Sunday, September 17, 2017

Little Miss Cutie Pie Got Her Wings!

Guess who got her wings!!  This really was her second time flying but a nice pilot stopped them in the airport and gave her wings, and took their picture in the Delta plane!  How nice!

I read a story once where a little child said, "My Grandma lives at the airport.  When we want her, we go pick her up, and when we're tired of her, we take her back!"

I was thrilled to go pick up this little cutie and sad to "take her back".  So fun being a Grandma!!

In a few weeks we will be going up for her second birthday.  I'll soon share pictures of the quilt I made her.  I got it quilted this past week but need to stitch the binding down.

(Remember when we used to be able to squat like that??)

This little one is getting quite proficient with the cell phone.  My daughter said she found 110 selfies on her phone the other day!

Have a great week!  I hope you get some stitches in!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Snuggling Under Grandma's Quilt

Look at this cute little girl snuggling under a quilt I made for her Mommy and Daddy :)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Turtle Block Finished!!

I finished the Turtle Woodland Whimsy block yesterday while I was at Wool Gatherer's.  I have to say, it's one of my favorites!  Of course I think I've said that about each of them as I finish them.  I just really love working on these and am so pleased with the way they turn out :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beautiful Flowers

I had to share these beautiful flowers that my hubby brought me - just because.  He is so kind and I'm so lucky to have him :)

The beautiful quilt below was made by Val. She showed it at the Embroidery Guild meeting a couple of weeks ago.  She designed it, and her daughter Laura Pedge is going to make the pattern.  I think it will be offered as a block of the month next year by Laura.  The quilting was done by Laurie Gerse and the whole quilt is just stunning with impeccable work done by hand and machine.  What talented women!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Halloween Treat Bags

In an email newsletter from Quilter's Lodge I saw this "To Do List", just as I was cleaning up my sewing room.  I have no problem with #1, but I will be 116 years old in 60 years so I better make something out of my fabric within the next 25 years!

Something to check out:

My friend Sheila sent me this article on thimbles and the history of thimbles and thimble collecting.  I had no idea there was a group called Thimble Collector's International (TCI) or a Fingerhut Thimble Museum in Germany! The author has over 4000 thimbles in her collection!  It's a fascinating article with some awesome pictures of amazing thimbles.

Today, in my clean sewing room, I worked on Halloween treat bags! I will fill them with goodies for my family.  The one with the handle is for my granddaughter.  I figure she can use it as a trick or treat bag if she wants to.  The pattern is pictured above in case you're interested.  It's very easy and only takes a couple of fat quarters.

Another article to check out that was in Fons and Porters newsletter today is:
My heart goes out to all those suffering from these devastating storms the past few days and weeks.  I'm glad we are kept posted on how we can help!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Thread Storage

This is what I have been working on the past couple of days.  I bought this twelve drawer rolling cart from The Container Store, hoping that I would be able to fit all of my thread in one place!  I had thread everywhere!  Well, it's still not quite all in one place, but this certainly has helped.  As I was digging out my thread from all of its hiding places I started going through drawers and cupboards and cleaning and organizing my sewing room.  I didn't dig as deep as I did a couple of years ago but I've decided it's a good idea to do a little digging every couple of years so you remember all of those projects that you still need to work on....

Check out this sewing room!  This is the cleanest it has been for awhile!  I'll get back in there tomorrow though and start messing it up again.  I have projects to work on!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Free to a Good Home!

I am doing some cleaning/organizing in my sewing room and I have three project bags that need a new home.  I have discovered that I am more of a project box person than a bag person.... Therefore these are just not getting used and they're practically bran new.

This first one is a Bass Pro Shop bag like fishermen use.  Don't worry, it has never been used for that purpose and it makes a great bag for taking portable projects along.  It has many pockets and zippered bag compartments.

This second one is very similar to the Bass Pro Shop bag, but it has a pin cushion and fewer zippered bag compartments.

This one probably looks familiar to most quilters and I do love it because it is more of a project box, however I have two and only need one!

If you are interested in any of them, send me an email, or submit a comment in the comment section including your email and I will get in touch with you.  I will not publish your comment with your email in it.  If there are no takers by Wednesday, I will take them to my guild meeting and see if anyone there wants them.

Have a great day - back to organizing!!