Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stash Report!

howdy, howdy, howdy!  and here we go........

bobbins used this week:1
bobbins used year to date: 18
Fabric used this week: 1 1/4
Fabric used year to date: 41 3/8
Fabric added this week: 3
Fabric added year to date: 24 1/3

Net fabric add for 2013:  - 15 3/4 yards Yeah!!!  I

UFOs finished this week:  1
UFOs finished year to date: 22

Update of fab 4:  I pick new ones for April
BOM Queen and her court

Triple Irish chain
Sock quilt with Vicki and TB
Penguin Qlt with Vicki

New projects started: 


Transition quilt:  started with Vicki.  all the blocks are done, now to do the sashing!
Hexie project with Vicki.  2 done

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sewing with Friends!

Hi everyone!  I have such nice friends.  Who like to sew.  Who like to sew with each other.  Who make me laugh.  thank you!  

We went to Toni's.  Remember Toni has the minature ponies?  I have shown Ariel before.  She is a little bigger.  Still so darn cute.  she was on the other side of the yard when I went outside.  I called her, and she came running over to me!  Oh my gosh!  She started to nibble on my white jeans - ah no sweetie.  so she nibbled on my pink shirt. ah no again sweetie.  so I petted her and she was a happy girl!  I think she is still looking for something to nibble!      

Mardi is making the quilt from this book, on a black background.  BLESS HER HEART!!!!  LOL.....

 And these are Mardi's blocks.  Mardi is a perfectionist when it comes to her quilting and she has the ribbons to prove.  Her quilts are always perfection.  I love to just study them.  It will be fun to see how this quilt grows. 

 We even got to go into Dave's man cave!  he is a vendor.  so what ever you would find in a vending machine, Dave has it.  We found a couple of goodies.  Thanks Dave!
Now Lil Missy is only 3 pounds.  and I love her.  she is the sweetest little dog in the world.  Our friend Charlene, who lives in one of the Carolinas, loves Lil Missy too.  she sends her goodies all the time.  While we were there and package arrived for Missy, but addressed to Toni!  In the package were cute stuff for this little sweetie.  Look what she received!

A ladybug outfit!  OH! MY! GOSH!  How cute is that?  She just sat in Toni's lap while Toni dressed her.  I forgot to take pics of the other outfits.  Sorry.  but they were darn cute too.  
 I was able to finish block 6.  Forget pieces for 5.  and almost finished 7!
 This is Cyndi's patriotic blocks.  She had 2 done from her quilting cruise and finished this and another one too.  She also finished the last block from another project from the cruise.  She is cranking them out.  

Thanks gals for a fun day.  Toni, you have raised the bar!  LOL.....


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Pagent Time!

Hi everyone!  Here in AZ where I live is the largest Easter pageant in the world.  How lucky we are.  It is at the Mesa Temple.  I remember going to it on Sunday morning.  EARLY - like 5AM early!  it was one day only.  performed as the sun was rising. It was very moving.  but things change, and change is good.  Now it is 2 weeks.  there is beautiful music,  dancing and real animals! 

The cast visit with the audience before the performance.  the costumes are wonderful.  

 The sun was going down, so you can see most of the stage.  still early.
 We got there about 5:30 and was able to park fairly close.  Yeah!  Every time I tried to take a pic of Hudson he was jumping up and down.  This is as good as it gets for him!  Love that little guy....
 Hubby has been out of town and the kids kept me busy.  thanks kids!  this is Lee and I.  our oldest.  and in his own words "the best!" 
 Gunner, Andrew and Zoe.  Melissa and Glen brought pizza and we had a picnic.  the weather was perfect!  LOVE AZ in the spring!  perfect.....

The pageant was beautiful and moving.  so lucky to be able to watch and set the tone for part of our Easter celebration!  


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

UFO. Done!

hey everyone!  I have another UFO finished.  Yeah me! 

 this is #8 of 12.  20 x 27. I used 1 3/8 yards of stash.  nothing was bought.  
i have a few more to quilt.  the tops are all done.  I just love changing out my quilts every month.  

Last night i was watching Dancing with the Stars and Castle.  I made my 2nd hexie.  this picture was taken with smellavison.  can you smell the orange blossoms?  nothing better!  anyway, this one didn't take as long as the first.  no mistakes.  i think I am in love......

this makes 22 finishes so far this year!  That's pretty good.  I want to try for one more finish this month.  Probably another wall hanging.  


Monday, March 25, 2013

Oh Sweet Williams

I slept under several quilts, little squirrels running around, a crazy woodpecker, pecking on a metal roof - rat a tat tat.....  life is good.....

Vicki invited up to Williams to spend the week with her.  Could I come?  hmmmmm, YES!!!!!  So, I packed and was gone.  Just before the turn off to Williams.  Just before Flagstaff.  ahhhhh, snow!  soooo pretty....  

I didn't get done everything I brought.  LOL....  I brought WAAAAYYYYY  too much stuff.  but I was good and we bought kept plugging along.  sew, sew, sew, eat, sew, sew, sleep, eat, sew, sew,sew..... etc.....  

Last year Vicki and I traded socks.  I also traded in my Thornberries group.  they were just fused down.  we had to do the stitching ourselves.  I now have 10 small socks done.  LOTS more to do.....

Vicki is making 144 patch blocks.  this is her first one.  And yes, I am tempted!

I gave Vicki her own carrot.  I finished it up there.  

 Then I started 2 more.  ran out of strips.  darn.  I didn't bring enough!

Block 4 is done.  8 more to do.....

We made bobbin necklaces.... fun!

I finished this block for my Halloween BOM.  3 more blocks to do.  

I made guacamole.  no bowls, so we used a large Ziploc bag and squished and squished.  Yummy!

I finished my reindeer blocks for a Amy Bradley swap I am in.  the blocks are traded out and will go to their owners this week.  

 Vicki found this pattern online somewhere.  I will try to get more info on this.  She is calling this quilt  - Transition - she had all the 2.5 " strips cut of Coquette by Chez for Moda.  the Black was the yummiest Black!  oh boy.  it's essential by Danhui Nai for Wilmington Prints.  I have been online looking for more of this black.  love it.  anyway, we both have all our blocks done. Now to do the sashing in black.  I am thinking I might try minkie for the back.  What do you think Toni?  LOL......
I also finished quilting March,

and May!  all finished quilted and bound.  all UFOs.  

 Vicki and I have been playing around with Hexies.  we really want a grandmothers flower garden quilt.  I cut out paper hexagons with my cricket a year or so ago.  I liked doing it that way.  Vicki didn't.  she didn't like the paper.  so she has been hunting.  hexagon stamp   Cindy Blackberg has lots of different stamps to stamp the fabric, then cut and sew without any paper.  I kind of like it.  Vicki promised everytime I finish a hexie, she will stamp another one for me!  yeah!  I was able to finish the block rather quickly.  I did have to unpick a bit.  but I wasn't discouraged.  it looked a little funky when I finished.  no pic, sorry.  but I pressed, and oh my gosh!  it's beautiful.  it's a nice size too.  maybe 6" across?  I will have to measure. 
 Another Vicki project.  a year or so ago, Vicki prepped this for the both of us.  her top done.  Mine, well, the blocks are not sewn together yet.... sigh.... I will get it done, promise! 

I think that is it.  so you see, we did work hard.  Thank you Vicki, for sharing your mountain home with me.  And thanks Ron for dinner and treats!  you are a sweetie for sure. 


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Stash Reporting!

Wow, 2 weeks in a row.  Maybe I have found my groove!  LOL....   

tomorrow I will be posting LOTS of pics of what I got done up in Williams.  The weather was wonderful, Vicki a great hostess!  and we got lots done.....  

bobbins used this week:7 WOW
bobbins used year to date: 17
Fabric used this week: 4 1/2
Fabric used year to date: 40 1/8
Fabric added this week: 4 3/4
Fabric added year to date: 21 1/3

Net fabric add for 2013:  - 18 3/4 yards Yeah!!!  I recalculated, or rather my hubby did.  I shorted myself - a lot......

UFOs finished this week:  3
UFOs finished year to date: 21

Update of fab 4:
Apple quilt with Vicki:  all machine applique is done!  nothing more yet
dear Jane - nothing yet
July  wall hanging - I meant August wall hanging.  July has been done.  I have it layered to quilt!  now half quilted, so another finish in a day or two
TB churn dash - nothing yet

New projects started: 

Transition quilt:  started with Vicki.  all the blocks are done, now to do the sashing!

Lots of pics tomorrow.......


Saturday, March 23, 2013


I am a follower of The Painted Quilt She has lots of embroideries (free!) Love reading her adventures.  

One time she ordered preprinted labels made just for her.  I loved them.  well, I finally ordered some for myself.  

I recently received mine in the mail.  Oh happy dancing here.  They are pickin' cute!  

Now, don't you agree?  CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!  You can find Lisa  at Mommie made itShe was very helpful.  Answered all my questions.  Very Prompt delivery.  Thank you Lisa!  I am a very satisfied customer.  


Friday, March 22, 2013

Redwork Time!

Oh how I love the 3rd Friday of every month.  This is Redwork time.  Warning  - lots of pictures coming......  

This is Mardi.  A new BOM she has started.  Block 1

We always have a door prize.  This time Arlene made it.  And Tracy won!

I always try to have some yummy cupcakes.  This time no frosting.  oops!  But they were still wonderful.  

This is a close up of cyndi's Winter Wonderland.  Oh i do love this quilt.  Cyndi did a fantastic job!

Cyndi has her February block done.  this year we are using the book Red work with a Twist by Pat Sloan.  

And her January block done. 

And a thread catcher little bag.  This is from Pat's book too!

And her March block done.  

Here is another picture of her Winter Wonderland quilt.  The pattern is by Crab apple Hill.  

And she is also doing the wool BOM I am doing.  AND we are caught up!

Debbie finished this angel.  you can click on the picture to read the words.  

Debbie has also finished a lighthouse quilt.  very nice.

And the embroidery done for a mug rug.  

Mardi's 2nd block.  

Here's Margie with her blessing blocks - friends



This is a pillow her DIL sent her.  it has a plastic sleeve so you can change out pictures.  Isn't that nice.  behind the picture were lots of love notes from the grands.  


and nature.....

 And Rita made this little caroler.  she crocheted the scarf!  She has two more to make.  

Thanks for looking.  These ladies are so productive!  go girls!!!!!