinegar to set the color...and much better....I loved how it turned out and will be using this method again to tame colors:

Before and after!